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Spanish Bay Revisited

Spanish Bay Revisited

The pandemic must be getting to me.  Seeking a little variety from what has become the norm of playing the venerable MPCC (Monterrey Peninsula Country Club) wonderful venues, I decided to have a round at Pebble Beach's Spanish Bay.  A number of strange, little, dull,...

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The Latest Trends- Golf in the Pandemic-Christmas Edition

The Latest Trends- Golf in the Pandemic-Christmas Edition

The recent bad news in rising COVID 19 cases nationwide has been a serious setback for the nation.  This recent trend followed the Thanksgiving holiday and now more bad news is anticipated as families are desperate to congregate during the festive Christmas season....

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Great Golf Holes-Spylass Hill Golf Course- No. 4

Great Golf Holes-Spylass Hill Golf Course- No. 4

The Spyglass Hill Golf course is a favorite and very difficult test nestled in the pines of the Monterrey Peninsula.  The Course is owned and operated by the Pebble Beach Company and hosts a number of tournaments and championships of the Northern California Golf...

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Great Golf Holes-Yale Golf Course No. 9

Great Golf Holes-Yale Golf Course No. 9

We lived about a mile away from the main Yale university campus in New Haven, Connecticut in the Wooster Square area populated by New Haven's Italian community and home to some of the pizza restaurants in the entire world.  You simply have to ask any Yale graduate to...

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Master’s Commentary

Master’s Commentary

Unfortunately, Augusta National was defenseless for the November 2020 Masters.  The course was in its usual immaculate condition but the swirling mysterious winds that can drug the professional were not present.  Significant rain descended on Augusta on Wednesday...

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Master’s Preview-No. 2

Master’s Preview-No. 2

It's the eve of the 2020 Masters and the tournament is generating as much interest as we've seen in years.  Last week, the professionals had a gallery at the tune-up for the event-the Shell Houston Open.  In my previous post, I had commented that I believed that the...

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ZOZO Open–Preview of the Masters?

ZOZO Open–Preview of the Masters?

The ZOZO Open was played at Sherwood Country Club in the Los Angeles Area this past week.  The ZOZO Open was originally supposed to be played in Japan as a PGA Tour event but the pandemic forced its relocation to the US.  ZOZO is the sponsor and is a large Japanese...

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Master’s Preview

Master’s Preview

I think we can say the year 2020 has been a disastrous year for the world.  One bright spot has been the game of golf, which has been able to conduct a weird schedule with some very good play.  We did miss the Open Championship as it would have been impossible to get...

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DeChambeau Masters Winged Foot-Wins U.S. Open

DeChambeau Masters Winged Foot-Wins U.S. Open

I had predicted that the winner of the US Open would be Winged Foot Golf Club.  The course soundly defeated 143 players except one-Bryson DeChambeau.  The narrow fairways hellacious rough and fast greens eventually ripped the field to shreds as no one could break par...

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US Open Preview

US Open Preview

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict the winner of the 2020 US Open will be Winged Foot Country Club.  This is probably one of the few times where the professionals are actually concerned about playing a golf course.  I am predicting carnage with a winning score...

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Johnson Wins Fed Ex Cup Championship

Johnson Wins Fed Ex Cup Championship

Dustin Johnson won the Fed Ex Cup capping a very successful season.  Johnson demonstrated that you really have to pay attention to your game at this level.  As the incoming medalist to the event at East Lake in Atlanta starting the tournamentwith a two stroke lead...

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PGA Championship

PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship emerging from a crowded big name leaderboard to shoot 64 and take home the Wanamaker Trophy. The tournament will be forever remembered by Morikawa's tee shot on the drivable 291 yard par 4. His tee shot was absolutely perfect...

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Katherine Zu/PGA Update

Katherine Zu/PGA Update

Katherine Zu Katherine recently completed her Freshman year at Cal Berkeley with a golf season ended by the pandemic.  Katherine entered Cal from the Harker Academy high school  in San Jose and she has had an outstanding career in junior golf.  She now holds the...

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