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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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Saturday Swing Tip: Drive It Like Lee Trevino

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Not every golfer has the perfect swing…we all just try to get the ball in the hole.  Lee Trevino made a pretty good living with a homemade swing that would make some of today’s teachers cringe. His unorthodox swing got him into the Hall of Fame, six major championships and in Jack’s pocket plenty of times.  No one got the best of Jack in the majors more than the Merry Mex. Listen as he tells us his secret to solid… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More….Open Championship Style

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1. The Open not only gave us a new major champion in Henrik Stenson but also a new cult hero. Andrew “Beef” Johnston with his furry, wild looking beard, healthy appetite and likable personality was also a winner at Royal Troon. The fans and the media loved him. He was just fun to watch. 2. The par three Postage Stamp doesn’t need anymore publicity, it’s a legendary hole. And watching the best golfers in the world need all their skills… Continue Reading

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Mike Davis: “The USGA Wants a Mulligan”

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Amid all the controversy and backlash about the Dustin Johnson rules kerfuffle Mike Davis, the Executive Director/CEO of the USGA has made a request: The USGA wants a mulligan. Ironic isn’t it. The USGA released a statement earlier in the day, standing by the rules decision, that Johnson caused the ball to move but apologizing for the distraction they caused on the twelfth tee. Later, Davis was a call in quest on the Golf Channel’s Golf Central. Consider this calling… Continue Reading

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Another Second Chance for John Daly

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John Daly makes his champions Tour debut at the Insperity Invitational today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Big John’s chance at golf’s greatest mulligan. Daly has had more issues than a Donald Trump Rally but his grip it and rip it attitude and “every-man” persona has won him millions of devoted and loyal fans. He has had so many ups and downs both professional and personal and all the time having them played out in the media. I… Continue Reading

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Gary Player & Jack Nicklaus May Be Partying with the Kids

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Gary Player was as competitive a golfer as there ever was on this planet.  No player ever got so much from such a small package.  He won nine major championship and hundreds of golf tournaments on a dozen different tours. And he’s still a feisty son of a gun. I think he may have been a bit put off by all the attention that Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman were getting from their SB2K16 escapades. Well,… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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1. Golf Digest is once again the target of LPGA fans because this month Paige Spiranac graces their cover. While Spiranac is attempting to make it to the LPGA her game is still a long way off but her popularity far exceeds her game. She is what you would call an “internet sensation” with over 670,000 Instagram followers, most of which are between the ages of 15-30. Now that’s the demographic that Golf Digest and the game itself needs to… Continue Reading

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Riding Down Magnolia Lane…with Jack Nicklaus

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What golfer doesn’t dream of going to The Masters? Oh, the sheer joy of taking a ride down Magnolia Lane cruising up to that famous Augusta National clubhouse. How about a ride along with six time Masters Champion and the greatest of all time Jack Nicklaus? Take a look and see that sometimes even during Masters Week The GOAT falls subject to the rules of Augusta…well for a few seconds anyway.

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10 Things I Think….Masters Style

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1. One of the most interesting characters in The Masters this week is amateur Bryson DeChambeau. He’s the current U.S. Am and NCAA Individual Champion and is an oddity in golf as he plays a special set of irons that are all about the same length as the average 6 iron. He has a chance to truly make a statement here at Augusta National. 2. If you think that think Bryson’s clubs are based on some new, revolutionary thinking you’re… Continue Reading

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Augusta National’s Lost Drawings

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Each spring when The Masters rolls around every golfer worth his Footjoys feels a stirring inside. Much of it is the anticipation of our first major but plenty of it is just because, well…it’s The Masters. This tournament, although the youngest of the four majors has grown to be the most beloved by fans and players alike. Jack Nicklaus said it very well, “I don’t think about winning the Masters as part of the slam. You want to win the… Continue Reading

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