Category: General

Televised golf and Twitter today on the Golf Channel

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A press release about Twitter during a golf telecast flashed across my desk(top) this week, informing me that The Golf Channel would incorporate the birdy social media in its Nationwide Tour Championship coverage, live from Daniel Island. What will s… more »

Solheim Cup 2011: Day 2 results and Day 3 prospects

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And thus does the 2011 Solheim Cup come down to singles matches. Some might argue that this is as it should be, while others would bemoan the fact that 16 pairs matches have accomplished nothing to unlevel the status of the matches in two days' time.… more »

Solheim Cup A Battle Royale In 2011

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Your eyes are not in the business of deceiving you today: Europe is out to a 4.5-3.5 lead over the US of A after day one of the 2011 Solheim Cup. In fact, if three European pairings had been able to close a bit better, the lead would be enormous. Let… more »

The enigmatic Marius Filmalter

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Marius Filmalter is one of five promoted putting coaches these days, with the Stocktons, Stan Utley, Dave Pelz and Geoff Mangum being the others. I like a lot of what Filmalter has to say, but I have to wonder about the motivation behind this opening pa… more »

What They Want For Holiday (or for Day 2 of the PGA Championship)

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Lee Westwood-Putting: There was a couple nice ones at the start of the day, but then I just didn't get anything on line for the rest of the round, so it just turned into frustration. Nick Watney-Fewer Mistakes: Yeah, it was tough. 14, I was still 2-u… more »

Atlanta Athletic Club as venue for PGA Championship

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This 2011 PGA Championship will be the fifth major and fourth men's major to be played at Atlanta Athletic Club since 1976. That year, Jerry Pate hit a fabled 5-iron out of rough, over water and onto a peninsula green to claim victory on the Highlands C… more »

One Western Amateur Match: How Important Is It In The Walker Cup Selection Process?

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Today, Chris Williams plays the most important match in his quest to make the USA Walker Cup team. Understand, it won't determine much else in Chris Williams life (future spouse, career choice, permanent residence) but it might impact the run he has mad… more »

World Amateur Golf Rankings: Something is amiss

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I am not looking at specifics here, so bear with me and criticize me if necessary, but I need an answer to this question: How do the World Amateur Golf Rankings work? Here are a few elevations since the last ranking, followed by major performance ele… more »

Pre-Porter Cup Team USA Walker Cup Update (July 2011)-see addendum at bottom

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Back a bit, I tossed some names as certain Walker Cup selection. The five names were Patrick Cantlay, Peter Uihlein, Nathan Smith, David Chung and Russell Henley. Those five still stand as autos in my view and I'm ready to add three more names to the li… more »

Eastern New York Twosome: Tall Grass & Union Vale

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Gil Hanse and Stephen Kay had enough time to establish themselves as legitimate golf course architects before the collapse of the Roman, errr, American economy. They each developed a body of work that keeps some new and mostly rennovative work coming th… more »

Golf Officials: It Boggles The Mind!!

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Give a man a little power and watch out! Remember Sarah Brown and the retired elementary school principal incident last year on the Futures Tour? It happened again, this week, at the USGA Junior Amateur. Here's the story as reported by the Kitsap Sun in… more »

Speculation runs rampant with Tiger Woods' caddie announcement

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No one knew that speculation was such a fast cat. He was loosed today around water coolers everywhere, yet is so slippery that no one could get a hold on him to reign him in. The motivation for this dash for recognition? Tiger Woods' announcement that S… more »

Bethpage Binge 2011: Worth The Wait

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Back in aught-two, by crackey, I made my first trip to Bethpage Black for the U.S. Open, the first "Peoples' Open" hosted at the venerable municipal course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Weather was shaky, golf was marvelous, Tiger won, I was hooked on Bethpage.… more »

Mountain Golf at the USGA Open -- Ladies Only

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I recently read a well-written piece on Erik Compton's triumph on the Nationwide Tour in Leon, Mexico. Leon is centrally located just south of the country's capital, in the same mountain chain that meets our Rocky Mountains. Compton, you may know, is a… more »

Attention, Patrick Cantlay: Call Phil

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8 birdies and 1 eagle later, Patrick Cantlay is the answer to the trivia question "Who can't lay?" Having just secured his spot on the Walker Cup team with a low-amateur performance at the US Open, Cantlay is now the 36-hole leader at the Travelers Cham… more »

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