British Open better than US Open

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Several years ago, my brother-in-law commented how much he was looking forward to the US Open. I replied that I was too, but that I was really stoked about the British Open ("The" Open), and that it was by far my favorite major. He looked at me sce… more »

Get ED drug ads out of golf broadcasts!

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Televised golf has gotten about as bad as it can get. In fact, it’s gotten downright obscene. And I’m not talking about David Toms’ middle finger. Before elaborating, let me say that I am pretty much the furthest thing from a prude… more »

Tour Edge, Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Mizuno, Vulcan Golf shine at Demo Day

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While Tim and Jennifer argue about whether new equipment improves one's ball-striking efficiency or one's handicap (Note: These are two different things), as an admitted golf Luddite, I feel I must get the word out to folks about a very under-rated golf… more »

Queer Eye for the golfin'-rollin' guy

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Several months ago, I did a story on disabled golfers, the hurdles they face and the equipment designed to help them enjoy the game. Featured prominently in that article was the SoloRider company, and one of the distributors of SoloRider single-rider… more »

Bad golf books sucking passion from game

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Bob Thomas knows what’s wrong with golf. According to Thomas, author of Ben Hogan’s Secret, it is not money, time, or access, as most commentators suggest. ”It’s a lack of passion,” explains Thomas. Thomas goes on to place the blame fo… more »

Score one for the little guy

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So what do you do if you have a clever idea or catchy product, and some behemoth corporation comes along and blatantly rips it off? If you're BogeyPro, the irreverant Minnesota-based golf gear company for the rest of us, you fight. BogeyPro co-founde… more »

A golf Luddite speaks out

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I have a rather uncomfortable admission to make: I'm not terribly enamored of new technology. At least, I'm not as much as I feel I should be, especially given that I am equipment editor for GolfInstruction.com. Let me explain. For every technolog… more »

The agony of defeat

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The acrid stench of defeat hangs heavy over the campus of the University of Illinois today, as does the stink of fresh liquid fertilizer spread on the corn fields surrounding the Urbana-Champaign campus. What can we do but tip our hats to UNC? They pl… more »

Final FORE!

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Chris Baldwin's comments on my stance against paying college athletes was pretty typical of "journalism" these days: ad hominem attacks, inflammatory rhetoric, and a distinct lack of analysis or detail. These are the things that excite readers and sell a… more »

Pay for Play: College athletes

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Concurrent to the onslaught of March Madness, once again the debate flares over whether college athletes should be paid to play. Talk about madness! The objections to paying college athletes to play are myriad. The benefits are next to nil. Let me eluc… more »

Losing your balls

So, what do you do if you lose your balls before the round is over? Borrow some? But come on. Playing with someone else's balls? Maybe you just keep walking along as if you were still playing. I mean, you can still swing, just not shoot, right? The sh… more »

Phil's Equipment Saga

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When Phil Mickelson switched from Titleist to Callaway sticks just prior to the Ryder Cup, he was pilloried for making such a drastic change before such a big event. He hit the range, and the media hit him. He hit a wayward drive, and the media hit him.… more »

Fantasy Golf, Pt. 2

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So for all my obsessive-compulsive dithering over my fanatsy golf team last week, circumstances forced me to just pick my players and forget about it. I was out of town and never had a chance to even look to see who made the cut. Lucky for me, I had Phil… more »

Fantasy Golf: Heroin for the Golfer's Mind

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I swore I wouldn't do it again. Told myself that, by God, I can stop any time. Promised myself last year, when I looked at myself in the mirror at 3 a.m., shivering, unshaven, panic-stricken, that no way in hell would I succumb again to the heroin that i… more »

Golf Course Pet Peeves

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Golfers can be very particular about their game and all that goes with it. Here are my top 10 pet peeves on the course. 10) Golfers who refuse to walk anywhere, ever, just because they are sharing a cart. 9) Not reparing divots. 8) Rangers who don't w… more »

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