Author Archives: Charles Prokop

Coming Home To The Masters

I look forward to all of the majors, but I do more than look forward to The Masters. Watching The Masters is an annual ritual, an emotional experience for me. I’ll miss a day or more of other tournaments to … Continue reading

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Some Advice on Texas Hill Country Golf

Rory McIlroy stepping on a prickly pear cactus. Charl Schwartzel disturbing a fire ant bed. Billy Horschel dislodging a rock with his punch shot from the trees. It delights my little Hill Country soul to watch the best and brightest … Continue reading

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Saving the Round

“Manage the screw-up quotient. That’s what life is. Deft management of the screw-up quotient.” (From Edisto Revisited by Padgett Powell) Lately I haven’t been managing the screw-ups very well. I keep turning mid to upper 70’s rounds into low to … Continue reading

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Anchored Putting in Old Scotland

Tired of listening to today’s debate about anchoring, I had Sherman set the wayback machine to the mid 1400’s, just before James II banned “golfe.” If anyone could shed light on the true spirit of the game and the anchored … Continue reading

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A Quick Round in Delhi

If the powers that be really want to speed up play, they should talk with the marshals at the fictional Golden Greens Golf Course. According to The Case of the Missing Servant, by Tarquin Hall, the club is on the … Continue reading

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How many golfers can swing one club?

For the last several years I’ve played almost all of my golf at my home course. I enjoy playing different courses, but that isn’t how things have worked out recently. But last week I got a call from a guy … Continue reading

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In The Mood For Golf?

I’m always surprised by how much my mood affects my golf game. I’ve been in one of my extended funks for the last few months as I dealt with a flurry of life’s normal irritations, and I’ve been playing mediocre … Continue reading

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