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Entries from September 2011

Joe Ogilvie for commissioner

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments

I listened to PGA Tour player Joe Ogilvie on Morning Drive this morning and, within a few minutes, became convinced that he “gets it” far more than current commissioner Tim  Finchem ever has, or ever will. Take for example his ideas on two of the game’s biggest issues: the FedExCup format and the long and […]

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The Mickelson Effect: how a typical fan has been impacted by his defection

September 24th, 2011 · No Comments

We each have criteria for determining who we root for. Swing, style of play, place of origin, personality, and ability to play under pressure are just a few of the leading filters on most fan’s screening lists. What was not necessary until lately was their choice of equipment – at least not for this fan. […]

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Stupid Arguments for the Long and Belly Putters

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Part of the nonsense surrounding the long putter and belly putter are the ridiculous arguments that are offered in defense of these potentially game ruining implements. Let’s look a few: If it was so great, everybody would be using it. It is not so great for Luke Donald, Steve Stricker, and other fine putters who […]

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Woods qualifies for 2011 Chevron because of the points he “earned” at the 2010 Chevron!

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Tiger Woods squeaked in under the deadline, having qualified for his Chevron World Challenge by virtue of his 49th position in the World Golf Ranking as of this past weekend. He needed to finish in the top 50 to be eligible for his own tournament. I wish Woods had finished 51st or worse just so […]

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Kuselias says “Germans bombed Pearl Harbor”

September 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I was in the midst of my morning ritual, which includes coffee, brainstorming, and the Morning Drive when my ears perked up at one of co-host Eric Kuselias’ rants about not giving up in the face of adversity: “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Wasn’t it the Japanese who were responsible for […]

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Long putters are killing off the Choke Zone

September 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The long putter threatens to eliminate the Choke Zone on short putts. To protest this development, I wrote the following email to Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, but decided to post it here should they fail to show it on their program. Dear Eric and Gary, I can give you a million reasons for banning the […]

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