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It was 2 below zero when I woke up at my frozen Massachusetts home on the morning of  New Year’s Eve but I wasn’t fazed at all because I was headed for green pastures, warm ocean breezes and all the golf I could play. Florida here we come! My better half and I spent a brief, but lovely, layover on New Years’ Eve in Metro New York, enjoying holiday libations in the company of my brothers and sisters as we… Continue Reading

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Changes at Golf World & Dick’s Sends PGA Pros Packing

by Jeff Skinner The times there are a changing. Two big announcements in the world of golf reflect the ever changing landscape in the business of golf. First, after 67 years of print publication Golf World has announced that they are discontinuing their printed magazine and will be going to an all digital format. It’s no secret that all print media is under tremendous pressure and with less golfers and even less subscribers Golf World has decided to forsake the… Continue Reading

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Ramblings from the Easy Chair

by G. Rennie ***** Golf fans were able to get their fill of televised desert golf this weekend as Golf Channel offered up extensive coverage of both major tours.  The Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale is the site of the most bizarre golf hole in tournament play anywhere in the world. But people have gotten used to the crazed confines of #16 and now it’s expected and even “normal” at least for Phoenix.  I guess I’m now a fan of… Continue Reading

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Historic Day in Golf? Only for Sergio Garcia

by Jeff Skinner If I am to believe what I heard on The Golf Channel last night, Monday was “an historic day in golf.”  And I, being a devoted Golf Channel follower and fanatic certainly take the esteemed Rich Lerner at his word. It was an historic day in golf but not for the reason they were promoting. The way I see it, Sergio Garcia’s win at The Wyndham Championship (which ended his four year PGA Tour drought) was the… Continue Reading

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Graeme McDowell Makes A Wish Come True

by Jeff Skinner The PGA Tour likes to let it be known that they give millions of dollars to charity every year.  Each tournament does a great job of supporting many varied charities.  But there is more to charity than just money.  Many players make an effort to give their time to help. This week U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell made that effort. Since winning at Pebble Beach last summer McDowell has become one of the more recognizable players on… Continue Reading

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My First Gator

by Jeff Skinner The snow is gone here in the Northeast and all the courses are eagerly making preparations to open for the season.  The driving ranges opened this week and they were packed the two occasions I was able to get there.  It’s a rite of spring, well almost spring anyway, as we all take our rusty games back out to the range and try and find that ever elusive perfect swing. I have to be honest, I am… Continue Reading

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Manuel de los Santos Is Amazing

by Jeff Skinner Watching The Golf Channel the other night i saw a piece on an amazing golfer, not only an amazing golfer but an amazing person.  Manual de los Santos is a three handicap golfer that plays on one leg.  Rich Lerner of The Golf Channel describes him like this, “I saw a lesson in positive thinking. Manuel del los Santos is one of the best physically challenged golfer in the world, a one-time draft choice of the Toronto… Continue Reading

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So Much Great Golf!

by Jeff Skinner So much golf, so little time.  There was a ton of great golf over the weekend that featured exciting endings and a big breakthrough. Who needs Tiger Woods? Ian Poulter and Paul Casey represented England well as Poulter finally broke through for his first win in America and moved to fifth in the world.  English golf is alive and well.  With all the success of the Europeans in the Match Play, Monty must be licking his considerable… Continue Reading

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