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Yes…Donald Trump Makes Golf Look Bad

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It’s time for a huge mea culpa on my part. Or should I say a yuuuge mea culpa. Previously in this space I had asked the question “Is Donald Trump Good for Golf?”  And at that time, long before he crashed the political party, I gave him his signature sign of approval, a thumbs up (ugh). During a downtime in the golf industry he was one of the few spending money on courses and I was hoodwinked into the stance… Continue Reading

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The “Hate” for Golf…Well Deserved This Time

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In my recent challenge to try and get in better shape I have spent hours on the treadmill during poor weather and when the elements permit I’ll hit the trails in my area favored by runners and walkers alike. Of course standard equipment is my phone and earphones as I need some company and emotional support in my ears as I trudge along trying to not to think of the better things I could be doing. Morning sports talk radio… Continue Reading

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Claude Harmon III Talks Butch, Brooks & Tiger

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Claude Harmon III comes from the first family of golf instructors. His dad Butch, his grandfather Claude and his three uncles, Craig, Dick and Billy have all coached the world top golfers. Claude III has come into his own with prized students like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson. Harmon opens up in this months Golf Digest with some interesting info on his dad, grandfather and of course Tiger Woods. He says no one can let things go like DJ: DUSTIN… Continue Reading

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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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It’s Time to Move to a Golf Course

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When it gets this cold and snowy up here in the north I, like millions of golfers that hate winter start to think about living the good life in a much warmer climate. Maybe a nice little place on a golf course with warm breezes and cold drinks. I think I may have found my spot. Check out this little shack with a nice water view which happens to be on a quaint little course. Got $50 million? Then make… 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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A Miracle Kid & Rory McIlroy

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Our world, especially our sports world is filled with entitled, self absorbed mooks who will never realize that the world isn’t just about them.  The news is filled with them each and everyday. Rory McIlroy isn’t one of them.  Rory gets it. Rory isn’t that far removed from being a kid and idolizing his golf heroes just like his friend Traden Karch. Traden is still just a kid who had Rory as his hero as he played golf for his… 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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My Scotland Adventure…Nairn Golf Club

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Our Scotland adventure continued with a trip along the Moray Firth to another classic, historic links course, The Nairn Golf Club. Nairn has a wonderful pedigree and is consistently ranked as one of the best links courses in Scotland. With icons like Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid all having spent time designing or altering the layout over the years Nairn’s lineage is unrivaled. We were coming off our 36 hole day at Royal Dornoch and so very… Continue Reading

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The King of Hearts

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Arnold Palmer’s death Sunday, at age 87, didn’t come as a total shock to me but it was hard blow, nonetheless. It might seem strange or inauthentic to claim that the passing of a celebrity figure whom you have never met can have a serious effect on a person. But millions of folks in the US and around the globe would refute that claim; indeed, they have done so through social media since the word of The King’s death was… Continue Reading

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