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The Golfer’s Journal

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A pleasant surprise appeared in my mail this week, a belated Christmas gift from son number two: The Golfer’s Journal. I wasn’t really aware of such a publication but it’s another creation of the folks at Linksoul, the publisher of The Surfer’s Journal and a host of creative types who love golf for its soul and not its commercial viability. John Ashworth and his crew at Linksoul do things differently and that stays true with The Golfer’s Journal. It’s more… Continue Reading

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The Most Stylish People in Golf

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The Tournament of Champions started the year off with plenty of picturesque panoramas of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Continuing on that vein, Golf Magazine gives us plenty of eye candy with its February issue, The Style Issue. It is filled with many familiar faces that have become synonymous with leading fashion trends both on and off the course. Adam Scott is profiled as The Most Stylish Man in Golf and the ever changing Michelle Wie takes the same title for… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson’s Almost Ryder Cup Cover

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They say timing is everything. And sometimes they, whoever they are…are right. But for the good folks at Golf Magazine timing didn’t quite work out this month. I pulled my issue from the mailbox and gazed down upon their Ryder Cup Preview Issue. There is nothing like the Ryder Cup and I am sure they spent many hours putting this issue together. But even the best laid plans of editors and reporters often go awry. Front and center on the… Continue Reading

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Tin Cup 20 Years Later: “this is our immortality”

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Earlier this month when I got my hard copy of Golf Magazine I was treated to a great article by Chris Nashawaty and now finally it has been posted on Golf.com. (See, buying actual magazines still pays off.) This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic golf movies ever made: Tin Cup. Nashawaty spent some time with many of the culprits that worked on the movie but from the sound of things it didn’t seem there… Continue Reading

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Mark Broadie: Forget “Putt for Dough” It’s Hitting the Green That Matters

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I am currently reading Mark Broadie’s “Every Shot Counts.” If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the Columbia University business professor that revolutionized how the PGA Tour looks at scoring. That all important “strokes gained putting” statistic is Broadie’s baby. For years golfers thought that the total number of putts was the best indicator of putting prowess. Not so according to the good professor. Broadie’s book is full of heavy duty math and sometimes may be a bit difficult,… Continue Reading

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Steve Scott vs Tiger Woods: Characters with Character

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If you read this website with any regularity you know that I am not just a fan of all the internet websites on golf but also favor the printed media that covers our great sport. Sometimes I wonder why I subscribe to so many golf magazines when I can get most of the same content on the web. But many times the print articles don’t appear on the corresponding website right away or sometimes at all. And that is when… Continue Reading

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Jason Day’s Different Way to the Top

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As Jason Day and Jordan Speith battled down the final holes of he PGA Championship Day seemed to top each shot that his pal and competitor made. He said he had a new calm about himself over those last few holes but when he sank that final putt to give him his first major years of emotions sprouted from his eyes as he realized a lifelong dream. We heard the stories about Day’s poor upbringing and troubled youth and when… Continue Reading

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Tom Doak Lets Loose with 2nd Confidential Guide Volume

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Golf’s bad boy is at it again. Tom Doak has just released volume two of his Confidential Guide to Golf Courses – The Americas (Winter Destinations) and true to his nature he doesn’t hold back when it comes to some of the iconic courses golf fans have grown to revere. Doak’s first volume of the revamped Guide addressed Great Britain and Ireland and he plans on releasing a total of five books over the next few years each addressing another… Continue Reading

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Greg Norman Speaks

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Even though the U.S. Open is in the books the hangover still lingers. Especially on this weekend as we are once again treated to the Fox Sports coverage of the USGA’s U.S. Senior Open.  Joe Buck and Greg Norman may have received some knocks for their inaugural Open (Buck acted like a rookie, Norman said nothing as DJ lost it) but the two are back at it again as Tom Watson tries for his first Senior Open.  Norman who likes… Continue Reading

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Jinxed by Cover Shoot, Wie Withdraws from Kingsmill

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Just about the same time Golf Magazine, the printed version, was hitting our mailboxes Michelle Wie was teeing it up at the LPGA’s Kingsmill Championship. Wie who continues to be the biggest draw in women’s golf graced the cover of the June issue and she’s featured on eleven pages of this issue.  First she gives us four tips on how we can rip our driver like she does (yea right) and then she’s the subject of The Golf Magazine Interview… Continue Reading

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