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Poll shows that the fans oppose anchoring

April 17th, 2013 · No Comments

I hate it when the announcers at Golf Channel say stuff like “Everyone in golf is so happy that Adam Scott won the Masters.” Such a proclamation is beyond presumptuous, and it completely misses how those of us  who hate anchoring really felt about his victory. I, for one, was rooting hard for Jason Day […]

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Tags: Polling Place · The Game · The Majors

Tiger Woods record could have an asterisk now

April 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tiger Woods suffered one of the worst breaks of his career when his third shot into the 15th green rebounded off the flag and into the lake, turning an almost sure birdie into a bogey. Now, as if that was not bad enough, he’s been socked with a two shot penalty for taking an illegal […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Golf caught in the grips of Guan-mania

April 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

You can hardly watch 20 minutes of Masters coverage on the Golf Channel before the conversation once  again turns back to 14 year old Chinese phenom Tianlang Guan. While many are gushing non-stop about his game, his maturity, his putting, etc., etc., I am not. The reason? He uses the anchored putter. Guan has admitted […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors

Capelle On Golf Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

February 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today marks the fifth anniversary of my first post at Capelle On Golf. Wow, has that gone by fast! So much has taken place in the last half decade. Tiger Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open on a bum leg. Paddy won two while he was gone, giving him three majors. Phil and Ernie each […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Golf Channel’s rankings go beyond major wins only

January 25th, 2013 · 8 Comments

It has long been assumed that if Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus in majors won that he will be automatically become the Best Ever. This follows the logic that players should be ranked in order of major victories. Interestingly enough, however, this logic does not apply in ranking the All-Time Greatest golfers from the third […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

Golf Channel chooses the 16 All Time Greatest Players

January 23rd, 2013 · 8 Comments

Golf Channel is running an online tournament featuring the 16 greatest players of all time. Randall Mell wrote the article introducing the event, but I suspect that the players were ranked by the Golf Channel’s panel of “experts.” The players appear in brackets on their site, so I shuffled them to create Golf Channel’s Top […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors · Tiger vs. Jack

PGA Championship final round preview

August 12th, 2012 · No Comments

The 16 – a progress report Rory McIlroy has a three shot lead going into the final round and wouldn’t it be great for him to proceed to victory so this ridiculous streak of 16 winners in the last 16 majors can be mercifully brought to an end. The 54 hole scores of the 11 […]

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Tags: The Majors

Golf Channel’s great anchoring debate

August 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Last night Golf Channel held a special on long putters and anchoring. The show featured clips from various members of the golf world and a little back and forth between the GC’s commentators that showed how clearly divided the golf world is on this issue. The GC’s Todd Lewis kicked things off when he said […]

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The Haney Project

April 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

You may be under the impression that The Haney Project is a celebrity driven TV show on Golf Channel. And you would be right! However, it turns out that the original Haney Project was a book, not a TV show. Just listen to Butch Harmon, who spoke out this weekend against Haney and his bestselling […]

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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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Tags: The Game