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Lydia Ko of Old Appears at Marathon

There’s No One Like Lydia Ko with Wedge and Putter I don’t have so much trouble remembering people, places and events, but once in a while I become disoriented as to the ‘when.’ For example, I was shocked to learn that Lydia Ko is knocking on 24 years old. I was sure she was much …

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Beat Big Hitter? Stay Within Yourself

How Can We Compete With a ‘Big Hitter’ Who Hits It Sooooo Far? I once undertook a project known to be very difficult at work. When it was over, my friend said “Congratulations. You did it much less badly than anyone else.” I was grateful for the comment. That’s the game of golf. It’s bigger …

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Teaching My Eight-Year Old Self the Game

What I Did Wrong Teaching Myself Like most golfers, I took lessons as a kid, and then off and on through the years. Also like most people, a lot of learning has come from teaching myself based on what I got in those lessons. Unfortunately, my eight-year old buccaneer brain didn’t take to mechanics. I …

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Mickey Wright, Golf’s Platonic Ideal Dies

Mickey Wright

Mickey Wright, Likely the Best of the Best We knew that it was going to come some day, but I put it out of my head. Last week, we lost Mickey Wright at the age of 85. Wright was an extremely important figure for me in the 50s and 60s, the two decades in which …

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Hosung Choi – What a Swinger

Choi

Korean Hosung Choi a New Craze in the West With Unusual Swing One of these days, I’m going to take a few hours to total up the refund I want from all the golf lessons I took back in yesteryear. I was assured that unless my swing was sculpted into this or that, I would …

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Molinari Tweaks for 20 Extra Yards

Francesco Molinari Broke the Rules and Abandoned his Straight Line Drives Francesco Molinari, 35 years of age and relatively short, was banging away at just over a distance of 300 yards from the tee. He had what some called a ‘classic swing,’ but eventually, it wasn’t enough for the Italian. He wanted more and got …

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What is a Stance Really For?

What is a Stance Really For?

Find Your Stance for Balance I did the drill in my childhood days. Like most people, I was up and walking in the first couple of years. After that, I did what most of us do, develop the ability to perform upper body tasks while instinctively assuming a stance that would support the action. As …

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Physics and Irons

Physics Affect on Irons Collegian Has Interesting Idea We all know that the study of physics is a tough one, unless one is brilliantly inclined to the task. If you don’t have that kind of bent, it’s a nightmare. Although we consider physicists as being generally high-intellect people, there are caveats. Brilliant as they may …

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Golf Tip of the Day

Golf tip of the day

  Golf Tip of the Day Could “Lose” Money     I am of an age where I have heard the great bulk of golf tips offered over the space of several decades. I’ve seen gadgets galore, designed to keep this arm here, and that leg there. I’ve seen gizmos wrapped around the head, and …

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