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Adam Scott will do anything to win majors

August 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Adam Scott seems to many like the nicest guy, but to me he is a scoundrel who will go to any lengths to win. A few years ago Steve Williams, his caddy, made racially insensitive remarks about Tiger Woods, his former employer. Many felt that Williams comments were so bad that Scott should definitely fire […]

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Time for USGA and R&A to dump the caddy-line-up

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Now that the anchoring dragon has been slayed, what’s next? At Geoff Shackelford’s blog he asked readers to choose between 1) distance, 2) caddies lining up players, 3) simplifying the rule book, 4) all of the above, and 5) nothing. Of the 692 ballots cast, I sided with the 127 (16%) who chose #4. In […]

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CapelleonGolf celebrates announcement of the anchoring ban

May 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Today is a day for rejoicing, for dancing in the streets and singing “Anchoring is dead.” Glen Nager of the USGA delivered a near perfect statement early this morning on why his organization and the R&A decided to ban anchoring. The only improvement would have been to make Rule 14-1B effective immediately, or by the […]

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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

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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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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Couples, Kite, and the long putter

July 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Fred Couples famously said, “Whoop-di-doo,” when the FedEx Cup initially announced the playoffs, completely masking his obvious enthusiasm. In response to Couples victory in the Senior Open yesterday, I also say “Whoop-do-doo.” Who cares? Couples blew his chances to win the real majors long ago when his 26 top tens in resulted in ONE major […]

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USGA to rule on anchoring by year’s end

June 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Well, now we can rest easy: the USGA is going to make a decision on the belly putter, but not until the end of the year. Chief Executive Peter Dawson of the R&A said, “We appreciate that this is a complex and emotive issue that divides opinion. Any decision will be made with the best […]

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

Simpson’s win comes with an asterisk (*)

June 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment

According to 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Arnold Palmer has “…meant the world to me. I’ve always been such a big fan of the King and what he represents.” Well, if he really believed in Palmer’s values, he would not use the belly putter because, according to the King, “It isn’t golf.” But Simpson does, […]

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Tags: The Game · The Majors