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Barbara Nicklaus Joins Jack as Bobby Jones Award Winner

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Jack and Barbara Nicklaus have been the First Couple of Professional Golf forever. They’ve been married for 55 years and Jack readily admits he never could have had the career he did if it wasn’t for Barbara. He’s called her “the heart and soul of every good decision we’ve made” and gives her much of the credit for his success. The USGA has honored Barbara with their highest award, The Bobby Jones Award which is given to a person “… Continue Reading

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Barbara & Jack Nicklaus Honored by USGA

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This is a big year for the Nicklaus family. Well, when you’re the Greatest of All Time, have 18 major championships, had a successful 55 year marriage, head a booming design business, have 22 grandchildren and generally rule the golf world…every year is a god year. But 2015 is an especially significant year for Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. The USGA has chosen to honor both Jack and Barbara Nicklaus this year for their lifetime of contributions to the game.  The… Continue Reading

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The Secret Behind The Honda Classic

by Jeff Skinner This week we are treated to a very strong field of golfers on a very demanding course.  But it hasn’t always been that way.  This tournament had struggled to get top players to play in it for a long time.  There appears to be many reasons behind the growth of The Honda Classic.  While there are many factors that have contributed to The Honda being frequented by more and more top players they all start at one… Continue Reading

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The “Season” Starts at The Honda Classic

by Jeff Skinner You’ll have to excuse the golf geeks of the world if they seem a bit giddy this week.  Even though we’ve been watching golf all winter things really start to heat up this week.  The PGA Tour brings the strongest field of the year to a tough track as PGA National hosts the 43rd Honda Classic. It wasn’t always The Honda Classic.  Back in 1972 Jackie Gleason, a hard partying golf geek himself headlined the Jackie Gleason… Continue Reading

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Tim Rosaforte’s World Is Golf’s Hot Spot

by Jeff Skinner With the PGA Tour in the heart of the Florida swing Tim Rosaforte has provided us with a primer on what he calls “Golf’s Hot Spot”.  In this week’s Golf World Rosaforte is at his insiders best when he breaks down the hottest golf locale in Florida.  The Jupiter area is filled with so many professional golfers that the clubs look like tour events and you’re likely to bump into a few pros at the beach or… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner 1.  As much as all of us like to see big names add to their win total each week there is a special joy in watching a PGA Tour player win for the first time.  Cheers to Michael Thompson and his gutty win at The Honda Classic.  That kiss on the 18th green has to be so special. 2.  Stacy Lewis proves once again that she is the best American player in the game.  Her win at… Continue Reading

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Michael Thompson Lives His Dream

by Jeff Skinner The week at The Honda Classic started with such great promise.  A solid field full of big name stars on a respected course with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus pulling hosting duties for their adopted hometown.  The Honda Classic’s reputation has grown into one of the top tier events since Jack redid PGA National and “The Bear Trap” has almost taken on legendary status.  It’s not quite Amen Corner but then what is? Memories of Rory’s victory as… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus and More Jack Nicklaus

by Jeff Skinner Each year when the PGA Tour returns to Muirfield Village we get to see and hear a little more from Jack Nicklaus.  Over the past few years Nicklaus has been a favorite subject of mine.  Here is a sampling of some articles, videos and tidbits on Mr. Nicklaus.  He’s the Greatest of All Time in more ways than one. Long before Tiger-Gate my suggestion to Woods was to “Copy Jack One More Time.”   Their numbers on the… Continue Reading

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Villegas & Freddy Win but Arnie Is Still The King

by Jeff Skinner Sunday brought us some wonderful golf on the PGA and Champions Tours. I feel for those that think Tiger and Phil are the only reason to follow the tours.  Camilo Villegas topped a youthful leader board at The Honda which was studded with familiar names that could dominate the tours this season and even take home a few major championships.  Villegas, the Columbian heartthrob, took home his first trophy since 2008 and second place finisher; Anthony Kim… Continue Reading

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Ths Class and The Ass of Golf

by Jeff Skinner It is a strange period in men’s professional golf.  For months the biggest headlines have been concerned with issues off the course.  Tiger’s scandal has dominated the sports pages like few stories ever have.  With the season well under way and the PGA Tour moving into the Florida swing we should be allowed to concentrate on the golf inside the ropes but it’s not that easy. Yesterday was a unique day in golf.  We saw both the… Continue Reading

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