Greg Norman picking Adam Scott for Presidents Cup is indefensible

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We should have seen this coming. Once again in a risk/reward scenario, Greg Norman has made a bold choice. To anyone familiar with his golfing career, this is what he does. There is one little problem with this philosophy. Greg Norman is no Arnold Palmer… more »

Housing market crunch provides golf opportunity in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Ford's Colony Rocky Mount is a very upscale, 1,000 lot housing development that, because of the economic climate, is basically on hold. That bit of bad news, however, provides a great chance for the general public to play a really good private golf cours… more »

Garia Golf Cars: Not your father's golf cart

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Finally, someone has produced a very high quality golf vehicle that far exceeds the normal golf carts found at every golf course and those found in many private residences. Today at the PGA Fall Expo, which runs through Wednesday, Septe… more »

What the Solheim Cup meant to Michelle Wie

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Sorry guys. I hate to be the one to pee in the pool but just a word of caution about all this fawning over Michelle Wie. Her Solheim Cup performance was magnificent, yes, but match play on home turf in front of friendly crowds is a different animal from… more »

Golf Drama at Solheim Cup

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There has been relatively little buzz going into the 2009 Solheim Cup this week because everybody has been saying the Americans are heavily favored to win. Well, hold onto your hats because this may yet be a barnburner. Halfway through the opening round… more »

Tiger Woods Did NOT Choke in the PGA Championship

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Just finished reading one of the dumbest articles I've ever seen. Following a link in the Golf For Beginners blog on this website, I was directed to an article by sportswriter Jay Mariotti that says Tiger Woods choked in the PGA Championship last weekend… more »

Different Situations for Fred Couples and Greg Norman in Presidents Cup Selections

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Usually, the toughest part of the Captain’s job for any team event is selecting players to fill out the team who didn’t qualify automatically. This chore for the 2009 Presidents Cup in San Francisco, CA October 8-11 is no exception for US Captain Fre… more »

River Club: Classic Golf in Pawleys Island

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On my recent vacation to Myrtle Beach (Garden City Beach, actually) I had the pleasure of playing at River Club in Pawleys Island. As I travel out of the Washington DC area, I have seldom ventured all the way to the southern end of the Myrtle Beach area… more »

Stewart Cink and Tom Watson Forever Linked

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In a way, I feel sorry for Stewart Cink. It's entirely likely that he'll never get proper credit for winning The Open Championship at Turnberry. No, he'll always be just the guy who was waiting when Old Tom Watson finally ran out of youth serum. And that… more »

Open Championship is Wide Open at the Halfway Point

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Tiger Woods is out, mercifully for many golf fans. Watching coverage on TNT today was reminiscent of a wake. So who's left on top? A bunch of old guys and a links rookie in Steve Marino. Co-leader Marino figures not to hold up because he's never won b… more »

Nothing Like Professional Golf for Lazarus Stories

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The Steve Stricker saga of 3 years ago was fantastic as he totally lost his confidence and his PGA Tour Card with it. Then, like a phoenix slowly rising from the ashes, he successfully navigated the horrors of Qualifying School and played well enough aft… more »

Your Golf Course Should Follow the Lead of US Open at Bethpage Black

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Under the direction of the USGA, the groundskeepers at Bethpage Black are cutting back the rough to a manageable level for about 20 feet from the fairway. Now, to be fair, the USGA's idea of exactly what is manageable is a bit extreme but they are making… more »

Wonderful and Horrible Golf Decisions on the Same Day from the USGA

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Only the blue bloods of New Jersey could manage to both elate and grate on the same day. The USGA announcement of holding the 2014 Women's US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 on the week following the men's Open is the kind of bold and innovative thinking you'd w… more »

PGA Tour's Shot Tracker is Great but Has Minor Problems

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If you are any kind of a golf fan, and you have high speed internet access, you've likely tried Shot Tracker, the newest feature on the official website of the PGA Tour. At first glance it appears to be the next best thing to watching a live broadcast. U… more »

Shane Lowry Gives Irish Golf a Very Young Dynamic Duo

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The leader in the clubhouse for best golf story of 2009 is 22 year old Irish amateur Shane Lowry’s sudden death win over Robert Rock in the Irish Open at County Louth last weekend. The field was strong, including many of Europe’s top players. Mother… more »

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