Golf Chronicles Blog

PGA Championship–A Brook (Stagger?) in the Park

PGA Championship at Bethpage Black The event has been dominated by two stories. Both stories are sharing the significant headlines.  The first is the outstanding play of Brooks Koepka where he led the tournament by 7 strokes going into the final round.  This is an...

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Tiger Woods Awarded the Medal of Freedom

I thought we had covered this topic in the preceding blog post but it seems that the award is yet another divisive political hot topic.  Wood's achievements in golf require no interpretation.  It will be argued for years to come whether he or Jack Nicklaus will be...

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Master’s Blog-An Addendum

In my blog post published yesterday, I mentioned that I didn't understand why Trump would award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods.  While I'm not a Trump fan and my opinion is completely irrelevant, I would like to set my revised opinion that this was a...

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The Master’s-Triumph for Tiger

Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters was a very special event for him personally and the game of golf.  The media loves winners and has spent the last ten years criticizing Woods and making light of his struggle to return the top stage in golf.  Many commentators wrote...

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Augusta National Women’s Amateur

    I was surprised to learn that a little known publicized event is about to occur.  On April 4, 2018 Augusta National announced that it would support a global women's amateur event on the week preceding the annual Master's Tournament.  The first two rounds...

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Amata Springs Country Club

Last week, we're sloshed around at Pasatiempo in pouring, driving rain with temperatures in the low 40's.  A week later, we teed it up at Amata Springs Country Club in Chonbori, Thailand.  We arrived in Bangkok late Friday night and it was 88 degrees with at least 90%...

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The End of the Rain?

California has been pelted with rain for almost the last six weeks and I'm beginning to feel like we live in the UK.  We know this is not really true and can feel that the good weather is coming.  Our reservoirs are full, mudslides abound, our umbrellas are broken,...

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Weather Havoc in February

February was a brutal month for the golfing public in the United States.  Those of you that live in Florida or Hawaii need not read the rest of this post.  For retirees who play four or five times a week it was a time to read a good book; and for their wives, whose...

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Etiquette

I'm sitting here in the Lufthansa lounge in Munich, Germany suffering through a flight cancellation as I'm trying to make my way to Brian's place in Somerset, England for the weekend.  This visit was almost destined not to happen as the airline that was supposed to...

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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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