Monthly Archives: May 2011

If The Pros And I Both Have Trouble, Am I A Pro?

Yesterday I played in my usual Monday game. It’s a stableford format tournament with a group called the Good Old Boys, full of guys ranging in age from their 50’s into their 90’s (no joke). Everybody competes against their previously … Continue reading

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Long Equals Better? (Part 2)

After puzzling over the Tee it Forward program, and particularly trying to figure out why my initial reaction was cautious to negative, I’ve decided the following: First, I reacted as I did because I immediately react negatively when someone tells … Continue reading

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Long Equals Better?

A program encouraging golfers to use the tees appropriate to their games, such as the USGA “Tee it Forward” effort, makes sense. On the other hand, I wonder about some of its implications and effects. I’ll say more in a … Continue reading

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A Byron Nelson Favorite

We’ll all hear a lot about Byron Nelson this week, so here’s a bit of trivia that isn’t widely known. The course at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville, Texas was co-designed by Byron Nelson and Joe Finger. For those that … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Balance

After David Toms followed up two consecutive 62s with a four over 74 at Colonial, he analyzed his third round by saying he wasn’t as sharp as when he shot the 62s, but he also didn’t play poorly. Instead, he … Continue reading

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Get A Grip, or As The Kro-Flites

It’s time to replace my grips. I was considering this and other earth-shaking issues as I drove to the country grocery store for my morning paper, and remembered how long I played with the old leather wrap grips on my … Continue reading

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The Sand Crab at Sawgrass

I was headed out to the range when I saw The Sand Crab watching TV in the grill. The 17th at Sawgrass was on the screen, and The Crab was staring at it like he was checking his lottery numbers. … Continue reading

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