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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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The Many Struggles to Get Olympic Golf Started

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As the Olympics continue to dominate the sports pages and the men’s golf competition finally started on Thursday the world is getting its first live action look at Gil Hanse’s creation. The Olympic golf course at Barra da Tijuca was built especially for these games. Hanse beat out several big name golf course designers to land a very important but a very troubled assignment. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post gives us a Cliff Notes version of the many varied… Continue Reading

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Lyle Slovick’s “Trials and Triumphs of Golf’s Greatest Legends” Is a Winner

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Every golfer knows that golf, just like life can be difficult. As we make our way around the course we have as many ups as we do downs. Part and parcel of the game is facing difficult challenges and overcoming those bad breaks and poor bounces we encounter. In a new and enthralling book by Lyle Slovick we get to see that many champions of the game had to overcome major obstacles in their lives and live with difficult challenges… Continue Reading

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Hot Stuff & Some Not So Hot Stuff On Day One

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It was a hot day in jersey as the players at the PGA Championship sweated their way around Baltusrol. Surprisingly, some big names were feeling the heat and failed to capitalize on a course that was ripe for a low score. Here are some Hots and some Not So Hots from Thursday’s golf. Hot: Jimmy Walker shot an opening round 65, his lowest ever in a major to earn a one shot lead at five under par. Little know Emiliano… Continue Reading

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Team USA Takes the UL International Crown

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Team USA didn’t start out well on Thursday at the UL International Crown but they finished with a bang as they won three of their four singles matches to claim the title. Stacy Lewis, Gerina Pillar and Cristie Kerr all won their singles with only Lexi Thompson missing the chance for a Sunday sweep. The ladies of the USA earned 13 points to edge South Korea by a single point. Here are the highlights. And here is their press conference.

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UL International Crown Kicks Off Big Weeks for Women’s Golf

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As we all still nurse our Open Championship hangovers the women of the golf world start a streak of important tournaments. Thursday 32 of the worlds best will tee it up in the UL International Crown in a eight team format, that’s something the Olympics should have tried…a team format. Then a quick trip across to England where they will compete in the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf & Country Club in Milton Keynes, England. After a weeks… Continue Reading

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Brooke Henderson Tops Lydia Ko for 1st Major Championship

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For those sports fans that were busy watching the PGA Tour finish or the Stanley Cup Final or any of the dozen soccer games that were on and missed the finish of the LPGA’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship…well you missed a great one. Brooke Henderson made her way in and around, over and under all the trees at Sahalee Country Club to chase down Lydia Ko and earn her first major title and second LPGA Tour win. Ko who was… Continue Reading

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Major Week at The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

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It’s another major championship this week as the LPGA Tour moves to Sahalee Country Club in Washington for their second major of the season. Inbee Park is the three time defending champion and a win would put her in the LPGA Hall of Fame. But a wrist injury has kept her from performing her best and caused her to withdraw from her last two events. Lydia Ko won the first major of the season at the ANA Inspiration and with… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. Sunday started with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and the Golf Channel team earned its money. They say you can have all four seasons in one day in Ireland and that’s just what happened. Rain, heavy rain, thunder, lightning, hail, (yes hail) were featured during the final round as Rory McIlroy surged and Danny Willett faded. And Willett finished up in sunshine and short sleeves on a day that’s a weatherman’s dream. Amazing. 2. What really was amazing… Continue Reading

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Jenny Shin Breaks Through for First LPGA Win

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It may have taken longer than she had wanted but Jenny Shin finally captured her first LPGA win at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. Shin, 23 first turned pro in 2010 and started on the LPGA in 2011 was able to finally earn her win in her 133rd start. She’s another of the North Koreans that have been dominating the LPGA recently but Shin’s story has a different twist. She started playing golf at nine and her parents decided… Continue Reading

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