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Golf Facts I Hadn’t Heard Yet

Within the Odd History of Golf, Some Facts Escaped Me All of us who are bonded to the game of golf occasionally run across one of those sites like “Fifty Facts You Didn’t Know About Golf.” They’re fun once in a while, but if you go there often , much of the same information will …

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American Golf’s Distant History

How Did the U.S. History of Golf Start, and Who Were the Greats? Those of us who have been around a while and walked a few fairways tend to believe that we know the story of golf here on the North American continent. Canada and the U.S. have a separate history, but the timeline is …

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What’s in a Nickname?

Lots of Tour Players Have a Nickname, But Some Change A nickname can exert a powerful force on one’ s life, and some are pretty serious. I don’t think that Typhoid Mary or Vlad the Impaler will ever live those monikers down, no matter how many incarnations they get. Golfers go through the same thing. …

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Where Are the African Female Golfers?

  Why do African Women Golfers Participate Less than Men? I had the misfortune of running across an article on the subject of African female¬† golfers earlier today. I intended to return to it later with a commentary because I was intrigued by the question, and then couldn’t find it again. It was gone from …

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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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Golf- Best Dating Site Ever

Dating at the Golf Course is Healthy and Informative You’ve met someone, and now the early dating process begins. Everyone wants to know as much as they can glean from their partner, but many fall into a bad trap…and I don’t mean a bunker. They go to a restaurant, where their mouths are full of …

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Hepburn and the New Woman Golfer

Katherine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn: The Early¬†LPGA Rebels Weren’t All on Tour The script has been basically the same through the centuries. If a woman wants to do something and boldly exercises her right to do it, there’s a catch, at least in the beginning. Name it, and there is a powder puff or silent version of it …

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Golf – A Lonely Game

Golf Lonely

Golf Lonely When You Play, Lonely When It’s Over Why would anyone say such a thing? Golf is a social game to be played with one’s family, best friends, guests or business colleagues. I’m certainly not talking about weekend or amateur retirement golf. Those can be some of the most golden hours of one’s life. …

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Meditation? For Golf?

Meditation? For Golf?

Is There a Place in the Golf Process for Meditation? My impressions of the golf world as it has appeared to me over the past half century are just that – impressions. I don’t know anything, but here goes anyway. Among these impressions is the sight of some golfers who flail away at multiple buckets …

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Successful Golf Expensive

Golf Expensive

Tour Golf Life Expensive, Difficult to Sustain and Balance I recall an interview with Padraig Harrington in which he was asked about problems on tour. He replied that as professional golfers, “we don’t really have problems.” The comment was right for the specific situation under discussion, so it made sense then. However, I’m sure Harrington …

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