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 »

Henry-Griffitts irons just might be the last new set I own

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If you follow my writings as zealots follow Gospel updates (have not seen very many over the past two thousand years, sadly), you know that I have undergone a conversion of sorts to personalized club fitting. After years of clubs purchased off the rack,… more »

PGA Tour is all about testosterone these days

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If you are a golfing neophyte, the headlines concerning the sport these days must have your head spinning. From the unfortunate Mr. Woods to the unfortunate Mr. Barron, golf seems to revolve around one thing: testosterone. Mr. Woods and his colleagues, i… more »

Absolutely Inane Golf Commentary, A Question And A Plea, Fueled By Too Much Turkey

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1. The USA proved the superiority of its socio-economic structure by riding seven consecutive birdies to a T7 placement in the World Cup of Golf this weekend. The USA leap-frogged Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan team, who could only muster an even-par Sunday,… more »

An eight is not great for USA

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Team USA made eight birdies in better-ball or fourball competition on Saturday and shot -5 for the day. Three bogies in better-ball is unheard of for amateur hacks, and completely inconceivable for the world's top professionals.Well, strap on your s… more »

Ups and Downs of the OMH World Cup

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The World Cup defines team play in an individual sport. Might be that defines is too strong a word; perhaps anticipates is a more correct choice. One of the great challenges of any team coach in the golfing realm is the one that decrees that players… more »

My Limb: Rickie Fowler Earns Card The Hard Way

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Not since "Yeah, wanna make 14 bucks the hard way" have I wanted to type those three tantalizing words: the hard way. WELL, all things come to an end. I cannot confirm nor deny (since I am lazy) that Rickie Fowler is the only biped to lose playoff… more »

The personal fitting process of Henry-Griffitts

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A week back, I wrote an entry on my anticipated fitting with a regional Henry-Griffitts teacher. That is correct and not a typo, a teacher. I was as stumped as you might be, reading this. I visited their website and found one menu item that read "Find a… more »

LPGA brings out the tricks for Halloween

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If the secrecy involving the candidacy of Michael Whan is the good sign that I take it to be, the LPGA is prepared to right the ship that foundered partly thanks to ex-commissioner Bivens and partly thanks to the world economy. I have followed this wh… more »

Will Steve Carell destroy Missing Links?

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The golf web sites are abuzz with news that Steve Carell, an actor I laugh at but can hardly stand to observe, is in line to play the lead role in Missing Links, one of the five best and funniest fictional golf pieces ever. In what could be the worst mi… more »

Pain No Longer: Remembering Payne Stewart

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Ten years is a long time to hold a grudge. I was 33 years old, awaiting the arrival of the completion of 34, when Payne Stewart's plane rose then fell. I recall scanning the list of casualties, sorry that I could not recognize the names of the pilots, th… more »

Getting fit the Henry-Griffitts way

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When I was a young'un back in the early 1980s, a certain ad caught my eye. Two gents name of Henry and Griffitts had developed a method for precision fitting a set of golf clubs to any individual golfer. Since I did not have two nickels to rub together… more »

Nike golf shoes and driver coming out at the correct time

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Nike has fired off two press releases in the past month concerning new golf shoe lines. The Tour Premium Golf Shoe looks like this and fits snugly around the entire foot with great comfort and flexibility. It is quite eye-catching, as each member of… more »

Half My Arse...GBI should start the day one down

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Caught this as my morning round on Sunday was being canceled by a deluge England's Anthony Wall was unable to play his singles match against Spaniard Alvaro Quiros on the final day of The Vivendi Trophy with Seve Ballesteros in Paris. Wall had inju… more »

Walker Cup Saturday Recap: A Confession

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I shall attempt to make concise and salient points. It occurred to me that the Walker Cup mirrors my own forays into golf writing, albeit with one caveat (to be cited later.) Walker Cup golfers, at this stage, are amateur players. With the exception o… more »

Greg Norman blows six stroke lead again

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To quote Carl Spackler, I have to laugh. He did precisely what I believed he could never, ever justify doing. Greg Norman picked Adam Scott. Somewhere in Mudville, Mighty Casey just struck out, the game went into extra innings, and he struck out again… more »
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