Category: Pro Golf

Charles Schwab – The Sounds of Silence

Good Golf As PGA Returns, but The Silence is Eerie I’m taking a break from the final round of the Charles Schwab, despite being interested in who wins. It’s something I would seldom do, but I needed a short time away from the sound of nothing. – the almost irritating silence.The golf is good, the …

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PGA Microphone – Can You Hear Me Now?

Some Charles Schwab Pros Will Carry A Microphone I cannot recall off-hand the name of the person who invented the microphone, but he or she certainly did start something. For public entertainment, spy networks, eager historians and family tree researchers, it has been a boon For various politicians or anyone invested in preserving a pristine …

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PGA Kicks Off During Social Crisis

Varner Says PGA Players Will Have “Conversations” As everyone is aware, the United States is going through a  serious “thing.” It has gone through it before, and may again. It’s a tough thing to go through when everyone has been cooped up for a month by a global virus, but there you have it. Amidst …

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LPGA Through PGA Eyes

Dishing of LPGA by Male Fans Reveals Problem of Living Vicariously I have spent more than enough time with my male colleagues as they put down the idea of women playing real golf, and taking shots at the LPGA, the big leagues of the women’s game. “They have no distance. It’s too tame. It’s a …

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Match and Stroke Play – More Balance?

Would a Little More Match Play Make Sense for PGA, LPGA? The only reason I’m asking about a more balanced schedule of match versus stroke play is when one really thinks about it, each format provides a complete different set of sensations and mental states. Every time the Ryder or the Solheim comes around, the …

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Tour Schedule Goes Haywire

Loss of Annual Schedule We Are Familiar With Causing Anxiety In the world of physics, someone will occasionally venture the question, “What is time?” The pedestrian short form of the answer, designed for those who wouldn’t understand the long version anyway is often “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” And for our …

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New Politics and Golf

Golf Typically Immune to Politics – Someone Finally Charted Habits and Views Golf is described by Golf Digest as being “politically agnostic,” and blessedly so. What better place is there to escape all the noise of politics than by strolling the golf course with a different and preferable mission? Unfortunately, the game can’t hold out …

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Susie Maxwell Berning – Hall of Famer

Berning, Four-Time Major Winner Inducted Considering that an induction into the World Hall of Fame is a big deal after all that effort, I’m always surprised that in golf, the process is so quiet. I’ve listened to induction speeches at football’s shrine in Canton, Ohio, and baseball is always a “What about Pete Rose?” festival. …

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What- No Gallery?

PGA Proceeding on Tournaments With No Gallery The latest plans for a PGA Tour seem to be going something like this. Tournaments will continue into the summer, but no gallery will be allowed to watch them play.  If all goes well, the tour could again welcome fans back behind the ropes around July, either by …

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Cris Stevens – the LPGA Has a Chaplain!

Since Late 1970s, Cris Stevens Has Served Women’s Tours as Lay Chaplain Such a thing had never occurred to me until I read the Golfweek article on the LPGA Tour’s chaplain.  All right, I can think of a lot of venues that have one. The American Congress, field hospitals in wartime, service clubs in most …

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