Category: Pro Golf

Marilyn Smith, LPGA Founder, Dies

Saying Farewell to a Founder – Marilyn Smith For the women of another generation who pulled off the creation of women’s professional golf, it was not a walk in the park, or the course. In a world of Jones, Sarazen, Hagen and Snead, there was not much breathing room for anyone else. Even on the …

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Life Lessons from the Masters

What the Masters and Augusta Have to Tell Us- Especially This Year From time to time in my life, usually following a high point and entering the customary letdown, I have fallen into the trap of believing that the surprises are finished, and the amazing moments are all behind me, never to come again. It’s …

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Corey Conners – SO Qualified!

Canadian Conners Gets His First PGA Tour Win, and So Much More The Valero Texas Open was held this week at the TPC Course in San Antonio. I was afraid for a few minutes that I wouldn’t get to see the entire fourth round, but the interruption I expected was able to wait for a …

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Sorenstam, Ochoa, Lopez, Pak at Augusta

Four of the Greats Will Grace the Launch of Augusta National Women’s Amateur Its hard to believe that we are only one week out from the first major women’s event at Augusta, site of the annual Masters. I recently wondered loud in print at how they would handle the opening ceremonies, and although I’m still …

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Marijuana and Golf – Questions

Is the PGA Doping Policy Social, Legal, or Physical? Most of us saw enough of the marijuana culture when we were in college, unless we attended a school out of the mainstream of social norms. I can’t speak for other countries, but in the U.S., it was everywhere. Colleagues in my major, a public performance …

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The Masters for Women – How About It?

Augusta Making History, Bit by Bit, Announces Next Installment Georgia Hall must be around twenty-two or twenty-three years old about now. She’s just getting started in the pros after a terrific amateur career. In terms of her first success in the pros, it’s a little like biting the apple in the garden. Her win came …

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McIllroy Does It His Way-Good Idea

Rory McIlroy Wins Players, Proves Road to Success Different for Everyone A lot of people, more every year, refer to the Players Championship as the ‘Fifth Major.’ Perhaps at some point, the lucrative event will actually become one, officially. The Players gets a lot of respect as an event, and almost everyone who plays at …

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Kenya Open – New Golf Destination

“Magical” Kenya Open Joins European Tour for Inaugural Event If we are to fully grasp what is happening to the game of golf around the world, dropping some old perceptions will be prerequisite, especially when it comes to the African continent. Those of us who grew up in the age of fictitious movies and novels …

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Molinari and His New Confidence

Francesco Molinari Wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational, “Arnie-Style” Up until two or three years ago, Francesco Molinari was only making a living playing golf. He did well, managing a fair number of top tens, but some switch has been flipped, and he is much more of a presence than one intent on gathering top tens. …

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The Phenomenon of Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

The Arnold Palmer Invitational Makes Us Take a Look Back The field has teed it up this week at Bay Hill in Orlando for a tournament bearing the name of someone so important that the game would be in the dark ages without him. I never met Arnold Palmer, and never got the opportunity to …

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