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Handicap in Court?

Handicap-“Handicap Building”, “Sand-bagging” Apparently, Thomas Talbot of Ireland understands the true depth of a cheating accusation. When he received his handicap of 13, a brief phrase accompanied it – “General Play.” I am not familiar with this phrase, but it seems as though it indicates that the player in question has falsified his handicap in …

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Golf, Colf, and Jeu de Mail?

Golf, Colf, and Jeu de Mail Oddball Ancestors of Modern Golf In various explorations of golf’s illustrious history in Scotland, the accepted birthplace of the modern form of the game, and Asia, the center of something eerily similar, we know pretty much what it looked like. We know who played it and where, what equipment …

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Choking

Choking Not What We Thought I have, in the past, referred to a specific chapter in my misspent youth on the golf course, the year in which I finished the front nine 8 up, and lost the match 1 down on the 18th. This is the perfect time to resurrect it, as it has served …

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Become a Golf Einstein

Einstein Influenced Golf The Rational and Intuitive Game of Golf A renowned physicist who had worked with Einstein is said to have finally introduced him to the game of golf, a pursuit which he immediately quit, claiming that is was “too complicated.” However, the famous physicist who gave us the Theory of General Relativity has …

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Golf’s Response to Drought

Good Step, But A Little Slow I read this morning that golf courses all over the state of California are conducting sweeping changes in the way they work with water and the natural environment, and even though I applaud the sentiment, something seemed a little bit off. I had the idea that they spoke as …

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The Short Game – Golf at a Theater Near You

Little Swingers Short Game There was a major cinematic release yesterday in a handful of theaters across the country. Few of us really got to see it. No, it wasn’t Iron Man VII or Rocky XXIV. It was called “The Short Game.” Every golfer understands the term – the short game, chipping, putting, short irons …

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Bob Hope and Golf – Thanks for the Memories

Bob Hope and Golf

Bob Hope and Golf – Thanks for the Memories I don’t mind saying that the British Open, won by lefty Phil Mickelson (the first lefty to do it in over half a century) has left me more exhausted as a viewer than any golf major in my memory. It was a gritty course and a …

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Giving Thanks

Despite Silliness and Sadness – Giving Thanks Rules I awoke today to the same feast of the sacred and profane that the world sees every day – the same comedies and tragedies and the same things that make us shake our heads in wonder. I also noticed that everything in Oregon is pretty much closed, …

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Golf Playoffs

  Golf Playoffs: Finding a Winner, Right Now!   Seventy seven years ago, the Masters celebrated its first playoff in the history of the tournament, and it couldn’t have gone off better in terms of popularity. Gene Sarazen holed in from two hundred and thirty seven yards out for eagle with a 4 wood, and …

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Golf and the American Presidency

  American Presidents Play Golf Many of us in the states this week were quick to notice that President Obama played golf for his 51st birthday, and the statistics began to pour out for American presidents and this favorite White House game. Strange, that the American public enjoys golf so much, but casts a disapproving …

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