Tag: LPGA

Cheating on Tour

Cheating on Tour – Careful with that Word Tiger Wood’s agent, Mark Steinberg, is right about anyone being accused of cheating – it’s a huge deal (unless we’re talking about Mississippi Riverboat gamblers or pirates). Any iffy moment on the golf course that straddles the border between knowing and not knowing the rules, maybe grounding …

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Grace Park Really Leaving Us This Time

  Grace Park Retires From the LPGA     I didn’t really get it when Grace Park quietly announced her retirement last year from the LPGA Tour and professional touring golf in general. Maybe there was a lot going on and I didn’t notice, or maybe I heard about it and didn’t want to believe …

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LPGA Tour Golf In China

Championship Golf and the China Thing I understand perfectly that Stacy Lewis sent out some controversial stuff after getting edged out in the Reignwood by a spectacular last-hole shot this weekend. Yes, I know, she questioned the behavior of some camera-happy Chinese fans who forgot they weren’t at a soccer match while she was trying …

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Presidents Cup – In the Ryder’s Shadow

Revving Up Interest for the President’s Cup Even for those of us who follow the game religiously, the larger part of golf’s fan base isn’t able to really say what some of the “other” cups really mean – Curtis? Solheim? Walker? Presidents? Presidents of what? One reason, in all likelihood, is that the Ryder and …

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The LPGA TC&P Championship

  Teaching and Club Professionals Championship   Say what? That’s an awful lot of words to abbreviate – it’s quite a code to crack. LPGA, most of us have down. But what’s this TC & P thing? “Tough Chipping and Putting? – Taylor, Cobra and Ping?” – What? There’s another world of golf going on …

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Young Golf – When to Turn Pro?

Young Golfers – When to Turn Pro Young prodigies aren’t all the same. When I look for new names and faces in the Q schools of the various tours, I inevitably find that there are a couple of types.  Most throw themselves into the fire of general competition to “see how they do.” This applies …

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Karen Stupples – Golf and Weight Loss

Karen Stupples

Karen Stupples – Resolve and Success for Weight Loss The debate continues – is golf a game or a sport? Are golfers athletes or players? –  blah blah blah. My opinion is that every sort of physical condition exists on the professional tours, and some are, indeed, athletes.  Tiger Woods is an athlete – Suzann …

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LPGA Legends

LPGA Legends – an Underappreciated Tour I’ve heard many women complain about this over the years, and I must admit that it’s true. When men “mature,” there are perks that are largely denied their female counterparts. It’s possible to be a sixty year old James Bond, for example, or to receive a million other age-encrusted …

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Suzann Pro Challenge

Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pro Challenge – Valkyries Giving Back Golfer Suzann Pettersen is one of the greatest things to come out of Norway in her profession since Kirsten Flagstad set the Metropolitan Opera on its ear seventy years or so ago. Like Flagstad, Pettersen has a strong sense of who she is, and how to conduct business in …

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Dorothy Campbell’s Legacy

When it Really Was the Scottish Game – Dorothy Campbell’s Legacy Once in a while, you’ve got to take a history lesson, not only to put your present views into a long-term perspective, but to learn stories about people who should never, ever be forgotten. When we view a national or era-bound group from its …

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