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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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The Pro Difference

Paul Gallico’s Take on Pro Sports All too many of us have a view of professional sports (that we also play as amateurs) as just a better version of what we do in our simple efforts – those stars are doing the same things we are trying to do, but just have a natural talent …

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Ball Change for Amateurs?

Why Can’t We Use the Balls That the Pros Use? I remember a few times of furor in my youth about the British golf ball versus the larger one used in most other places. It was smaller, ergo harder to hit in my opinion, and had different flight behavior, from what I’m told. In all …

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Here Comes Canada, Here Comes Ko!

Lydia Ko

Can Lydia Ko Win it for a Third Time? When the Canadians hold a golf tournament on the pro tour, it feels a little different to those of us who live down south. It’s the subtle distinction between history and tradition. Augusta mostly gives off the feeling of the latter, but the London Hunt and …

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