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Search for Golf Weather Elusive

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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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That’s One Big Gator

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When we play golf one of the cardinal rules is to stay out of the hazards.  But what happens if one of those hazards decides to move around a bit. Check out this walking hazard at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida.  That’s one nasty looking alligator and one hell of a hazard. Anyone that stands there to film him is nuts.  You just take a quick pic like I did a few years back.  Click here for “My… Continue Reading

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Golf Is the Game of a Lifetime, Here’s Proof

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They say golf is the game of a lifetime and while many of us come to the game late those that stick with it do so exactly for that reason. For one of the many attributes of playing golf is that we can play it until we end up on the other side of the divots. John Feinstein gives us a profile of Sid Beckwith who has been playing golf for over 80 years and playing it well.   “We… Continue Reading

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Tiger Moving On…Without His Own Name?

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No golfer dominates the headlines like Tiger Woods. It doesn’t matter if he plays or not, Tiger is the Big Dog and will be for some time. This week is no different even though Woods is still on his self imposed hiatus. Michael Bamberger of Sports Illustrated/Golf.com starts his story with a provocative title: Tiger Woods Has Been Working on His Game and on the Next Phase of His Career: Entrepreneur.  At first glance it may seem that Woods may… Continue Reading

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Slow Play Drags Down LPGA Tour Championship

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When the LPGA headed into Naples, Florida last week the stage was set for the most exciting finish of the year. With the top three players in the world, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis and Lydia Ko grouped together and perched to pocket the $1 Million bonus in addition to the half a million winner’s check something really special looked to be on the horizon. As it played out only one of the Big Three lived up to expectations. Inbee Park… Continue Reading

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Heroes & Zeroes at The Ryder Cup

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There was some great play from the American Ryder Cup team this week but, stop me if you heard this one, Europe just played better. A 16.5 – 11.5 point loss is just another in the progression of disappointments Team USA has to swallow. Some stellar play from the rookies wasn’t enough for Team USA to break Europe’s hold on Mr. Ryder’s Cup. Patrick Reed 3.5 points A+ : Reed paired with Jordan Spieth for some great play and was… 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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Justin Rose’s I-95 Love Affair

by Jeff Skinner Believe it or not, Justin Rose was born in South Africa.   We know him as an Englishman as he did grow up in England but now he lives in Florida. But I think he may like to summer in the Mid-Atlantic section of the United States. Last year in Philadelphia he was the last man staining at the U.S. Open when he topped the field at a brutal Merion. This week just down I-95 a bit… Continue Reading

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An Unexpected Charge from Down Under

by G. Rennie Most golf fans expected a strong showing from at least one Australian golfer and they were all proved right as Adam Scott continued his great play in round two of The Masters, carding a backside 33 to salvage par for the day which placed him tied for third after 36 holes. Some others touted Jason Day for contention even with his thumb injury which has kept him on the sidelines since his WGC Match Play win in… Continue Reading

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The “Season” Starts at The Honda Classic

by Jeff Skinner You’ll have to excuse the golf geeks of the world if they seem a bit giddy this week.  Even though we’ve been watching golf all winter things really start to heat up this week.  The PGA Tour brings the strongest field of the year to a tough track as PGA National hosts the 43rd Honda Classic. It wasn’t always The Honda Classic.  Back in 1972 Jackie Gleason, a hard partying golf geek himself headlined the Jackie Gleason… Continue Reading

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