Tag: putting

Tips from My Friend Fred

Fred Loves to Give Golf Tips No, his name’s not really Fred, but he’ll go rough on me if I use his real name. He’d also give me an earful if I tell anyone he’s from Fresno, so I’ll just say he’s from Southern California.  Fred’s a golfer, just a good old one to three …

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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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Golf at 100

Golf at 100 – Never Count Anyone Out I read an article the other day about people who break 100 – years, that is – and without exception, they don’t believe in middle age. They do what they believe they can do. Those who can’t envision such an age, whether we’re in our teens or …

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Lizette Arrives at Kingsmill

Lizette Salas

Lizette Salas Wins the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg First you learn to play the game, and along the way, learn to control your emotions and nerves. Then, you learn to cope with better and better competition, and then you learn how to show up consistently among the better players. Then you learn to get into …

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Paula Creamer Sinks Big One

Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer Sinks Big One in Singapore – HSBC Championship Now I know what I want for Christmas this year. I want a lag putting lesson from Paula Creamer, or better yet, some good instruction on how to make lag putts go in. After watching the conclusion of the HSBC Women’s Golf Championship played in …

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Putting Stance – Do We Want Glamour or Birdies?

  Michelle Wie’s New Putting Stance   When I saw the golf news about Michelle Wie’s new putting stance, I was reminded of the man being fitted for a new suit, and suffering an endless series of contortions by the tailor so that it would fit. As he walked down the street trying to hold …

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Technology, Putting and the Old Course

Ben Hogan

  Has Professional Golf Become a Putting Contest? As Woody Austin spoke of approaching his fiftieth birthday recently, he talked about how he made his mark by being a ball striker and “knocking the flag over.” Citing the great Ben Hogan, the man Austin believes to the best to ever play the game, he lamented …

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