Category: Pro Golf

Late Bloomer Who Wins Older, Can Diversify-Why?

What Is It That Makes a Multi-talented Late Bloomer? The most common story is that a player picks up his or her first club in childhood, hits a natural 100 yard drive, sinks a 15-footer, and is off to fame and fortune as a touring player. For the early starter, there are many inherent advantages, …

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Phil Mickelson in New Prime – Doesn’t Know It

With 44 Wins, Phil Mickelson at That Awkward Age Phil Mickelson is entering his second Champions Tour event this week. He won the first one, and for a time it may begin to look as though the fox has gained admission to the hen house. Mickelson has turned the magical age of 50. Actually, I’m …

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The DeChambeau “Thing” Starting to Rankle

Fellow Pros Exasperated at DeChambeau Repeat Performance in Vegas A lot of people dared to hope that the DeChambeau phenomenon would not become a “thing”…but it did. There was no getting around it. It was inevitably going to become a “thing,” and a big one. What is now called “smash and bash golf” is becoming …

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Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us About ‘Papwa’?

‘Papwa’ Sewgolum Should Have Been Part of It All The name of Sewsunker ‘Papwa’ Sewgolum, to my knowledge, has never crossed my mind, and it should have. I am such a fool for great stories that come out of the shadows from history. They remind me that golf is not something apart from life, something …

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Renee Powell – Legend Going Strong

Renee Powell Captaining Junior Solheim with Annika After all these years of paying attention to golf, I’m surprised at all that I don’t know. I would prefer to think that there’s just so much to notice in the game, rather than a case of me just being slow. In the case of Renee Powell, I …

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Pagdanganan Distance – Einstein Not Only Way

Oh No, Another One, This Time on the LPGA – Bianca Pagdanganan We have just finished a week at the PGA’s U.S. Open, where a contrarian heavily invested in the science of velocity and impact taught a clinic to the golf world. The world is in such shock over the way in which the Open …

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DeChambeau Paradigm Shift?

Bryson DeChambeau Made Theory Work-Can Others? Some have described Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open win as “outrageous,” but I don’t think the comment was pejorative, rather one of awe. Some have taken to referring to the new champion as “The Hulk” or “The Golf Hulk.” Yes, there’s a touch of that. I have myself used the …

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Woods, Williams, Mickelson – Age Our Nemesis

Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson Don’t Want to Stop Tiger Woods shared a sympathetic  tribute to tennis great Serena Williams as they share some of the ills we experience approaching middle age and beyond. He swept aside all other considerations for the moment, and chalked it up to the biggest reality in life. The …

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Mirim Lee Wins ANA – Hits the Wall

Mirim Lee Hits Wall Shot, Wins ANA with Short Game Magic Yes, the culmination of Mirim Lee’s victory at the ANA was strange, without fans to cheer, extreme heat, and some of the weirdest short game shots  one person can put into a final round. That included an intentional wall shot. It is unusual for …

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Heat, Forest Fire Smoke – Lighten Up, LPGA

High Heat, Smoke of Western Fires a Threat to LPGA  Players This week, I received a first-hand lesson in forest fires, as part of a 10,000 person evacuation of a coastal town on the central Oregon coast. As we inched along at one half mile per hour with a vast fire at our heels, officers …

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