It had been almost 5 years since I last played in a major championship, the 2003 PGA at Oak Hill in Rochester, NY, where I shot a first round 79 before withdrawing due to the death of my wife’s mother on that Thursday night. The course was the hardest I’d ever played: 6 to 8 […]
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So, is everyone getting all excited about the upcoming World Golf Championship Tournaments? Well, I’m not.
It has been said by many great golfers that their main goal in any tournament is to get into contention going into the back nine of the final round. I would certainly agree with that, for that is where you see what you are made of, where you test yourself and all of the things […]
As the last round of the National Club Pro Championship (CPC) unfolds, the players are vying for more than the winner’s check. As recently as 1994 there were 40 available spots for Club Professionals such as myself to qualify for golf’s 4th Major, the PGA Championship.
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If you’re familiar with my WGM columns over the last 8 years you might recall a few that dealt directly with what is now the hottest topic in golf, that of women playing in men’s tournaments.
I am a golf instructor. Four years ago, on the 18th hole at Bear Lakes Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on the 72nd hole of the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, I finally gave up my dream of making a living playing on the PGA Tour. All I needed was a […]
Russ Cochran invites me to sit for lunch, and I ask him how he’s been playing. It turns out that he’s won $200,000 so far this year, but has not played well in recent weeks. I ask him whether or not he likes to take time off when he’s playing poorly, or if he would […]