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My golf vacation

I loved lemon drops until the night I saw Darby O’Gill and the Little People. For those of you who weren’t around in 1959, Darby O’Gill was a reasonably popular Disney movie back then. I ate more than my fill … Continue reading

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Can blogging make you a better golfer?

In an educational and ironic twist of fate, I faced exactly the situation I posted about in my last post. We held our club championship over the weekend and I started the final round 2 strokes out of the lead, … Continue reading

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Watch that scoreboard?

I was watching Morning Drive on the Golf Channel a few days ago. They were discussing the value, or lack of value, in scoreboard watching. It seems that William McGirt told Tiger Woods that he (McGirt) never looked at a … 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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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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A Little Fun Ain’t All Bad

“Not one of us ever grows up to be what he intended to be. Not one of us fulfills his own expectations, Travis. We are all our own children, in that sense. At some point, somewhere, we have to stop … Continue reading

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To Golf Or Not To Golf

We’ve all been there. It’s a cold, windy day and you’ve got plenty of things to do that don’t involve freezing to death and trying to calculate wind speed and direction. On the other hand, you’ve got a standing game … Continue reading

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Accepting The Shot

I recently finished reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. (I’ve had a little more time for reading with the internet problems I mentioned in my last post. Things seem to be pretty good right now – we’ll … Continue reading

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Putting Into a Black Hole

I’ve been reading Redshirts by John Scalzi lately. I typically don’t read much sci-fi, but I make an exception for Scalzi. Redshirts has nothing to do with golf, but I couldn’t help thinking about my game while reading certain parts. Without giving … Continue reading

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