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Two Caddies, Two Stories, Two Great Books

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I have a great brother. Even though he continues to kick my ass each time we tee it up together he’s always a wonderful playing partner. His dominance over me is especially difficult seeing as it was I that introduced him to the game over thirty years ago. But one of the advantages of having him in the game is that he keeps me well stocked in books on golf. He’ll show up with a few books when he comes… Continue Reading

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Team USA Looking for Revenge at the Solheim Cup

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The Solheim Cup starts tomorrow at the St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany and the American team is desperate to finally get one in the win column. Team USA has taken it on the chin in the past two meetings with a pair of painful losses in both 2013 and 2011. In ’11 Europe took down the Americans who were tied at 8-8 going into Sunday Singles in Ireland. A 7-5 win in singles where the Americans looked superior left… Continue Reading

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U.S. Women’s Open: Back to a Traditional USGA Setup

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Last year the USA made history by playing both the men’s and women’s U.S. Open’s on the same course in back to back weeks.  This year the USGA went back to its normal routine with different weeks and venues and the truth is the courses couldn’t be more different. The men played on a baked out, extra firm, mostly brown links layout that many players labeled ridiculous. There will be none of that this week. The Lancaster Country Club, hosting… Continue Reading

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Astounded, Amazed & Stunned…The Weekend in Golf

by Jeff Skinner What a strange weekend in golf. We saw the ladies of the USA struggle at the inaugural International Crown. Jim Furyk spit the bit again at the RBC Canadian Open and Bernhard Langer give us a dominating performance in senior golf. It’s hard to say what the biggest shock of the weekend was. Take your pick; I was astounded, amazed and stunned at the outcomes. Team USA came into Mike Whan’s newest baby, The International Crown as… Continue Reading

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Lizette Salas: American Dream on the LPGA Tour

by Jeff Skinner Lizette Salas finally found a way to win on the LPGA Tour. After two seasons of near misses in half a dozen tournaments the second year LPGA player nailed down her first tour win at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Salas had blown leads, chunked shots, been outplayed and lost in a playoff before this win but there would be no denying her on Sunday. A good way to win is to start with a three… Continue Reading

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A Quick Monday Morning Nine

by Jeff Skinner Stacy Lewis’ win at the North Texas LPGA Shootout continues a great season for the American ladies. With names like Lewis, Wie, Thompson, Korda and Creamer taking home trophies the LPGA has been given a real shot in the arm. J.B. Holmes gets his third and most important PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship. His first win at the 2006 Waste Management Phoenix Open had to be sweet but this one coming after his brain… Continue Reading

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Wie’s Win Could Be the Start…Maybe

by Jeff Skinner Spending a week in Hawaii is good for the soul.  Anyone that spends time there will say something along the lines of it being “the trip of a lifetime” or “it was life changing.”  Well this week in Hawaii may just be life changing not only for Michelle Wie but for the LPGA Tour. Wie may finally have found the formula for success with her new found “game plan” strategy combined with her forsaking the technical aspects… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Paula Creamer’s winning 75 foot eagle putt may be the most exciting moment of the year so far.  And her emotional reaction only added to it.  It’s been a long time coming and a shot in the arm for her and the LPGA. 2.  Russell Henley’s victory at The Honda Classic wasn’t pretty, in fact it was mighty ugly down the stretch, but Henley has the stuff to win a lot of tournaments. 3.  Was the… 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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Mike Whan’s LPGA Alive and Well In Paradise

by Jeff Skinner While we all battle a snowstorm in the Northeast the women of the LPGA Tour will get their 2014 season off to a warm and rousing start in paradise, Paradise Island in the Bahamas that is. World number three Stacy Lewis leads the field that includes 16 year old phenom Lydia Ko (4) and Lexi Thompson (9) at the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.  Ko is making her debut as a member of the LPGA and is… Continue Reading

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