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2013 Walker Cup Returns to National Golf Links of America

by Jeff Skinner This week brings us to one of the most special places in golf as The 2013 Walker Cup is played at The National Golf Links of America.  National Golf Links is one of America’s iconic courses. C.B. Macdonald, the father of golf architecture in America, designed National on that classic piece of real estate, Southampton, Long Island. Macdonald used some of the greatest golf holes in Scotland as inspiration for his most significant design.  He changed golf… Continue Reading

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USGA, R&A Ban Anchored Stroke…PGA Tour Thinking About It

by Jeff Skinner Now that all the waiting is over and the USGA and the R&A have set forth their plan to ban the anchored stroke one may think the controversy would diminish.  Don’t bet on it. With The PGA Tour and the PGA of America voicing their displeasure with the ban we will have to wait and see what action they will take.  I find it strange that while the PGA Tour insists that they play the highest level… Continue Reading

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Annika Sorenstam Goes After Michelle Wie Again

by Jeff Skinner The LPGA kicks back into gear this week with the LPGA LOTTE Championship at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii.  Ai Miyazato will defend her 2012 crown against a solid field. Nine of the top ten players in the Rolex Rankings are in Hawaii including number one, Inbee Park and number two Stacy Lewis.  Fifteen year old amateur and youngest winner in LPGA history, Lydia Ko will join the professionals and amazingly Ko has climbed… Continue Reading

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No Contraptions for Arnie, Palmer Wants One Set of Rules

by Jeff Skinner There isn’t a real golfer out there that doesn’t respect Arnold Palmer.  The King is, and always will be The Man in golf. If you needed any more reason to love The King he gave it to us at Bay Hill yesterday.  He supports the proposed ban by the USGA and the R&A and wants the anchored stroke banned.  “That’s not part of the game of golf. To attach it to your body in any way is… Continue Reading

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Kevin Streelman’s Dream Comes True

by Jeff Skinner Kevin Streelman earned his first official PGA Tour win at the Tampa Bay Championship with a bogey free round highlighted by very steady play and some very clutch shot making.  His tee shot to the difficult par three seventeenth afforded him his final birdie and sealed the victory. Streelman may have looked more familiar than most first time PGA Tour winners as he was in the spotlight back in 2009 when he claimed the first place million… Continue Reading

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There is Crying in Golf

by Jeff Skinner We’ve seen Bubba Watson everywhere this week as he made all the rounds as the new Masters Champion.  Bubba hasn’t been able to hold back the tears each time his dad, wife or new child is mentioned.   And that’s great, Bubba is an emotional individual and there’s nothing wrong with showing it. We’ve seen plenty of golfers cry after their wins.  It’s a realization of dreams coming true and at the same time they’re remembering all the… Continue Reading

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The Mentor Project: Pros Helping Pros

by Jeff Skinner The pros on the PGA Tour seem to have it made, well they don’t really seem to have it made, the do have it made.  They earn millions while traveling the globe playing a game in the most beautiful places in the world.  It’s a great gig by any standards. But that doesn’t mean they can do it all by themselves and don’t need some guidance.  The Charles Schwab investment firm has produced “The Mentor Project” a… Continue Reading

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