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Play or Go?

Golf is unique in that it can be played for a lifetime in a variety of ways — recreationally, socially or competitively. It doesn’t matter when a player has been introduced to the game they will often continuing playing until they no longer can’t. Maybe it’s an injury sending one to the clubhouse. It could […]

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Saints and Sinners

Call it St. Andrews but the thing about this course is there are plenty of un-saintly places a player could end up. The bunkers have names like Strath, Hell, Coffin and the Road Hole Bunker. There is even a Valley of Sin awaiting on the final hole. All of these cleverly placed obstacles extracted their […]

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***Becoming Blackwolf Run — Buy It***

The new E-Book Becoming Blackwolf Run is now available for purchase.  The book has been published through Smashwords and may be purchased on their site.  It is also available on iBooks and through Barnes and Noble.    

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Freight Trains, Fescue, Four Feet & The Phenom

Writers looking for a closing story on this 115th US Open have plenty of material. Where to begin? The obvious place is at the top of the leaderboard. The kid amazed all of us again by putting himself into a familiar position for such a young age. He is a finisher. He is a winner. […]

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Chambers Bay-Watch

On the verge of this year’s US Open it is very likely you’ll see the unlikely. I doubt viewers will catch Pamela Anderson running across the fairways clad in a red bikini or David Hasselhoff flexing his pecs, but this edition of golf’s sternest exam is likely to frustrate, baffle, confuse, and ultimately eliminate many […]

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Taking the Ryder Cup to Task (Force)

It’s hard to believe today’s news conference at PGA headquarters was covered with such urgency for an event that awaits 19 months in the future. Davis Love III will get another shot at bringing the cup back to America. He led his 2012 team two-thirds of the way to victory at Medinah only to watch […]

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America’s Competitive Decline in Golf

As another year of professional golf commences, it is easy to see how the rest of the world has caught up with American players. There has been a gradual erosion over the years but don’t downplay it. American professionals are not feared as they once were. They no longer own the “edge”. Pick a starting […]

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Know Your Student

The basis of being a good instructor involves one fundamental axiom – know your student. Establish this as your foundation and you’ll be effective at teaching the game on every level. With the incredible acceleration of technology I often see younger instructors latching on to gadgetry in order to dissect the golf swing from hundreds […]

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The Defining Quality Of Golf

  As 2015 occupies our calendars let me wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I admit on this first day of January I have not been watching golf. The first college football playoff has garnered my interest. Oregon took care of business by thrashing Florida State and now as I type the Buckeyes and […]

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Why Stop At 100?

In a March 2006 Links Magazine article regarding the Top Courses, George Peper apologized for devising such a ranking while working at Golf Magazine. He acknowledged the following: Twenty-seven years ago while editor-in-chief of GOLF Magazine, I perpetrated something called “The Top 100 Courses in the World.” For that mistake, and everything it has wrought, […]

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