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AT&T Pro-AM–Winter Comes to Pebble Beach

The AT&T Pro-AM has always had a checkered reputation for bad weather conditions but 2019 set a new standard.  I believed that we have had a pretty good run of warm sunshine and benign conditions generating envy throughout the rest of the country.  It's the one...

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Super Golf Sunday

Pebble Beach It's hard to write about a tournament (Phoenix Open)  that you can't watch.  We are here in Pebble Beach and lost power for almost a day from Friday AM to Saturday night.  Extreme wind and rain have blasted the Monterrey Peninsula causing significant...

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PGA Tour Stop–Torrey Pines, Putting with the Pin

The Farmer's Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Justin Rose nailed his 10th PGA Tour victory with a methodical run of the mill, ho-hum mastery of the South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego.  The South Course is the last venue where Tiger Woods won a major championship...

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Winter/Mission Hills Golf in China

January is the worst month of the year.  It's a natural downer coming off the Christmas and  all the other holiday festivities.  The weather doesn't bother us in December but after New Year's Day, the gloom sets in.  The days are shorter and in Europe, particularly...

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Note from the UK

The professionals are in Hawaii blasting tee shots 350 yards and further in the brilliant sunshine and perfect conditions.  The PGA Tour in Hawaii requires a birdie fiesta--par just isn't a good score there.  Gary Woodlands went into the final round last week  with a...

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The Year in Review

It seemed to me that golf treaded water in 2018 with some momentum offset by the continued decline in interest in the younger segments of the population which is really the future of golf.    The most significant factor to positively impact the game's popularity was...

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The 2018 Pebble Beach Homeowner’s Tournament

On December 19, we played in the Annual Pebble Beach Homeowner's Tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links.  The competition is a foursome team event with each contestant playing their own ball.  The two best balls are then selected to determine the team score for the...

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The Match??

The Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelsen event occurred on Black Friday.  Readers of this blog that intended to pay $19.95 to watch these two duke it out for $9M (winner take-all) were few and far between.  Some brilliant marketing executive at AT&T conceived this idea...

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Letter from New Zealand-Volume 2

I've played 3 rounds at the Kauri Cliffs golf club and the word "cliffs" is clearly operable.  The course is impossible to walk in my view but there are some brave souls that do it with a push cart or a caddy.  There's lots of distance between the holes and...

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