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Pinkout for Amy Mickelson

by Jeff Skinner Saturday at the Colonial it was a sea of pink in a colorful show of support for Amy Mickelson. The PGA Tour’s players, wives, workers and fans were all decked out in many shades of pink. It looked like the inside of Ian Poulter’s closet. Amy Mickelson is a popular and powerful personality on tour. I do not know Amy personally, but like any person that follows the tour and all that goes with it, I have… Continue Reading

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The Colonial is Hogan and History

The boys of the PGA Tour are going low at Colonial. The leaders are shooting six or seven under par each day, but the real attraction at Colonial is its attachment to Ben Hogan, one of the greatest of all time. The Clubhouse at Colonial has a “Ben Hogan Room” which houses some of Hogan’s memorabilia. Check out the videos and get a tip from the man himself and a tour of The Hogan Room.

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No Thinking Allowed

by Jeff Skinner Each time we tee it up out there on the course we arrive at the first tee with grand expectations. Every round presents us with a new opportunity for a great round or a personal best. As we grab our club and tee our ball we stare down the fairway and think about our shot. It is at that point that we have just sabotaged our round. We might as well pack it up and throw the clubs… Continue Reading

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A New John Daly?

by Jeff Skinner John Daly’s return to the US PGA Tour in three weeks at The St. Jude Classic is a case of poetic justice. The St. Jude Classic benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which has a policy to never turn away a child that needs treatment. It is fitting that Daly returns at this tournament because he is a man that needs some care and help. Daly was the biggest thing on tour for years until he… Continue Reading

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Hogan’s 1953, One of the Best Ever

by Jeff Skinner This week on the PGA Tour it’s another stop on the Texas swing. You can’t find consecutive weeks that honor such distinguished golfers as these three weeks. Last week it was Byron Nelson, this week it’s Ben Hogan and I don’t care what they call it, Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial or whatever, this is Hogan’s tournament, he won it five times. Next week it’s Jack’s Memorial Tournament and no one honors the game and its traditions… Continue Reading

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The LPGA Gives Big Buck$

by Jeff Skinner The past few weeks I was lucky enough to attend two LPGA tournaments, first at The Sybase Classic in New Jersey and this past week The Corning Classic in New York. I left both with a feeling that these events are more than just golf tournaments. Certainly they are professional golf tournaments and they showcase the best women golfers in the world. Both tournaments had very competitive fields and they each came down to the last few… Continue Reading

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An Exciting End to the Last Corning Classic

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA’s Corning Classic proved to be one of the most exciting tournaments of the year for the ladies tour. There were plenty of records tied or broken, a few aces, very low scores, a Sunday back nine charge from a “hometown” favorite and a putt on the very last hole to decide the winner. The Corning Classic was a great success and all the players expressed sadness that this will be the last. Yani Tseng hung… Continue Reading

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Going Low at the Final Classic

by Jeff Skinner ****** 5:00 Update: Creamer Falls Short, Tseng Wins****** A miracle almost happened at the final round of the LPGA’s Corning Classic. America’s golfing sweetheart, Paula Creamer, put on a final round charge of seven under to finish at -20 and put the pressure on the leaders. It would have been a storybook ending to the Classic which is ending its thirty one year run. Creamer fell one stroke short of tying champion Yani Tseng. Tseng, who is… Continue Reading

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Shootin Lights Out at the Corning Classic

by Jeff Skinner ******5:00pm Update at The Classic******* The storms that were supposed to hit Corning this afternoon have held off long enough to let a pair of ladies go super low and share the overnight lead at the Corning Classic.  Soo-Yun Kang, from South Korea, matched the tournament record with a ten under par and Mika Miyazato, from Japan, shot seven under to tie at seventeen under.  Miyazato carded eight birds and an eagle on her way to her best score… Continue Reading

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Paddy Harrington Does Happy Gilmore

Who hasn’t fantasized about driving the ball off the tee with the “Happy Gilmore” swing? His combination hockey/golf/run up swing is a golf classic much the same like Caddy Shack’s “Cinderella Story.” Could we really hit a drive like that and get more a few more precious yards? Some science geeks recruited paddy Harrington to give it a try. Our mates at Aussie Golfer dug it up. Check it out and then watch Bobby Jones and his hickory shafted driver.… Continue Reading

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