Archives for: July 2008

Let It Begin: Wie one over par

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Let the suppositions begin! Wie birdies seventeen and parred eighteen to get back to +1 for round one. She's probably two shots outside the cut line. more »

Wee Shark Not So Successful At Western Amateur

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Greg Norman of Jupiter, Florida, tossed a savage 88 today during the first round of Western Amateur medal play at Point O' Woods. The shark pup inscribed four doubles, one triple and eight single bogeys on his scorecard. He waited fourteen holes to mak… more »

Bob Labbance Fundraiser coming to an end August 1st

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Thanks to Brad Klein and a number of other figures in the golf world, a hugely successful auction was held last month to benefit Bob Labbance. Bob is a wonderful writer and the director of He is fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease and recentl… more »

Most Important Golf Book of 2008: Wow Factor from Barney Adams

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Amid the grandeur and tragedy that is 2008, golf books don't rate very high in a global sense. Within their own universe of golfdom, however, certain ones stand out for their importance. If you have The Wow Factor on your shelf or desk and have yet to op… more »

Notes From The Fairways: Cook, Shut Up and Lorena, No Soccer

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Sometimes the news is real, sometimes surreal, and sometimes, completely fabricated. We give you another infrequent installment of... Notes From The Fairways *********************************************************************** John Cook made news… more »

Golf Related SPAM Has A Literature Of Its Own, Just Ask Bin Laden

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I have a piece of spam sitting in my inbox that I do not dare open. I am the fool of no one, unlike Chris Baldwin, who is the fool for all. As the director of a 3000-address email list, I receive a lot of spam in the box reserved for that list, over 20… more »

Through A Different Lens...Video At The Porter Cup

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Throughout this politicized year of living dangerously through a rose-colored lens, I was forced into actual lens alteration. My Tamron zoom made a trip home to the factory after giving up the dreaded ERR 99. Despite the best efforts of various cyberna… more »

July Look At Three Major USA Male Professional Golf Tours And Who Might Be Safe

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That title blows chunks, I do admit. However, I have your attention, so read on. Nationwide Tour...When does it ever come first? Today it does! Over the last four years, it has taken $196K, $193K, $178K, and $189K to make the top 25 and get a pass… more »

British Open Weekend Recap

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Here are a few things that people will write and what I think of them. 1. Greg Norman didn't choke...Whatever. You say potato, I say tomato. It does not matter whether he choked or didn't choke. He didn't win. I'm surprised on two counts: Norman… more »

Anthony Kim: Do not get your golf balls in an uproar just yet

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1. He's young... 2. He wears a tight belt buckle... 3. He makes birdies... 4. He's young...(We have to recycle them, after all.) Anthony Kim is 40% of the way to the land of Johnny Pott, Blaine McCallister, Mason Rudolph, Roger Maltbie, L… more »

Morfit Draws Short Straw...Forced To Take Asterisk Side

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Poor Cameron Morfit...He drew the short straw over at SI/Golf.Com. Van Sickle, Hack, Phillips, Feherty and the rest got the last laugh and Morfit had to defend the application of an asterisk to the 2008 Open Championship. Here's clarification for one a… more »

Obama Cover follows Golfweek Noose...Will we never learn?

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If you have yet to see it, you will now. Here it is: . Tom Toles has a great cartoon today on the Obama cover. It goes like this: You'd think that one of the cover editors might have shaken the cobwebs from his mind and recalled this and… more »

Shoal Creek: Remember Me?

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The USGA Junior Amateur is visiting Shoal Creek this month. Golf.Com gives some insightful commentary, then incites some more controversy. Here's a quote: (Shoal Creek actually was close to hosting the Senior Amateur six or seven years ago but was u… more »

Combine Kenny Perry and Charles Barkley and What Do You Get?

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Imagine for a moment, if you will, the Kenny Perry backswing in combination with the Charles Barkley downswing. Perry has that pronounced hitch going back, while the lump of pump has the greatest pause ever in his downswing. Would the ball ever leave t… more »

Twin 60s At Players Amateur In South Carolina Continue Weekend of Almost 59s

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Matt Jager had autographed scorecards for 67, 66 and 64 after his first three rounds at the Players Amateur in Bluffton, South Carolina. He can be forgiven for imagining that another 66 in round 4 would be enough for a victory in this semi-major amateur… more »
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