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Schauffele Wins the PGA Championship

Xander Schauffele knew that the final round of the PGA Championship would be one of the most competitive rounds of the year with a virtual hornet's nest of top names-DeChambeau, Hovland, Morikawa, Rose, Lowry contending.   The golf course would provide no defense as...

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Cape Kidnappers–Pay Attention

Cape Kidnappers–Pay Attention

We're here in New Zealand playing one of the world's top 100 international courses at Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay.  This is my second trip here as we were last here in 2015.  I didn't remember much about the course except the signature 15th hole, which stands 500...

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Masters Winners=Scheffler+Augusta National

Masters Winners=Scheffler+Augusta National

After months of a fairly boring 2024 professional golf tour, the golfing world finally turned to Augusta National for the annual Rite of Spring.  For the next five days, we could tune out the LIV/PGA shuffle and the whole child-like sordid affair that is diminishing...

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Here Comes the Masters (Thank God!)

Here Comes the Masters (Thank God!)

The 2024 PGA Tour has been a bit boring through no fault of its own as new talent takes the center stage but this talent is relatively unknown to those who follow professional golf.    The talent base has been diluted with the desertions of Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson,...

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Slowwww Play!

Slowwww Play!

SLOW PLAY Slow play is the curse of playing the game of golf.  Slow play has nothing to do with the game itself but is perpetrated by its participants for a number of different reasons. For some unknown and irrelevant reasons, the game of golf was meant to be played...

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Rory McIlroy Decides?

Rory McIlroy Decides?

Rory McIlroy has been an outspoken critic of the LIV Tour and the impact it has had on professional golf.  McIlroy would have been a big fish catch for LIV, and I'm sure they made a serious run at him.  McIlroy has had a very successful career on the PGA Tour and so...

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Shanksville

Shanksville

The following is an excerpt from my new "yet to be published" book following the chapter covering the Shanks in my first book..Golf Chronicles. Where is Shanksville?  No one seems to know and it might be located nearby the Corona Country Club.  It is the valley of...

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Waste Management Phoenix Open–The Jig is Up

Waste Management Phoenix Open–The Jig is Up

Unfortunately, the winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open was the secondary story of the event.  Nick Taylor persevered to a well earned win on the second playoff hole over Charley Hoffman.  The Waste Management Phoenix Open has been professional golf's answer to...

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The AT&T Washout

The AT&T Washout

Apparently the gods of golf were not happy with the new "designated event" status of the AT&T pro-am.  The Pineapple Express and other storm activity killed the event on Saturday after the conclusion of the third round, as the storms brought high winds and rain...

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The 2024 Season (yawn….)

The 2024 Season (yawn….)

I must admit that I miss not seeing Jon Rahm.  The 2024 season is off to the usual boring start in Hawaii with scores as low as the current state of the California snow pack.  The Tour season doesn't really start for me until the professionals reach Torrey Pines in...

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The End of the Clambake

The End of the Clambake

Professional golf is become more and more disconnected from the average player   Professional golf used to be spared from the scandal, bad vibes, huge contracts and greed and disruption of all the other spectator sports (football, basketball, baseball etc.).  In...

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Twas the Night Before Christmas-2023

Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house-not a creature was stirring-not even an LIV mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care-in hopes that reservation vouchers for Bandon Dunes would be there. The...

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Scheffler is the Winner but Tiger is the Hero

Scheffler is the Winner but Tiger is the Hero

Scottie Schleffer had a walk on the shore and navigated four consecutive rounds in the 60's to take home a huge pile of cash for Christmas presents at the Hero Challenge at the Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.  The event is not a PGA Tour sanctioned tournament and was...

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Golf is Hard

Golf is Hard

Golf Is Hard Its the first tee at Pine Valley  Bunkers and junk everywhere; Intimidation and fear in the air.  How to navigate perhaps the most difficult course in the land?  Where virtually every shot may end up in the sand. Golf is Hard Its the first tee at Pebble...

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Golf in Massachusetts

Golf in Massachusetts

Essex Country Club It's the third week of October and an explosion of brown, green, orange and red leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. It's a quiet time of the year leading to the revelry that will soon be Halloween. It's the time of the year when the New...

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