Golf Chronicles Blog

The President’s Cup

The President's Cup is the bi-annual match play pitting the United States against the Rest of the World ("ROW") excluding Europe.  Europe plays the United States in the bi-annual Ryder Cup matches.  The formats for the match play event are actually the same but the...

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The Business of Golf…et al

I was very surprised last week to hear a discussion about the potential investment values of golf companies and the growth potential of the sport.  This discussion was being held on CNBC, which really surprised me.  The companies discussed were Callaway and Acushnet...

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Vacation Golf Tales et al

It's the end of September and the trip to Ireland might provide some dodgy weather for golf.  There is still a lot of daylight in the days ahead as sunset is about 8PM.  Of course, you can get a round in after a full day of meetings.    The question is always posed...

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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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