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 »

Get those next golf prodigies started early with New Jammies

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Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Michelle Wie, Alexis Thompson, Tadd Fujikawa. Who will the next child golf prodigy be? The key to creating the next wunderkind of the links is, I'm told, fostering a love for the game at an early age. Now N… more »

Another new grip for golfers with the yips: The Wishbone Grip

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Funny. When I was driving the ball well, it seemed everybody and their uncle were sending me practice aids and drivers promising to eliminate a slice (which I never had, actually). Now that my driver has abandoned me, and the only part of my game I c… more »

Golf author Bob Thomas brings out the best in readers

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Way back when, I worked as a process server, delivering subpoenas and summonses on behalf of the court. Not one of the recipients of these court orders was ever happy to see me. In fact, several of them unleashed their dogs on me, took swings at me, and… more »

Ecco unveils Solheim Cup shoe

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The U.S. Solheim Cup Team will be sporting some very patriotic shoes this August at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Better yet, the red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes saddle shoes will be on sale to the general public during the event… more »

The Batman of golf needs an iPhone

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It has become clear that if I am truly going to elevate my golf gadgetry to a Batman-like level, I need an iPhone. Sadly, this goal seems as unrealistic as my ever attaining a scratch handicap. I hate phones in general, even ones with handy "apps."… more »

Use Pop-Up-Protector to guard against unsightly "idiot marks"

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Although whiffing might damage your ego, the dreaded pop-up or sky ball is infinitely more injurious to your club. How many of us have swung too steeply on the tee, only to send athe ball 40 feet high straight off the crown of a brand new $400 driver?… more »

Get a (new) grip on your game with Softspikes ClubGrip

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My game is inexplicably deader than any number of entertainment icons, but the dream of becoming golf's Batman is alive and well. A recent practice session in 90+ degree heat and 80% humidity taught me one thing: My suddenly terrible swing gets even… more »

Golf's Batman finds that Bug Bam! bracelets battle bugs

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The Batman of golf cannot be mauled by mosquitoes while in the process of duck-hooking yet another drive. To protect against pernicious pestilence, I've stocked my utility bag with Bug Bam! bracelets. Although extremely pungent, the bracelets are… more »

Tiger slumping at U.S. Open

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Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8:06 (EDT): Tiger Woods snap-hooked his drive on the first tee at the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. Golf pundits, pedants, and poobahs have begun asking the tough questions: Is Tiger in a slump? Is Tiger’s knee healthy?… more »

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