Suzy Whaley – Game for a Lifetime As PGA Head

Player, Teacher, Administrator Whaley Has Done It All – Now Heads PGA of America When PGA of America recently held their meeting to settle on a new president, they had a choice about criteria. It’s the same choice giant corporations have – do we want someone who is an incredible business person, leader, organizational genius, …

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Tiffany Faucette, Good Lessons for Everyone

Leading Teacher Faucette Has Gift for De-complicating Swing Components It’s a regular habit with me. I peruse endlessly through anything that says ‘golf’ on the front, whether it’s a web site, a book, or a video. Today, I ran across a name with which I am not familiar, Tiffany Faucette, leading certified LPGA instructor. The …

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Doris Chen Disqualified – Oh Mother!

Mother Moves Ball for Daughter Chen, Who Hits it Anyway Just when we feared golf might attain normalcy again, here comes the next twist of fate. We call it “The Curse of the Manic Stage Mother.” Of course, the institution of being a stage parent doesn’t have to occur on or around the golf course. …

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JoAnne Carner Appears at U.S. Women’s Senior

Carner Reappears, but Not to be Ceremonial As I sat feeling sorry for the players of the women’s senior tour, having heard that Laura Davies was about to invade their space, another big hitting personality recently caught my attention. When “Big Mama” JoAnne Carner was in her heyday, I was aware of her presence, but …

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Kang, Ko, Hull and Newbies

Kang, Ko, Hull

Everyone in LPGA Going Through Something – Kang Overcame Hers There is a case to be made for a caveat to the question, “Who is the greatest golfer on tour?” If we live in the present moment, it would be difficult to bestow that title on someone who is not currently winning, unless they triumph …

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Talent and Story, Up and Down


Careers on Tour Ebb and Flow, But Talent Remains One of the true beauties of following the golf tours is that everyone is talented, and everyone is in a different place.  It resembles the stock market. On any given day, a bunch of them are up, and a bunch of them are down, and tomorrow …

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Jan Stephenson is In

Jan Stephenson

Former LPGA Star Stephenson in the Hall of Fame Do we all remember Jan Stephenson from the day that the modern LPGA was developing? I’ll take that for a “yes,. If you are male and watch the LPGA, ask yourself how much you watched those tournaments and how much you watched them for Jan Stephenson. …

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The Celia Barquin Arozamena and American Tragedy

Celia Barquin Arozamena

Young European Championship Golfer Arozamena Killed in Iowa When I sat down to write about the tragedy of golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena in Iowa, I could not help but add Mollie Tibbett to the inner story. Then, my mind became occupied by several other murders that have taken place across this country in a brief …

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Angela Stanford Earns Major Wish

Angela Stanford

Angela Stanford Wins the Evian, First Major of Career The LPGA took an emotional turn this week at the Evian, first categorized as one of the tour’s majors in 2013. The United States preserved a streak of having one of its golfers win at least one major of the season when Angela Stanford came from …

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Marina Alex Finds ‘The Zone’ at Cambia

Marina Alex

Alex Took Her Time, But Has Arrived on LPGA Tour When I was a student on the east coast, a friend and I used to joke that there is no such place as Paterson, New Jersey, because when you go there, everything says Wayne instead. In golf terms, Wayne is the real town this week, …

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