Category: Golf Articles

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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Fowler and the Wicked, Woeful Wedge

Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler Gives A Wedge Lesson for Golf Digest I don’t know how many people are as afraid of their pitching wedge as I am, but I’ll bet that for many, it is, or is one of the most scary clubs in the bag. The wedge requires a range of distances, and different styles of …

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Golf – A Lonely Game

Golf Lonely

Golf Lonely When You Play, Lonely When It’s Over Why would anyone say such a thing? Golf is a social game to be played with one’s family, best friends, guests or business colleagues. I’m certainly not talking about weekend or amateur retirement golf. Those can be some of the most golden hours of one’s life. …

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The Dynamic of Sibling Golf

Sibling Golf

Negotiating the Ups and Downs of Sibling Competition The world is filled with brother and sister teams that remain intimate and close through all of life. However, somewhere back at or near the beginning of each human life, there is a struggle for supremacy, whether it involves food or attention. Everything that is born on …

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LPGA Needs New Phenom to Jolt Ratings?

LPGA

Who’s Grabbing the Attention on the LPGA Tour These Days? I have read this week that despite Michael Whan’s terrific progress over the past few years, something is lacking at the top of the leaderboard to kick start a new wave of gallery passion in the women’s game. That question begs several others. Among them …

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Meditation? For Golf?

Meditation? For Golf?

Is There a Place in the Golf Process for Meditation? My impressions of the golf world as it has appeared to me over the past half century are just that – impressions. I don’t know anything, but here goes anyway. Among these impressions is the sight of some golfers who flail away at multiple buckets …

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