Archives for: August 2005

Unforeseen benefits of golf technology

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My previous blog about how to deal with the inexorable encroachment of technology on golf’s history, records, and courses elicited some intriguing comments. Perhaps requiring pros to use persimmon clubs has some merit, after all, pro baseball players d… more »

Don't make golf courses longer, make par shorter

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Are you of the opinion that technology is killing the game? Or do you think that the hysteria is, well, hysterical? Stuart Appleby hit a 427-yard drive on the 650-yard 16th at Firestone this past weekend (and a few more over 400 yards, to boot). Is th… more »

Checking 2005 Major Predictions

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Well, the final major of 2005 is in the books. Let's check my predictions made in January:"Major winners: Master's -- Mickelson; US Open -- Singh; British Open -- Woods; PGA -- Singh. That's right, all big names. No darkhorses this year."3 out of… more »

NCAA ban on Native American mascots goes too far

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Yesterday, the NCAA ruled that Native American mascots and nicknames will not be allowed to be used or displayed at post-season tournaments. While I applaud cultural sensitivity and respect for the oppressed, this ruling goes too far. The issue is far mo… more »

Jeong Jang better than Michelle Wie now, will always be better than Wie

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Jeong Jang completed a wire-to-wire rout at the Weetabix Women’s British Open this weekend. Michelle Wie, who tied for third, obviously sucks. I mean come on, Jeong Jang WON, didn’t she? She’s unarguably a far more gifted golfer—now and forev… more »

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