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JB Holmes Spoils a Good Walk

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Somewhere Kevin Na is letting out a long sigh. Thanks to JB Holmes’ play on the 18th hole of the Farmers Insurance Open Na is no longer the poster boy for slow play. The glacial moving Holmes now lays claim to the title of the slowest player in golf. Whether or not Holmes is actually the slowest may be up for debate but his performance cast him front and center as to what is so very wrong with the pace… Continue Reading

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The Postage Stamp: Short & Fierce

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Royal Troon oozes history as most Open Championship courses do. I mean heck, they have been playing golf there for 140 years and this is the ninth Open Championship to be played there. By far the most famous of the holes is the short par 3 eighth hole: The Postage Stamp. Christopher Clarey of the New York Times gives us some history and a locals view of the best little hole in the Rota. Short holes have done some major… Continue Reading

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Phil the Thrill Finds His Game

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Phil Mickelson has said he likes to play going into a major and he proved his point today as he made a move at The Shell Houston Open. Phil who will be trying for his fourth Masters title found the golf game that he has been searching for all season. With two missed cuts and his best finish only a T17 in 2015 Phil has been struggling to find his winning form.  Coming into Houston he was hitting 56% of… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler: To Putt or Not To Putt

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One of the wonderful aspects of the game of golf is that every round is different. Even on the same course you never play exactly the same round. Fourteen clubs, 6,700 yards, 120 acres and an inconsistent swing all lead to infinite possibilities during any round of golf. And factor into that the mind of the golfer and many of us will try to play the same shot ten different ways.  My Greek Brother is famous for his sand game.… Continue Reading

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Caddie Dies on Course: Euro Tour Plays On

by Jeff Skinner This weekend the European Tour’s Maderia Islands Open was won by Daniel Brooks but the tournament is shrouded in controversy. During play on the final day long time Euro Tour caddie, Iain McGregor passed away on the golf course. McGregor was working for Scotsman Alastair Forsyth on their last hole of the day when he collapsed on the ninth fairway and died of a heart attack. Click here for the Mail Online story. Forsyth and his fellow… Continue Reading

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USGA Highlights “While We’re Young” Initiative at Symposium

by Jeff Skinner The United States Golf Association continued its efforts to find solutions to the pace of play issue at an all day symposium yesterday at its Far Hill, NJ headquarters.   USGA Executive Director, Mike Davis headlined “While We’re Young: Golf Pursuit of A New Paradigm For Pace of Play” which brought together panelists from many varied sectors of the golf industry. Representatives from the USGA, PGA and LPGA Tours, The PGA of America, course managements companies, golf course… Continue Reading

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“Time for Nine” Is Fine With Me

by Jeff Skinner My foray into golf started when I was in my mid-twenties and like many I started playing just nine holes.  I would hustle out of work with some buddies and squeeze in nine and a few beers.  I also would spend nine holes with my Aunt Vi, a skilled and experienced golfer, who taught me the etiquette and finer points of the game.  I loved the game but for the longest time I was a “nine hole… Continue Reading

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14 Year Old Not Too Young for The Masters

by Jeff Skinner There were many great rounds of golf played over the hills of Augusta National today.  The relative unknown Mark Leishman made his early mark at The Masters with a six under 66.  A resurgent Sergio Garcia matched that to once again keep him in the race for that elusive first major championship.  Freddy Couples continues to amaze with a suspect back but a strong Masters game.  And Dustin Johnson continues to threaten to win a major sometime… Continue Reading

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15 Year Old Lydia Ko Tops LPGA Stars at Canadian Open

by Jeff Skinner While Sergio Garcia was handing over his lead to eventual winner Nick Watney at The Barclays a teenager was making history on the LPGA Tour.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko stole the golfing show today as she became the youngest player to ever win an LPGA event at fifteen years, four months when she won the CN Canadian Women’s Open.  She breaks the record of Lexi Thompson who just set the mark less than a year ago… Continue Reading

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Jose Manuel Lara DQ’d as Caddie Tries to Hide Extra Club

by Jeff Skinner Sometimes golfers don’t think straight on the course.  How many times have you done something you regret like slamming a club after a bad shot or playing way too fast after you just shanked a chip only to repeat that very same shank? Well, this is about as dumb a story as I have heard in a long time.  It seems that Jose Manuel Lara and his caddie unknowingly started round one of the European Tour’s BMW… Continue Reading

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