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Butch Harmon Learned from the Best

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Butch Harmon has been voted the top golf instructor for what seems like forever. Few instructors/coaches/gurus, whatever you label them can boast such a heralded list of players that have heeded the gospel according to Butch. Of course there’s Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman and Ernie Els and Freddy Couples. But there’s also Adam Scott, Davis Love III, Justin Rose, Stewart Cink, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Natalie Gulbis. And there… Continue Reading

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Rickie, Rory, Jordan & More…A Great Week in Golf

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Jordan Spieth is having a Woodsian run this season. His PGA Tour summary: 4 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third, 11 top tens, 14 top twenty fives and over $8.7 million. Oh, let’s not forget in November he won the Australian Open and in December he took Tiger’s Hero Challenge. That’s not a season it’s a career for most golfers. Rory McIlroy turns up lame just when Spieth is reaching his zenith. If Rory can’t come back soon Spieth may just… Continue Reading

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A Sunday Full of Golf & More

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We all will be treated to a full day of golf today as all the major tours are in action and being broadcast to us all day long. The gents of the European Tour made a great move in featuring links courses and scheduling the Scottish Open the week prior to the Open Championship.  The fields at the Scottish have become deeper and the courses have been spectacular. The star of the week so far has been the wonderful links… Continue Reading

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Day 2 Takeaways from Chambers Bay: Brown Greens & Short Skirts

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For all the crying about the greens at Chambers Bay the greens seemed to play a bit better today. Of course there will be a differences from early morning to late afternoon but there isn’t a course on this planet that can avoid that. But all the players play the same course and whatever happened to “you play the course as you found it.” So Chambers Bay isn’t Augusta National and that’s a good thing. Golf courses are faced with… Continue Reading

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Day 1 Takeaways from Chambers Bay: Good & Bad

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Natalie Gulbis was the first to set a record this week at Chambers Bay. The newbie Fox Sports hire set the mark for shortest skirt ever worn by an on course commentator. Take that Roger Maltbie.  Click here for a Getty shot of Nat’s gams. All week we have been hearing what a tough walk this course is for the players. They are talking 9-10 miles of walking and the elevation changes are equivalent to walking up and down the… Continue Reading

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Lydia Ko: The Best Kept Secret in Sport

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the boys of the PGA Tour may dominate the headlines and garner all the attention in golf and that’s a shame. Contrary to popular thought it isn’t all about Tiger. It should be all about Lydia Ko, a seventeen year old that is breaking records and setting the sports world on its collective ass.  Ko won the Australian Women’s Open yesterday and proved once again that she is the best female golfer on the planet… Continue Reading

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Lucy Li Has Fun at U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner From afar Lucy Li’s scorecard may look like the youngster had a disappointing day. To the uninformed it may appear like an opening 8 over par 78 in the U.S. Women’s Open would mean a demoralizing start. But this is Lucy Li. A precocious eleven year old who isn’t here to make history but rather to have fun. So even though she started her day with a double bogey 7 and had plenty of trouble on the… 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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Holly Sonders and the Most Beautiful Women in Golf

by Jeff Skinner All right golf fans here’s a little something to help get us through the impending winter and the loss of our weekly eighteen.  Golf Magazine has announced their “Most Beautiful Women in Golf.” Consider it their answer to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.  They offer eighteen beautiful women who are involved in the game and of course there are the mainstays of any such survey: Natalie Gulbis, Holly Sonders, Blair O’Neal but there are also a few… Continue Reading

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President Obama Gets a Lesson from Butch Harmon…So Can You

by Jeff Skinner Being the President of the United States certainly has a lot of perks.  You get your own plane, a big house and don’t have to wait on line at the DMV. But being president does have its drawbacks like when you take a buddies trip to play some golf it turns into a national outrage. So President Obama took some time off to play golf in Florida.  Is that so bad?  Doesn’t he deserve some downtime?  I… Continue Reading

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