Category: Golf Articles

Spring Without Golf-Coronavirus

Players Cancelled, Masters Postponed from Coronavirus – For How Long? None of us knows how long this coronavirus thing is going to continue as a major health concern, but we do know that it flies no  flag, holds no territory, and couldn’t care less about any one of us and our situations. In the insensate …

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Christy O’Connor and Ireland

Christy O'Connor

Christy O’Connor, Irish Great, Dies at 91 I must confess up front that Ireland is one of my favorite locations and cultures in the world. Since my first visit there in 1983, and through several subsequent ones, I have developed the assumption that if it’s Irish, it’s better, an accolade I give only to a …

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Palmer Whets Appetite for Money-Laden Players

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Players Shows Takes Much Money to Promote Golf to the Non-Wealthy The Arnold Palmer Invitational got all the drama it deserved, as British golfer Tyrell Hatton hung on with one clutch shot after another to fend off a surging Sungjae Im, Australian Marc Leishman and a group of other contenders, one of which was Rory …

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Neskowin Return – Our Best Memories Never Diminish


Memories of Our First Courses Still the Best I have just returned from a walk down memory lane, or at least a few of its fairways. In a week off, I revisited some of the golf courses that attempted to teach me the game. Such a homecoming is in many cases deflating. Remember visiting your …

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Im Wins Honda with Good Nerves

Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im Follows Jack’s Advice, Wins Honda Classic Everything about the Honda Classic played this past week was interesting. That includes the course, the top three players, and the broadcast booth. A particularly qualified analyst was brought in to discuss the day’s events. Jack Nicklaus donned the headset, and his advice couldn’t have been better. …

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Mickey Wright, Golf’s Platonic Ideal Dies

Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, Likely the Best of the Best We knew that it was going to come some day, but I put it out of my head. Last week, we lost Mickey Wright at the age of 85. Wright was an extremely important figure for me in the 50s and 60s, the two decades in which …

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What Kind of Competitor Are You?


So Many Ways to Be a Competitor – Which One Works Best? Not much of a spoiler alert, but I will admit up front that choosing a style of competition depends on the way one is wired. There are as many ways of being a competitor than there are personality types, and they’re probably all …

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Nick Taylor Beats Pebble Beach – In Wind

Nick Taylor

Canadian Nick Taylor Scores Second Career Victory at Windy Pebble Beach  Canadian Nick Taylor turned pro about ten years ago, and although he has had good moments, not a lot of victories have come his way. Until this week, the first and last one was the Sanderson Farms  in 2015. How life can change in …

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Golf Benefits – Even Alzheimers, Dementia

Alzheimers Victims

Alzheimers Victims Finding Relief in Golf I hear reports that some of the LPGA tournaments played in Asia are to be canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Although golf is more normally associated with many health benefits, I suppose that a field of 60 or more players gathering internationally each week having traveled …

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Off the Tee – Going the Distance

Off the Tee - Going the Distance

Increased Distance Causing Problems – but for Whom? They just won’t let me have it my way, and no good deed goes unpunished. I bought an electric car to avoid paying gas, so I’ll have to pay it as a road tax instead. So goes doing the right thing. But now, they’re going to put …

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