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Olympic Golf Can Wait A Year

Olympic Golf

Canada First to Call Off Olympic Games As a citizen of the south forty from Canada’s south forty, I’m beginning to think that the human being has more functional sense as it moves north into cooler temperatures.  A short time after Canada excused itself from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are now postponed, complaints …

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Canada, Brooke Henderson Rule the North

Brooke Henderson

O Canada! Henderson Takes the Home Trophy Home Where It Belongs The LPGA CP Women’s Open, the national championship of Canada for all intents and purposes has not been won by a Canadian woman since Jocelyne Bourassa did it in 1973. That’s a generation or so before Brooke Henderson was born.  With the game’s international …

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Wheatcroft, the Journeyman

Wheatcroft Almost Breaks Through It’s a horrible word. Whenever I hear it, something in me cramps up or cringes. It’s the thing nobody who is chasing success wants to be called – a journeyman. It’s so ironic that you can go through the grueling process, win your tour card, and still be called such a …

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Canada & U.S. – Olympic Hopefuls

We have all watched the youth movement descend on the game of golf like a tsunami. There’s no way to avoid being impressed with a fourteen or fifteen-year old winning a sanctioned tour event, or rolling in the putt that changes history for the Solheim or Olympic Games. Stars in their late teens and early …

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Golf – A Winter Industry?

golf in winter

Golf in the Winter Snow? To start with, anyone who lives in Florida, or anything like it, doesn’t need to bother with this. I live in a very nice town in the Pacific Northwest, and that’s the sort of folks I’m talking to – yes, Northeners, for the most part. It’s winter here, and there …

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Spartan Winter Golf

winter golf

Winter Golf in Florida? I was thinking today about how each season provides unique challenges to a good game of golf. It’s winter now over most of the upper half of the globe, but what the professionals are doing is not what I would call winter golf. In the LPGA, they’re playing for all the …

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Meeting Dan Halldorson

Dan Halldorson

Dan Halldorson Canadian Star Lost to Stroke I heard a new name today, the name of a professional golfer with which I was not familiar,. Dan Halldorson was, by all accounts, certainly familiar to golf fans all over Canada. Apparently, he had friends everywhere who loved and appreciated him deeply on a personal and competitive …

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O Canada! LPGA Finally Heads North

Manulife Financial LPGA Classic This Week All right, we’ve done the palm trees of the Bahamas, the waters of the Hawaiian Islands, and the green painted landscape of desert courses in the American Southwest. This week, however, is one of my favorite in the golf season, because the courses start to look a little more …

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