Category: Golf Articles

Chipping – Our First Lag Putt

Chipping

Chipping – The Other Half of Stroke Saving Last week, I waded through all the information I could find on successful putting. There’s too much of it to handle all at once, but I finally got it that most of our shots are from 120 yards in, and that most of the strokes to be …

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Putting and Anxiety

Putting and Anxiety

Putting Requires Adaptive Athlete, Not Locked In Engineer Most of us are probably familiar with the Bobby Jones quote, “a game played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” It’s an axiom that resists argument, especially for putting. The brain is such a powerhouse, and yet so fickle and fragile. When I …

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Honoring the Passing of J.L. Lewis

J.L. Lewis

Two-time Winner on PGA Tour J.L. Lewis Passes Away at 59 I wasn’t up on all the PGA professionals during the 1990s and early 2000s. Being occupied elsewhere during that period, I don’t know how many among the weekly field I could name. If there is someone of whom I have not heard, that is …

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Whoop 3.0 – Another Step Toward AI?

Whoop

Golfers Wearing Whoop to Assess Physical Condition – Just Another Gadget? As an old-schooler, I’ve been put through a lot in my life. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age where I am finally comfortable. I drive an electric car that still makes me feel as though I stepped off the set …

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Hepburn and the New Woman Golfer

Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn: The Early LPGA Rebels Weren’t All on Tour The script has been basically the same through the centuries. If a woman wants to do something and boldly exercises her right to do it, there’s a catch, at least in the beginning. Name it, and there is a powder puff or silent version of it …

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Real Golf Memories

Golf Memories

Our Best Golf Memories Might be Different Than What We Expected When we look back on a lifetime of activity, some little part of our brain always wants to calculate whether it was worth it. I’m not talking about the part that calculates cost, but spiritual, emotional benefit. Did playing this game over all those …

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Christmas and Golf Marketing

Christmas Marketing

Christmas, Best Time for Peripheral Golf Gadgets…I Guess I don’t know how good the good old days really were in general, but on Christmas morning in the confines of my living room, life was hard to beat. Golf gifts abounded, and unlike today, nearly all of it had to do with a club or a …

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Presidents Cup, Internationals, and Nerves

Presidents Cup

USA Comes Back at Presidents Cup, Catches Internationals In years past, I have failed to pay sufficient attention to the Presidents Cup. The Ryder and Solheim, sure, but I didn’t realize how epic the competition could get at this event sitting quietly in the back seat from the headlienrs. The U.S. versus the Internationals, or …

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Patrick Reed – Here We Go Again?

Patrick Reed

Australia Heats Up with Reed During Presidents Cup The dust-up with the rules committee and Patrick Reed in the Hero World Challenge is spilling over into subsequent events. This week, it’s the Presidents Cup, played biannually since the mid ’90s. Not as well known as the Ryder Cup, in which the U.S. takes on Europe, …

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PNC Father – Son (and Daughter) Challenge

PNC of 2020

PNC of 2020 Incredible Venue for the Best Nostalgia At first, I thought I was looking at something in the Bahamas, but it turned out to be the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to each year of the Father-Son Challenge, but this year was a whole new experience.  The PNC, as before, brings …

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