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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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Scots Get It Right, Look to Ban Donald Trump

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I’m yearning for the good old days. No, not the days of hickory and gutta percha. No, not the days of Bobby Jones and the Grand Slam. No, not the day of Jack versus Arnie or Jack versus Lee or everyone else. Not even for the days of Joe Willie Namath and my hometown New York Jets. I am yearning for the days when Donald Trump was just a rich big mouth buying golf courses and not a rich big… Continue Reading

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WTF ? Lance Armstrong Speaks of Honor

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As I have said before I am still a fan of print media. Grabbing a magazine and heading off to the “library” seems more natural than sliding through apps on my cell phone. But recently I’ve been disappointed by one of my “Go To” Mags…Golf Digest. Their December issue had that self-promoting, entitled, douche bag Johnny Manziel on the cover. Really? King Douche on the cover? Bad…really bad choice if you ask me.  Now the January issue has Rickie Fowler… Continue Reading

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The 96th PGA Championship…Our Last Major

by Jeff Skinner I was chatting with one of my fellow hackers recently and the subject turned to the PGA Championship and his attitude was “too bad it’s not like a real major.” Needless to say I, like the members of the PGA of America, was discouraged by his perception of the PGA. The PGA is indeed a major and in some ways the most major of all the majors. Each year the PGA boasts the best field of players… Continue Reading

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Changes at Golf World & Dick’s Sends PGA Pros Packing

by Jeff Skinner The times there are a changing. Two big announcements in the world of golf reflect the ever changing landscape in the business of golf. First, after 67 years of print publication Golf World has announced that they are discontinuing their printed magazine and will be going to an all digital format. It’s no secret that all print media is under tremendous pressure and with less golfers and even less subscribers Golf World has decided to forsake the… Continue Reading

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Cheyenne Woods…Making Her Way

by Jeff Skinner Fresh off her win last week at the Australian Masters Cheyenne Woods will step off of cloud nine to tee it up again down under at the ISPS Handa Australian Open.  Woods’ ever increasing celebrity will take another bounce this week if she can continue her fine play against names like Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer. Tiger’s niece has got her game in order and was able to close… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think…Open Championship Style

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Earlier in his career Phil Mickelson had essentially given up on winning the Open Championship.  His game did not suit links style golf.  His decision to rework his game and develop the mindset to successfully navigate a links course paid off enormously at Muirfield and helped propel his legacy to an even higher level.  Old dogs can learn new tricks…it worked pretty well for Phil. 2.  Tiger Woods’ poor play on the weekends at majors continued. … Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson, More Than Just The Champion Golfer of the Year

by Jeff Skinner Golf is an odd game.  It’s frustrating and rewarding and painful and joyful, many times simultaneously.  It is said that if you really want to get to know a person play eighteen holes of golf with them.  We like to think that golf will reveal the true character of that person and most times it does. We’ve been watching Phil Mickelson reveal his character for over two decades.  And while  no one can really know someone through… Continue Reading

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Bizarro World: Phil Mickelson Wins The Open Championship

by Jeff Skinner It wasn’t supposed to be his day.  Phil Mickelson started his day five behind leader Lee Westwood.  It looked like Westwood was on the verge of finally winning his first major championship.  He had a two shot lead and a revitalized putter.  But this is why we play the game. Whether he succumbed to the pressure or his putter just cooled off didn’t matter much.  Phil Mickelson had the back nine of a lifetime to claim his… Continue Reading

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U.S. Women’s Open Day 3… Inbee Park & More

by Jeff Skinner Sebonack Golf Club showed just how tough it can be today.  With USGA conditions and a strong wind all day the ladies of the 68th U.S. Women’s Open were left shaking their heads as birdies were few and very far between.  Inbee Park has a four stroke lead and looks to be ready to take a victory lap on Sunday and win her record third straight major championship. I spent some time walking the demanding Sebonack layout… Continue Reading

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