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10 Things I Think

oleson old course

 1. It was great getting another chance to see the old Course at St. Andrews again this weekend. I am sure Thorbjørn Olesen feels the same way. The Dane fought off the cold and a poor final round start to claim his second European tour title at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. 2. I don’t know which is cooler the fact that “Thorbjørn” actually means Thunder Bear in Danish or that his nickname is Thor. Either way he has some… Continue Reading

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Michelle Wie Leads an Exciting U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner The 2014 golf season just keeps getting better for the LPGA. With new tournaments, new sponsors, fresh new faces and plenty of publicity the U.S. Women’s Open started with much anticipation. So far it hasn’t disappointed at all. With the women following the men at Pinehurst No.2 Mike Whan couldn’t have written a better script for the first two rounds. He should send the USGA a big thank you note. The week started with plenty of buzz… Continue Reading

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Rocco Mediate Turns 50 and Talks to Golf Digest

by Jeff Skinner Golf Digest gave Rocco Mediate a little birthday present in their January issue.  Guy Yocum focuses on Roc in “Rocco at 50” as he celebrated his fiftieth and a possible move to the Champions Tour.  Rocco got more mileage out of taking Tiger to a playoff in the 2008 U.S. Open than anyone could imagine. Rocco covers plenty of ground: from Q-School to Arnie to the young bucks to making bucks.  It’s classic Rocco, straight from the… Continue Reading

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Tour Reps & “Rocketballz”

by Jeff Skinner The professionals might be getting ready to start their season at Kapalua but for many of us the start is still a few snowstorms and some months away.  If you don’t live in a “year round” golf environment the best you can do is fantasize about your first round when you open up with you best round ever.  Remember, I did say fantasize. Maybe we can do more than that like dream about some new clubs that… Continue Reading

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Golf, Sex and Murder

by Jeff Skinner With golf being voted in to the Olympics recently, there has been much discussion as to how it will grow the game worldwide.  Well, golf is played in many parts of the world now and it seems that some countries and cultures are putting their own modern spin on this ancient game.  At a golf club in Indonesia, aptly named Modern Golf Club, the caddies are offering services that would make Old Tom Morris cringe. It is… Continue Reading

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