Archives for: July 2006

Penn National...My Oasis In South-East-Central Pennsylvania

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Never let it be said that yearbook camp is for geeks. I've been at one in Gettysburg for two days now, and I can affirm that I am stronger, faster, and better-looking than when I arrived. Yes, you can pretend that Photoshop is to blame, but we all know… more »

Wie reminiscent of young Duval...Lots of Top Five Finishes

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Here's the quickest of blogs for you Michelle-Wie debaters. On the heel of her T2 at Evian, I am struck by the similarities to a young David Duval. We remember, in the days before blogs, when Duval finished highly if not with strength, beggin the quest… more »

Thundering Waters: John Daly comes out in Niagara Falls

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Last Summer, John Daly debuted a course in Niagara Falls, Ontario, called Thundering Waters. While exact information on his level of participation is scant, he did hit twenty balls across the gorge, in an attempt to conquer the mighty Niagara. He faile… more »

Big Whoop over Ryder Cup points awarded to Rollins at B.C. Open

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How to make news out of nothing...John Rollins received ten more points for winning the B.C. Open than Chris DiMarco earned for placing 2nd at The "Other" Open. And we care...Why? Rollins vaulted past Vaughn Taylor, Lucas Glover, washed-up Davis Love 3… more »

2006: Year to b%$#&* about the British Open...so what?

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Journalists have selected 2006 to be the year to complain about the British Open. Be they bloggers or respected journalists, targets have ranged from the quality of the course to the club selections of the champion golfer of the year. One noted pundit… more »

Ryder Cup pathos...The USA is hurting!

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Well, the good news is that Captain America (Chris DiMarco) moved up to sixth, ejecting Lucas Glover from automatic qualification. Jim Furyk strengthened his hold on third place. Sadly, Vaughn Taylor, Brett Wetterich and J.J. Henry still hold onto auto… more »

High Drama on Open Sunday...If you can't go low, go home

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I know, I know...you've called the men in white coats to come and get me. While eyes were trained on the region of Hoyl Lake and the 67s of Woods and O'Hair, I was looking at central New York and the rolling flatlands of Verona and Vernon. The tourname… more »

The B.C. Open, The T.S. Open, or simply, The Open

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Many pretenders delude themselves by misleading others that "The Open" championship is under contest this week on a continent other than North America. Upstate New York, specifically Verona, is the site of the true "Open" championship of July, 2006. Fo… more »

Dave Pelz' Short Game Gaps...Logical or Illogical?

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I'm sitting here resting my bones...that's from a song by Otis Redding. Anyway, while I'm resting my bones, I'm reading an article in the August issue of one of the major magazines,by Dave Pelz, on short game distances. In my life at golf, I've read two… more »

Hale Irwin versus Michelle Wie...Which is the better sideshow bet?

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The Italian Heritage festival is in full swing on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. Lots of fattening foods and fun rides for the adults and kids. Lots of attractions whose prior billing may not live up to reality. Funny how entertainment mirrors real life.… more »

Mother Nature conspires with Finchem for sorry end to B.C. Open

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What Tim Finchem planned for 2007, Mother Nature brought about in 2006. The B.C. Open has officially been moved from En-Joie Golf Club to Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort, denying the small central New York town one last opportunity to enterta… more »

Crow Creek in Calabash...The best of the Carolina Coasts

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Crow Creek is in the right place at the right time. If you are over the age of 25, tired of the madness of Highway 17 North Business, yet not of the age yet to enjoy the extreme tranquility of the towns south of Myrtle (Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, an… more »

Wachesaw East is not Wacha' get in Murrels Inlet

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Wachesaw East is not Wachesaw Plantation. With a 6:30 tee time, Uncle and I had precious little time to waste on screw-ups. We spun our ride around and went the five minutes to the correct Plantation, in time to sneak into our spot, get the First Group f… more »

Myrtle Beach Sojourn: S.C. 31, True Blue and Arcadian Shores

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The MonFam arrived in Surfside Beach on Sunday, and Mr. Mon headed to True Blue on Monday for his first taste of Mike Strantz golf. Having read for years about this architect who left us too soon, it was time to experience his worth first-hand. True B… more »

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