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A Golfer's Dream: 'Regular guy' Larry Berle conquers Golf Digest's List of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

A fellow from middle America decided to go on a quest a decade ago. He completed the quest by playing America's Top 100 golf courses. He then decided to sit down and write a book about his travels. Larry Berle dedicates 90 percent of the book to a… more »

The Weekend In Golf

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Remember that five-feet putt that Bernhard Langer missed in 1991?  He does, too.  Last week he picked off Corey Pavin to win the Senior British...this week?  He got Fred Couples by a few to win the US Senior Open. Two majors in two weeks, both victims we… more »

Sweetwood Golf Follow-Up: Arrival of the Putter

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Special, gift-bearing holidays can come in July, I swear. One with great anticipation came a few weeks back, before my great Virginia golf junket, when a putter from Sweetwood Luxury Golf arrived on my doorstep. Sweetwood makes three series of putters wi… more »

Open Championship Irony

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Rickie Fowler opens with 79 and makes the cut; Oliver Wilson opens with 68 and misses the weekend. Largest positive turnaround...Fowler, from 79 to 67 (12 to the good.) Largest negative turnaround...Ryan Moore, from 70 to 84 (14 to the bad.) I wo… more »

One question for Rory McIlroy...

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Does the wind not blow at Holywood Golf Club? more »

The Integrity of the US Women's Open at Oakmont

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One of those unavoidable elements to professional golf is the intrusion of weather. Presuming a 7:30 a.m. first time and a 7:30 p.m. completion by the final grouping, tournament officials need to enforce conditions over a dozen hours of golf in a given d… more »

The Eagle 2...The Equal Of The Ace!

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An uncommon ocurrence took place this Tuesday...while on an outing at Seneca Hickory Stick golf course in Lewiston, NY, this writer played driver, then full sand wedge into the hole on the treacherous sixth hole for an enviable eagle two. Given the addle… more »

Oakmont and the Women: Take 3 at The USGA Open

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Here are my thoughts from day one of official competition: 1.  Michelle Wie is as ineffective in the US Open as was Seve Ballesteros. Neither was competent enough to drive the ball in the fairway, so neither could/will be able to get the ball to the gr… more »

US Women's Open @ Oakmont: A 2nd Glance

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Would you like to venture a guess as to how many email transcripts I received from Beth Murrison of the USGA today?  SIX! (plus four more emails defining various aspects of media coverage of that major event at Oakmont.) Since I know that not everyone is… more »

Sweet Wood Golf...If You Like Hickory, Have A Sample

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There is something discordant about a company that makes wood-shafted golf clubs, yet has its own online channel. Yet, in an era when digital communication is a necessity, perhaps the discord fades within nanoseconds. In a time when metal means most to… more »

Na-Yeon Choi defeats Kim Three

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Is that a headline or what? Honestly, you cannot make these things up.  Na-Yeon Choi, the leader through three rounds, made birdie from two feet on playoff hole number two to defeat three Kims...Christina, In-Kyung and Song-Hee, for the Jamie Farr Classi… more »

US Open Week at Oakmont: Vista Number One

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What better way to begin the week of the US Women's Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh than with a bit of covert sexism? Thanks to the wonder of XM Radio, I was cruising down the avenue, listening to PGATour Radio's "Opinionated with Chris DiMarc… more »

The trek toward 108 holes and other musings

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As some of you know, I'll be playing 108 holes in one day on August 30th.  I'm not doing it for kicks; the event supports a fund raising event for western New York's cancer treatment center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Here's the link that tells you… more »

US Open Week at Pebble: Take Two

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Best quotes from Tuesday, June 15th, courtesy of ASAP Sports: Padraig Harrington (when asked if he had a target score in mind):  "There's no point in me predicting the score. Because if I turn around and say, well, 6-under par is going to win this eve… more »

US Open Week at Pebble: Take One

I have spent the better part of a fortnight in an attempt to determine which golfers will play well at Pebble Beach and which elements of the course will cause the greatest impact on the outcome of the tournament. I've ruled out weather as a factor; unli… more »

Open Champion's crotch? Most disturbing!

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This picture is worth two thousand words and a dozen groans...I honestly don't know what to say about it, nor how I truly just creeps me out. more »
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