Archives for: January 2008

Rich Beem's Bud Sweat and Tees Caddie Dies

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Steve Duplantis, made infamous in Alan Shipnuck's Bud, Sweat and Tees, has died. In a hurried piece on Duplantis, Shipnuck reveals a bit more about the late caddie. more »

Golf Mysteries Mourned and Bunkers and Hazards Explained

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In 2007, golf lost a wonderful writer. She didn't die...a good thing. Instead, mystery writer Roberta Isleib turned her focus from Cassie Burdette, struggling tournament professional, to Rebecca Butterman, psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist...wh… more »

Lendl Soup at The Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship

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Leslie Fiedler, the late and great literary critic and professor at SUNY-Buffalo, published a tome late in his life titled "Fiedler on the Roof." It had nothing to do with Tevia; it was simply a title waiting to happen, with the roof representing the po… more »

The One Golf Man Not Afraid To Call Out Tiger Woods (and indirectly, all of the golf media)

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In a very open blog entry, Will Wolfrum writes How about this discussion: How is it even possible that there is only one African-American on the PGA Tour? Or: Why does the Golf Channel have 33 on-air announcers, but only two of color? Those are go… more »

Darren Clarke surges in Sunshine and European Tours' Joburg Open

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Watch out for Darren. I'm just saying... more »

Kelly Tilghman: Day Five. Does Art Imitate Life and Did Jeff Rude Miss The Mark?

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In an incredible sense of foreshadowing, Kelly Tilghman's unfortunate use of the "L" word has brought about her own professional "L." She has been tried and convicted in a kangaroo court, sentenced to two weeks probation, with the threat of greater acti… more »

PGATour.Com's New Look: Just A Pretty Picture?

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In preparation for the 2008 tour season, the US PGA Tour unveiled its annual, new look to, the tour's website. The born-again appearance can be divided vertically into six rough layers, and I'll take a look at each one here. At the top, g… more »

A golf novel that deserves to make it big...Pops And Sunshine

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I don't mind confessing before God and my readership (is it plural yet?) that I am a poacher. The envy that I bear for other writers outweighs my sense of propriety; when I see a good idea, I steal it. Such was the case the day I read Kiel Christianson… more »

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