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Jordan Speith Wins the Valero Open

Jordan Speith Wins the Valero Open

I can't say that I usually watch the Valero Open in San Antonio Texas.  We've played La Cantera, where the tournament was conducted for 15 years  when we  attended the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio in 2004 where our UCONN Huskies brought home the national...

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Playing Alone

Playing Alone

Most people would comment that golf is a social game.to be played by four players (foursomes) with all sorts of games of gambling to experience the competitive spirit and camaradie that occurs with playing the game.  While I would agree that this scenario  is the...

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Thomas Pincers Through-Wins the Players’ Championship

Thomas Pincers Through-Wins the Players’ Championship

It almost looked like "Groundhog Day" at the Tournament Player's Championship in Florida.  The improbable 47 year old Lee Westwood was in the final group for the second week in a row with Bryson DeChambeau.  Westwood, who was one of the best players in the world, has...

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DeChambeau Powers on at Bay Hill

DeChambeau Powers on at Bay Hill

"It's Outta Here", "It's Goooddd!",--Baseball?, Football?--No it's Golf!  156 professionals played the difficult Bay Hill course for four days and it all came down to the last putt on the last hole.   Arnold Palmer's tournament couldn't have been more exciting....

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Tiger

Tiger

A Sunday ago, Tiger was handing the trophy for the Genesis Championship at Riviera to Max Homa. For Max, it was a true achievement of receiving the trophy from his boyhood idol who also made his mark in the Los Angeles area.  A week later and Tiger now lays in a...

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Max Homa Wins at Riviera

Max Homa Wins at Riviera

This was a tournament that seemingly no one really wanted to win but somebody had to.  Why not LA home town boy-Max Homa?  Max has been having a very good year thus far and has been high in leaderboards in many recent events on tour.  There seemed to be a "black...

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The Pebble Beach Pro-AM–Whatta Berger!

The Pebble Beach Pro-AM–Whatta Berger!

The 2021 Pebble Beach Pro-AM was supposed to be a pretty subdued event with the weakest field in years as players such as Dustin Johnson, Rory McElroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka and others were nowhere to be found.  Due to California and Monterrey Country's current...

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Koepka Returns! at the Phoenix Open

Koepka Returns! at the Phoenix Open

In the last blog, we lamented the decline of Jordan Speith, Brooks Koepka and to a lesser extent Xander Schauffle.  What happened to Speith?  First his renowned putting that vaulted him into major championship victories virtually disappeared.  I doubt any one...

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Torrey Pines 2021 Et Al

Torrey Pines 2021 Et Al

Farmer's Insurance Open at Torrey Pines The PGA seems to be off to a lackluster start in 2021 impacted by the continued elimination of fans as the pandemic roars on.  Prominent player "names" on tour are struggling as Jordan Speith, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffle...

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Emotions on the Golf Course

Emotions on the Golf Course

We've always stated that golf is a microcosm of life and not just people chasing a little white ball around a park.  Professional golfers are not immune from being subjected to emotions of the game but at their level, it's a much difference sensation.  Most, if not...

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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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