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My So-Called Putting Game

Looking Back at the Putting Tricks We’ve Tried I was determined as a young person to make an advanced science out of putting. What I eventually made out of it was often a mockery instead, but I did put in the work. As a junior golfer, of course, having a putter that looked futuristic and …

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Pam Barton – Golf, War and Airplanes

Pam Barton

If one is going to be a professional golfer in or anywhere near the 21st century, one is not going to get from tournament to tournament by throwing the clubs in the back seat of the 1954 Studebaker and taking off. There might be a little of that in the beginning, but once one engages …

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Goats for Caddies – Uh-Oh!

Leave It to Oregon to Train Goats as a Golfer’s Best Friend The Silvies Ranch in Eastern Oregon has been around for over a century, and has done quite well for a location unknown to even most Oregonians. The ranch serves Grant County. Eastern Oregon is largely devoid of people, forests, and other Oregon symbols, …

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Emily Nash Denied Trophy After Win

Emily Nash, 16, Allowed to Compete, Not Allowed to Win So, here is the situation, and keep in mind that this is the year 2017. Unfortunately for girls’ golf, Lunenburg High School in Massachusetts doesn’t have a golf team for young women. That leaves Emily Nash out in the cold, although she can compete later …

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Green Should be the Prize for Golf Environment

Should We Change our Color Scheme to Make Only the Green Part the Object of the Golf? We certainly have seen it all this year. Fires from British Columbia to southern California. A lot of golf courses have been damaged or destroyed all along the west coast. Then, of course, we had Harvey in Texas, …

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Demise of Golf – Another Look

Problems with the Theory of Golf’s “Demise” Through the months, I’ve written a great deal on the supposed demise of golf, and have agonized over some oddball solutions to what some think is the problem of the game. Now, I see that many miscalculations have been made over passing this wonderful pastime to the next …

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Golf Passion…and Occasional Stupidity

Where’s the Line of Insanity When It Comes to Finishing the Round No Matter What? In the golfer’s Book of Legends, stories of extreme passion to the game abound. It’s a badge of courage to love the game you’re playing, and to show that you’re playing this one because you love it more than any …

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Pesticides Making Courses Look Great

Pesticides Making Courses Look Great

Do We Need to Change our View of Landscape Beauty Because of Pesticides? There we were at the Canadian Pacific, finishing up Saturday’s round – and there was Michelle Wie – and suddenly, there she wasn’t. Lamentably, Wie missed the fourth round, and ended up in Ottawa having an emergency appendectomy. We wish her a …

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Death on the Golf Course

death on golf course

Death is a Mystery, and Many Speak Wistfully of Dying on the Golf Course The anticipation of dying is, of course, something that has to be worked out by each human brain individually, according to his or her beliefs, ways of being and thinking. In terms of the game of golf, death is a strange …

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Golf and the Underlying Math

What are the Results of A Lifetime of Golf Choices? Could Math Tell Us? Somewhere down the road of life, provided that we are sentient beings, we reevaluate our lives. We pore over the choices we’ve made, and form some evaluative conclusion about whether they were the right ones. Like everyone else, I’ve done that, …

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