Category: Golf Articles

Elderly Never Need to Stop Playing

Elderly Never Need to Stop Playing

For the Elderly, Golf Has Good News People look at age groups very differently. I am the same age as Tom Watson, and he shot the years of his life the other day. I can scarcely bring myself to use the word elderly looking in the mirror, but perhaps I will admit to being pre-elderly …

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California Bill Lands Golfers in Trouble

California Bill Lands Golfers in Trouble

Bill Allowing Pay to Amateurs Passes California Senate I have always felt a little stuck in the middle when it comes to the amateur collegiate athlete. Contrary to some pockets of popular opinion, they don’t all come from families that are wealthy. In many cases, they attend expensive institutions that are not well-covered by athletic …

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Sarah Burnham – One Step at a Time

LPGA Rookie Burnham Qualifies for KTMG

LPGA Rookie Burnham Qualifies for KTMG by $3.00 Any time that one of us writes about a player’s chances of success, we are bound by pure speculation. We don’t know anything about the future, near or distant, but it’s apparently fun to muse about it, especially when we have all the stats at our beck …

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Lemiux Sets Out as New Pro

Lemiux Sets Out as New Pro

Gabby Lemieux Has Native American Community at Her Back The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is rolling around again, and I followed several young golfers this week who are playing on a sponsor’s exemption. Alexa Pano will be there, and I seldom pass up an opportunity to write on her progress. This time, though, someone else …

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LPGA Growing Despite Bias

LPGA Growing Despite Bias

Naysayers on Women’s Golf Making Conclusions Based on Ignorance The inane antics of Hank Haney delivered against the LPGA last week  have been followed by another round of stupidity after the U.S. Women’s Open. Yes, the tournament was was won by a woman named Lee, which to the unthinking mind means that Haney must be …

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Wie Sets Haney Straight on His “isms”

Wie Sets Haney Straight

Hank Haney Under Fire By Michelle Wie and Others Hank Haney has, among his other credentials, one superior item on his resume. He was instrumental in getting the young Tiger Woods to play like he did, and occasionally still does. I doubt that any of us are in a position to argue with his teaching …

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Doonbeg Being Eaten by Sea

Doonbeg Being Eaten by Sea

Trump’s Doonbeg is in Trouble Clare County is one of my favorite parts of Ireland. Normally, I am an alpine fir person, but I am also a total soft touch for a beautiful links golf course. In 2014, Donald Trump bought one called Doonbeg with the idea of reshaping it into a world class golf …

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Brooks Koepka Has ‘Major’ Stats With PGA Win

Brooks Koepka

 Koepka Sets Blistering Pace for Majors Take a look at the long-term record for Brooks Koepka. What you will find is a very nice golf career with a few significant victories on the world stage. He has compiled a body of work including six wins on the PGA Tour, five on the European, two on the …

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Paradise Island Golf – Northern Style

Paradise Island Golf

An Undiscovered Paradise in the San Juan Islands of Washington State Let’s say that you have finally scored that golf tour trip to Hawaii, or perhaps Tahiti, or some other version of paradise in the world.  Or, let’s say that someone else scored it for you, and you didn’t have the heart to tell them …

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Recovery and Change in the Human Golfer

Recovery is Mandatory

Change is a Constant – Recovery is Mandatory We have been visited this week by a family member who loves everything about golf. It’s a person we all want to see more of, so I’m taking the opportunity to do just that. The two of us  are making our first trip to the range after …

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