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Don Byers Going to College

Don Byers Going to College

61-Year Old Byers Joining the Golf Team I was once offered a TA position in another field when I was in my early 60s,  after my college and grad school days were long gone. I enjoyed the moment, and was grateful for the sentiment, but otherwise,  was only somewhat amused. Boy, was that a big …

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Golf, Christmas Past and Present

Golf, Christmas Past and Present

Christmas Had a Lot to Do with the Love Affair that is Golf Difficult as it is to remember the specifics of childhood at times, the wonderful moments of under-the-tree ecstasy still ring loud and clear. Many of them, in fact were directly involved with the game of golf, and a great deal of magical …

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Father and Son Golf

Father and Son Golf

The PNC, PGA’s Father Son Challenge Runs Through Sunday – Incredible Collaborations This time of year is always of great interest to me, when professional golfers of various ages play a tournament devoted to the relationship between father and son. Unless clear and present dangers exist within such a relationship, the potential beauty of the …

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Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Five-year Pro Hoffmann is Fighting MD, but Keeps Swinging The odds are long for anyone who tries to compete at an international level in a physically demanding game or sport. Few things in competition require the kind of finesse and fine motor control that golf demands, and the weeding out process is harsh. However, in …

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Keeping Golf Skills Up Through Winter

Golf Skills

Do We Have to Reinvent Golf Skills Every Year? We’re Not Bears! By bringing up the question of keeping our golf skills sharp through the winter months, I’m thinking less of younger players, although there’s much to learn for them as well.  We humans are tested by the seasons, just like every other creature on …

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What is a Stance Really For?

What is a Stance Really For?

Find Your Stance for Balance I did the drill in my childhood days. Like most people, I was up and walking in the first couple of years. After that, I did what most of us do, develop the ability to perform upper body tasks while instinctively assuming a stance that would support the action. As …

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Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Marc Cayeux Reaches Milestone

After Long Recovery, Severely Injured Cayeux Makes the Cut People respond to adversity in different ways and to different degrees. Some fold their tent and silently steal away, finding more comfort in the ‘woe is me’ approach. Others keep their ‘boo-hoo’ very short, and do everything possible to get back in the game. We should …

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It’s Bernhard Langer…Again!

Bernhard Langer Defies the Norm, Keeps Playing Like a Champion We’ve seen this type of durability before, but not very often. Golfers such as Gary Player left the PGA Tour still playing the game brilliantly. They didn’t have to stop, and nobody threw them out. Now, after years of watching, I’m seeing an extreme example …

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