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Business on the Course – Relax or Work?

Importance of Course Decisions Unknowable – Not All Relax There The claim is everywhere that we take up the game of golf in order to relax.  We go to the course to chill out, only to agonize over what happens there. If I had stayed home, one might think, I wouldn’t have torn myself up …

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Two Faces of Washington State Golf

Visually, Washington State a Split Personality, Both Beautiful For years, I’ve put up with “Now let’s see, where’s Washington State? – Is that Up around Utah somewhere?” “You folks drive cars yet?” “Y’all still wear coonskin caps?” and the like. It is among the most beautiful and misunderstood part of the North American continent, albeit …

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Ireland – Wonderful and Brutal

Who Has Courses Like This? Welcome to the Wild Side I direct everyone’s attention to an article in Golfweek by Jason Lusk. It is an account of a visit to several northern Irish golf courses, some off the beaten track, some of enormous prestige. I have been to Ireland on a number of occasions, and …

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Joe Long Wins British Amateur – Adds to Lexicon

First Brit in Years to Win the Amateur, Joe Long Expands the Vocabulary I admit that I should have known better. Half of my family tree is British in origin from my grandparents generation and back. I was one of those kids speaking Eton English in an American elementary school, with all the quizzical looks …

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Grinding in San Francisco

Grinding, The Art of Containing Damage Until the Muse Returns The final round of this year’s PGA Championship really gave us our money’s worth, with a seven-way tie for first place until the last few holes. It gave us a chance to see several players experience the ups and downs of an entire round. Yes, …

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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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