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Yes…Donald Trump Makes Golf Look Bad

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It’s time for a huge mea culpa on my part. Or should I say a yuuuge mea culpa. Previously in this space I had asked the question “Is Donald Trump Good for Golf?”  And at that time, long before he crashed the political party, I gave him his signature sign of approval, a thumbs up (ugh). During a downtime in the golf industry he was one of the few spending money on courses and I was hoodwinked into the stance… Continue Reading

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Li Holds Off McIlroy’s Comeback

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If you got up early this morning to catch the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic you weren’t disappointed. Heck, I was already fired up from watching Roger Federer win his 20th tennis major at the Australian Open so I tuned into The Golf Channel’s early morning telecast and watched another former number one make his comeback.  Who needs sleep anyway? While the world is focused on Tiger Woods in San Diego Rory McIlroy is well on his way to… Continue Reading

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Tiger Makes Cut, Phil Needs More Gloves

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The big news out of San Diego and the Farmers Insurance Open is that Tiger Woods made the cut and will be around for the weekend to pump up the television ratings. Woods, while not sharp was able to hack it around Torrey Pines and heroically birdie his final hole to finish on the number at one under par. One of the other big draws this week is the hometown favorite Phil Mickelson. And Phil the Thrill did just that… Continue Reading

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The Golfer’s Journal

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A pleasant surprise appeared in my mail this week, a belated Christmas gift from son number two: The Golfer’s Journal. I wasn’t really aware of such a publication but it’s another creation of the folks at Linksoul, the publisher of The Surfer’s Journal and a host of creative types who love golf for its soul and not its commercial viability. John Ashworth and his crew at Linksoul do things differently and that stays true with The Golfer’s Journal. It’s more… Continue Reading

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Claude Harmon III Talks Butch, Brooks & Tiger

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Claude Harmon III comes from the first family of golf instructors. His dad Butch, his grandfather Claude and his three uncles, Craig, Dick and Billy have all coached the world top golfers. Claude III has come into his own with prized students like Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson. Harmon opens up in this months Golf Digest with some interesting info on his dad, grandfather and of course Tiger Woods. He says no one can let things go like DJ: DUSTIN… Continue Reading

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Michael Breed Out at The Golf Channel

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Any self respecting golf fanatic spends plenty of time watching The Golf Channel and is sure to try a few of the tips offered on their many instructional programs. Well, this year there has been a significant change in their team of instructors. Michael Breed’s tag line on his Golf Fix show was,”let’s do this.”  Unfortunately he won’t be doing it any longer as he has been dropped from their lineup. According to The Man Out Front at Golfweek, Breed… Continue Reading

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2018 Wish List

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The PGA Tour starts in earnest today as The Sentry Tournament of Champions honors last seasons winners this week and is followed by 2018’s first full field event next week on Oahu at the Sony Open. I can’t help but hope for another trip to Hawaii sometime soon but for now I am left with just my hopes for the pro tours in 2018. Here are some things I am hoping we get to see this season. Can Rickie Fowler… Continue Reading

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Big Questions for 2017

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The 2017 golf season is here and as we golf fanatics look towards the future there are plenty of questions for the upcoming season. Jaime Diaz of Golf World poses a few of those in his piece,”Golf’s 10 Biggest Questions for 2017.” He starts off with who will be the best player and names a few of the top players as candidates but my money is on Rory McIlroy. I think Rors is fed up with all the attention placed… Continue Reading

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2017 Brings New Golf Deals

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Ah, 2017 has arrived and with it a new golf season. Sorry PGA Tour, the calendar still dictates to me when a new year begins not the slew of fall tournaments that are (in)conveniently assigned to the next year…that doesn’t work for me. This new year brings with it not only the fresh hopes of every golfer both pro and amateur but there have been a ton of new equipment and endorsement deals among the big names in the game.… Continue Reading

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Four Rounds, No Pain = Success for Tiger

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Tiger Woods may have finished fifteenth out of eighteen golfers this week and stumbled with his final round 76 but as strange as it may sound his week at the Hero World Challenge was a success. True, Tiger always plays with the expectation of winning and would normally never consider looking up at fourteen golfers a successful week but it certainly was. Stats wise he was hitting the ball a long ways, finding plenty of fairways, stiffing his irons and… Continue Reading

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