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Big Questions for 2017

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The 2017 golf season is here and as we golf fanatics look towards the future there are plenty of questions for the upcoming season. Jaime Diaz of Golf World poses a few of those in his piece,”Golf’s 10 Biggest Questions for 2017.” He starts off with who will be the best player and names a few of the top players as candidates but my money is on Rory McIlroy. I think Rors is fed up with all the attention placed… Continue Reading

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2017 Brings New Golf Deals

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Ah, 2017 has arrived and with it a new golf season. Sorry PGA Tour, the calendar still dictates to me when a new year begins not the slew of fall tournaments that are (in)conveniently assigned to the next year…that doesn’t work for me. This new year brings with it not only the fresh hopes of every golfer both pro and amateur but there have been a ton of new equipment and endorsement deals among the big names in the game.… Continue Reading

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An Early Tee Time for the PGA Championship

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In a major championship season that seems to be moving as fast as Jason Day’s driver we are prepping for the final major of the season. The 98th PGA Championship begins Thursday with some players still not over their jet lag from the Open Championship. Thanks to the Olympics and the condensed schedule our major season will be over at the end of the July. What may have been construed as the best option to fit the PGA Tour, the… Continue Reading

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The Postage Stamp: Short & Fierce

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Royal Troon oozes history as most Open Championship courses do. I mean heck, they have been playing golf there for 140 years and this is the ninth Open Championship to be played there. By far the most famous of the holes is the short par 3 eighth hole: The Postage Stamp. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times gives us some history and a locals view of the best little hole in the Rota. Short holes have done some major… Continue Reading

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Drive, Chip & Putt…and Fun

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Usually when we talk about “Sunday at Augusta” we are setting the stage for the final round of The Masters and eagerly waiting for a run at immortality. Even though that attempt at history won’t come for another week there was plenty of history being made at Augusta National this morning. The finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt have become one of my favorite Sundays of the golf season. Yes, soon I can stop counting the days until The… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Has Fun at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

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During the 2015 golf season there was plenty of discussion of a New Big 3 that hearkened back to the glory days of the original Big 3, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. The “New Big 3” was comprised of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy. All were major winners and ranked one to three in the World Golf Rankings. Thrown into the mix was the very popular Rickie Fowler who many said should constitute a New Big… Continue Reading

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Golf in the Olympics…Big Whoop

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With golf being back in the Olympic Games this year there is much talk about the 2016 golf season being such a special year. All the effected parties are saying the politically correct thing with “growing the game” and “it’s an honor to represent your country” thrown about very often. I haven’t heard many dissenting voices when it comes to golf making its first appearance in the Olympics since 1904. So it has been 112 years since someone teed it… Continue Reading

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The Cruel Gods of Golf

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The Golf Gods are a cruel bunch. They tease you and tease you and lead you on and then bring the hammer down on you to crush your dreams. Such was the case for me as my ’15 golf season came to an end. I guess I shouldn’t be so miffed that my golf season ended when it did, after all playing any golf in December while living in New York’s Hudson Valley is a bonus. But two weeks ago… Continue Reading

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Golf Course Architecture Day at The USGA

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I am still recovering from shoulder surgery which has delayed the opening of my golf season for a few weeks. So when I had the opportunity to do something golf related that didn’t involve me taking a divot I took it. This past Saturday I headed down to the campus of the USGA in Far Hills, N.J. for their first Golf Course Architecture Symposium. Now, normally anything with symposium in the title usually has me heading in the other direction… Continue Reading

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