Category: Golf Articles

Pro Still a Pro, Teaching or Touring

The PGA Pro Championship Rounds Out Field for PGA Championship I’ve been looking at professional golf all my life, so why does this leaderboard appear in May of 2019 without a single name that I recognize? They ought to be out there on tour, shouldn’t they? The winner, Alex Beach, finished the four rounds at …

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Coeur d’Alene and Its Floating Green

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Has Something Special to Offer with the Oddest Green Around Perhaps it’s just that I am denizen of the Pacific Northwest, and am spellbound by all western American or Canadian country. I never tire of the alpine scene or the ubiquitous water, in ocean to the west and lakes everywhere else. Even …

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Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods Enhances Legend with Presidential Medal of Freedom With the well-earned hysteria over the 2019 Masters beginning to subside at last, the celebrations keep coming for Tiger Woods. One in particular caught my attention, not so surprising since the American president is an avid golfer. According to the White House, Tiger is to receive …

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Golf and Comedy

The Rift Between the Golf and Non-Golf World in Comedy How people talk about the professions or general activities of others as objects of derision never ceases to amaze me. Far more often than not, the object of the diatribe is something the attacker has never done, or in an arena where he or she …

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Marilyn Smith, LPGA Founder, Dies

Marilyn Smith

Saying Farewell to a Founder – Marilyn Smith For the women of another generation who pulled off the creation of women’s professional golf, it was not a walk in the park, or the course. In a world of Jones, Sarazen, Hagen and Snead, there was not much breathing room for anyone else. Even on the …

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Life Lessons from the Masters

What the Masters and Augusta Have to Tell Us- Especially This Year From time to time in my life, usually following a high point and entering the customary letdown, I have fallen into the trap of believing that the surprises are finished, and the amazing moments are all behind me, never to come again. It’s …

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Corey Conners – SO Qualified!

Canadian Conners Gets His First PGA Tour Win, and So Much More The Valero Texas Open was held this week at the TPC Course in San Antonio. I was afraid for a few minutes that I wouldn’t get to see the entire fourth round, but the interruption I expected was able to wait for a …

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From Smith to Kupcho – Augusta History

Jennifer Kupcho Makes All Sort of History at Augusta National Women’s Amateur Many, many years ago, the great Bobby Jones and Mr. Clifford Roberts created a course and an event at Augusta National that would reign as the greatest American major, and maybe the greatest in the world. Mr. Roberts declared that as long as …

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Cheating in Golf Window to Soul?

According to Rick Reilly, Cheating on the Course Extends to Everything A surprising and not so surprising book has come out this week entitled Commander in Cheat, written by Rick Reilly. It is both humorous and not so humorous. Even though the subject matter involves the President of the United States, his magical math and …

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Lucy Li to Miss Augusta

Teen Sensation Li to Miss Inaugural Women’s Event at Augusta Yes, the next teen sensation is ready to come out of her “amazing things for such a young golfer” phase that alerted us to her great potential, and start realizing it. There are other high-profile wunderkinds as well, and they will all have their time …

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