Category: Pro Golf

PGA Under Fire

PGA

New Tour Group Muscling in on PGA A new corporate alliance called British World Golf Group, based in the UK, has emerged as a challenger to the PGA and other major tours in Europe. Premiere Golf League wants to share the calendar, and I believe take it over. It wants to steal the top group …

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LPGA Founders and the 70th Anniversary

LPGA Founders

What Would the Founders of the LPGA Think Today? The beginning of the 2020 season for women’s golf wasn’t just spectacular because of what Gaby Lopez did in the Diamond Resorts Championship. It’s not even what she might do this week. Someone is going to be the inaugural winner of a new tournament, the Gainbridge …

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Gaby Lopez Win What LPGA Needs

Gaby Lopez

Heroic Gaby Lopez Victory Increases Our Investment in the Tour For LPGA watchers, we had a nail-biter in Florida this week. Actually, it was mostly last week, but an astonishing playoff took it into this week, the second longest in LPGA history. It took Gaby Lopez seven extra holes with a night’s sleep in between …

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Honoring the Passing of J.L. Lewis

J.L. Lewis

Two-time Winner on PGA Tour J.L. Lewis Passes Away at 59 I wasn’t up on all the PGA professionals during the 1990s and early 2000s. Being occupied elsewhere during that period, I don’t know how many among the weekly field I could name. If there is someone of whom I have not heard, that is …

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Bobby Jones – Going Old School

Bobby Jones

Golf Lessons from Bobby Jones in the Distant Past One of the difficulties in taking lessons, whether up close or online, from modern day greats is that they have gone far past the basics in their own swings.That means we can’t see the basics so easily. A pro can bring extra relish, ferocity, adaptation and …

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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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Tradition, Progress – What I Learned This Week

Golf Tradition

Much Changing in Golf Tradition, Except When It’s Not I have been reading other people’s articles this week to see what they and the golf world are talking about. I have to say that it’s been a real eye-opener.  Those who play golf are generally aware of timeless tradition, the way the game is played, …

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