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My Scotland Adventure

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I am finally coming back down to earth after my two week trip to Scotland. And I don’t like it. My brother and I had two unbelievable weeks in the home of golf and being back in the real world isn’t cutting it. Frankly…it sucks. But I have figured out Flickr and have started to upload some pics and videos there so I can share our trip with my readers. Click here for my Flickr Pics. We spent a week… Continue Reading

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Pinehurst Journal Day 7

Day 7 of my Pinehurst Journey was Sunday at the U.S. Open. It was great to hear from my three kids as they wished their old man a Happy Fathers day as I started my day at Pinehurst. I spent plenty of time on the practice range while the final few groups were warming up. As the men headed to the first tee more and more women appeared on the range and practice green in a scene that had never… Continue Reading

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Father’s Day 365 Days a Year

by Jeff Skinner Sunday at the U.S. Open is always special. Since the USGA started winding up its main event on Father’s Day there is no shortage of stories on the Father’s Day theme. It’s a natural as many golfers are introduced to the game by their dads. That wasn’t the case for me as my dad wasn’t a golfer. But I did learn plenty from the old man, an accepted nickname, not an indicator of his age. Most importantly… Continue Reading

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Pinehurst Journal Day 3 & 4

by Jeff Skinner It has been real busy down here in Pinehurst and I have been bouncing between the media center and the course to watch and actually play some golf. Wednesday at Pinehurst was a brief Adam Scott press conference, some work with the logistics crew of the USGA and the eighteen holes of golf for myself. My brother and son flew in and after a Seinfeld moment at the rental car company where they had no car for… Continue Reading

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FootGolf Gets More “Golfers” on the Course

by Jeff Skinner PGA of America President, Ted Bishop appeared on The Golf Channel this morning and as usual was trying to promote his beloved game.  One of the ideas he proposed to get more people on the golf course and therefore more revenue for golf course owners was FootGolf.  Don’t confuse it with Judes Smails’ “foot wedge”.  This is a bit different…and legal. FootGolf is played on a regular golf course but the clubs and little white ball are… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott Stays Hot in Australia

by Jeff Skinner Adam Scott continued his amazing Australian Homecoming yesterday with another display of his sizzling golf game.  Scott carded a course record 10 under par 62 at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.  Starting on the back nine he opened with six birdies then closed with four more. Scott holds a three shot lead at the Emirates Australian Open and is playing his fourth and final tournament in a swing that has seen him amass two individual wins, a… Continue Reading

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RE/MAX Long Driving Championship Live on The Golf Channel

by Jeff Skinner Any golfer, even short hitters like myself, love the feeling when you really get a hold of one with your driver.  There is little to match the feeling of really cranking one with the big dog. Hey, chicks dig the long ball and so do we. Well, on Wednesday night we will all get the chance to see the really, really long balls as the Golf Channel will air the live finals of the RE/MAX World Long… Continue Reading

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Phil Brings His Backwards Shot to Muirfield

by Jeff Skinner We started this week with the “What will Phil do next” question and have raved about his “go for it” attitude.  Well, thanks to Geoff Shackelford we have some more, timely evidence of why we all love Phil Mickelson so much. Here he is executing his famous “Backwards Flop Shot” during a practice round at Muirfield yesterday.  It’s classic, absolutely vintage Phil.  I only hope he pulls this out of his bag of tricks during the Open… Continue Reading

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No Contraptions for Arnie, Palmer Wants One Set of Rules

by Jeff Skinner There isn’t a real golfer out there that doesn’t respect Arnold Palmer.  The King is, and always will be The Man in golf. If you needed any more reason to love The King he gave it to us at Bay Hill yesterday.  He supports the proposed ban by the USGA and the R&A and wants the anchored stroke banned.  “That’s not part of the game of golf. To attach it to your body in any way is… Continue Reading

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Stacy Lewis Writes The Great American Comeback

by Jeff Skinner Stacy Lewis continued to write another chapter in her inspiring young life that simply epitomizes the word comeback.  With her victory at The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup Lewis claimed the top spot in the world rankings and has matured into a force on the LPGA. The fact that Lewis was thrown another setback after her third round with a two stroke penalty meant really nothing to her.  She chalked it up to “just one more thing”… Continue Reading

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