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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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Open Championship Preview: Holes 10, 11, 12

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Royal Troon gets difficult, very difficult as the players turn for home.  The three toughest holes on the course greets the field when they make the turn. The long par 4 tenth will play at 451 yards and was the third hardest hole in 2004. A longer par 4, named Railway will play at 482 yards with the railroad bordering the hole on the right.  This traditionally is the most difficult hole on the course. Yet another stout par 4… Continue Reading

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Best U.S. Open Venue? Two Perspectives

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The boys at Golf Digest are heavily into the U.S. Open and as such have come up with a list they call “The Best U.S. Open Venues… Factoring in course layout, tradition, past winner and excitement produced, our panel provides a ‘definitive’ ranking.” They only include courses that held an Open for the past ten years so that disqualified a few favorites like Baltusrol and Oakland Hills but it’s still a heavy hitting list. Without blinking I knew Pebble Beach… Continue Reading

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Augusta National’s Lost Drawings

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Each spring when The Masters rolls around every golfer worth his Footjoys feels a stirring inside. Much of it is the anticipation of our first major but plenty of it is just because, well…it’s The Masters. This tournament, although the youngest of the four majors has grown to be the most beloved by fans and players alike. Jack Nicklaus said it very well, “I don’t think about winning the Masters as part of the slam. You want to win the… Continue Reading

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Countdown to The Masters

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All right…winter is over, spring has sprung, golf courses are open early in the northeast and I already have three rounds in the books. Next up, The Masters. Well almost next up. There are sixteen days and two PGA Tour tournaments left before we get to hear that music and take that ride down Magnolia Lane. But it’s time to get your Masters pre-game on. I got my 2016 Masters Journal at Barnes & Noble a few days ago and… Continue Reading

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Flop Shots: Greg Norman & Ted Bishop

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The world of golf doesn’t lack for over-sized egos. Whether you are walking down the practice range, through the hallways of any of the administrative bodies or watching the talking heads on any television broadcast egos abound. It’s one thing to have a bit of an ego when you’re involved in playing the game and playing with the world’s best. I mean who hasn’t told Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson how great they are? Same for Jordan Spieth and Rory… Continue Reading

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Inbee Park: Doing Something Really Special

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There is something special and wonderful going on in golf and most sports fans and golf fans are missing it. Inbee Park is one special golfer. The number one player in women’s golf is crafting a resume that screams “All Time Great” but the average golf fan wouldn’t know her if she whacked them over the head with her very reliable putter. Park closed out the field at the Ricoh Women’s British Open today to win her second major in ’15… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Looking for “Hometown” Win

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Bubba Watson is looking to go back to back this week at the Greenbrier Classic. Fresh off his eighth PGA Tour win at The Travelers Watson is feeling quite at home at the Old White Course since making the Greenbrier his summer home a few seasons ago.  Back to back isn’t easy on the PGA Tour but on courses set up to yield some birdies Bubba certainly has a fighting chance. Bubba is known for his long game but the… Continue Reading

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The Past, Present & Future All Converge at Augusta National

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The Green Jacketed One Percenters of Augusta National may take some heat for being the rich, ruling class of America with little interaction with the masses except for one week a year but one thing we can’t deny about the members of Augusta: they know how to put on a great golf tournament. While many of the members are busy running our country many are totally consumed with putting on the most memorable of majors. This week was no different… Continue Reading

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Ladies Trying to Make a Splash at First Major

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For all of us so desperately waiting for The Masters we get a great distraction this week as the ladies of the LPGA Tour open up the major season at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage California.  It may have a new name but what formerly was the Kraft, The Kraft Nabisco, The Colgate Dinah Shore, The Nabisco Dinah Shore among other names still remains the first major of the year and for old timers will forever be “The Dinah”.… Continue Reading

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