Category: Golf Articles

PGA Slipping Up on Virus Safety

Like Six Degree of Separation, Virus Travels on Tour This isn’t supposed to happen with professional golfers. They represent such a clean, pristine group, the white coat and stethoscope club of the sports world. However, a little ways into the tour restart, and moving cautiously up to the time in which the fans can return, …

Continue reading

Putting – What Are We Afraid Of?

Behind the Science, There’s Something Else Going On with Putting Anyone who has played the game of golf for any length of time knows how difficult and exasperating putting can be. It makes no apparent sense for that being the case, but it’s true, and we all know it. The putter is not less difficult …

Continue reading

Charles Schwab – The Sounds of Silence

Good Golf As PGA Returns, but The Silence is Eerie I’m taking a break from the final round of the Charles Schwab, despite being interested in who wins. It’s something I would seldom do, but I needed a short time away from the sound of nothing. – the almost irritating silence.The golf is good, the …

Continue reading

PGA Microphone – Can You Hear Me Now?

Some Charles Schwab Pros Will Carry A Microphone I cannot recall off-hand the name of the person who invented the microphone, but he or she certainly did start something. For public entertainment, spy networks, eager historians and family tree researchers, it has been a boon For various politicians or anyone invested in preserving a pristine …

Continue reading

Bunker, Trap, Beach – Why?

Is There a History or Even a Substantial Reason for Bunkers? I recall a cartoon from decades ago in which an Arab sheik, sand wedge in hand approaches a bunker on the golf course. His words are “Ah! Now that’s more like it!” In a hunt for the origin of these cruel protectors of the …

Continue reading

PGA Kicks Off During Social Crisis

Varner Says PGA Players Will Have “Conversations” As everyone is aware, the United States is going through a  serious “thing.” It has gone through it before, and may again. It’s a tough thing to go through when everyone has been cooped up for a month by a global virus, but there you have it. Amidst …

Continue reading

LPGA Through PGA Eyes

Dishing of LPGA by Male Fans Reveals Problem of Living Vicariously I have spent more than enough time with my male colleagues as they put down the idea of women playing real golf, and taking shots at the LPGA, the big leagues of the women’s game. “They have no distance. It’s too tame. It’s a …

Continue reading

Myths and Pro Comparisons

Are the Principles We Were Taught Accurate or Myths? We all heard the same things as child golfers, whether from one person or another. Some were teachers, some were older children. These days, I’m not sure that those axioms were in every way correct. My guess is that they carried a nugget of good advice, …

Continue reading

How Will the Future of Golf Look?

How Will This Historic Game Be Played in the Future? Nearly every sporting event hearkens back to its histories and traditions.  To know the game’s origin fires the spirit of a devotee, and fuels the continuation of the game. However, after all the time we’ve spent looking at 15th century Scotland, and every great course …

Continue reading

Tour Schedule Goes Haywire

Loss of Annual Schedule We Are Familiar With Causing Anxiety In the world of physics, someone will occasionally venture the question, “What is time?” The pedestrian short form of the answer, designed for those who wouldn’t understand the long version anyway is often “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” And for our …

Continue reading