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Swafford Closes Fast to Win CareerBuilder Challenge

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With half a dozen players bunched at the top of the leaderboard of the CareerBuilder Challenge it looked like extra holes would keep some players from watching the NFL Playoffs. But Hudson Swafford is a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons and he wasn’t ready to miss his team try to get to their second Super Bowl. Swafford called a blitz coming down the stretch and he birdied three of his last four holes to pull ahead and eek out… Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday Jack Nicklaus

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The Golden Bear turns 77 today and his plans are to play a little tennis, not golf and chill with the family. Sounds like a fine plan to me. As good as Jack was executing his shots on the course many say his real advantage was the mental side of his game. Jack’s ability to focus and maintain his game plan won him many a major. When Jack was at his best the saying went,’when Nicklaus stood on the tee… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Tournament Ambassador

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The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the CareerBuilder Challenge and what formerly was called The Bob Hope Classic. Hope was the driving force behind his tournament for over fifty years. Hope was instrumental in building the tournament into a ‘must-play’ on tour as he brought his fellow celebrities, from the Rat Pack to sitting U.S. Presidents to play the game he so loved. He raised millions for charities and after his passing the torch was passed to former… 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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Justin Thomas Takes Tournament of Champions

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The first PGA Tournament of 2017 is in the books and Justin Thomas has another notch on his belt with his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Thomas, just 23 is another of the young guns on tour that have taken over the PGA Tour. He held off the hottest player in the world, Hideki Matsuyama, who was shooting for his fourth straight world wide win. This is his third win but just is his first win on America… Continue Reading

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A Great Holiday Tradition: Prime Time Golf from Hawaii

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The past few weeks have been full of family, food and fun as our holiday traditions started in mid December and spread right through to early January. It has been great and another of our traditions takes center stage this week: prime time golf from Hawaii. Oh, how I have come to treasure the PGA Tour’s early start in paradise at the SBS Tournament of Champions. It’s just the fix needed for a golf starved, house bound fanatic. I am… Continue Reading

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Ice, Ice, Baby… Knucklehead Style

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Golfers are a dedicated and determined bunch.  We play through all kinds of conditions and a little cold weather wasn’t about to stop this determined golfer.  Normally this guys ball would be at the bottom of this pond but a nice smooth coating of ice allowed him to play from this “water hazard.”  Stupid move. He chunks it, slips, falls, bounces off the ice and then breaks through as his buddies snicker at his bonehead move. What a knucklehead.  You… Continue Reading

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Chip Shots from My Couch

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It’s official: I’ve played my last round of 2016.  Freezing temps have closed all the courses in the Hudson Valley and as I am writing this snow is falling outside.  But that didn’t stop me from walking a few holes today. Instead of a boring walk through the neighborhood I headed up to James Baird State Park, an old Robert Trent Jones design and choose to walk a few holes (without clubs) to get myself off the couch and maybe… Continue Reading

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Four Rounds, No Pain = Success for Tiger

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Tiger Woods may have finished fifteenth out of eighteen golfers this week and stumbled with his final round 76 but as strange as it may sound his week at the Hero World Challenge was a success. True, Tiger always plays with the expectation of winning and would normally never consider looking up at fourteen golfers a successful week but it certainly was. Stats wise he was hitting the ball a long ways, finding plenty of fairways, stiffing his irons and… Continue Reading

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