Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 3: How to look mean in match play

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When it comes to match play, gamesmanship is a critical weapon to have in your arsenal. Intimidation is the 15th club in the bag of many a great match play golfer. How does one go about intimidating without sacrificing sportsmanship? Well, one way… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 2: These women rock (especially Christina Kim)

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Wandering through the crowds and players on the first few holes of the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, I take no notebook with me, nor do I have any pre-set strategy. I'm simply soaking in the atmosphere like my liver soaking… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 1: U.S. Team talent interleaved for final-day singles

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I just arrived at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and am struck immediately by the throngs of fans and the pristine course. From what I saw of the layout in my long trudge from the wrong lot to the media center, it's a bit of a curious desig… more »

Michelle Wie closes at Solheim Cup

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Round 3 of the Solheim Cup is in the books, and the Europeans have closed the gap. The teams are now tied at 6. The U.S. would be behind, in fact, if not for the only point won this morning: Michelle Wie and Christina Kim closed out Helen Alfredsson and… more »

Toast PGA Championship and waning days of summer with Mount Gay Eclipse Gold Rum

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Well, the PGA Championship is half-over, and summer is all but done as well, what with kids heading back to school in a week or so and football season just a touch-pass away.Sigh…It makes one sit and ponder the inevitable march of time, the ine… more »

Playing stinks, but player smells great

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My golf game is finally coming around a bit, but I'm still not where I'd like to be this late in the season. Fortunately, some great shirts from House of Carrington and Antigua keep me styling on the links. After all, it's about how trim and chic the… more »

25,000 Minnesotans turn out to watch Tiger's Monday practice round

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Minnesota boasts more golfers per capita than any other state, and it is the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA championships. And during the precious six to seven months of the golf season, Minnesotans take every opportunity to hit the links, so the… more »

Hireko Golf's Avatar XMOI driver makes for a rousing scramble

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I recently reviewed the Dynacraft Avatar XMOI driver by Hireko Golf, remarking in particular on the 48-inch Aldila NV shaft that came in the club they sent me. At the time of testing, my on-course game resembled the Hindenburg's first and only flight… more »

American Express Cardmembers get special treatment at the PGA Championship

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With my credit rating, I can't get a Dollar Store credit card, much less an American Express Card. But golf fans fortunate enough to hold one of those magical plastic keys to the kingdom should consider heading out to the PGA Championship at Hazeltine Na… more »

It's not how you play, it's how you look

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One of my favorite semi-old Saturday Night Live characters was Billy Crystal's Fernando, who hosted "Fernando's Hideaway." In it, he interviewed celebs, both real and impersonated, plying them with his smarmy over-the-top Latin charm. The catch phrase… more »

"The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Michelle Wie" by Eric Adelson

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You know the feeling you get when you are watching a horror movie, and you just know that something bad is going to happen to the nice, cute, clueless girl as soon as she wanders away from the group? Well, as I was reading the opening chapters of "The… more »

"Going for the Green" by Gary Gilchrist, Susan Hill, and Jeff Troesch

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It used to be that if you wanted to work on your golf game, all you had to do was hit balls. Today, serious players realize that golf fitness is as important to one's game as golf technique. In "Going for the Green: Prepare Your Body, Mind, and Swing… more »

"Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes" by Katherine Roberts

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For several years, I served as editor of GolfInstruction.com. The nascent years of that publication coincided with tremendous growth in fitness in golf, and the development of fitness and flexibility regimens specifically designed for golfers.One of… more »

Handing down the legacy of sports blogging

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The rewards of blogging are myriad. People often ask me which of the cornucopia of blogging perks is most rewarding: Fame? Fortune? Unimaginably hot (and numerous) groupies? Upon reflection, I realize that I would trade all of these benefits in excha… more »

Equipment companies rejoice in beating an old man

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Tom Watson is 17 years older than I, but time's winged chariot is carrying me unswervingly in that direction, and I – along with lots of other aging golfers – were cheering our enlarged prostates out for the old guy. After Watson's loss to Stewart… more »

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