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Corona Country Club-Part III

Corona Country Club-Part III

We had another zoom phone call this week with Shivas Iron, President, Director and newly minted Club Professional.  There was no video for this call either and the dial in number was 23 x's.  Shivas was his usual chipper self...how ye doin wi yir game? R ye havin fun?...

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Golf at the Corona Country Club-Part II

Golf at the Corona Country Club-Part II

We may have discovered that the Corona Country Club exists but it might be only available if you have 5G.  It seems that Corona might have some structure but it is ethereal at best.  An apparition by the infamous golfer, Shivas Irons, revealed some interesting...

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Golf at The Corona CC

Golf at The Corona CC

Golf at the Corona Country Club Golf at The Corona Country club is illusory.  It started out as a club that you could play only by walking and carrying your own clubs-the way golf was meant to be played.  There are no golf carts, caddies, ball washers, towels, shoe...

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No More Golf?—Carnage at Bay Hill

No More Golf?—Carnage at Bay Hill

It's finally raining here in Northern California and I'm watching the 2019 Player's Championship.  The 2020 event was cancelled after the first round as the entire sporting world is shut down with the  exception of ridiculous airing of live boxing and MMA.  I would...

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Honda Classic+Featured Hole

Honda Classic+Featured Hole

The Honda Classic Jack Nicklaus' PGA National once again proved to be one of the toughest tracks on the PGA Tour.  The Bear Trap (the last 3 holes) continues to define and determine the winner of this tournament.  Sungjai Im, a 21 year-old from South Korea, emerged...

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Riviera-Genesis Invitational

Riviera-Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott  persevered through a thicket of competitors and managed to eke out the victory at the Genesis Invitational at the iconic Riviera Country Club.  I would conclude that the golf course actually won this tournament as the course set up was the most difficult...

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AT&T Pro-AM-Nick Taylor bests Phil Mickelsen

AT&T Pro-AM-Nick Taylor bests Phil Mickelsen

Nick Taylor became the first professional from outside the US to win this event since V. J. Singh in 2004.  This year was a very entertaining event with a number of storylines.  The first storyline was the weather--it was sunny and cool throughout the week with no...

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Phoenix Open-Super Sunday

Phoenix Open-Super Sunday

Webb Simpson emerged from the pack at the Phoenix Open and edged Tony Finau in a playoff.  It was another bitter pill for Finau who missed an 8 foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to seal his second PGA Tour Victory.  Instead Simpson came from behind and birdied 18 to...

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines

The PGA Tour moved back into California with the completion of the beginning of the season in Hawaii.  The Torrey Pines South Course is one of the best public courses in the United States and presented a significant challenge to the field this week. There was...

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The Passing of Don Larsen and The Sentry Championship

The Passing of Don Larsen and The Sentry Championship

Sentry Championship Justin Thomas won the Champions Club Tournament in a 3-way playoff with Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele.  It was another disappointment for Schauffele who led through the third round and looked like he had victory in sight. Thomas who led down...

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US Wins President’s Cup

US Wins President’s Cup

The USA team, captained by Tiger Woods, retained the President's Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday as the team powered through in the Single's matches defeating the International team 16-14.  It was a struggle for the USA and a tremendous achievement for Tiger Woods....

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President’s Cup Preview

President’s Cup Preview

Well the President's Cup is a few days away and there seems to be some potential hype to elicit some interest for the event..    Perhaps the US President should get down there for a ceremonial tee shot and add some spice to the proceedings.  This could be yet another...

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Spanish Bay Review

Spanish Bay Review

There is a lull in the prominence of the golf world as we approach the winter months.  Most of our attention is tuned in to College Football and the NFL.  The weather in most of the country requires the golfing public to put their clubs away and even the Fall...

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One Ball Rules

One Ball Rules

Russell Henley, PGA Professional, showed up hopefully for the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last week and was looking forward to the event as he's been playing well recently. After his warm-up, he was signing golf balls for fans-a routine affair for the PGA professional...

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The President’s Cup

The President’s Cup

The President's Cup is the bi-annual match play pitting the United States against the Rest of the World ("ROW") excluding Europe.  Europe plays the United States in the bi-annual Ryder Cup matches.  The formats for the match play event are actually the same but the...

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