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Entries from November 2012

USGA’s anchoring ban saves the game from becoming too easy

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Hooray for the USGA (and the R&A) and their proposed new rule, 14-1b, which bans using an anchored stroke. This is the big first step in ridding golf of its most tradition wrecking technique. Now, hopefully, the proposed change will survive the 90 waiting period until it becomes official. Then the game must wait another […]

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Rory and Tiger going into 2013

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Going into the 1978 season, Tom Watson was clearly the number one player in the world, having beaten Jack Nicklaus twice to win two majors in 1977. Given that Watson was 28 and was on the rise, and that the Golden Bear was 38 and without a major since the 1975 PGA, it was also […]

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Mickelson has lost his mind

November 9th, 2012 · No Comments

I have been a Phil Mickelson fan from the day my fellow San Diegan turned pro in 1992. I have stuck with him through the lows, the illnesses, and the assorted meltdowns that have cost him three or more majors. Lately, however, I have become fearful that Lefty has lost his mind. The first sign […]

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Anchored Putter Roundup

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

As the day is hopefully nearing when the USGA and R&A announce that anchoring the putter to your body is now illegal, the infernal practice continues to make the news. Last Thursday Arnold Palmer reiterated his stance on anchoring on Morning Drive. “I am for taking it away,” said Palmer. “There is not a place […]

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