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American Golf’s Distant History

How Did the U.S. History of Golf Start, and Who Were the Greats? Those of us who have been around a while and walked a few fairways tend to believe that we know the story of golf here on the North American continent. Canada and the U.S. have a separate history, but the timeline is …

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Off the Tee – Going the Distance

Off the Tee - Going the Distance

Increased Distance Causing Problems – but for Whom? They just won’t let me have it my way, and no good deed goes unpunished. I bought an electric car to avoid paying gas, so I’ll have to pay it as a road tax instead. So goes doing the right thing. But now, they’re going to put …

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Rules, Decorum, Tweets Dominate the Week

New Rules

War Over New Rules Obscuring the Game Rule changes occur once in a while, we all know that. And, from time to time, someone goofs up and incurs a penalty. In the old days, it didn’t happen so often that one might think it was the order of the day, but in the past few …

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Elder to Receive Bobby Jones Award

Elder

History-making Lee Elder to be Honored at Pebble Beach, 2019 Lee Elder is about to make history…again. He was the first African-American golfer to play in the Masters, and the first to play in the Ryder Cup. He represented a great presence in the pioneering days of non-white golfers in the United States, with Charlie …

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Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

South African Lee-Anne Pace Runs Afoul of Rule 4-3b, Disqualified The nature of the modern rules of golf, if they truly reflect the old Scots who got it going in the west, should shed some light on the type of thinking that started the whole thing. Were the golf pioneers crusty old men playing in …

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Second Thoughts on USGA

USGA

Respect Issue Worse Than Previously Thought Between Players and USGA I don’t think that most golf fans have the relationship between all the golf organizations straight. I know I have trouble keeping it all in line. I’ve been to the home of the USGA, as cool a golf building as there has ever been, save …

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Golf Waning? Not With Girls, It Isn’t

Sandy LaBauve

Sandy LaBauve’s Vision for Girls in Golf is Booming It may not be news to anyone but me, but reading Mark Lampert’s article on Sandy LaBauve and the ongoing LPGA-USGA Golf Program for Girls stuck a dagger in the heart of the “Golf is Dying” movement. I’m sorry if courses have become too congested as …

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The Golf Rules Quiz

The Golf Rules Quiz

What We Don’t Know About the Rules Might Amaze Us Most of us have, without a doubt, run into the vast variety of quizzes available on the internet, and often spread on Facebook, that test our general world knowledge. We are tempted with “I’ll bet you can’t beat this score.” And, if you do, the …

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Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Rules change in the golf world, and some unfortunate habits as well The governing body of golf and its rules didn’t call me personally to tell me the news. However, they made it perfectly clear that I am no longer welcome to call in with my replay observations about anyone’s golf game. Apparently, the players …

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PGA and European Tour Merger?

Many Questions Arise if the European and PGA Men’s Tours Effect a Merger Rory McIlroy has been musing lately about the idea of Europe and the U.S. seeking a merger, at least the men’s golf part. That’s right, the PGA and European Tour in a hypothetical merger. There are so many talents between the two, …

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