Category: Golf Tournaments

St. Andrews Not What She Used to Be?

Ross Fisher Breaks the Course Record at Old Course of St. Andrews I’ve always dreamed of going back to that country course in Washington State that seemed so long when I was a kid. When I was in my prime, I knew that if I could go back, I would murder that piece of acreage, …

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Pebble Beach Resort, Up Close

Touring the Pebble Beach Resort Gives Us an Inexpensive Look at Several Leading American Golf Courses With enough free time off to attend a friend’s wedding on the Monterrey Peninsula this week, I received a totally unexpected vacation. In addition to a ceaseless regimen of wonderful food, scenic views, conversation, warmth and sunshine, I took …

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Brooke Henderson Wins McKayson – Safety an Issue

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While Wind Blows at Christchurch, Brooke Henderson Blows by the Field The normal news out of the LPGA this week is that the McKayson New Zealand Open came and went, and can be put into the books as a successful event. True, the whole thing almost blew away in the process, but that’s not the …

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New Zealand, You’ve Been Sanctioned

Superstar Status of Lydia Ko Brought LPGA to New Zealand, But Today Might be about Brooke Henderson I’ve never been to New Zealand, but members of my immediate family have, and my wife has relatives there. They all come back calling it a green jewel, which makes sense to someone from western Oregon and Washington. …

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Stacy Lewis Wins in Portland

Stacy Lwis

The Heroics of Texas Continue in Oregon as Stacy Lewis Donates Winnings The LPGA tournament that takes place every year in my hometown came around again this week, and this year, everything is a little more special than usual. For one thing, I don’t get to see my hometown very often anymore. Secondly, I’m almost …

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Solheim A Blast in 2017

Solheim Cup

More Than Just A Solheim Win for the U.S. I’m so sorry that the Solheim Cup has been offered on alternative years since its inception. It’s just too much fun in one week to spend two years of waiting. Karsten Solheim, businessman and golf club designer, really knew what he was doing, not only in …

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LPGA British Open – Kingsbarns

Scottish Open was Only first Part of LPGA Scottish Fantasy – Now Comes the Open at Kingsbarns Last week, I went on and on about the beauties of Scotland and its great links courses, as the LPGA played one of its events there. It wasn’t a major, but one of my favorites, simply based on …

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Scotland – Golf Fantasy

Dundonald Golf In Scotland As the third round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open unfolds, I am reminded of a comment from Padraig Harrington a few years ago. I won’t try a direct quote, but he seemed to say, “We’re professional golfers. We don’t really have problems.” Of course, in a strict sense, …

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Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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The Links Look at Half Moon Bay

Links or Quasi-Links Golf Courses in the Bay Area Evoke Scottish Aesthetic I haven’t been in the Bay Area for a while, and don’t find myself there nearly as often as I once did. Going through it reminds me of the many things the area has to offer, but there are more undiscovered treasures, not …

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