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Last Chance for Fame and Glory at The PGA Championship

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This is a bittersweet week for any true golf fan. While we are thrilled to have another week with all the excitement and drama a major supplies this is the last major of the season. And with all due respect to the FedEx cup Playoffs, a major is a major. Certainly any win on the PGA Tour can change a player’s life but a victory at a major championship vaults a player to another level. We measure a player’s success… Continue Reading

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2015: The Year of the Goat

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The Chinese Calendar calls 2015 the Year of the Goat and it looks to be the same for the world of professional golf. Martin Kaymer is the latest pro to wear the goat horns this week. The two time major champion went into the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with a six stroke lead. Kaymer has won there three previous times and over the past year has put on some great performances. It got even better for… Continue Reading

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Great Golf for Great Prices

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Like many golf fanatics who are housebound by the chill of winter I escape my boredom with a few needed diversions. The Golf Channel, websites, books and magazines get teamed up with some living room putting to help me escape from my seasonal prison. Golf Digest’s listing of America’s 100 Greatest Courses is always a welcome addition to my arsenal of tools to fight off the winter boredom. But at the same time it is a bit frustrating. The vast… Continue Reading

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Jason Dufner: More Than Meets the Eye

by Jeff Skinner With the PGA Championship right around the corner we’ll be seeing a bit more of the defending champion Jason Dufner. Dufner seemingly has come out of nowhere to not only be a major champion but also a popular culture icon. After all, “Dufnering” had taken the nation by storm. Known as much for his laidback demeanor on the course as his world class golf Duf is quite a character. His friends and fellow players will tell you… Continue Reading

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A Quick Monday Morning Nine

by Jeff Skinner Stacy Lewis’ win at the North Texas LPGA Shootout continues a great season for the American ladies. With names like Lewis, Wie, Thompson, Korda and Creamer taking home trophies the LPGA has been given a real shot in the arm. J.B. Holmes gets his third and most important PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship. His first win at the 2006 Waste Management Phoenix Open had to be sweet but this one coming after his brain… Continue Reading

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We Need More Paul Azinger

by Jeff Skinner Paul Azinger is one of the most interesting and refreshing voices in golf.  Even though he is active on Twitter we still don’t hear enough of him.  Maybe the folks at Fox Sports could try and chase him down to be their new analyst when they take over the U.S. Open in 2015. Zinger spent some time with Brandel Chamblee on the Golf Channel Academy last night and he was great.  He took some time explaining his… Continue Reading

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U.S.A. Wins a Wet Presidents Cup

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Presidents Cup Team survived the weather and a late charge from the International Team to once again win the Presidents Cup on a rain soaked MuirfieldVillage course.  It’s the ninth win in ten attempts for the Americans and they have never lost at home.  Click here for Doug Ferguson’s game story. Tiger Woods clinched the cup with his win over Richard Sterne who played Woods close all day.  It’s the third straight Presidents Cup that… Continue Reading

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You + 10,000 Hours = Tiger Woods

by Jeff Skinner There is good news for all of us hackers who want to lower our handicap and actually get really good at this game.  The secret to this game is that there is no secret and according to author  Geoff Colvin we “have as much talent as Tiger Woods.”  That’s right, we have as much golfing talent as Mr. Woods of 18 majors and 79 PGA Tour wins.  So I guess it’s just bad luck that I haven’t… Continue Reading

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Kingston Heath Hosts Australian Masters

by Jeff Skinner As we up north put away our clubs the boys down under are just kicking off their summer golf season with the Australian Masters.  Plenty of Aussies and some world class golfers will make their way around one of the best courses in the world. Golf Magazine rates the Kingston Heath course as the 27th best in the world.  Watch the videos below and be treated to a course tour and a little history. Hat tip to… Continue Reading

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Rory & Tiger Take It to Turkey

by Jeff Skinner Who would have thought that at this time of year Turkey would be the center of the golf world?  Really, who would think that Turkey would be involved in professional golf at any time of year.  But with Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and six other world class golfers walking the course at the Atalya Golf Club, Turkey has become just that. In an end of the season, paid for play event with the winner taking home well… Continue Reading

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