Archives for: August 2009

US Amateur Semifinalists and USA Walker Cup Implications

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UPDATE: Well, I was right on the money with Ben Martin...No win, no Walker Cup. I was half-right with my picks. The USGA got Peter Uihlein and went with Cameron Tringale instead of Van Sickle. Both won two matches at the Am, so that part was a draw.… more »

Team USA explodes in round one of US Amateur match play

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UPDATE: Bud Cauley loses to David Lingmerth, 2 & 1...all 8 Walker Cuppers are out!! MEANWHILE, Mike Van Sickle wins, 6 & 5...Dan Woltman wins, 7 & 6... Peter Uihlein wins, 2 & 1... Cameron Tringale wins, 1 up... Phillip Mollica wins,… more »

Sonic Golf: A System That Enhances The Audio of Golf

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I am going to let you in on a secret: I did not want to test this system. A marketing representative had offered to send me the Sonic Golf Solo system; I decided that no answer was the best answer of all. I had read Mike Bailey's review on TravelGolf.… more »

Tiger, Which Pairing Do You Fear The Most? Well, Ron...

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since you are conjuring up this entire conversation, how about you tell me? --Certainly, Woodsy. I imagine that it is the Padraig Harrington-Henrik Stenson one. --(Tiger laughs, uncomfortably) I've got to hand it you, RonMon. Tom from Albany rea… more »

One-Hit Wonders Know It All, According To ESPN and Jason Sobel

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I was listening to ESPN Radio on my way back from the grocer today and caught a wee bit of Jason Sobel and his opinion on Lucas Glover. It seems that Glover had made a bit of a move (he is currently -2 for the day and tied for second place.) Sobel was… more »


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One web site leads with: Visions of 15 dance in Woods’ eyesAnother offers: Tiger blows PGA Championship wide openGoodness, gracious, great balls of would think that all the golf scribes had gone loony, bonkers, mad and googly the way… more »

Triangle in the Triangle - Three Pinehurst-area golf courses

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I find myself in the midst of a five-day junket in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Despite the immense shadow cast by the Pinehurst Resort and its eight golf courses, I and my colleagues have decided to bypass those tracks in favor of five other layouts… more »

Lighting The Fire Of The Walker Cup Debate

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Never one to shy away from civil and uncivil debate, I shall take on all who voice opinions in support of or against my selections. The 2009 USA Walker Cup team is so difficult to choose, for the exact reason that Captain's Picks for the USA Solheim Cup… more »

A Professional Olive Branch To The Staff of Golfweek

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After my post on the omission of Mike Van Sickle from Golfweek's hot list of players most likely to make the Walker Cup team, I received a comment on the post from Mr. Jeff Babineau, Editor of Golfweek. Here is what Mr. Babineau wrote: Ron Sometimes… more »

A Pathetic Attempt By Golfweek To...

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get the competition. 2009 being a Walker Cup year, Golfweek has established a Walker Cup Watch list with 10 picks and 5 alternates. What makes this year's selection interesting is that the son of a Golf/SI writer (Gary Van Sickle) named Mike Van Sickle… more »

Pinehurst Peregrination...Who can resist alliteration?

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Copy editors influence all of us at an early age. Alliteration, not hyperbole nor hallucination, is the foremost literary device in evidence in our written lives. I utilize to find the other 90 percent of words, 90 percent of the time. T… more »
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