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US Wins the Walker Cup in a Hard Fought Battle

US Wins the Walker Cup in a Hard Fought Battle

The USA won a hard fought victory over the team from Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) by a score of 14-12.  The match was full of pressure and intrigue as the US held off the challenge of the game GB&I squad.  Based on amateur records and world rankings, the...

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Complete a Brief Survey and Win a Copy of One of my Books!

Complete a Brief Survey and Win a Copy of One of my Books!

Your Opinion is Needed! It's hard to believe that I have now composed 186 posts since we developed the "Golf Chronicles" web sit and reached over 1,350 people.  We'd like your feedback as to the quality and relevance of the posts and your opinion on the quality of the...

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The College Golf Coach

The College Golf Coach

I have always wondered about what a college golf course does.  I can understand the basics of the job of scheduling, logistics, conducting practice and all the mundane things that are required to manage a golf program.  There is the strategic responsibility of...

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The Cinks win at Hilton Head/Amateur Updates

The Cinks win at Hilton Head/Amateur Updates

The Cinks Win at Hilton Head The RBC Classic at Harbor Town (Hilton Head), South Carolina usually has a problem drawing the top talent on the PGA Tour especially as the first PGA event following the Masters.  Normally, I wouldn't take in this tournament especially...

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Matsuyama Staggers to Master’s Victory

Matsuyama Staggers to Master’s Victory

Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters but it wasn't easy.  I would have bet against Matsuyama winning at the beginning of the final round as he's been a leader in the clubhouse before and seems to have a balky putter that prevents him from closing the deal.  The field...

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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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