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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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Plecker on Driving – For Anyone

Joe Plecker Breaks Down the Drive, Can Find Greater Efficiency for Every Age and Type I’ve seen an awful lot of golf instruction from an awful lot of people through the years. They told me how to get around being young, middle-aged and old, short and tall, etc. It’s very difficult to fit something like …

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What are Those British Courses Really Like?

Comments From a Normal Everyday Golfer Who Got to Play Them Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in the world, you meet someone who turns all pre-conceived notions on their heads. I have recently met a fellow whose big dream was to play the famous British courses that we watch during majors, …

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Golf in Iceland Makes Its Way

COURSES, CLUBS, AND PROS FROM ICELAND GAINING RECOGNITION We are all familiar with the adage that Greenland and Iceland should have had their names reversed. Amid the volcanic rock strewn throughout the volcano-laden island, green is abundant – and so is links golf. The country hasn’t been on the world’s golf stage for very long, …

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Golfers – What’s in a Name?

The Etymological Heritage of Golf and Golfers Can Be Surprising Many of us growing up with the game of golf had an image of something very mono-cultural, mono-racial, and mono-economic in our minds. We know that isn’t true in modern times, but I was surprised to find that it wasn’t true in our distant youth, …

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Shubham Jaglan of India – Future Star?

Shubham Jaglan

India is the Next Logical Candidate for Greatness While pronouncements of golf’s demise continue to bounce around the U.S., the game continues to globalize, making it appear that perhaps only American dominance continues to wane. Over the past decade or two, we have watched as one country after another has caught the golf bug. Top …

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Slow Play at Grandview Club – Is That All?

Slow Play at Grandview Club

What Does the Recent Incident at Grandview Golf Club in Pennsylvania Really Mean? Society doesn’t advance in a uniform fashion. Come to think of it, individuals don’t either. Even if someone has gotten a new way of living under their belt and into their heads, the corresponding manners can take some time to catch up. …

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Leona Maguire Turning Pro? Then Lisa?

Leona Maguire Turning Pro

Maguire Sisters Make Mark Overseas and at College – Now the Pros? Why should Rory McIlroy have all the fun? The girls play golf in Ireland, too, and they’re good. One famous pair has found their way to Duke University. Twins Leona and Lisa Maguire continue to excel here on a national level, just as …

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Responding with Conviction = Success

Responding with Conviction = Success

Certain Humans Find A Way to Reach Success – No Matter What The human animal doesn’t have the biggest claws, fastest pace, or the thickest body armor, but for sheer resourcefulness, a confident human is hard to beat. I recall teeing it up after watching a one-armed golfer drive with an accuracy and distance I …

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Becoming Our Own Teacher

Becoming Our Own Teacher

After Seeking the Best Advice We Can Find, We are the Next Teacher In my own profession, I have enjoyed a handful of great teachers, but in every case, I found myself unable to demonstrate mastery over their concepts in the moment. However, without exception I had an instant of waking up, sometimes years later, …

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