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Warm Weather Golf for a Few Northerners

by Jeff Skinner This time of year if you live in a cold weather section of the United States, playing a little golf is nothing more than a dream.  But as many golf fanatics know there is that magic elixir that can satisfy the yearning for some birdies, divots and skins: The Golf Trip. This week I have spent a few lovely days away from the cold and snow of New York’s Hudson Valley and been warming my old bones… Continue Reading

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Heavy Putters Feel Great

As Phil Mickelson demonstrated at the end of the season, the putter can be a “weapon of score reduction.” After a few hours with putting guru Dave Stockton, Phil went on to win two tournaments and The Presidents Cup, putting lights out the whole time. The putter is the club that can reduce your score the quickest but at the same time it can be the club that causes us the most aggravation. It’s critical to have a putter that… Continue Reading

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What’s The Best Golf Movie?

by Jeff Skinner In a recent poll taken by The Los Angeles Times they ask their sports readers, What is the best golf movie of the last 35 years?  Truth be told there haven’t been that many golf movies and good golf movies are few and far between.  The results of the poll aren’t surprising.  Caddyshack was a runaway winner.  Heck, that’s on many movie goers list of all time best movies, not just sport movies. I’d have to agree… Continue Reading

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So Much Great Golf!

by Jeff Skinner So much golf, so little time.  There was a ton of great golf over the weekend that featured exciting endings and a big breakthrough. Who needs Tiger Woods? Ian Poulter and Paul Casey represented England well as Poulter finally broke through for his first win in America and moved to fifth in the world.  English golf is alive and well.  With all the success of the Europeans in the Match Play, Monty must be licking his considerable… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Future from Hawkins and Feherty

by Jeff Skinner Shortly after Tiger’s apology everyone in the media voiced their opinions on his statement and what he should do next.  Two of Tiger’s biggest supporters, David Feherty and John Hawkins had different takes on Tiger’s future.  Feherty is a true Tiger fan and rarely says anything negative about Woods.  Hawkins claims Tiger is the best ever but has some suggestions for Tiger to improve his on the course behavior.  Both Feherty’s video and Hawkins article are worth… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Starts His Comeback

by Jeff Skinner I have never seen so much raw emotion from a golfer.  Watching him on The Golf Channel yesterday was a moving experience.  No I’m not talking about Tiger Woods; I’m talking about Charlie Rymer.  Rymer got so choked up offering his analysis of Tiger he couldn’t talk.  I like Rymer, he’s always insightful and funny and after yesterdays near sob fest I like him more.  He showed that he’s human; much like Tiger showed during his speech,… Continue Reading

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Golf Writers Say No To Woods

by Jeff Skinner Something revolutionary took place in golf yesterday.  It wasn’t the fact that all four number one seeds have been dispatched from The Accenture Match Play Championship.  It’s not the fact that John Daly shot a three under par and didn’t retire again.  It’s not even the fact that Thongchai Saidee a twelve seed from Thailand advanced to play Jeev Milkha Singh a fifteen seed in the third round of The Match Play.  While on a normal day… Continue Reading

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Tiger, Match Play, LPGA Thailand and PGA in Mexico

Chip Shots… Lost in all the Tiger-Gate Media Event controversy was all the golf played yesterday.  How’s this for irony: because Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson opted out of The Match Play Ross McGowan got in as the 64th seed.  With Woods, the number one seed gone, Steve Stricker became the number one.  McGowan gets to play Stricker and beats the top seed in the tournament in nineteen holes.  McGowan goes from sitting on his couch to cashing a nice… Continue Reading

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Tiger Takes A Shot at Accenture

by Jeff Skinner Well, it appears that Tiger and his team may have kicked a hornets’ nest.  There seems to be an outcry from many in the press and the players about Tiger’s planned “media event” on Friday.  It’s not too often that you find any mainstream media that criticizes Tiger and it’s even rarer to find a player, unless your name is Jesper Parnevik.  Rex Hoggard says, “this one already has a circus feel.”  He also questions the timing… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Uses the Media Again

by Jeff Skinner At least Tiger Woods and his manipulation management team are staying true to form.  In calling the press conference meeting, speech, announcement (whatever you call it) Team Tiger once again exhibits those qualities that feed the Tiger Hating Machine. For years Tiger has had little use for the media and always had special rules for dealing with them.  Most players spend plenty of time with the media after their round but Woods never does.  When he is… Continue Reading

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