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Hooks and Slices from The Presidents Cup

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. The Presidents Cup is over and Tiger and the boys have The Cup, but here are some “Hooks and Slices” from Frisco. Good Stuff… Tiger Woods going 5-0, finding the perfect mate in Steve Stricker and smacking Y.E. Yang in singles Tim Clark may have left his heart in San Francisco. He played his heart out and was the soul of the Internationals, his eagle… Continue Reading

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Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Golf Book is Good Stuff

by Jeff Skinner The series of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books are one of the best selling series of books in history. They have covered a myriad of subjects and one of the latest is “The Golf Book…101 Great Stories from the Course and the Clubhouse.” This book follows the same format as all the Chicken Soup series and is a compilation of short stories and anecdotes from numerous contributors. The authors represent a cross section of professional golfers,… Continue Reading

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Firestone and The Big Three

Long before the World Golf Championships and The Bridgestone Invitational, Firestone was hosting professional golf tournaments. In 1954 the first Rubber City Open was won by Tommy Bolt. In 1962 it was changed to the NEC World Series of Golf and that lasted until 1999. After that it changed to the NEC Invitational and finally in 2006 it was called the Bridgestone Invitational. In addition to that, Firestone hosted The American Golf Classic from 1961 to 1972, The CBS Golf… Continue Reading

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Take Time for “A Course Called Ireland”

by Jeff Skinner When Tom Coyne decided to write a book on golf in Ireland he decided to go all the way. No one can say that Coyne doesn’t immerse himself in his projects. In “A Course Called Ireland” he tells the story of when he looked at all the links courses rimming the coast of Ireland he thought of playing the island as one large loop. He would start from the south east coast of Ireland and then play… Continue Reading

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Kenny Perry Wins One for the “Family”

by Jeff Skinner I was at the Travelers Championship this weekend when the skies finally cleared on Sunday to allow the boys on the tour to take dead aim at the flags on The TPC Highlands. Kenny Perry once again showed that he is not only a uniquely talented player but also a very sincere and humble man. Kenny Perry’s victory at the Travelers Championship takes him another step closer to his goal of twenty career wins. Perry is forty… Continue Reading

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Playoffs at Colonial and The Champions

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. It was Playoff City at the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour yesterday. Both tournaments had to go to extra holes to get their winner. Two time Comeback Player of the Year, Steve Stricker who was sporting his playoff beard, finally got his win and completed his “Trifecta Season.” He has his Colonial win, a second at the Northern Trust Open and a third at… Continue Reading

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Alfredsson Gets it Done at the Sybase

by Jeff Skinner Helen Alfredsson navigated her way around The Upper Montclair Country Club Course with a personal best 62 today to take the lead at the first day of The Sybase Classic. She was playing as well as she ever has hitting the fairways and hardly ever missing a green. Paired with South Koreans, Hee Young Park and Jimin Kang, she showed the youngsters what a little experience can do for a player. Alfredsson is a former Solheim Cup… Continue Reading

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These Guys Give Back

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. Life on the PGA Tour looks like a sweet deal. The professionals earn a great living playing golf on the most beautiful courses in the world. They travel to warm and exotic locations to play a game. Any of us would gladly trade places with them. Life is good on the PGA Tour. 104 golfers earned over one million dollars last year in tournament winnings… Continue Reading

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Arnold Palmer’s Magic Touch

“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world. When the tour comes to Arnie’s place there is never a shortage of great Palmer stories. It seems like every pro and fan has an Arnold Palmer story. Jason Gore is no different. Read how Palmer’s kindness and generosity changed Gore’s life when he stalked Arnold at Latrobe as an eleven year old kid. Gore is playing on a sponsor’s exemption from Arnie and starts… Continue Reading

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