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A Great Holiday Tradition: Prime Time Golf from Hawaii

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The past few weeks have been full of family, food and fun as our holiday traditions started in mid December and spread right through to early January. It has been great and another of our traditions takes center stage this week: prime time golf from Hawaii. Oh, how I have come to treasure the PGA Tour’s early start in paradise at the SBS Tournament of Champions. It’s just the fix needed for a golf starved, house bound fanatic. I am… 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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It’s The Open Championship Stupid!

by Jeff Skinner Those of us that live for golf are probably a bit more familiar with many of the facts and traditions that surround golf at the third major of the season, The Open Championship. Here are some vital and not so vital tidbits about this week’s Open Championship. First of all, this tournament is called The Open Championship, not the British Open.  The National Open in America is called the U.S. Open.  The National Open that takes place… Continue Reading

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Arnie, Jack & Gary Start The Masters

by Jeff Skinner This is one of the many great traditions that makes The Masters the most amazing of all the majors.  The honorary starters: Arnie, Jack and Gary together again to remind us that The Big Three will live forever.  This alone is worth the price of admission at The Masters. Click here for a great photo spread of this morning’s Masters opening from the Augusta Chronicle. Hat tip to Geoff Shackleford for the link.

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Countdown to The Masters: 28 Days & Counting

by Jeff Skinner OK boys and girls today’s a special day in the world of golf: 4 weeks from today The Masters starts.  No tournament gets the attention The Masters does.  To many it marks the start of their golf season and to all it kicks off the men’s major season. As we all like to say, “It’s all about major championships.” Is it too early to start a Masters Countdown?  Absolutely not.  First thing you need to do is… Continue Reading

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Thoughts on Kilts, Links & Strick

by G. Rennie A conspicuous presence at Sunday’s final round of the Scottish Open was photographer Brian Morgan. He hoofed around the soggy Castle Stuart Golf Links in his traditional kilt snapping pictures of golf’s elite. Morgan has chronicled players, championships and golf courses for 50 years now and he’s in the habit of wearing the kilt on the final day of competition at each event he covers anywhere on the globe. As far as Sunday wardrobe traditions go this… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson & Stacy Lewis: A Win for the Good Guys

by Jeff Skinner This is the week we wait for all year, Masters Week.  Augusta, Amen Corner, Champions Dinner, Magnolia Lane, Par Three Contest and all the other traditions are great but excuse me if I still have a hangover from this past weekend. It was a great weekend for golf. We got to watch two players achieve their goals.  Stacy Lewis finally broke through in a big way to win The Kraft Nabisco Championship and Phil Mickelson attained his… Continue Reading

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“Hey Dad, It’s the Golf Course”

by Jeff Skinner Among the many aspects that make golf a great game is the deep-seated sense of tradition. Along with the rules of golf, the traditions and etiquette of the sport are passed on from golfer to golfer and hopefully from generation to generation. I try to always respect the traditions and etiquette of game. I think I had one of those “pay it forward” experiences the other day. I had called one of my favorite courses and made… Continue Reading

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Gary Player’s 1978 Masters Charge

by Jeff Skinner With his last walk down the eighteenth fairway in a few days, Gary Player will be ending his fifty two year tradition of competing at The Masters. Player has won three Masters and nine majors during a career that has spanned five decades. Player’s love for Augusta is well known. He has enjoyed this tournament and the traditions at Augusta more than any other major. “The love I have received here has been incredible,” he said during… Continue Reading

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