Golf Industry Show in Anaheim is Sexy!

The golf industry show is taking place as you read in Anaheim. Whether it's sexy or not, I have no idea. I used the term as a loss leader, to get you in my store. Here is what I know about the show, courtesy of the PR people at Robert Trent Jones II (… more »

Nothing like a pool to keep the WGC-Accenture alive!

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I have a buddy who runs a major championships pool. Four times a year we pick ten guys (only three of the big four allowed) and try to get seven to the weekend. My chum aligns everyone in teams of three, and pays out team and individual each day. For… more »

We've not seen nothing like the mighty Phil (Mickleson, that is.)

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I've been mortifying to write this blog entry, since I take a different cue from what happened to Phlabby Phil on Sunday. The way I see it, the playoff win was much more important for C3PO than was the playoff loss for PM. Here's my reasoning: CH3 has… more »

Value of the short game in golf...Ask Andy Bean

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Another quickie for the cialis set...If you ever devalued the importance of wedges in golf, study up on Andy Bean's final round at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am on the Champs Tour. It might have been two consecutive holes where the behemoth had, respect… more »

Three best swings of the season...Sorenstam, Quinney and...Bill Murray?????

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Here's a quickie for all you Viagra fans...Watch Annika, Jeff or Bill to figure out how to swing a golf club. Each one of these three is so relaxed through the ball, the point at which we amateurs usually tense up and gag. Quinney had such great succes… more »

Enjoy Jakarta: Finn win on European PGA Tour...Hello, Mikko!

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If the Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open is not my favorite golf tournament name, please tell me what is! All right, I'll "Enjoy Jakarta," but please tell me what the name of the Jetson's Dog is doing in the title! No matter. Mikko Ilonen stole t… more »

Creamer returns to LPGA victory circle at SBS Open in Hawaii

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Recently, the aged and daft Will Wolfrum insinuated that I rarely link to other pages, blogs, etc. I cannot deny nor confirm that allegation, so I will move on to the business at hand. Paula Creamer has returned to the winner's circle on the LPGA Tour.… more »

Sports Illustrated Golf Running Scared!

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I've noticed something lately on the Sports Illustrated website. Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck, John Garrity, and others have supplied the Golf section with multiple articles. The regularity of their postings is cause for alarm only in a cynical wor… more »

Alan Shipnuck Watch: Phoenix Open Meets Super Bowl in 2008

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Al Shipnuck just cannot get off my radar, otherwise known as my s-list. Talk about dangling an unreachable carrot in front of a braying, drooling donkey! Here he is this week, writing about the Phoenix PGA Tour Stop's collision next year with the NFL's… more »

7th at Pebble Beach makes AT & T Golfers Grumpy

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I am astonished at how many grumpy pusses I see while watching PGATour.Com's "Live At 7" feature on the web. I've watched for two days, and can testify that very few amateurs leave that green with a smile. Let's assess: you are playing in the best pro… more »

SI's Al Shipnuck off course again with Wie, LPGA, Equality

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"4. The concept of "earning it" Michelle Wie was offered yet another special exemption, this time to the Dinah Shore. Wouldn't it be nice if one of these days Wie actually played her way into the field of an important tournament?" Al Shipnuck, earth… more »

Sports Illustrated at the PGA Show: Video 101...C+ At Best

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I love video on the web. I love YouTube on the web. I love Windows Movie Maker. I love video on the web. That's my ode to video on the web. Even a hack like me can press the red record button, tape some life, upload it to a PC, and dice it into a… more »

Smarmy Alan Shipnuck of Sports Illustrated Goes To Hair School

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Sometimes you can sense that a writer wants to use a certain storyline SOOOO much that she or he forces it in, with absolute disregard for propriety and the truth. Such is the case with Alan Shipnuck's apparent infatuation with Charley Hoffman's Tarzan… more »

Calling All Editors: Golf Magazine, Adam Scott and Luke Donald Need Help!

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As I am wont to do, I was browsing through my February 2007 Golf Magazine in January (I receive my mail earlier than you!) and paused at the section marked "What Tour pros think about..." I've found this to be an interesting little read in the past, and… more »

Note To Self: It's Not Just Young Americans Who Choke!

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"He misses a step and cuts his hand, but Showing nothing, he swoops like a song She cries "Where have all Papa's heroes gone?" Those lines come from David Bowie's song, Young Americans. Just goes to show I can manipulate just about any words in the… more »

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