Archives for: July 2007

The Michigan Road: Top Spots For Golf, etcetera

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Now that I am a full three weeks removed from the Michigan Trail, I can reflect back on the best of the best, what each place and space had to offer to which type of traveler. Here is my "Best" list from the seven properties that I visited. Best Sing… more »

Watson wins!

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Tom Watson shook off the ghosts of Whistling Straits with a one-stroke victory in The Senior British Open. Unlike the USGA Senior Open, where a tenth-hole, double bogey began his demise, Watson rebounded with an 11th-hole birdie to right the ship. Even… more »

Gulbis wins!

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Yea! Natalie Gulbis is winless no more. There's hope for all, as the Californian stopped the Korean freight train at the Evian Masters in Haute-Savoie, France (Remy's hometown in Ratatouille.) more »

Porter Cup not afraid to let amateurs go low with birdies and eagles

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A sunny hot May and June meant one thing for the Niagara Falls Country Club: no rough. And some hardpan. Those are two things. It meant that the 6700-yard (more or less) course would be subject to dart after dart from the world's finest amateur golfe… more »

How not to lose a USGA National Junior quarterfinal match

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Man, oh man! When the USGA calls a kid "ostentatious," it's on! I'd always been an ignorant Peter Uihlein fan, figuring that the son of the CEO of Titleist must have some game if he can get to be the number one junior in the country, despite all the pr… more »

The Foursome: mini tour-bound as golf movies go

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Maybe I was the only guy to miss it in the theaters. You can imagine my cautious optimism when I spied The Foursome in the local rental joint. I snatched it up, hoping that the pantheon whereby Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore and Dead Solid Perfect reside mi… more »

The world of Golf: Dicks, Eagles, and Double Doubles

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It's a lovely, rainy Tuesday morning in the middle of the Niagara River, a perfect day for reflection on a massive world of golf. Here are my thoughts for the day. 1. Dicks. I couldn't figure out Dick Pound's need to support the Black Night in his… more »

Improvement in Golf? Check out the Girls National Junior

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Kimberly Kim shot a 10-under 62 in the first of two on-site qualifying rounds at Tacoma Country Club. The course measured over 6300 yards, making it average LPGA Tour length. If Kim is the Forest, the remainder of the field is the Trees, and it's impor… more »

My final views on steroids in golf (too many other things to do!)

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My attention was captured when Gary "Newsworthy" Player sparked a flame at Carnoustie with his insinuation that steroids and/or enhancement drugs have a building presence in golf. He did not mention on which tour, if any, the competitor(s) that confesse… more »

The Nonsensical Punter: 2007 British Open Champion Prediction

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Although Buffalo has yet to receive official coronation as the Vegas of the Great Lakes, the Monaco of the Midwest, it is only a matter of time. As such, I will go out on a limb hyar and give you my six picks to win today's Open championship. Keep in m… more »

Steve Stricker: Andy North version 2.0

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Remember that Wisconsonian from the 1970s and 1980s, name of Andy North? Seemed to come out to win a US Open every ten years, then head back to the woodshed with his cash. In the era of Tiger Woods, Andy North wouldn't win spit, but his legacy is carri… more »

LPGA takes shortcut to Minor League Tour

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While bouncing around the major magazine golf sites this morning, I came across some wag's response to a news item: GolfBiz: “LPGA Commissioner Bivens hasn’t been able to increase LPGA purses, so what does she do? ‘Buys’ the Futures Tour… more »

Summary of Quotes on Gary Player's drug diatribe

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Fortunately for the golfing world, hotter heads prevailed, and current world golf figures went off on Gary Player after his random press conference on doping in golf. PARNEVIK After his round, Parnevik responded harshly to recent comments from Gary P… more »

LPGA Tour's HSBC World Match Play Championship: Round One Close-Up

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20 to 12. That was the score during the first round of the HSBC WWMPC in New Rochelle, New York. That was the score, with the margin of victory favoring ... the favorites. Twelve upsets took place, where lower seeds found a way to win (or higher seeds… more »

The British Open: Far and Away The Best Golf Major of 2007

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It only took one round over the nastiest course along the Open rotation to prove that the British Open will be the best of the Majors of 2007. Does the PGA even get a nod? NO, NO, NO! Why not? Two words: Southern Hills. Bad course in a furnace. Ba… more »
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