Archives for: July 2005

Wie versus Creamer, when it counts

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Chris Baldwin lives for the polemic, so it is not unexpected to find him bashing Michelle Wie for the quintillionth time this season. Jennifer Mario takes a more sanguine, logical approach to young Miss Wie, and is a truer if less dramatic read. Both o… more »

The Wicked Game: Book of the year

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Howard Sounes, born during my year of 1965, has written a book of scandalous proportions. The bedrock of the professional game is threatened by The Wicked Game: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and the Business of Modern Golf. With the dil… more »

Pushing 40 (years, not mph)

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My blogging buddy, Kiel Christianson, hit a nerve when he mentioned an aging Greg Norman and the ultimate year of crossing over. With that as a pithy introduction, here is my list of what I remember (and sometimes miss) most about golf during my first 3… more »

Kid named Hall: inspiration for all

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Dennis Walters' book IN MY DREAMS I WALK WITH YOU reveals what it is like to be a paraplegic who has made a career out of inspirational golf clinics. Jack Newton lost an eye and an arm to a propeller, yet continued to play and announce the game. Pat Br… more »

Why St. Andrews rocks the house on the five-year plan

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Some of my colleagues on the Travel Golf blog circuit have put down the grey lady of golf as out of step, touch, and even time! The ball goes too far, the tribulations of the fairways and greens are closer to clouds and ocean waves than they are to a pr… more »

Walker Cup team to the young

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One of my favorite things to do in odd-numbered years is to envision which Buffalo-area courses could host the Walker Cup. How difficult can it be? After all, you don't have the crowds that an Open or Amateur can bring in, nor the media onslaught that… more »

Where do Wie go from here?

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All the uproar over the girl from Hawaii has caused me concern, and not just as the father of three lovely daughters. Not since, well, Annika, has the golf world (which ranks right up there with world peace and space exploration in importance) been quit… more »

Hurdzan Postponed?

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Michael Hurdzan is one of my favorite course architects. I have traveled to Columbus to play Cooks Creek and Golf Club of Dublin, and marvelled at his ability to make the challenge equitable for the duffer and the player. Subscribing to a theory espous… more »

Caddie demands, gets top $$$ to endorse . . .

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I have seen the future, and it is not Pogo. In a recent press release, caddie Ronan Flood was revealed to have worn a certain brand of shades that help to read putts better, to help his man Paddy Harrington win the Barclay's (loved the commercials where… more »

The Swords of Toledo: dependable, pure, and hard!

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The boxer from Mexicali, Mexico should not be here. The youngest of eleven children who grew up in a carboard-metal hut, should not be here. Yet here he is, champion of the Lake Erie Charity Classic on the Nationwide Tour. It is fitting that this vict… more »

Forgotten how much fun this game can be? Try running a kids' golf camp!

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Do these symptoms describe you? Prone to fits of anger when any forward-moving shot doesn't come off as it would for Annika or Tiger; Shake in fury when you come up on a foursome that doesn't QUITE play as promptly as you'd like; Get livid when your pla… more »

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