Category Archives: reflections on golf

Golf For The Ages

I’m a member of Tom Watson’s generation. I started playing golf when Nicklaus was beginning to battle Palmer, and was beginning my first “real job” when Watson and Nicklaus had their Duel in the Sun. I was crushed as I … Continue reading

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Pecan Valley News

As a lot of folks are aware, historic Pecan Valley Golf Club has been closed for several months. The ownership has been working to change the zoning so as to accommodate multifamily housing for wounded warriors and a 9 hole … Continue reading

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A Bear Of A Handicap

Marathon Man and I were standing on the tenth tee last Friday, talking about how our games had gone downhill. We had both been 6-7 handicaps a year or so ago, and were both now 9-10, with no explanation for … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Sundae With Phil

Phil Mickelson’s withdrawal from the Memorial Tournament citing fatigue got me to thinking about my optimum golf schedule. Before you laugh too hard, I know comparing my golf habits to those of Mickelson is like comparing how I celebrate my … Continue reading

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The Great Tee-Time Debates

My regular golf league is changing its starting time next week. Again. We’re going back to an 8:30 AM shotgun start after an experiment with a starting time window of 8:30 – 10:00, where players could show up at anytime … Continue reading

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A Good Time On The Golf Course

Slow play has been a hot topic in golf for as long as I can remember, but Morgan Pressel’s penalty and Kevin Na’s hesitations over the ball have reawakened the debate. I’m sure we can all agree on a few … Continue reading

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Sympathy For The Angel

As most everyone knows by now, Angel Cabrera made a 9 on the 17th at TPC Sawgrass and later withdrew from the Players Championship for “personal reasons.” There’s been a lot of speculation in the blogosphere that those personal reasons … Continue reading

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