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Cook Leads Watson & Blackmar

Tom Watson is back again. The best story of the year in golf is still searching for his first win of the year at The Champions Tour final event, The Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Watson had a great 64 in the second round but John Cook bested him by two strokes and leads Watson by three shots going into the third round. Last week’s winner Phil Blackmar is also tied for second place.

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Special Pants for the Pros

by Jeff Skinner It doesn’t get much better than playing a round of golf on a crisp, clear fall day. I was lucky enough to get in eighteen holes on a great course under a bright blue sky with the temperature unseasonably warm. I almost felt guilty, almost. The day got even better when I came home and found my weekly copy of Golf Week in the mailbox. Oh, for the simple pleasures of life. Relaxing with the Golf Channel… Continue Reading

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Goats Get to Play Through

Times are tough all over and golf course managers aren’t afraid to try something to and save a few bucks. Such is the case at Kensington Golf Course in Canfield, Ohio. They have brought in a herd of goats to use as an “all natural maintenance crew.” The goats wander the course eating all the foliage they can. It saves the course from having to cut it down with weed whackers. The goats don’t graze on the fairways or greens… Continue Reading

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Trump Starts Work on “The Greatest Course in History”

by Jeff Skinner After three years of arguments, debate, politicking, protests and I’m sure plenty of backroom dealing, Donald Trump begins work today on his controversial golf course on the picturesque sand dunes north of Aberdeen, Scotland. Trump, in his usual outrageous style has said he is determined to build “the greatest golf course in the world.” Trump has been trying for three years to get the approvals needed to begin building Trump International Golf Links, “a world class golf… Continue Reading

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Obama’s New Foursome

by Jeff Skinner Never underestimate the power of the press, or the web, or television. Just ask President Obama. After I read the New York Times article that compared The White House to a “frat house” I figured it wouldn’t be long before Obama’s people put together some kind of damage control. The President has been taking a little heat for his habit of playing basketball with the guys. And I do mean the guys. Some are criticizing Obama for… Continue Reading

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Players Earn Their Cards This Weekend

by Jeff Skinner A very busy weekend… Pressure Packed Card Game: There was plenty of pressure on the professional golfers that call The Nationwide Tour home this weekend. The Tour Championship is the final tour stop and the last chance to move up the money list into the top twenty five and earn a PGA Tour Card. Matt Every began this week at forty nine on the money list. He knew he would have to have a great finish to… Continue Reading

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Great Golf, All Over the World

There is so much exciting golf happening this weekend it is difficult to keep up on all that is going on. I’ve been surfin the web for all the news I can get on all these tournaments throughout the world. Good news, bad news for some big family names at the first stage of Q-School. Gary Nicklaus, Sam Saunders (Arnie’s grandson), Danny Lee and Tadd Fujikawa all failed to advance to the second round. Jay Haas Jr. made it through… Continue Reading

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Nicholas Thompson’s Special Round

This game is easy. Just ask Nicholas Thompson. You remember him, he’s Alexis Thompson’s big brother. At The Frys.com Open on Saturday he scores the rarely seen “Double Eagle” when he holes his 261 yard second shot on the par five eleventh hole. It gets better. Two holes later he Aces the 200 yard par three thirteenth. Some guys have all the luck. Thompson joined Ted Purdy and Chad Cambell with Aces on the thirteenth. It must be the air… Continue Reading

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The European Tour on The Golf Channel

by Jeff Skinner One of the best things to happen to golf over the years has been The Golf Channel. When Arnold Palmer and company plunked down some cash in 1995 to start a television channel whose only subject was golf, many thought it wouldn’t last. Well, it has done more than just hang around. It has flourished and become the number one media outlet for golf news and information. The Golf Channel covers all the tours in one way… Continue Reading

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