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 »

Golfers who will not win this weekend

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These players are done for the week, having emptied their holsters of birdies on Saturday: Zachary Sucher, 61 at Sunnehanna Amateur. Course record will have to be enough. Ricky Fowler wins second consecutive Sunny this day. Jee-Young Lee and Mari… more »

Charging The Tee and Flying Octopi in Golf

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Spring is one of those great seasons (since there are only four, maybe that's not saying so much)in which sports collide. Since my brain is loose and bounces against my skull with regularity, I often get the sports confused and imagine what our sports w… more »

RonMon addresses his readers!

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In two recent blog entries, I was taken to task by readers (God I love them, as they justify my existence!) for my opinions on Ochoa v. Sorenstam and Meg Bolger, the misplaced mid-am on the Curtis Cup team. I plan to address both comments here and now,… more »

John Coyne and His Two Caddie Novels

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I don't know John Coyne. I knew a Kevin Coyne once, but he was from Rochester and spoke too fast, too young... I'd heard of John's brother, Tom Coyne; he's the fellow who walked around Ireland, playing golf. Understand, he didn't ride anywhere, just wa… more »

Mid-Am Provides Zero Scoring For USA at Curtis Cup

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Meghan Bolger has won two consecutive USGA women's mid-amateur championships. On the International Level, that means nothing. Bolger was the only USA player to 0 for the week at St. Andrews during the 2008 Curtis Cup, decided today in the USA's favor,… more »

First Women's British Open, Now Curtis Cup over St. Andrew's Old Course

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There's a little international event taking place this weekend in a town by the sea in Scotland. On the heels of Lorena Ochoa's major-championship-coming-out-party in St. Andrew's last Summer, the Curtis Cup matches 'twixt sides from Great Britain/Irela… more »

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman (as channeled by RonMon)

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In honor of the unavoidable catastrophe to befall the European side at this year's Ryder Cup, I honor the champion USA side with the following rip-off, dedicated to USA Captain Paul Azinger. It is appropriate that the matches be played at Valhalla, for… more »

PGA Tour Speeds Up Play and other deliberations

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Remember the gently-debated status of Made Cut Did Not Finish, added quietly to the PGA Tour holsters in 2008? Believe it or not, it's the key to eliminating slow play on tour. This week, six, count them, six players were classified as MDF...that would… more »

Hale to the Commentors: My Memorial Day Salute to BV and Tom

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As a lad growing up in urban suburbia, I routinely tuned in on Saturday nights to Hee-Haw, a great television diversion from homework and chores. I recall the strands of a particular song that proclaimed "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at… more »

Here come Mighty Morgan! Lorena best get out of the Sybase train's way!!

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...or stay ahead of that freight train! Morgan Pressel, invisible since last year's gift Nabisco championship (thank you, Santa Pettersen! appears bent on reclaiming her "I'm really better than Michelle" status. Four birdies and an eagle have vaulted… more »

LPGA Best-Case Duel Scenario: Wait for next week for Lorena v. Annika

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Lorena Ochoa held up her end of the bargain, moving on moving day from T4 to 1st place via a 5-under 67. Counting 6 birdies against 1 bogey on the sabbath, to accompany 5 birdies and a bogey on Friday, the Guadalajaran zipped two shots ahead of Teresa L… more »

Welcome To Planet Shingo! Katayama smokes Japan PGA Championship field

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...through three days, at least. Shingo the Great is currently outscoring bogies with birdies, 18-0...sounds like the Patriots. Any Giants on the first hole at Raysum Golf and Spa Resort? Krazy Kazuhiko Hosokawa is the only chap within 8 strokes o… more »

News Bulletin: Players Championship replaces Masters as Major Championship

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It seems that the folks at Sawgrass are not averse to low scores, unlike their neighbors to the (barely) north. Forget Augusta National; they had their 70 years as a major...there's more drama on the final 3 at TPC, anyway. We all like the US and Briti… more »

Cool Stuff Saturday on Pro Tours...Anthony Kim, Paula Creamer and Vicky Hurst

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It's turning out to be a pretty cool weekend for young golfers on the professional tours. 1. Wachovia Anthony Kim is currently 3 up on the field after three rounds. Heath Slocum, Boo Weekley's better half, is tied for second with Jason Bohn. O… more »

Apocalypse Arrives: TShirts of Gator Golf Course Attack

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Intrepid and hirsute reporter Will Willfrum (err, Wolfrum) informs on Dwight Monreal's attack by gator at Tampa Palms G&CC in a recent blog. Impressed and curious, I delved deeply into the CNN home page and came up with the following link to T-Shirt… more »
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