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Playing for History at the 2013 Masters

April 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Tomorrow the real golf season begins at the Masters. “Who is you pick to win” is the most commonly asked question in the days leading up to the first round of play. In the days when Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods were in their prime, you could choose them and feel pretty good about your […]

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Would you miss Tim Clark?

March 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Would any of you miss Tim Clark if he dropped off the tour after the ban takes effect, or even before? I sure wouldn’t. In fact, I have now put him just ahead of Keegan Bradley on the top of my list of golfers we never need to see again. Clark, as you probably know, […]

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USGA: Take the target off Keegan Bradley’s back

December 3rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Before the USGA’s upcoming ban on anchoring, golf’s ruling body had yet to voice their true opinion on the practice. Because of this, a sizeable and vocal minority felt that wins by those who anchored should not be marginalized in any way. That all changed on November 28 when the USGA not only banned the […]

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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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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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Miracle in Medinah AND The Choke in Chicago

October 1st, 2012 · 4 Comments

There were two teams competing for the 2012 Ryder Cup, and two very distinct stories, so this series of observations deserves a two sided headline Kaymer makes putt for a winning tie! When Martin Kaymer made a six footer on the 18th to beat Steve Sticker, he locked up a tie, and with it, a […]

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Team USA poised to win first anchored putter assisted Ryder Cup*

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

I will be rooting today for team USA, but not for Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson, and Matt Kuchar, who have already made their mark on the 2012 Ryder Cup. After two days of play, the eight parings that featured one of these three players are 7-1, while the remaining eight matches have gone to the […]

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Bradley’s argument makes no sense

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments

I am not so concerned about the health of those who manufacture putters because they have already made far more money than they should from constantly upgrading, changing, and marketing their never ending lines of “must have” products to gullible golfers – and they will continue to do so. Still, Keegan Bradley is afraid for […]

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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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