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  • Ye Wo-cheng
    Ye unable to repeat Guan’s Masters success

    Thirteen-year-old Ye Wo-cheng signed for rounds of 78 and 76 at the Omega European Masters, beating just two players in the 153-player field. Before the event, Miguel Angel Jimenez, a spry 48 years of age, indicated his displeasure...

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  • Henrik Stenson’s return to top form

    Henrik Stenson will be teeing it up next week at the BMW Championship in the No. 1 spot on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup rankings. This is no surprise if you weren’t paying attention to golf for...

    • Posted 379 days ago
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  • Yocha DeHe course review
    Course Review: Cache Creek Casino Resort (Yocha Dehe)

    I can’t say enough about Indian Casino Golf Properties. I have played a number of them and have yet to find one sub-standard or disappointing. If you are looking for one of the best that you will...

    • Posted 379 days ago
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  • LosLogos4E spotlight
    Course review: Los Lagos Golf Club

    They say that great things come in small packages. That’s because there are limited-size 18-hole golf courses that are definitely worth playing. You don’t have to do golf layouts in the 7,000-yard-plus range to enjoy the whole...

    • Posted 380 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods
    Can Tiger handle the pressure? The last two FedEx Cup events will be a clue

    Tiger Woods ended an ordinary second week of the FedEx Cup playoffs with his tied worst finish of the year, a tied 65th. Unfortunately for Tiger, his solid opening two rounds were cancelled out by a poor...

    • Posted 381 days ago
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    True or False: Golf radar systems are ruining golf?

    Last week, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee went on the offensive against radar launch monitors, claiming that they were “ruining golf.” Chamblee said that radar systems (like Trackman and Flightscope) were promoting two different swings, one for...

    • Posted 385 days ago
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  • Golf Fight Alberta
    Golf Fight! Golfer gets KO’d in Alberta

    Warning: This video contains explicit language Warning: This video contains explicit language I had a high school friend who wrestled in the winter and golfed in the summer. He wanted to find a way to combine the...

    • Posted 386 days ago
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  • Whistling Straits
    Whistling Straits: The perfect course for a father-son trip

    Like many siblings born into a golfing family, my brother and I have always had a healthy rivalry with our dad on the golf course. His dominance during our childhood has faded some with our transition to...

    • Posted 386 days ago
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  • Golf Training Aids
    Simple Aids To Help Cut Your Handicap? Do They Work?

    Are you a high handicapper? Are you working on your game? Do you want to be able to fix your swing without spending piles of money on instruction? I am too, so I decided I would take...

    • Posted 386 days ago
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    Taking time to enjoy the game

    There are times in life that prove monumental — moments of enlightenment that can alter perspective or outlook. For golfers, maybe it’s a shot, or a swing thought. A feel, or a sound, when everything clicks, even...

    • Posted 389 days ago
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  • PGA Village
    An overlooked golfing destination: PGA Village

    From Destin to Miami, with Orlando in between, Florida is filled with an abundance of great golfing destinations. With so many options to choose from, however, it is easy for some courses and resorts to be overshadowed...

    • Posted 389 days ago
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  • U.S. Open - Round One
    Is there legal recourse against the anchored putter ban?

    Barring a position reversal by the governing bodies of golf or a dramatic legal challenge to the anchoring rule, the anchored stroke will no longer be permitted at any level on Jan. 1, 2016. The anchoring ban...

    • Posted 390 days ago
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  • Quiet Please
    Yabba Dabba please shut up

    “Get in the hole!” That’s how it started, innocently enough, and not in an obnoxious way. If we peel back the evolution of post-shot yelling on the PGA Tour all the way to the beginning, the pre-cambrian...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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  • Barney Adams
    Barney Adams Wants To Keep The Golfers We Have

    There was a time in his professional career when Barney Adams sat near the top of the golf industry. His Tight Lies clubs were the darling of the industry and his eponymous company was growing at a...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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  • Trackman Nine-Hole Playing Test
    TrackMan/FlightScope are more than teaching tools

    Are golf radar systems like Trackman and FlightScope just for club fitting and working on swing mechanics? To me, they’re much more than that. They’re amazing tools for developing players. There’s a belief that Trackman and FlightScope...

    • Posted 394 days ago
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    What does it take to be a golf prodigy? These four amateurs are setting the bar high

    Eighteen-year-old Matt Fitzpatrick won the most important tournament in amatuer golf last weekend, the 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship. And that’s not all the soon-to-be freshman at Northwestern University achieved this summer — he was the low amatuer...

    • Posted 395 days ago
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    The Barclays: Picks and Preview

    The PGA Tour Playoffs are here! Thus begins Brandt Snedeker’s FedExCup defense, as the top 123 golfers in the FedExCup points list (Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker are sitting this one out) head to Paul Fireman’s much-maligned Liberty...

    • Posted 395 days ago
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  • Sadlowski Golf Channel
    Sadlowski once again breaks the Golf Channel’s simulator

    By now the majority of you have probably seen the video that went viral of world long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski bombing a drive through the Golf Channel’s simulator and the wooden wall behind it (if you...

    • Posted 396 days ago
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  • Todd White
    USGA Reveals Final Five Names For 2013 U.S. Walker Cup Team

    The USGA has released the names of the remaining five members of the 2013 U.S. Walker Cup side. In July, Patrick Rodgers, Cory Whitsett, Max Homa, Michael Kim and Justin Thomas were named to the team. On...

    • Posted 396 days ago
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    Five who could surprise in the FedExCup Playoffs

    The FedExCup Playoffs begins this week at The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, N.J. There’s talk that two-time FedExCup champion Tiger Woods will leverage his 766-point lead to another title, but Tiger’s dominance...

    • Posted 397 days ago
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    Crane squeaks in the FedExCup Playoffs: See the other movers

    This week’s season-ender, the Wyndham Championship, may have looked like a low-key event compared to the fireworks at the season’s last major, the PGA Championship. But there was plenty on the line for many Tour players this...

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  • The most important putts to make

    Back in May, I felt that Tiger Woods was Statistically Primed For the U.S. Open. Tiger had just come off his fourth victory for the year, and was using a very conservative tee shot strategy — hitting...

    • Posted 401 days ago
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    Ranking the 2013 major championships: The significance of each victory

    When Jason Dufner gently tapped in his final putt at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, he both secured his first major victory and ended the 2013 major season. Dufner’s cruise-control final-round 68 made the...

    • Posted 402 days ago
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  • US Senior Open Championship - Round Three
    Norman offered job as Fox golf analyst

    The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” (for reasons beyond my understanding) often grabs a lot of attention and interest. Well, the world of golf may soon have its own Shark weeks and, more importantly, Shark weekends. Greg Norman...

    • Posted 404 days ago
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    Robber dressed as golfer hits Baltusrol, other courses

    Here’s a news item from the “truth is stranger than fiction ” file: A thief, dressed as a golfer, infiltrated several clubs along the east coast, making off with credit cards and cash pilfered from unlocked lockers....

    • Posted 405 days ago
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  • PhilTiger
    Tiger v. Phil is more likely than ever at Oak Hill

    The 95th installment of the PGA Championship carries a number of intriguing story lines into Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. Will another “best without a major” candidate rid himself of the proverbial monkey like Adam...

    • Posted 409 days ago
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  • golf sunset
    “It’s a shame that all of our golf life can’t be spent like this night”

    If you are reading this, we have a lot in common. I suspect that like me, you are a boomer, reasonably intellectual, middle to upper middle class, and a golfer. You are probably pretty good at our...

    • Posted 410 days ago
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    Golfers who could shed the “best without” title at Oak Hill

    Every time a major championship rolls around, debate rages over which player is the best in the world without one. So far, 2013 has been especially kind to those players, removing the likes of Adam Scott (Masters)...

    • Posted 410 days ago
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  • Learning the mental approach to golf

    I have taken a lot of lessons in the 22 years since I started playing tournament golf. A few were from of some of the “best” teachers in the country, controversial as that term may be. Interestingly,...

    • Posted 411 days ago
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  • Brandt Snedeker
    Surprises Who Could Win The PGA Championship

    The final major of 2013 — the PGA Championship — is just days away, giving one last chance for players to claim major glory. Deservedly so, Tiger Woods is commanding most of the attention after his runaway...

    • Posted 411 days ago
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    What Tiger’s win means heading into the PGA Championship

    Tiger Woods was the heavy favorite entering the Masters earlier this year. Depending on your sportsbook of choice, TW’s chances of winning a fifth green jacket were pegged between 7-2 and 3-1. Following his win at the...

    • Posted 411 days ago
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  • Jack AOG
    Nicklaus honored as “Ambassador of Golf”

    Jack Nicklaus’ career at Firestone Country Club began in 1958 at the Rubber City Open. In Nicklaus’ own words, he was a “scared little kid in the first true tournament I ever played,” walking the fairways with...

    • Posted 412 days ago
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  • The Greatest Golfers Ever Spotlight
    Top 10: The Greatest Golfers Ever

    Mickelson’s final-round charge that led to his win at The Open Championship, as well as another runner-up finish at the U.S. Open in June and his win at the Scottish Open in early July have a lot...

    • Posted 413 days ago
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  • Mental-Zingers-Signature-Button
    18 hints of joy in golf

    Joy in golf, really? Can you really find joy in golf? There is no joy in a score that approaches or exceeds triple digits, hitting a bunker shot that sails over the green into another bunker or...

    • Posted 414 days ago
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  • Time vs Practice_pic
    How much time do you really have to practice golf?

    Do you have the time you need to practice your golf? I have had too many clients that come with the excuse, “I have no time with the golf training because of….” or “There are never enough...

    • Posted 415 days ago
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  • The myth behind the “one-way miss”

    We often hear from professional golfers how important it is to have a “one way miss’”and to be able to “take one side of the golf course out of play” in order to drive the ball more...

    • Posted 417 days ago
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  • Scotty Cameron Newport2
    My $41 Scotty Cameron putter

    When it comes to putters, Scotty Camerons are about as good as it gets. Phil and Tiger used to use one, and even after signing a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike, Rory McIlroyhas spent most of 2013...

    • Posted 418 days ago
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    Did you really expect Mahan to keep playing?

    It’s become something of a standard bit in recent years: A golfer, whose wife is quite pregnant, is asked in a press conference if he’d withdraw from a tournament if he found out his wife was going...

    • Posted 419 days ago
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    What makes a good golf course?

    What is the best golf course you’ve ever played? What is your favorite course? Your least favorite? After you take a minute to ponder those questions, consider this: Why? What is it about the course you chose...

    • Posted 421 days ago
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