Golf Chronicles Blog

Tips and Vignettes for the Golfer

As we head into the heat of summer, the number of rounds played tend to increase and the occasional golfer is hitting the links and the numerous charity events all over the country. It's sort of a "down week" from major sports.  The NBA and NHL finals are over.  MLB...

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Open Championship-Portrush Preview

The Open Championship is my favorite major championship due to the course rotations of a series of historical venues all of which have very special stories.  Last year, I previewed the history of Royal Birkdale as I was fortunate to have a personal contact at the...

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Lashley “Rockets” to Victory

I usually would have no interest in watching the Rocket Mortgage Classic from Detroit, Michigan on a Sunday especially when the Yankees were playing their ultimate rivals, the Boston Red Sox, in London.  Truth be told, fortunately the baseball game was just about over...

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Gary Woodland Wins the US Open

Gary Woodland WON the US Open at Pebble Beach.  Woodland grabbed the lead in the second round and hung onto it.  He was solid and unwavering throughout the tournament.  He has always been a fine player on tour but his short game especially putting had always been...

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US Open–Through 36 Holes

The 100th US Open at Pebble Beach is shaping up to be a phenomenal event as the leader board is tightly bunched with the cut line of +2, which is 11 shots behind the leader, Gary Woodland. Pebble Beach is shrouded in gray marine layer skies  coupled with very little...

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Newport Country Club-Newport, Rhode Island

I've always wanted to play Newport Country Club.  I really love playing links courses especially on the East Coast of the United States.  I finally got the opportunity to play there as my nephew was graduating from college in Bristol, Rhode Island.  As usual, I had...

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PGA Championship–A Brook (Stagger?) in the Park

PGA Championship at Bethpage Black The event has been dominated by two stories. Both stories are sharing the significant headlines.  The first is the outstanding play of Brooks Koepka where he led the tournament by 7 strokes going into the final round.  This is an...

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Tiger Woods Awarded the Medal of Freedom

I thought we had covered this topic in the preceding blog post but it seems that the award is yet another divisive political hot topic.  Wood's achievements in golf require no interpretation.  It will be argued for years to come whether he or Jack Nicklaus will be...

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Master’s Blog-An Addendum

In my blog post published yesterday, I mentioned that I didn't understand why Trump would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods.  While I'm not a Trump fan and my opinion is completely irrelevant, I would like to set my revised opinion that this was a...

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