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Big Names Not the Way to Grow the Game at Olympics

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All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading

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Play More Golf Mr. President

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I was glad to see our president taking some well deserved vacation time and hitting the course on Martha’s Vineyard. They say that Mr. President has just carded his 300th round since he’s been in office. That’s only about three rounds a month on average. I say he needs to get out more. I guess he’ll have that chance soon as he exits office and becomes a regular citizen once again. David Feherty had a chance to sit down with… Continue Reading

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David Feherty Salutes His Father

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David Feherty is one of the most recognized faces in golf. And his “Feherty” gig on the Golf Channel is always funny and entertaining. But last night’s show was something special.  Feherty sat down with friend and colleague, Peter Oosterhuis.  “Oosty” was forced to leave the crew at CBS due to early onset Alzheimer’s. It’s not a pretty disease and Feherty and his old buddy spent an hour  reminiscing about their old times together but the overriding theme of the… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Jason Day is a beast, a beast with a great touch. He was blasting that driver so unbelievably long at the WGC-Match Play but showed great skill with his putter. Put those two together and you get back to back wins. 2. This tournament can be a nightmare for the networks and sponsors. So many years we have seen all the big names knocked out before the weekend and that can be distressing for the tour and its partners.… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. I watched a lot of golf this week and one of the strangest things I saw was Jordan Spieth’s fill in caddie. His usual bag man, Mike Greller was home nursing a sore ankle. So his agent, Jay Dansi,the guy who signed him up to play Singapore was pressed into service as his caddie. It was hot, humid and the heat index was over 100. A bit of irony surrounded Dansi as he humped that bag around all week.… Continue Reading

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David Feherty Splits from CBS

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While the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs takes a short breather with the Deutsche Bank starting on Friday rather than Thursday the internet is abuzz with the news that CBS has parted ways with David Feherty. Feherty had been with CBS for nineteen years and had fashioned a cult following among golf fans. His unorthodox perspective and sarcastic wit has made him one of the most popular and recognizable announcers covering golf. The scuttlebutt making the rounds is that CBS… Continue Reading

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Last Chance for Fame and Glory at The PGA Championship

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This is a bittersweet week for any true golf fan. While we are thrilled to have another week with all the excitement and drama a major supplies this is the last major of the season. And with all due respect to the FedEx cup Playoffs, a major is a major. Certainly any win on the PGA Tour can change a player’s life but a victory at a major championship vaults a player to another level. We measure a player’s success… Continue Reading

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Day 2 Takeaways from Chambers Bay: Brown Greens & Short Skirts

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For all the crying about the greens at Chambers Bay the greens seemed to play a bit better today. Of course there will be a differences from early morning to late afternoon but there isn’t a course on this planet that can avoid that. But all the players play the same course and whatever happened to “you play the course as you found it.” So Chambers Bay isn’t Augusta National and that’s a good thing. Golf courses are faced with… Continue Reading

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Ryder Cup Week…Pressure, Pressure, Pressure

by Jeff Skinner Ryder Cup: the most pressure in all of golf. It’s Ryder Cup Week and for twenty four of the world’s best golfers it is the most pressure they will ever experience in the game. The stories that golfers tell of their feelings on the first tee of the Ryder Cup show just how nervous these seasoned professionals can get when teeing it up for their country. Some are so nervous they can’t place the ball on the… Continue Reading

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Bubba Wins 2nd Masters Playing “Bubba Golf”

by Jeff Skinner The Masters never disappoints, well unless you’re Greg Norman or a Norman fan.  But today’s 78th Masters gave us all we could want in a major championship.  Bubba Watson is a deserved champion as he took on all comers and came out with his second green jacket. Bubba plays a different game from the rest of the card carrying professionals.  He never has taken a lesson but could certainly teach plenty about how to hole your ball.… Continue Reading

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