Archives for: September 2006

Checking out Sun Mountain's waterproof Micro J outerwear

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I have a lot of junk in my golf bag: a dozen ballmark repair tools, Band-Aids, cigar cutter and lighter, plenty of golf balls, extra Soft Spikes, bug spray, sunscreen, extra gloves, rain gloves, etc., etc. The Boy Scouts would be proud, because with all… more »

Blogger calls Ryder Cup (big deal)

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Well, I hate to say, "I told you so," but I told you so. Be it dumb luck or prescient insight doesn't really matter. My prediction of Europe over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup by at least 7 points turned out to be overly generous to our side. Big deal.… more »

2006 Ryder Cup looks like a rout for the Euros

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Let's call a mashie a mashie: It's going to be a rout for the Euros at the 2006 Ryder Cup. Two of our top three guns, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk, were knocked out in the first round of the HSBC World Match Play Championship. Furyk was whipped by Robert… more »

Please, please, please, don't let Michelle Wie turn into a freak

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Watching Michelle Wie shoot 5-over at the first round of the 84 Lumber Classic, I was reminded of Japanese television. I lived in Japan for nearly four years, and was continually intrigued and repulsed by the way certain television shows reveled in s… more »

How Patty Berg helped me learn to love golf

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From the AP wire: FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Patty Berg, the golf pioneer who won an LPGA Tour-record 15 major titles and was one of the 13 founding members of the tour in 1950, died Sunday. She was 88.Berg won 60 LPGA titles, served as the first p… more »

Jim Furyk's shirts catch your eye, but do they grab your wallet?

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Anyone notice Jim Furyk's shirts recently? He's wearing shirts that button all the way up, sort of like golf version of the cool retro shirts Charlie Sheen wears on Two and a Half Men. The shirts are made by Chiliwear, and are technically known as "P… more »

The moral of Gene Sarazen's life: Play golf

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Author Mike Cortson sent along the following cautionary tale. I share it with you verbatim, for your edification and justification: In 1923, Who Was: 1. President of the largest steel company? 2. President of the largest gas company?… more »

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