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The Most Stylish People in Golf

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The Tournament of Champions started the year off with plenty of picturesque panoramas of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Continuing on that vein, Golf Magazine gives us plenty of eye candy with its February issue, The Style Issue. It is filled with many familiar faces that have become synonymous with leading fashion trends both on and off the course. Adam Scott is profiled as The Most Stylish Man in Golf and the ever changing Michelle Wie takes the same title for… Continue Reading

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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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Did Golf Enable Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”?

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Donald Trump and I travel in different circles and thank God for that.  But we both have an affinity for golf though apparently for different reasons. I enjoy the camaraderie, the challenge and the history the game offers and Trump likes making money off the game and maybe spending some time in locker rooms. Other than a few quick showers in some of Scotland’s great courses on my recent trip I haven’t spent much time in locker rooms.  Forty something… Continue Reading

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The USGA Needs to Dump Trump

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The people of the United States are not the only ones faced with a critical decision about Donald Trump next month. So is the USGA. With Trump’s never ending monologue of disparaging women the USGA has to be contemplating the effect Trump, whether President or not, will have on their 2017 U.S. Women’s Open. The Open is scheduled for Trump’s National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. next July. As each day brings more and more controversy surrounding Trump and his… Continue Reading

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Another Second Chance for John Daly

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John Daly makes his champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Big John’s chance at golf’s greatest mulligan. Daly has had more issues than a Donald Trump Rally but his grip it and rip it attitude and “every-man” persona has won him millions of devoted and loyal fans. He has had so many ups and downs both professional and personal and all the time having them played out in the media. I… Continue Reading

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John Feinstein: Earl was Tiger’s Problem

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The Tiger Woods Watch has reached DEFCON 1 as the entire sports world awaits his return. There are rumblings that Tiger will make his umpteenth come back appearance at each and every tournament on the PGA Tour schedule. While the scene of his comeback is still a mystery the fact that he is close to being healthy isn’t. He’s been seen hitting balls at clinics and course openings and a few insiders have witnessed Woods go after the ball at… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Usually while I am watching a golf tournament I’ll be pulling for my favorites and hoping for great shots from all (well, most of) the pro golfers. But yesterday I was seriously hoping that amateur Lee McCoy would pull a stunner and win the Valspar Championship. He was playing on his home course which he said he played a thousand times and I was hoping he would go all “Phil Mickelson” on the tour. Phil was the last am… Continue Reading

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Flop Shots: Greg Norman & Ted Bishop

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The world of golf doesn’t lack for over-sized egos. Whether you are walking down the practice range, through the hallways of any of the administrative bodies or watching the talking heads on any television broadcast egos abound. It’s one thing to have a bit of an ego when you’re involved in playing the game and playing with the world’s best. I mean who hasn’t told Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson how great they are? Same for Jordan Spieth and Rory… Continue Reading

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What Makes a Golf Course Great? More Than You Think

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Serious golf is about to be played this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship as the top three golfers in the world will tee it up together for the first time in 2016. Trump National Doral, aka The Blue Monster will look a bit different this year as Gil Hanse was given the OK by his lordship The Donald to tweak his still fresh redesign. There will be some narrower landing areas for the long hitters as Hanse has moved in… Continue Reading

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Good Stuff…Really Good Stuff

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Visits His Scottish Golf Course

I love the fact that Donald Trump is finally taking some lumps from golf’s ruling bodies. The PGA Tour announced that they will be looking to move the WGC-Cadillac Championship from Trump Doral and now Insiders are saying the Royal & Ancient has removed Trump Turnberry from the Open Championship Rota. Trump needs for someone to stand up to his non-stop blabbering and his absolute bigotry. Doral’s re-do by Gil Hanse was great and Turnberry had a history all its… Continue Reading

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