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A Shoutout to Walla Walla, Washington

Golf in the Sweetest Town That Ever Sat on a Prairie – Walla Walla I’ll admit it. I went to college there – Whitman College. If I got the chance to do it over again, I’d go to the very same place. A small town of parks, creeks, pretty golf courses and a culture that …

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Match and Stroke Play – More Balance?

Would a Little More Match Play Make Sense for PGA, LPGA? The only reason I’m asking about a more balanced schedule of match versus stroke play is when one really thinks about it, each format provides a complete different set of sensations and mental states. Every time the Ryder or the Solheim comes around, the …

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Myths and Pro Comparisons

Are the Principles We Were Taught Accurate or Myths? We all heard the same things as child golfers, whether from one person or another. Some were teachers, some were older children. These days, I’m not sure that those axioms were in every way correct. My guess is that they carried a nugget of good advice, …

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How Will the Future of Golf Look?

How Will This Historic Game Be Played in the Future? Nearly every sporting event hearkens back to its histories and traditions.  To know the game’s origin fires the spirit of a devotee, and fuels the continuation of the game. However, after all the time we’ve spent looking at 15th century Scotland, and every great course …

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Tour Schedule Goes Haywire

Loss of Annual Schedule We Are Familiar With Causing Anxiety In the world of physics, someone will occasionally venture the question, “What is time?” The pedestrian short form of the answer, designed for those who wouldn’t understand the long version anyway is often “Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.” And for our …

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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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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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Trick Shots Pros Can Actually Hit

Trick Shots to Most of Us, Standard Repertoire for the Pros Now and then we see the most magical shots possible in the game of golf, such as Bubba’s Masters-winning shot on the 18th – and I thought he was going home disappointed. We have seen shots around and over trees, and water shots that …

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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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