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Kohler Ain’t No Joe — But He Could Be

With the recent announcement of Herb Kohler and Pete Dye bringing another course to the Kohler golf “stables”, Wisconsin will again be the beneficiary of adding to its world class portfolio.  Last fall Mike Keiser announced his intentions to build a new resort south of Wisconsin Rapids with the desire to bring his Bandon Dunes […]

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Hell Hath No Fury….

Male readers most likely can complete the remainder of the saying in the title of this article.  All of us have our own battle scars resulting from actions deemed inconsiderate by the opposite sex.  Well this is about to take place again on a “Major” golf stage.  In June the USGA will be contesting it’s […]

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The Ultimate Cheater?

Cheating in golf is not often discussed due to the self-policing nature of the sport and the integrity of the players.  Golf is a game of tradition, playing the ball as it lies and invoking penalties on oneself when no one is watching.  The problem is nowadays everyone is watching.  With events being covered from […]

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Shack Takes A Hack

In the recent edition of GolfWorld (3/17/14), Geoff Shackelford introduces the notion it’s time for change in golf design.  Moving forward he states innovative ideas are needed from today’s architect’s to offer new future experiences.  While new thinking is not necessarily a bad thing, many players might ask what can be done today that hasn’t […]

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Don’t Reed Into It

When Patrick read retrieved his bogey putt from the 72nd hole of last weekend’s Cadillac Championship at Doral, excuse me, Trump National Doral, he became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championship event.  It marked his third win since last August and vaulted him to third in the 2014 FedEx Cup standings.  Add the […]

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Getting Off Track

As technology continues to influence the modern game, more and more “casual” players are sticking their nose into performance numbers that only apply to tour professionals.  It’s not their fault. It’s the manufacturers. If you read today’s golf equipment ads the only thing left to hype is distance. TaylorMade calls their new SLDR driver “The […]

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Masters Wish List 2014

Between now and the second week of April every golf writer on God’s green earth will submit pieces on an infinite number of topics regarding the year’s first major.  I figured I’d try to get my effort done early in order to avoid the rush. I can’t think of a more anticipated spring sporting event […]

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That Didn’t Take Long – FU Golf Reinstated

A few weeks ago my alma mater, Furman University, announced it would disband its NCAA Division I Mens Golf Program in the fall of 2014.  This news from the private liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina might not have shaken the golfing world but it was worthy of mention on a February 7th telecast […]

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I’ll Bid No Trump

Fifteenth century Scots began whacking a ball across fields in an effort to deposit it into a hole in the ground and thus golf was created.  The game has evolved over time with equipment upgrades and design strategy to challenge modern day players.  Its traditions are timeless.  Those who have contributed to the game are […]

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Furman University Drops Mens Golf

Learning your alma mater decided to eliminate it’s NCAA Division I Mens Golf Team from a Golf Channel phone app was unsettling.  As a former member of the team, I was shocked and disappointed by the Board of Trustee’s decision.  Immediately I contacted people who have ties with the university to see what they knew. […]

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