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World Long-Drive, It’s a Thing

World Long-Drive

World Long-Drive Champions Shoot Distance to Make Munis’ Mouths Water I have known about the long-drive championships since the first day I watched a golf tournament as a kid. The one who sticks out for me was George Bayer, so you can tell how long ago that was, and even he wasn’t the earliest. However, …

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Tahoe and Celebrities

Tahoe

American Century Championship at Tahoe For the past two days, I have been struck with a case of golf envy. Two men from the nearest branch of the family tree are in Nevada watching a golf tournament, and even got themselves hired on as marshals.  Before visions of arid desert with hundreds of miles of …

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Elderly Never Need to Stop Playing

Elderly Never Need to Stop Playing

For the Elderly, Golf Has Good News People look at age groups very differently. I am the same age as Tom Watson, and he shot the years of his life the other day. I can scarcely bring myself to use the word elderly looking in the mirror, but perhaps I will admit to being pre-elderly …

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Paradise Island Golf – Northern Style

Paradise Island Golf

An Undiscovered Paradise in the San Juan Islands of Washington State Let’s say that you have finally scored that golf tour trip to Hawaii, or perhaps Tahiti, or some other version of paradise in the world.  Or, let’s say that someone else scored it for you, and you didn’t have the heart to tell them …

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Recovery and Change in the Human Golfer

Recovery is Mandatory

Change is a Constant – Recovery is Mandatory We have been visited this week by a family member who loves everything about golf. It’s a person we all want to see more of, so I’m taking the opportunity to do just that. The two of us  are making our first trip to the range after …

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Coeur d’Alene and Its Floating Green

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Has Something Special to Offer with the Oddest Green Around Perhaps it’s just that I am denizen of the Pacific Northwest, and am spellbound by all western American or Canadian country. I never tire of the alpine scene or the ubiquitous water, in ocean to the west and lakes everywhere else. Even …

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Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Woods Up for Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods Enhances Legend with Presidential Medal of Freedom With the well-earned hysteria over the 2019 Masters beginning to subside at last, the celebrations keep coming for Tiger Woods. One in particular caught my attention, not so surprising since the American president is an avid golfer. According to the White House, Tiger is to receive …

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Golf and Comedy

The Rift Between the Golf and Non-Golf World in Comedy How people talk about the professions or general activities of others as objects of derision never ceases to amaze me. Far more often than not, the object of the diatribe is something the attacker has never done, or in an arena where he or she …

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Cheating in Golf Window to Soul?

According to Rick Reilly, Cheating on the Course Extends to Everything A surprising and not so surprising book has come out this week entitled Commander in Cheat, written by Rick Reilly. It is both humorous and not so humorous. Even though the subject matter involves the President of the United States, his magical math and …

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Marijuana and Golf – Questions

Is the PGA Doping Policy Social, Legal, or Physical? Most of us saw enough of the marijuana culture when we were in college, unless we attended a school out of the mainstream of social norms. I can’t speak for other countries, but in the U.S., it was everywhere. Colleagues in my major, a public performance …

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