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Michelle Wie & Greg Norman: Major Implications

by Jeff Skinner A glance at the leader boards of the two major championships this week shows two of the biggest names in golf hovering near the lead. Greg Norman and Michelle Wie are both in contention in their respective majors and a win by either would be significant.  These two players are huge attractions in golf and attract an inordinate amount of attention.  Whose victory would have a bigger impact on the game?  Norman has admittedly been a “part… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Daly, Michelle, Watson and More This Week

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. This week gives us a bounty of great golf and exciting stories. Tiger is back and so is John Daly, Tom Watson and the boys are at The US Senior Open and the ladies are in England for the Women’s British Open. Get your clickers and the DVR’s ready; you’ll need them to catch all the action. ***** Tiger Woods was a late entry into… Continue Reading

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Phil’s Back!

Great news for golf as Phil Mickelson announced that he will be playing in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational next week. The fact that Phil feels comfortable enough to leave his wife and mom as they are treated for breast cancer is a good sign. The good news here is that Phil is back. The great news is that Amy and Mary Mickelson must be doing well. It makes sense that Phil will also compete in the PGA Championship the… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Seniors and a Strange Year on Tour

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. The Seniors (or Champions if you like) keep it going this week at the US Senior Open. What a wild ride these experienced golfers have given us. Tom Watson, Loren Roberts, Fred Funk, Mark McNulty and Greg Norman are all in the field again this week at Crooked Stick in Indiana. Let’s hope they can keep the excitement coming. These guys have given us two… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie is the Solheim Cup Pick

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA Tour is in the middle of a critical stretch of tournaments that could very well decide the future of the tour. The US Women’s Open, The Evian Masters, The Women’s British Open and The Solheim Cup in August comprise a group of tournaments that are the most important and highly publicized events of the year. The Solheim Cup is a chance for women’s golf to get some much needed positive exposure. The Solheim Cup is… Continue Reading

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Playoff Winners in Europe

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Congratulations to Loren Roberts for being the last man standing after the three man playoff at The Senior Open Championship. Roberts won his second Senior Open when he parred the third playoff hole after Mark McNulty drove into the bushes off the tee. Roberts and Fred Funk both shot 67 to tie McNulty at -12 who shot a blistering 64 and was already in the… Continue Reading

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Hit Ball Win Car!

Jason Dufner has a one stroke lead at the Canadian Open and had the best round of the day with a nine under 63. But the shot of the day goes to Leif Olsen and the record of the day goes to Mark Calcavecchia. Olsen played a carom off his partner’s ball to ace the 15th and gets a new BMW Z4 Roadster. They handed him the keys on the spot, he should have taken that baby for a spin… Continue Reading

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Saturday Hooks and Slices

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Believe it or not there is plenty of great golf going on this week, even without Tiger and Phil. For those poor uninformed fans that only tune in for Tiger or only at a major, they really don’t get it. This game is so much more than one player or one tournament or one tour. But, that’s a lecture I’ll save for later. Here’s an… Continue Reading

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This Hat Is No Sweat

by Jeff Skinner Every now and then a new gadget or innovation comes along in golf that really makes a difference in golf. The Big Bertha Driver changed the face of drivers, both figuratively and literally. The Pro V1 changed the entire golf ball market. Hybrid clubs started an entire new market for club companies. I usually take awhile to change to something new in the market. I’m an old dog and new tricks don’t come so easy. However, that… Continue Reading

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LPGA Stars Need to Step Up

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. This week marks the debut of the PBLPGA Tour at the Evian Masters. That’s the “Post Bivens Ladies Professional Golf Association”. The ladies start the rest of their season with an interim commissioner after the highest profile players on tour forced the beleaguered commissioner out. Carolyn Bivens was hired to move the LPGA out of the minor leagues and into the big leagues of sport.… Continue Reading

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