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LPGA “Jumps” On the Major Season

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The LPGA kicks off the major season today with the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  It’s a great course, with a great field and a very rich history. Brittany Lincicome is back to defend against all the top players in the world. Each and everyone of them have two goals this week: finish in first and win this major and make some lasting memories with a leap into Poppies Pond. Take a look at these “Top Ten” leaps into… Continue Reading

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Brittany Lincicome Prevails at The ANA Inspiration

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Brittany Linciome won The ANA Inspiration with a par on the third playoff hole over good friend Stacy Lewis. The winning putt may have been in the playoff but the shot that won her the tournament was her second shot on eighteen during regulation. Her eagle tied her with Lewis and with Lewis unable to birdie the last off to the playoff they went. From AP: Brittany Lincicome ended up in Poppie’s Pond for the second time in her career… Continue Reading

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Round the World Round Up

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The weather in the Northeast took a decidedly chilly turn today and any golfers on the courses here may have been breaking out the “winter golf” gear. But there still was plenty of golf played around the world this weekend and some exciting finishes at that. There was double barrel action on the European Tour this week as tournaments took place on two continents. At the limited field Volvo World Match Play Championship Mikko IIonen out dueled Henrik Stenson for… Continue Reading

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Good Golf, Good Stuff & Good-Bye

by Jeff Skinner It was a busy and eventful weekend in the world of golf. There were some great stories of redemption and a few of heartbreak. Camilo Villegas won the Wyndham Championship after struggling for years. He was branded a superstar when he won back to back playoff events in 2008 but entered the Wyndham as the 254th ranked player in the world. Helen Ross has his comeback story and Will Gray has the heartbreak of those who fell… Continue Reading

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Major Season Starts at The Kraft Nabisco Championship

by Jeff Skinner We don’t have to wait until next week at The Masters for our first major championship.  Major season starts tomorrow at the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship.  The Kraft Nabisco has been designated a major since 1982 and boasts a long line of great past champions.  Amy Alcott won the first major Kraft and names like Inkster, Bradley, King, Pepper, Sheehan, Sorenstam, Webb, Pressel and Ochoa have won at the Mission Hills Course.   In fact the LPGA has… Continue Reading

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Cheyenne Woods…Making Her Way

by Jeff Skinner Fresh off her win last week at the Australian Masters Cheyenne Woods will step off of cloud nine to tee it up again down under at the ISPS Handa Australian Open.  Woods’ ever increasing celebrity will take another bounce this week if she can continue her fine play against names like Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer. Tiger’s niece has got her game in order and was able to close… Continue Reading

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U.S. Solheim Cup…Mallon Surprises With Michelle Wie

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Solheim Team has been finalized and Captain Meg Mallon will be trying to get her charges in top form for the August 16th-18th matches at the Colorado Golf Club. Mallon’s team features the top American golfers who battled all year to earn points with the top eight players gaining an automatic slot.  Current British Open Champion and America’s best golfer, Stacy Lewis led the points total followed by Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany… Continue Reading

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It’s Crunch Time For The Solheim Cup

by Jeff Skinner As the LPGA swings north of the border for the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic the pressure is on to earn a coveted spot on the U.S. Solheim Cup Team. The team will be decided after the Women’s British Open and that leaves only three events left to earn points to qualify. This week’s tournament which takes place in Waterloo, Ontario may just be a “Waterloo” of sorts for those LPGA players struggling to make the team. Solheim… Continue Reading

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“June of Golf” Expedition Begins

by Jeff Skinner This week marked the start of my “June of Golf” expedition.  As the golf season heats up so will my travel plans as I am planning on attending four different professional tournaments this month. The plan is to hit a PGA, LPGA or USGA event each week of this month and maybe get a few rounds in for myself. The expedition got off to a great start this past Wednesday as a few pals and I took… Continue Reading

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Na Yeon Choi Takes U.S. Open…Americans Fade

by Jeff Skinner Na Yeon Choi followed in the footsteps of her countrywomen Si Ri Pak as she claimed the 67th U.S. Open at the same course that Pak had won on in 1998 when she started the revolution in women’s golf in South Korea. Choi’s win once again shows the power, impact and dominance that South Korean women have at the U.S. Women’s Open.  This is the second consecutive year and the fourth victory in the last five Open’s… Continue Reading

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