Tag: Augusta

Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Maria Fassi Wasting No Time

Mexican Phenom Fassi Making Statements As New Pro In the old days, a lot of us might not have noticed Maria Fassi at all for a while. The emergence of golf stars, to many fans, is designed to spot child prodigies. Then, they disappear for a little while, only to appear as teen phenoms. Since …

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Life Lessons from the Masters

What the Masters and Augusta Have to Tell Us- Especially This Year From time to time in my life, usually following a high point and entering the customary letdown, I have fallen into the trap of believing that the surprises are finished, and the amazing moments are all behind me, never to come again. It’s …

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From Smith to Kupcho – Augusta History

Jennifer Kupcho Makes All Sort of History at Augusta National Women’s Amateur Many, many years ago, the great Bobby Jones and Mr. Clifford Roberts created a course and an event at Augusta National that would reign as the greatest American major, and maybe the greatest in the world. Mr. Roberts declared that as long as …

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Lucy Li to Miss Augusta

Teen Sensation Li to Miss Inaugural Women’s Event at Augusta Yes, the next teen sensation is ready to come out of her “amazing things for such a young golfer” phase that alerted us to her great potential, and start realizing it. There are other high-profile wunderkinds as well, and they will all have their time …

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Sorenstam, Ochoa, Lopez, Pak at Augusta

Four of the Greats Will Grace the Launch of Augusta National Women’s Amateur Its hard to believe that we are only one week out from the first major women’s event at Augusta, site of the annual Masters. I recently wondered loud in print at how they would handle the opening ceremonies, and although I’m still …

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The Masters for Women – How About It?

Augusta Making History, Bit by Bit, Announces Next Installment Georgia Hall must be around twenty-two or twenty-three years old about now. She’s just getting started in the pros after a terrific amateur career. In terms of her first success in the pros, it’s a little like biting the apple in the garden. Her win came …

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Masters Winners Have Good Nerves – No Exceptions

Masters Winners

 Patrick Reed Shows Great Nerves, Holds Off Best at Masters I had to stop and think about how long I’ve been watching this tournament. It comes well over half a century, and I don’t believe that I’ve ever missed a year. Still, as an adult, I don’t watch the Masters in the same way I …

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The Masters at Augusta – Beautiful and Deadly

The Masters at Augusta

Winning the at Augusta Takes Greatness, All Crammed into One Week So much thought has gone into the Masters since I saw my first one somewhere in the 1950s. Yes, the course at Augusta is exquisitely beautiful, making it a star attraction, but there’s more to it than that.  Among the winners, usually men of …

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Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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Golf Needs Models

Golf Models

Young Golfers Need Models, and Several are Even Better I have read yet one more article on what’s wrong with golf, and I am sticking to my guns by saying “not very much.” Still, sports do rise and fall in popularity, as do most walks of life, with the people who dominate the industry news. …

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