Golf Chronicles Blog

Rules Changes-Common Sense 101

On May 1, 2017, we wrote a blog post on the plight of Lexi Thompson who lost a PGA event after being penalized for a putt that was allegedly mis marked.  The penalty was a result of a TV viewer calling in the infraction to tournament officials.   It was a pretty...

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The Return of Tiger

The world of Golf just received an early Christmas present-the return of Tiger Woods to competition on the PGA Tour.  It has been interesting watching and reading about Tiger's return during the Hero's Challenge in Bermuda.  It is an event where he is the host playing...

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Professional Lesson in November

The 14th of November, 2017 was a glorious day especially being at a golf course-any golf course and today we were at Cordevalle GC in San Martin, California.  Mother Nature unfolded a picture-perfect day with nary a cloud in the sky.  Rains in the days preceding the...

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Steve Young/Jerry Rice Golf Classic

The annual Steve Young/Jerry Rice Golf Classic was held again at Cordevalle G.C. on October 16.  This is a charity event that benefits the Forever Young Foundation and the Tech Museum in San Jose.  I've been playing and supporting this event for the past nine years...

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Golf at Notre Dame University

Okay, what is this post all about?  We were at Notre Dame University for the weekend to attend the ND/USC rivalry football game.  Notre Dame has a championship golf course that will actually be the host of a future US Senior Open.  Oops!-no tee times available on the...

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Irish Golf in October

I've been coming to Ireland for a long time for business and mostly for golf over the years. My first trip was in May, 1982 where we played in the South--Ballybunion, La Hinch, Waterville and New Ballybunion.  Sadly on that trip, we didn't see much of any of these...

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The Tour Championship

The Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta marked the final event of the PGA Tour for 2017.  It's the culmination of a series of tournaments where the field is pared to the top 30 players to compete for the Championship and a shot at the Fed Ex Cup which is a $10M...

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Johnson Outduels Speith at the Northern Trust Open

Golf is a strange game where turns and twists that are unexpected seem to the norm. There is an old adage in match ball competition which simply states "Never Underestimate What Your Competitor will do."  This was the story line at the Northern Trust Open at the Glen...

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USA Wins Solheim Cup

The USA Team won the 2017 edition of the Solheim Cup rather handily but the competition was far closer than the final tally of 16 1/2-11 1/2 reflected.  The Solheim is the LPGA's version of The Ryder Cup pitting the US against the European professional women.  The...

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