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Strategy vs. Length…A Losing Proposition

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There was a bit of griping at the WGC-Cadillac Championship over the weekend. The Blue Monster is now two seasons removed from an entire overhaul by noted golf architect Gil Hanse and some players were calling it unfair. When Donald Trump purchased The Doral resort he opened up his wallet and set Hanse loose on a total makeover. Now, with the course fully grown in and the PGA Tour paying its second visit to The Donald’s baby we got to… Continue Reading

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Aussie Open Set for Thrilling Finish & Geoff Ogilvy: “The Thinker”

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Thanksgiving and its following weekend gives us sports fans plenty to be thankful for. We had a great slate of NFL games on Thursday and Saturday brings us “Rivalry Weekend” in college football with so many exciting match ups. Hopefully, the great golf going on down under doesn’t get lost in all this football hype. The stage is set for a thrilling finish at the Emirates Australian Open as many golfers are jammed atop the leaderboard with some big names… Continue Reading

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PGA Tour At Riviera Country Club… An Oldie But Goodie

by Jeff Skinner Riviera Country Club welcomes the PGA Tour this week and Hogan’s Alley is one of the most revered classic courses the tour sees all season  Riviera isn’t one of those newfangled courses with railroad ties and waterfalls.  Even stretched to over 7200 yards it remains old school and that’s why they love it. No one knows it better than Geoff Shackelford, after all he wrote the book on Riviera, literally.  Shackelford penned The Riviera Country Club: A… Continue Reading

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2013 Walker Cup Returns to National Golf Links of America

by Jeff Skinner This week brings us to one of the most special places in golf as The 2013 Walker Cup is played at The National Golf Links of America.  National Golf Links is one of America’s iconic courses. C.B. Macdonald, the father of golf architecture in America, designed National on that classic piece of real estate, Southampton, Long Island. Macdonald used some of the greatest golf holes in Scotland as inspiration for his most significant design.  He changed golf… Continue Reading

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Release Your Inner Architect at The Lido Competition

by Jeff Skinner Think designing a good golf hole is easy?  Have you doodled a few holes while you’re sitting at your desk at work?  Maybe you’ve named a few of them too.   Here’s your chance to have your golf architecture skills recognized by the professionals of the business.  Golf World Magazine and the Alister MacKenzie Society is sponsoring the Lido Competition where amateur designers can enter their designs in the hopes of being honored by the professional architects. For… Continue Reading

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Peter Dawson Defends Old Course Changes…Again

by Jeff Skinner As the work at St. Andrews continues so does the debate about the work and the way the whole thing was handled.  Unrelenting in his disdain for the changes and the powers that initiated them is Geoff Shackelford.   His blog, Geoff Shackelford.com is ground zero for all things St. Andrews and the recent changes going on there. He posted a scathing blog about Peter Dawson’s recent defense of why the announcement came as late as it did. … Continue Reading

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US Open Leaderboard

by Jeff Skinner This is a very intriguing leaderboard going into the third round of the US Open Championship.  Pebble beach won’t be getting any easier as the USGA tries to identify the world’s best golfer.  Graeme McDowell says he knows the course never lets up and he’ll just try to stay to his plan and avoid any big numbers by staying in the fairway and below the hole. Ernie Els knows how to win an Open.  When he won… Continue Reading

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