Golf Chronicles Blog

Through the Green–Solheim Cup

Through the Green Wins an Author's Award The 25th Annual Colorado Independent Book Publishers Association EVVY Awards Banquet took place in Denver last week.  Through the Green had been nominated last spring as one of my publisher's selections for a writing award in...

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More on Slowplay

Slowplay The issue of slowplay in golf is getting some additional publicity due to comments expressed by Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy as two of the best players in the game.  Slowplay is a disease for the game and the professionals set the standard of behavior for...

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The Tour Championship Exposes the State of the Game

Current State of the PGATour After watching the professionals tear venerable Medinah No. 3 apart last weekend in the BMW championship, I wonder about the direction that the professional game is headed.  It seems as if there is an analogy to what is happening in Major...

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August Golf Meanderings

It's August and we're in Pebble Beach.  No airports, no crowds, no traffic, no travel and most importantly-no heat.  It's 65 degrees here and very quiet as we commute back and forth to the golf club, which is a mile away.  I know that I'm gloating but after three...

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Tom Watson

Tom Watson is calling it a career.  He played in his last Senior Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes last Sunday.  It is also the 10th anniversary of Watson's near achievement at the Open Championship at Turnberry.  Watson's career has been spectacular...

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Open Championship

Shane Lowry took a four shot lead into the final round.  Brooks Koepka pipes up and reminds Lowry that he had a four shot lead into the final round of the US Open at Oakmont in 2016.  Shane accepted the comment and stated that he had learned a lot from that tough...

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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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