Category: Golf Articles

Finau No Choker – Too Zen?

Tony Finau

Analysis Abounds in Curious Case of Tony Finau Here we are, those of us who write a better game of golf than we play, assessing the ins and outs of Tony Finau’s mind. For us, losing can be as interesting as winning, as it invites all sorts of questions we don’t ask of the winner. …

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PGA Responds – Broadcasts, Charities

PGA Responds

PGA Streaming Rights Relocating, Charity Profile Heightened Perhaps this is all a coincidence, but with the recent talk of a rival tour featuring only the top players, the PGA has offered a public reminder of its presence, and what it does best. I’m not all that happy about the first one, despite being in the …

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PGA Under Fire

PGA

New Tour Group Muscling in on PGA A new corporate alliance called British World Golf Group, based in the UK, has emerged as a challenger to the PGA and other major tours in Europe. Premiere Golf League wants to share the calendar, and I believe take it over. It wants to steal the top group …

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LPGA Founders and the 70th Anniversary

LPGA Founders

What Would the Founders of the LPGA Think Today? The beginning of the 2020 season for women’s golf wasn’t just spectacular because of what Gaby Lopez did in the Diamond Resorts Championship. It’s not even what she might do this week. Someone is going to be the inaugural winner of a new tournament, the Gainbridge …

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Charlie Woods, Fathers and Son Golf

Charlie Woods

Many Father-Son Golf Duos, but Charlie Woods Looking Scary Of course, there is no guarantee that the son or daughter of a famous golfer is going to fill the shoes of the senior star, but many successful parent – child duos have come along, and it’s not just dumb family luck. Sometimes, it seems as …

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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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