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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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Bernhard Langer Makes 10, Shoots Par Anyway

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For the past seven years Bernhard Langer has dominated the Champions Tour with machine like consistency and marksman like accuracy.  He’s performed like The Terminator on a mission to own the Champions Tour. I can almost hear his thought process, or “software program” if you buy the Terminator analogy: Must make birdies. Must crush competition. Must win! And on most occasions The Berninator does just that, crushes them. But every now and then he misses one…it’s rare but it does… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think & More

by Jeff Skinner 1.  Fifteen year old Lydia Ko is one amazing teenager.  She just added her third win in a professional tournament at the New Zealand Women’s Open.  But she’s still an amateur and has no plans to turn pro until after college.  Oh yea, she won the U.S. Women’s Amateur last year too.  It doesn’t seem to matter to her whether there is money on the line or not. 2.  Rocco Mediate comes out blazing in his first… Continue Reading

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Diary of a Snowbound Golfer

by Jeff Skinner Friday was a tough day if you live in the Northeast as we were in the path of a massive blizzard that reminded us all that it is still winter in the most painful of ways.   Snowfalls of over two feet were common and some locales had the unpleasant chore of digging out from over three feet of snow. For a golf nut like me watching that snow falling is doubly agonizing as not only am I… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Think

by Jeff Skinner Phil Mickelson isn’t afraid to mix things up a bit. Whether it’s his golf bag or The President’s Cup or doing battle with Rees Jones or the USGA, Phil takes his best shot and sticks out his chin.  This is the guy that tries out more clubs than a hacker at a Demo Day.  Last week he told Fred Couples he better pick Keegan Bradley.  At The PGA Championship he called out Rees Jones and remember when… Continue Reading

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Tiger, The Roc, The Ladies, White Drivers & The PGA at Kapalua

by Jeff Skinner There was plenty of news in the golf world as the PGA Tour opened up the season in Hawaii at The Tournament of Champions.  In addition to the guys playing Kapalua with Jonathan Byrd and Carl Pettersson sharing the first round lead at seven under, there was news from The LPGA, Tiger and even Rocco gets a bit of the spotlight. Did you see Dustin Johnson and Jason Day rocking the white TaylorMade drivers?  It has some… Continue Reading

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Rocco and Tiger At It Again

by Jeff Skinner For heart pounding excitement in golf there is nothing like the back nine on Sunday at The Masters or the final holes of a U.S. Open.  But for a few minutes on this past Sunday the Frys.com Open had all that excitement and more.  With Rocco Mediate, Bo Van Pelt, Alex Prugh and Rickie Fowler supplying all the excitement any golf fan could handle.  Their finish left some announcers calling it one of the most exciting tournaments… Continue Reading

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Rocco’s Eagle Has Landed

by Jeff Skinner There’s plenty of joy in Greensburg PA. today as their hometown boy Rocco Mediate has once again made his mark on The PGA Tour.  There are few players that are as popular as “The Rock” playing on tour and Rocco showed why yesterday.  He chatted and smiled his way around the course to his sixth career victory and astounded the fans by once again holing out from the fairway for an eagle. The Frys.com Open should consider… Continue Reading

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Rocco’s An Ace

by Jeff Skinner One of the things you have to like about the Fall Season, besides the foliage of course, is that we get to see some golfers that we don’t get to see enough of.  One of those playing this week is the ever popular Rocco Mediate.  We don’t see enough of Rocco but he’s trying to change that this week as he leads the Frys.com Open. He hit the shot of the day when he aced the 230… Continue Reading

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Tiger Woods Dumps Scotty Cameron at The Open

by Jeff Skinner Since he turned pro and started winning golf tournaments in 1996 Tiger Woods has spent the last decade and a half doing things on a golf course that we have never seen before.  He has astounded us with his long drives, amazing shots, one sided wins, piles of major victories and clutch putts.  Ah, the clutch putts.  On the eve of what some call his most important major in years Tiger has surprised us again.  He has… Continue Reading

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