Archives for: November 2009

An Obama family foursome could give golf a much needed boost

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It's well known President Barack Obama is a talented basketball player. What many may not know is he also plays golf. Well, sort of. Like William Howard Taft, the first U.S. president to play golf, Wilson, Harding, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon,… more »

What do NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Lorena Ochoa have in common?

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Jimmie Johnson and Lorena Ochoa are superb athletes at the top of their game. This weekend, both just reached a new milestone in their respective sports. Johnson, driving ace for Hendrick Motorsports captured his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup champi… more »

Top 5 absolutely off-the-wall golf gifts

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There are a lot of things out there these days to make the spikes rise up on the back of your neck. Some relief from the gloom and doom would be nice. So here we go: my Top 5 Absolutely Off-the-Wall Golf Gifts to Keep you Laughing through Tough Times.… more »

Shawnee pro reveals secret golf training aid to keep golfers from pulling up

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It may be time for a whipping. Jim Miller, Tillinghast Golf Academy's director of instruction at The Shawnee Inn in Pennsylvania (, says the hardest thing to teach in golf is to keep from pulling up. Miller recently went back into… more »

It's time to eat crow all you Wie naysayers. Slump? No way.

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Everyone in the world of golf has to be happy Michelle Wie has her first LPGA win. Playing in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico, Wie, Creamer, Shin and Kerr created great theater right up to the final day, all good news for the game of golf and for… more »

Wie Wheeee

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A great day for women’s golf. A great day for the LPGA. A great day for Michelle Wie herself. After six years, tears, 65 starts and a clutch sand wedge on the 18th… Finally. Wie is an LPGA champion. In her own words, “Absolutely… more »

In PGA Pro-Am golf events, no one cares how you’re playing, but YOU. So relax

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When I arrived at the Annandale Country Club, the sun wasn’t yet up on this brisk, foggy morning in Madison, Mississippi. I was playing in my first PGA Pro-Am event, the Viking Classic. Terrifying thought. Earlier that morning in the hotel lobby, o… more »

When it comes to drivers is BIGGER better?

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Does size count? If you go by what the club manufacturers are marketing, oh yeah. We're talking drivers. I bought into the trend when Callaway launched its Big Bertha. Then I tried the TaylorMade R7. Liked it. Now along comes Tour Edge's Exotics XCG-3… more »

Get off your Bums: Golf was Meant for Walking

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I just don’t get it, these people who spend big bucks to belong to a gym and hire personal trainers, all to sweat off, take off weight and shape up. They buy into the latest diets and spring for the newest exercise gimmicks promising to do everything b… more »

Flying Riff Raff class can cost you big bucks when checking golf bags

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Horrifying baggage policies implemented by several airlines have been striking fear in the hearts of frugal golfers. Charging for the first checked bag for travel each way within the U.S. in “riff raff” class (international flights are more generous)… more »

Maybe the Legends Tour needs a Name Change

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Talking to a friend about how much I had enjoyed hearing Louise Suggs speak, she said, “I thought she was dead.” “No way,” I said. “She’s made of strong stuff. One of golf’s greatest players and a founder of the LPGA, Suggs competed in… more »

Did court upholding Ireland's Portmarnock's men-only golf club status mean bad day for women?

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The Dublin Supreme Court recently sided with the gentlemen who want to bar women from becoming full time members of their prestigious Portmarnock Golf Club. "It sends out a message that discrimination continues and this judgment upholds inequality… more »
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