Tag: Snead

Snead, Woods? Give it Up

No Way Statistics Can Cover the Variables The world of statistics is vast, as we do our best to freeze into place precisely what an athlete has done against the competition of his or her own era. Statistics can even chart one’s excellence in competition with the self, and how one’s game has enhanced itself …

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Herman Keiser and the ’46 Masters

Herman Keiser

Little Known Herman Keiser Wins 1946 Masters Digging around in the lesser known byways of golf history can be a lot of fun, as one runs into a lot of new names, places, and events. We realize at those times how detailed the game’s history is, despite the fact that we thought we knew a …

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Becoming Our Own Teacher

Becoming Our Own Teacher

After Seeking the Best Advice We Can Find, We are the Next Teacher In my own profession, I have enjoyed a handful of great teachers, but in every case, I found myself unable to demonstrate mastery over their concepts in the moment. However, without exception I had an instant of waking up, sometimes years later, …

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Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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Masters 2014 – Where are the New Guys?

Masters 2014

Will the Masters 2014 See a New Guy Win? This has been going on for a while now – this tournament, this course, this cast of characters. There’s nothing else quite like it on the tour. The visual prize, besides the winner’s check, is an article of clothing you couldn’t wear to anything else, and …

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No Kids at the PGA-Furyk and Dufner

Furyk and Dufner Experience Leading The youth movement, in my opinion, has gone too far. We’ve reached the point where we begin to worry about a player who’s heading into the late 20s and hasn’t won everything in sight. “Poor thing,” we think – “he/she’s an also-ran.” That’s the very dilemma we have this week. …

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Majors, Grand Slams

Disappointments and Timing The great Mickey Wright is the only woman to ever garner the women’s version of golf’s grand slam. Back then, it was the Women’s U.S. Open, the LPGA Championship, the Western Open and the Titleholders. For spectators, another shot at this lofty goal has rolled around, in the form of Inbee Park, …

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