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Overton Leads The Greenbrier Classic

Jeff Overton takes a four stroke lead into Saturday’s third round at The Greenbrier Classic. That’s right , Jeff Overton, get used to hearing that name.   He is quietly having a great year on The PGA Tour.  He has four top tens including two second place finishes and has earned close to two and a half million dollars.  He is also number ten on the Ryder Cup points list.

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Erik Compton Makes His Mark

by Jeff Skinner It’s a busy week on all golfing fronts this week.  Freddy Couples is hosting the old guys at the U.S. Senior Championship in his hometown of Seattle.  The women are trying their hand at links golf at The Ricoh Women’s British Open over the links of Royal Birkdale in England and the European Tour is playing this week in Ireland.  The PGA Tour is breaking new ground at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia and it’s an… Continue Reading

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One Big Bunker At The Greenbrier

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour stops in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia this week and while the course is interesting and the resort is first rate there is much more than meets the eye at The Greenbrier Resort. During the Cold War the federal government built a huge bunker underneath the Greenbrier.  It was built to house all of Congress in the event of a national emergency and the entire country could be run from the safety of the… Continue Reading

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Major Week For The Women & Seniors

by Jeff Skinner It’s a “Double Major Week” as the USGA welcomes the Senior golfers to Sahalle Country Club in Seattle for the U.S. Senior Open and the women converge on Royal Birkdale in England for the Women’s British Open. Fred Funk is the defending U.S. Senior Open Champion and he’s back to defend but the focus this week will be on the Rock Star of the Champions Tour, Fred Couples.  Couples is a Seattle native and his return home… Continue Reading

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Alexis Thompson, The Next Big Thing

by Jeff Skinner I know we are all quick to christen the next big thing in golf.  Over the years many gifted young golfers were burdened with the “he’s the next Nicklaus” and now it’s “the next Tiger” although that one may be a bit tainted now.  Still, when a young phenom lights up the competition and does things that older golfers struggle with it is easy to think that this one is the one, the next big thing. Alexis… Continue Reading

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A Clutch Weekend for the Winners

by Jeff Skinner What a week for Carl Pettersson.  He was lucky to be playing this weekend as he made the cut on the number at The RBC Canadian Open.  So what does he do on Saturday?  He goes out and blisters the course with a course record score of 60.  On Sunday with a little help from Dean Wilson’s two over par round Pettersson is left holding the trophy and a check for $918,000.  He also is this week’s… Continue Reading

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Alexis Thompson, Ready for the LPGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner Take a look at what could be the future of American Ladies Golf: Alexis Thompson.  She’s fifteen and she is more than holding her own with the big girls.  So far this year on the LPGA Tour she finished T24 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship as an amateur, missed the cut at The ShopRite LPGA in her pro debut then placed tied for tenth at the U.S. Women’s Open and cashed her first professional paycheck.  She was… Continue Reading

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Bobby Jones & St. Andrews

The St. Andrews Open Championship hangover continues.  Take a look Bobby Jones and his relationship with the people of St. Andrews and the Old Course.  After a rough start at St. Andrews he grew to love The Old Course and St. Andrews like no other.  Jones was crippled by the time he returned to St. Andrews to accept the honor of “Freeman of The City.”  He said it was one of his greatest honors in his life.  He loved St.… Continue Reading

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Would You Trade Places With Tiger or Louis?

by Jeff Skinner Here’s a crazy question:  Who would you rather be right now, Louis Oosthuizen or Tiger Woods?   Ask that question a year ago or even a week ago and most likely you would have gotten this response:  Who is Louis Oosthuizen?  Immediately after that the answer would have been “Tiger Woods of course.” What a difference some time, an Escalade and a Claret Jug make.  Before Tiger’s life imploded on the front pages of the tabloids he was… Continue Reading

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