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Chip Shots from My Couch

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It’s official: I’ve played my last round of 2016.  Freezing temps have closed all the courses in the Hudson Valley and as I am writing this snow is falling outside.  But that didn’t stop me from walking a few holes today. Instead of a boring walk through the neighborhood I headed up to James Baird State Park, an old Robert Trent Jones design and choose to walk a few holes (without clubs) to get myself off the couch and maybe… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More….Open Championship Style

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1. The Open not only gave us a new major champion in Henrik Stenson but also a new cult hero. Andrew “Beef” Johnston with his furry, wild looking beard, healthy appetite and likable personality was also a winner at Royal Troon. The fans and the media loved him. He was just fun to watch. 2. The par three Postage Stamp doesn’t need anymore publicity, it’s a legendary hole. And watching the best golfers in the world need all their skills… Continue Reading

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Jason Day’s Impressive Win at The PLAYERS

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Jason Day continued his dominating streak of golf today with his wire to wire win at The PLAYERS Championship. Since his win at the RBC Canadian Open last July Day has won in seven of his last seventeen starts. That’s a 41% victory rate, a number rarely seen in golf. It’s also his tenth PGA Tour win and that earns him membership in a special club. Since 1980 only four other players have won ten times before their 29th birthday:… Continue Reading

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Good Stuff from The PLAYERS Championship

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The PGA Tour likes to play up the fact that it gives tens of millions of dollars to charity each year. Tim Finchem and his cronies would like us all to think that the tour isn’t just a business, technically a non-profit business that consists of a bunch of one percenters flying around the country playing golf for a living and counting their millions. The truth is the PGA Tour does enable millions of dollars to go to good, effective… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Memories…David Duval at Bethpage Black

by Jeff Skinner The 2009 U.S. Open had plenty of drama and more than its share of rain. I spent plenty of time at Bethpage Black that week including the Friday which was wiped out by rain. Along with my brothers and son we spent hours in the Trophy Club chit chatting with the State Troopers while we waited for the rain to subside. It never did and Bethpage was a quagmire the rest of the week, at least outside… Continue Reading

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David Duval…Very Interesting

by Jeff Skinner Miguel Angel Jimenez has won the title as the Most Interesting Golfer in the World, and rightly so but if Miguel at the top …who is second?  I would have to cast my ballot for Double D…David Duval. Duval is making some noise this week at the HP Byron Nelson Championship as he is currently tied for second place one stroke off the lead. Duval was the one of the few golfers that really took it to… Continue Reading

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A Match Made In New Jersey: Lydia Ko & David Duval

by Jeff Skinner The business of golf is big business. And this weekend the business of golf is coming to Paramus, New Jersey. Kind of. In my in box yesterday was an e-mail announcing the grand opening of the new Golf Galaxy in nearby Paramus. Now, I and my buddies have taken the hour ride to Paramus a few times to peruse the merchandize down there. It’s kind of a little bit of a golfer’s heaven. There’s the Golf Galaxy… Continue Reading

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Jimmy Walker Continues Dream Season

by Jeff Skinner It wasn’t pretty at Pebble Beach.  Neither the weather nor Jimmy Walker’s final round was anything to behold but it is Pebble Beach.  And a bad day a Pebble is better than a good day anywhere else.  And Walker’s round was just enough to get it done. He may have staggered home but his two over 74 was just enough to give him the victory at The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and his third victory of… Continue Reading

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Open for Debate: Best Modern PGA Tour Players

by Jeff Skinner Oh boy.  Looking for something to debate other than Peyton Manning’s place in NFL history or whether or not Richard Sherman deserves his lambasting on Twitter?  Here it is: Golf World’s 100 Best Modern Players. Brett Avery of Golf World has used the data recorded by the PGA Tour since 1980 to come up with the best PGA Tour players in the modern era.  From his article:  Briefly, our Modern 100 sought to: • Intensely focus on… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Illegal Drop Shocks The Masters

by Jeff Skinner My, what a difference a few hours makes.  At the close of the second round of The Masters last evening the talk was of Tiger’s bounce off the flagstick, Tianlang Guan’s slow play penalty, Jason Day’s resurgence and John Paramor’s candidacy for head official of the PGA Tour.  Fast forward a few hours and The Masters is mired in controversy surrounding Tiger’s incorrect drop at the 15th hole. Thanks to a few viewers that called into question… Continue Reading

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