Golf Chronicles Blog

Bandon Dunes Links Championship

Avid golfers play a lot of competitive golf and all of us play in a number of charity golf tournaments or club tournaments that are very competitive.  I decided to cover my experience at the Bandon Dunes Links Championship in Oregon this past week. The event is little...

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Mickelsen U.S. Open Verdict

Last week during the Third Round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Phil Mickelson surprised us all by chasing after a putt he hit on the 13th hole a little too hard that would have rolled off the green but....Mickelsen chased after the putt, caught up to the ball...

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Brooks Koepka Wins Second Consecutive US Open Title

Brooks Koepka won his second consecutive US Open title at Shinnecock Hills and becomes the first player since Curtis Strange to win back to back titles.  I hadn't expected Koepka to win here at Shinnecock for two reasons:  1.  It is an improbable event to win back to...

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US Open Championship Preview

The 2018 US Open Championship will be played at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, Long Island, New York.  This event should be a "doozy" this year especially in light of the previous Open held there in 2004.  Shinnecock is a classic links course amongst a number of...

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Trinity Forest Golf Club–Sorry Byron?

The Byron Nelson Classic was played for years at the wonderful Los Colinas Club at the Four Seasons Resort in North Dallas.  The tournament was moved to a new site in South Dallas at the Trinity Forest Golf Club (TFGG).  TFGG is actually a links course so I found a...

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Sergio’s Meltdowns, Amateur Golf

  The topics in this blog seem to be disconnected.  We chronicle the emotional diatribes of Sergio Garcia in recent tour events and the achievements of three amateurs in their high school and collegiate careers.  The connection is the potential emotions that...

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McElroy’s Post Masters Musings

Coming into Sunday, Rory McElroy believed he had an edge on Patrick Reed.  McElroy had won all of the other majors and this would be a career grand slam putting him into some elite company in golf history.  McElroy said as much to the press stating that although he...

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The Masters-Patrick Reed Perseveres to Win

The 2018 Masters Augusta National is the common denominator as the same course in the first major of the year.  All of the other majors have rotational venues.  Augusta is set up virtually the same way every year--no rough, fast greens, running fairways etc.  Augusta...

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