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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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Dustin Johnson Ties Leo Diegel

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When Dustin Johnson feathered a feel wedge from 85 years to within 3 feet on the 3rd hole at Kapalua Sunday it seemed to me the tournament was all but over. His converted birdie gave him a four stroke lead which isn’t insurmountable on this Tour (especially when you think back to DJ’s last start where he squandered a six stroke lead in the final round). But today it just looked like he was going to run away and hide… Continue Reading

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Golf In Paradise Can Warm Frozen North

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It’s that time of year again. As we here in the Northeast brace for another bout of record cold temperatures our focus turns from extra sweaters and icy sidewalks to that classic winter tradition that warms all of us:golf from Hawaii. We start the golfing year (this is he real start for me, unlike the PGA Tour) this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions from the picturesque island of Maui and the iconic Plantation Course at Kapalua. Most of… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson: Tournament Ambassador

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The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the CareerBuilder Challenge and what formerly was called The Bob Hope Classic. Hope was the driving force behind his tournament for over fifty years. Hope was instrumental in building the tournament into a ‘must-play’ on tour as he brought his fellow celebrities, from the Rat Pack to sitting U.S. Presidents to play the game he so loved. He raised millions for charities and after his passing the torch was passed to former… 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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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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Saturday Swing Tip: Fade It Like a Pro

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Dustin Johnson has been killing the ball for years.  He’s consistently one of the longest hitters on tour and has plenty of PGA Tour wins to show for it. But he never won a major until he learned to hit a fade.  He started playing more of a fade this season and he captured his first major, the U.S. Open and was PGA Tour Player of the Year. A draw isn’t everything.  Watch and learn how to hit that real,… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Takes BMW Championship

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Dustin Johnson continued his stellar play yesterday at the BMW Championship and turned his three shot lead into his margin of victory for his third win of the season. He also may have positioned himself as the front runner for Player of the Year with a major (U.S. Open ) a WGC (Bridgestone) and now a FedEx Cup Playoff event. The tag line for BMW, the cars, is “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” And that may as well be Johnson’s nickname… Continue Reading

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Secret Balls at the U.S. Open

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I’ve turned into a tennis junkie this week and have been addicted to the great play at the U.S. Open.  It’s been fun watching Serena, Caroline, Novak and crew smash that yellow ball around. As ESPN makes a habit of showing the players coaches during the matches I was intrigued by a shot of Andy Murray’s coach, the great Ivan Lendl who watches each match with a face that borders on boredom. I noticed his hat and jacket were carrying… Continue Reading

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PGA Beaks the Mold, Keeps Trend Going

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Soft, rain soaked conditions at Baltusrol had many expecting lights-out, record breaking scoring to be the order of the day, a day which saw both the completion of the third and fourth rounds of the 98th PGA Championship. But the pundits’, including Phil Mickelson, were all proved wrong, as the lowest score posted by anyone in the field was a 65. Dutchman Joost Luiten and the Dane Soren Kjeldsen both finished with 5 under rounds of 65 and ended tied… Continue Reading

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