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My Golf Game: All About Fun

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I’ve been purposely laying low as far as all things golf go since my last round in November. An aching elbow needed some rest and quite honestly I needed a break both physically and mentally from this game that I let consume me. Winter in the Northeast isn’t conducive to anyone’s golf game and while a trip to the indoor golf simulator appeases many a golf appetite it doesn’t do it for me. So I usually make do with some… Continue Reading

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Longer Than the Pro V1… & Cheaper

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I am as susceptible to the hype about the latest and greatest golf gear as the next hacker.  But the one constant in the world of golf is the Titleist Pro V1 ball.  Yes, you know the deal…all the pros use them, the best ball in golf and of course the longest, blah, blah, blah.  Or is it? The Pro V1’s are great but plunking down close to 50 bucks for a dozen goes against my thrifty Scottish nature. But… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Our Last Days

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Our two week escapade across the Scottish landscape was winding down and on Thursday we headed back to Castle Stuart. George had taken advantage of a 36 Hole Ticket deal and it was well worth it. Castle Stuart ranked as one of our favorite courses of the entire trip. The property, the views, the layout, the conditioning and the people combined to give us another magnificent day of links golf. The course itself is worth the trip and the money… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Royal Dornoch

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We continued our Scottish adventure on Tuesday with one of our most anticipated days of the trip: 36 holes at Royal Dornoch. The debates rage on over which is the best course in Scotland…and the world and Royal Dornoch is always in the mix. Some rate the Old Course as the best but the history of The Open and Old Tom has as much to do with that as the course itself. Royal Dornoch usually sits right behind the Old… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Castle Stuart

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Our second Monday in Scotland had us on one of the best modern links courses on the planet.  Castle Stuart in Inverness sits on the Moray Firth with spectacular views all around. But its the course, built upon classically rumpled linksland and transitioning upward onto a bluff for awe inspiring views that makes this so very memorable. Gil Hanse partnered with Kingsbarns developer Mark Parsinen to sculpt a links that melds into the rugged landscape but feels like it has… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…to the Highlands

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Our week in St. Andrews came to an end on Saturday morning as we headed north to the Highlands and our house in Dornoch. As in the Auld Grey Toon our accommodations were mere steps from the Royal Dornoch Golf club and a short walk into the quaint village of Dornoch. But before we settled down in Dornoch we had a quick stop to make on the Moray Firth. Lorne Rubenstein of “A Season in Dornoch” fame had recommended we… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Links, Scotch & Tattoos

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Our week in St. Andrews continued to get better and better. We were sitting in the Crail clubhouse having lunch and we both said we couldn’t believe how each course, each day just kept getting better. True, warm sunny days had a lot to do with it but it was more than that. The quality of each course and the friendliness of the Scots combined to make each day a truly wonderful and memorable experience. Such was the case on… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler … “Make It the Big 4”

Rickie Fowler holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rickie Fowler said he would like to make the Big 3 the Big 4.  He wants a piece of that action and he did all he could to earn his place today. Fowler played steady golf down the stretch at the Deutsche Bank and when leader Henrik Stenson rinsed his tee shot on the sixteenth hole Fowler was there to pounce on the lead. Fowler’s 68 was good enough to win the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  Paired… Continue Reading

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The Open at St. Andrews…A Major Like No Other

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Our third major of the season is here and the Open Championship offers us so many interesting stories and possibilities. Will Jordan Spieth match Ben Hogan’s record and win the third major of the season? Is the Grand Slam in his reach? Can Rickie Fowler do the “Mickelson Double” and go back to back with wins at The Scottish Open and The Open Championship? Is there really a new “Big Three” of Rory, Jordan and Rickie? Will Jordan displace an… 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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