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Get In Shape With The Coolest Guy In Golf

by Jeff Skinner All right golfers, it’s that time of year when we all vow that next year is going to be the year.  2012 will be the year we break 80, or the year we shoot par, the year we get to single digits.  You get the idea; it’s the time we vow to fix our troubled game.  There’s no better way to ensure that you will play better golf than to get in better shape.  To get started… Continue Reading

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America’s Toughest Courses

by Jeff Skinner Do you like to play tough courses? Do you love teeing it up on the biggest, most difficult track you can find?   Well, look no further.  Golf Digest has lined them all up for you.  In January’s issue they have presented us with “America’s 75 Toughest Courses.” You like it rough? Be careful what you wish for. 1. The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C. 2. Pine Valley (N.J.) G.C. 3. Oakmont (Pa.) C.C. 4. Spyglass Hill G.… Continue Reading

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Donald Trump Brings “Championship” Golf to the Bronx

by Jeff Skinner Donald Trump is playing Santa Claus to New York City once again.  Trump has signed a deal with NYC to finish the troubled golf course at Bronx’s Ferry Point Park. The beleaguered Ferry Point project has been in the works for fourteen years and its original developer quit the project years ago. New York City has failed to finish the project which is beset with cost over runs, environmental problems and even ties to organized crime. Trump’s… Continue Reading

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18 Most Annoying Golf Partners

by Jeff Skinner Golf Digest has a pictorial in this month’s issue titled “The 18 Most Annoying Golf Partners.” It is good for a few laughs and certainly rings true. There are plenty of guys that are so annoying on the course it makes you want to shank one at them as they yabber on their cell phone or schmooze with the cart girl.  My favorite from their list is “Ball Retriever Guy” but missing is just the plain old… Continue Reading

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Bernard Darwin’s “Golf Courses of the British Isles” Now In Film

by Jeff Skinner A few years ago I picked up a used copy of Bernard Darwin’s “The Golf Courses of the British Isles.”  Many say it is the best golf book ever written and Darwin is revered as one of the greatest golf writers to ever put pen to paper. First published in 1910, mine is a reprint from 1988, Darwin’s splendid descriptions of the classic courses ring as true as if it was a first edition.  Reading it is… Continue Reading

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