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 »

Sand and Sea meet for Kohler and Keiser

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Herb Kohler sat down for an interview this week (big shock, that one) with the USGA, Rand Jerris, and assorted media. I was not present, so I'll have to take them all at their respective words. HERB KOHLER In the interview, he hinted at the type o… more »

Jamie Lovemark: The next Tiger we've been waiting for?

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The University of Southern California is pleased to announce the potential arrival of the next Tiger Woods. His resume has been building quietly over the past few years of his education and edification, but his excellence can be kept unmentioned no long… more »

Senior Open at Whistling Straits and Michelle Wie's Principal

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Two quick thoughts: The Kohler / Whistling Straits website is the best one I have seen for bringing you closer to the action. The hole-by-hole profiles take place in the main window, with no p.i.t.a pop-opens or shrunken hooey. Each hole of the course… more »

Flexibility a key in "weather" or not in Professional Golf

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As the rains continue to descend on the spongy grounds of The K Club in Ireland, I am reminded of the flexibility needed in the conduct of tournaments and qualifiers on professional golf tours. This week, a story made the rounds about a British Open q… more »

Golf Fitness for the Fourth of July

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Free fitness…who doesn’t like free? Many golf websites provide a bit of exercise as a tease, leading you to purchase their products. Since I don’t garner a percentage of those sales, I’ve decided to rebel and find you three sites that offer fit… more »

Where we are with Wie, personification of the storm

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"There was a time, so long ago, there was a time, but here we are again, in the calm before the storm." Those are the words of Panamanian-born singer/guitarist/actor Ruben Blades, and they echo in my mind as a I read about the latest episode in the pa… more »

Second Place in Pro Golf is for ... Marauding Hordes

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Something in the air this week on the pro tours. At the Mizuno Open in Japan yesterday/today, five guys named Tanihara, Muto, Sato, Seung-Ho Lee and Lin came in second behind the Donger, Dong-Hwan Lee. DONG If you take a glance at the Champions To… more »

Virginia Tech continues golfing rebirth

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When the Virginia Tech Hokies tied for the ACC team title in April, it came in the wake of the horrifying shootings. As Summer beckons, another Hokie golfer has continued the resurgence of Va. Tech golf by capturing the most demanding match-play event i… more »

A case of irresponsible reporting: Carnoustie greenkeeper suspended

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Here is a portion of an article on Golf.Com: [[John Philp was sent home last week after officials launched an investigation into a confrontation involving the 16-year-old apprentice. The 59-year-old greenskeeper says he plans to be back when the Br… more »

The wait is over for Tiger's baby ... girl

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Well, the name wait is over for Tiger and Elin's baby ... girl. No longer will we be threatened by the names Eldrickia, Earla and Earlina, Tigress, Cuba (the feminine of cub... just kidding...Tiger's not marxist), Kultida II, Thailandia, Elin II. With… more »

USGA Open, US Open redux, Tiger Woods, The Goatherd

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With everyone tittering about Mr. Cabrera's given name and its cherubic qualities, leave it to a cunning linguist like my own self to delve into the true symbolism of the new champs moniker. Cabrera in the Spanish means "goatherd." In many situations,… more »

Wie replaced by Simon ... South Africa the new Hawaii

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If you know me at all, you know that I despise catchy phrases. Things like "must-play" or "hidden gem" or "green complex" or "fat buzzard" just drive me bonkers. Having said that, I apologize for calling South Africa the new Hawaii, but it is suddenly… more »

U.S. Open Oakmont Humor from 4.5 Hours Away

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I remember Bethpage as a rookie in 2002. I remember Shinnecock as a veteran in 2004. I had plans, big plans, to be at Winged Foot in 2006, Oakmont in 2007, and Bethpage again in 2009. And then, reality set in. Two consecutive graduation years (last a… more »

US Open weekend predictions...calamitous falls, triumphant returns, etc.

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One name jumped out at me as I drizzled down the list of cut survivors: Lee Janzen. He's my pick to win that tournament this weekend. Why Lee? He's won it twice already, twice picking the pockets of Payne Stewart. How well-remembered would the be-… more »

Oakmont High Ringer Scores For US Open Thursday and Friday

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It wasn't bad enough when Angel Cabrera birdied his 36th hole to knock about 18 guys at +11 out of the weekend, including Mark Harrell, the last amateur standing. It had to get worse. I went for the toller (the pejorative of ringer) scores. Knowing me… more »
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