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My So-Called Putting Game

Looking Back at the Putting Tricks We’ve Tried I was determined as a young person to make an advanced science out of putting. What I eventually made out of it was often a mockery instead, but I did put in the work. As a junior golfer, of course, having a putter that looked futuristic and …

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Golfers – What’s in a Name?

The Etymological Heritage of Golf and Golfers Can Be Surprising Many of us growing up with the game of golf had an image of something very mono-cultural, mono-racial, and mono-economic in our minds. We know that isn’t true in modern times, but I was surprised to find that it wasn’t true in our distant youth, …

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The Masters at Augusta – Beautiful and Deadly

The Masters at Augusta

Winning the at Augusta Takes Greatness, All Crammed into One Week So much thought has gone into the Masters since I saw my first one somewhere in the 1950s. Yes, the course at Augusta is exquisitely beautiful, making it a star attraction, but there’s more to it than that.  Among the winners, usually men of …

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Golf Needs Models

Golf Models

Young Golfers Need Models, and Several are Even Better I have read yet one more article on what’s wrong with golf, and I am sticking to my guns by saying “not very much.” Still, sports do rise and fall in popularity, as do most walks of life, with the people who dominate the industry news. …

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A New Big Three?

Today’s Big Three – Speith, Day, and McIroy Some Important Differences Between Now and the Old Days I started my perusal of the day’s golf news by reading an article suggesting that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are no long sure bets for the Ryder Cup. My first thought was that it was a new …

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Smokin’ Golf-Ups and Downs

Cigarettes and Smoking Still Part of Golf Culture For those of us who have lived through a certain number of decades, the culture of cigarette smoking has evolved from a matter of public glamor and tranquility to a counterintuitive habit in regards to almost anything that requires physical action. I once heard a tape of …

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Our Affair with Golf Technology

Learn to Improve As You Buy New Clubs  I enjoy going through pro shops like Fiddler’s Green in Eugene, Oregon – clubs as far as the eye can see, by every major manufacturer.  Express interest, and there you are with a bucket of balls out back, trying them out. However, two things have developed from …

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Billy Casper Dies at 83

Billy Casper

   PGA Great, Billy Casper, Will Be Missed       It has been a difficult month for losing professional golfers who accompanied me through my early years. Last week, we lost Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barriers of the PGA Tour, and this week, William Earl Casper, better known as Billy, left us. …

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Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal

Jack Nicklaus to Receive Congressional Gold Medal Despite his consistency in the game of golf, and off the course, my thoughts about Jack Nicklaus’ career have taken more turns than a roller coaster through the years. He’s the consistent one – I have changed. I recall, as a kid, seeing a cover on Mad Magazine, …

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A Lot of Good Putting Going On

Jessica Korda

KORDA, MCILROY…and NICKLAUS? Good Putters All! It was a real horse race rounding the turn to the back nine this last weekend at the Airbus LPGA Championship, and for a while, it looked like a playoff between as many as six of the words greatest players. But, it’s better to be great at the end …

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