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Play More Golf Mr. President

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I was glad to see our president taking some well deserved vacation time and hitting the course on Martha’s Vineyard. They say that Mr. President has just carded his 300th round since he’s been in office. That’s only about three rounds a month on average. I say he needs to get out more. I guess he’ll have that chance soon as he exits office and becomes a regular citizen once again. David Feherty had a chance to sit down with… 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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Jordan Spieth: “I’m Not Really Sure What Happened”

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Jordan Spieth was playing well this week at The WGC Dell Match Play Championships until he hit the range this morning.  Spieth had gone 3-0 and was paired against Louis  Oosthuizen who had looked just as impressive and shared Spieth’s 3-0 record. Once Spieth started warming up this morning he realized his game had deserted him and he was slicing the ball.  Welcome to  the world of mere mortals Jordan. “I was hitting some slices with my irons,” he said. … Continue Reading

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Countdown to The Masters

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All right…winter is over, spring has sprung, golf courses are open early in the northeast and I already have three rounds in the books. Next up, The Masters. Well almost next up. There are sixteen days and two PGA Tour tournaments left before we get to hear that music and take that ride down Magnolia Lane. But it’s time to get your Masters pre-game on. I got my 2016 Masters Journal at Barnes & Noble a few days ago and… Continue Reading

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The Open at St. Andrews…A Major Like No Other

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Our third major of the season is here and the Open Championship offers us so many interesting stories and possibilities. Will Jordan Spieth match Ben Hogan’s record and win the third major of the season? Is the Grand Slam in his reach? Can Rickie Fowler do the “Mickelson Double” and go back to back with wins at The Scottish Open and The Open Championship? Is there really a new “Big Three” of Rory, Jordan and Rickie? Will Jordan displace an… Continue Reading

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Golf Is the Game of a Lifetime, Here’s Proof

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They say golf is the game of a lifetime and while many of us come to the game late those that stick with it do so exactly for that reason. For one of the many attributes of playing golf is that we can play it until we end up on the other side of the divots. John Feinstein gives us a profile of Sid Beckwith who has been playing golf for over 80 years and playing it well.   “We… Continue Reading

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Some More Green for Public Golf

by Jeff Skinner Living in New York’s Hudson Valley has its advantages. We get to enjoy all of the four seasons, well I enjoy three of them anyway. The Hudson Valley is full of history and a beautiful place to live. Along with that comes the quantity and quality of great golf courses in the area. Westchester County boasts dozens of historic, world class courses. And Long Island, a hot bed of classic courses is close enough to enjoy also.… Continue Reading

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Growing the Game? Bah Humbug

by Jeff Skinner Last week golf lost two of its interesting characters in 1955 U.S Open winner Jack Fleck and former USGA Executive Director Frank Hannigan. While Fleck’s monumental win over Ben Hogan was a bit before my time I do remember Hannigan but not in his Executive Director role (83-89) but as the rules expert on ABC golf coverage. Geoff Shackelford of Golf World had a unique relationship with Hannigan and had published Hannigan’s rants disguised as letters, on… Continue Reading

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Must Watch Video: Michael Labrie’s Story

by Jeff Skinner The 2014 season has officially started this week, well at least on The Golf Channel.  Monday their most popular show, The Big Break debuted with Big Break Florida and a cast full of women which is sure to get good ratings.  That was followed by the season premiere of In Play With Jimmy Roberts and The Golf Channel execs were hoping to get a carryover of all those viewers watching the short skirts on Big Break. Well… Continue Reading

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