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No Easy Ryder

The fortieth Ryder Cup Matches concluded Sunday much as they were predicted. The Euro’s dominated the contest by capitalizing on the afternoon foursomes from Friday and Saturday to earn an easy 16 ½ — 11 ½ victory. This cup literally runneth over the Americans who were sent packing empty-handed from distant shores once again. Keegan […]

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Golf’s Late, Late Show

As the clock ticks closer to the start of the 40th Ryder Cup Matches, I can’t help but strap in for three days of amped-up golf. Even in the middle of football season the occasional fan is likely to keep tabs on the score. It is 2014’s last hurrah of “Golfing With The Stars”. I […]

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The Golf Hippie

Whether you play golf, work in the business or just enjoy being around the game, you know the types it can attract. Normally associated with upper echelon participants, golf in fact is played by CEO’s and hobos on exclusive country clubs or hardpan munies. Either way the game is the same – get the ball […]

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A Convenient Dismissal

  Coming off a missed cut at the PGA Championship a few weeks ago, Tiger Woods speculated that he would have to reevaluate his health in order to be considered as a Captain’s Pick for the upcoming Ryder Cup. He worked the media as he always does, saying several things but not offering much content. […]

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Missing Sounds

When I was a kid (many, many years ago), I couldn’t wait to get up on a summer morning and head to the golf course. We were fortunate our junior program had ample depth so there were always playing partners about. The professional staff encouraged us to play and ran interference when the course got […]

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Meeting A New Friend & Remembering A Golf Pioneer

You never know whom you will run into when you hang around a golf course, driving range or country club grill room. Interesting stories abound and sometimes there is an educational lesson accompanying the tale. I recently came upon an interesting fellow that had, what Robbie Burns told me, was “quite the story”. In 1979 […]

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Holywood Swingin’

Rory McIlroy, the curly-haired young man from Northern Ireland got his McTriple. Now only a green jacket is needed to complete his career Grand Slam. Somewhat like the previous major championship (Kaymer 65 – 65, McIlroy 66 – 66), this one may have taken a bit longer to decide, but in the end dominant play […]

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The Ultimate “Major” Examination?

  The 2014 Open Championship is upon us. Golf’s third major of the year appears wide-Open even with Tiger wood’s return. Was it really eight years ago when he intricately carved his way around the rumpled, crusty turf that was Royal Liverpool in winning his eleventh major? How things have changed in professional golf since […]

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The Most Important Hole Of Your Round

If you’re playing an eighteen hole round of golf, which hole is the most important: The starting hole? Your least favorite? The number-one handicap hole? The finishing hole? Well, there are eighteen choices. With logical reasoning a sound argument can be made for each. Yet within the MindPlay principle of PurePlayGolf the tenth hole is […]

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A Complete Player? — Not Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer blew away the field at Pinehurst to claim the 114th U.S. Open Championship. Had he not played, it would have been one heckuva tournament. He got the media’s attention with a first round 65. After duplicating the number on Friday, he got the world’s attention. The thing is although Kaymer claimed his second […]

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