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Golf & Poetry

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The onset of winter always transports me into the strange netherworld of nostalgia, where the things that have happened merge with the things that didn't, and run headlong into the things that could have, and perhaps should have. Golf is a great lifeli… more »

Giving Thanks

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Accuse me of sentimentality. Accuse me of caving into cliche. But today simply demands at least a small pause to give thanks. First, I'm thankful for a wonderful family, a warm house, dear friends, and a 60-degree wedge that allows me to do some magical… more »

"You play like a girl." "Thank you!"

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At the 2004 U.S. Women's Open, what struck me immediately (besides the near flawlessness of Natalie Gulbis' legs), were the power, grace, and perfect timing of the women's swings. From day one, I began preaching to anyone who would listen: "These are the… more »

Land of the Rising Sun and falling handicaps

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I lived in Japan for nearly 4 years, and studied closely that country's oft-cited fascination with the game of golf. During that time, I actively avoided playing at the club to which I was given a complementary membership. The club did not allow women to… more »

Putters gone wild!

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At the 2004 Fall PGA Expo in Vegas, there were more new putters on display than any other type of equipment. And these weren't your grandfather's (or Phil Mickelson's) heel-shafted blades, either. Seriously, it looked like someone had dropped a bunch of… more »

Tiger & Elin’s favorite wedding presents

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Elin’s Top 5: 5) Kultida Woods’ cookbook (no more food-poisoning) 4) Her own small island nation (from Tiger, purchased with spare change) 3) Tiger’s little black book (to burn) 2) An invisible fence and a collar around Steve Williams’ neck (no… more »

Magnets: 21st Century Snake Oil

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Funny thing about golfers: On average, they tend to be well-educated. They tend to read (for example, you reading this). And yet, they tend to waste their money on junk, gizmos, and magnets. Magnets, the 21st century’s equivalent of snake oil. They’… more »

Sounding off on the talking heads

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In a recent equipment review (KZG U-Wood, I believe), I referred to former PGA Tour golden boy-turned-TV golf commentator Johnny Miller, “an insufferable know-it-all.” One of our fine readers wrote in, defending Miller’s honor. The reader wrote,… more »

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In a recent equipment review (KZG U-Wood, I believe), I referred to former PGA Tour golden boy-turned-TV golf commentator Johnny Miller, “an insufferable know-it-all.” One of our fine readers wrote in, defending Miller’s honor. The reader wrote,… more »

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