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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines

The PGA Tour moved back into California with the completion of the beginning of the season in Hawaii.  The Torrey Pines South Course is one of the best public courses in the United States and presented a significant challenge to the field this week. There was...

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The Passing of Don Larsen and The Sentry Championship

The Passing of Don Larsen and The Sentry Championship

Sentry Championship Justin Thomas won the Champions Club Tournament in a 3-way playoff with Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele.  It was another disappointment for Schauffele who led through the third round and looked like he had victory in sight. Thomas who led down...

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US Wins President’s Cup

US Wins President’s Cup

The USA team, captained by Tiger Woods, retained the President's Cup in dramatic fashion on Sunday as the team powered through in the Single's matches defeating the International team 16-14.  It was a struggle for the USA and a tremendous achievement for Tiger Woods....

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President’s Cup Preview

President’s Cup Preview

Well the President's Cup is a few days away and there seems to be some potential hype to elicit some interest for the event..    Perhaps the US President should get down there for a ceremonial tee shot and add some spice to the proceedings.  This could be yet another...

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Spanish Bay Review

Spanish Bay Review

There is a lull in the prominence of the golf world as we approach the winter months.  Most of our attention is tuned in to College Football and the NFL.  The weather in most of the country requires the golfing public to put their clubs away and even the Fall...

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One Ball Rules

One Ball Rules

Russell Henley, PGA Professional, showed up hopefully for the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last week and was looking forward to the event as he's been playing well recently. After his warm-up, he was signing golf balls for fans-a routine affair for the PGA professional...

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The President’s Cup

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

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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Bio Kim Suspended by Korean PGA, Na Wins in Las Vegas

Bio Kim Suspended by Korean PGA, Na Wins in Las Vegas

Bio Kim, the leading money winner on the Korean PGA tour, was suspended by the Tour for 3 years after making an obscene gesture to the crowd on the final round of a Tour event on the 16th hole.  A camera cell phone went off during Kim's backswing and he lost it,...

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Vacation Golf Tales et al

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–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

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

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

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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