Category Archives: book thoughts

Young And Old Tom Ride Again?

There’s a scene in Tommy’s Honor where Old Tom Morris is asked “What have you brought this laddie here for?” The question from Willie Park, the reigning Open champion, is in reference to Young Tom Morris. Young Tom showed Park why he … Continue reading

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Two New Golf Movies

After a July 4th week of ignoring everything that looked like work, I sat down yesterday with my new Golf Digest. I scanned the usual columns and then noticed a two page spread on a new movie that’s has been … Continue reading

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Say It Again, And Again, And Again, …

Dustin, a comic strip in my local paper, ran a series of strips poking fun at Golf Digest for publishing issues that are all alike.  One day the wife staples a new issue cover on an old issue and the husband doesn’t … Continue reading

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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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Time Enough For Golf

I often wonder about the amount of time I spend on golf – playing it, watching it, reading about it, writing about it. Why do  I do this? Is it worth it? I’ve been wondering more about this the last … Continue reading

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Ball and Stick Games

What is it about ball and stick games that inspire writing? Baseball seems to stimulate the most writing, but golf comes in second. (At least it does based on my highly unscientific research in new and used bookstores). Other than … Continue reading

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The All Purpose Prescription

After turning another nice mid-to-upper 70’s round into a low 80’s round with a few stupid shots, I decided to review the source of my stupidity. The most obvious flaw in my recent play has been poor execution of the … Continue reading

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Does Buddha Play Skins?

After my last post I went to the bookshelf and pulled down Zen Golf by Joseph Parent to see if he had any comments relevant to the subject. As you would expect, a large part of the book is devoted to … Continue reading

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Would You Rather Play With The Stooges Or Buddha?

I’ve never decided which type of round of golf I enjoy the most. Much of my golf is played with my regular group and the chatter often reminds me of hilarious rounds at Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli with … Continue reading

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A Scream with Shivas Irons

Whenever I hear people say things like “golf can teach you a lot about life” my eyes start to glaze over and I have to stifle a scream. I suspect that true devotees could say a lot of the same … Continue reading

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