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Archived Since:March 17, 2008

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A First From The Olympic Club

5 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Following (and above) is golf course news from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The golf industry has often been criticized about environmental impact, and justifiably so. The Olympic Club is helping to...Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Sony Open in Hawaii and BMW South African Open

5 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – The PGA TOUR shifts to Honolulu this week for the Sony Open in Hawaii. Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose headline the TOUR’s first full-field event of 2017. Show More Summary

Blowing in the Bahamas on the Web.com Tour

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

It's not about how you lose your hat. It's about how you recover. pic.twitter.com/r7sqZolEO6 — Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) January 9, 2017 IS THERE ANYTHING HARDER to play in then wind? Not in my experience. While many of us might like to be in the Bahamas right now, playing golf there this week on the Web.com Tour is pretty brutal. Show More Summary

USGA VIDEO: One Last Shot at Life

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS IS FEEL GOOD STUFF. From the USGA: "The Glenn Mills Schools is giving at-risk youth a chance at redemption through the virtues of golf." Enjoy.

Justin Thomas Is the Champion Among Champions

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

GOLF SEEMED OTHER WORLDLY TO ME this past weekend, with a half foot of snow on the ground and wind chills at minus 10, such a contrast to the tropical images from Maui. I occasionally turned the channel to Golf Channel and NBC for the telecast of the SBS Tournament of Champions. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Golfer Ida Pierraci Is 102

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

SHE HAS A KEY TO THE GATE. She goes out and plays anytime she is in the mood. Her name is Ida Pieracci, born in San Jose, 102 years old. "I practically own this course," Ida says, laughing. "I am enjoying life. I really am." She does own the hole-in-one record at San Jose Country Club. She has 11. Don't you love this game? (Hat tip: John Coyne)

Golf on TV: SBS Tournament of Champions

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2017) – The PGA TOUR will stage its first event of the 2017 calendar year this week at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth andShow More Summary

VIDEO: Jason Day Talks About His Back and the Thumb Injury That Nearly Ended His Golf Career

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

IN MAUI FOR THE SBS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, Jason Day answered questions about injuries.Day talked about the severity of a thumb injury, and how it didn't allow him to grip the golf club. And the world No. 1 golfer also spoke aboutShow More Summary

Life on Tour: Firing 4 Irons at a Pelican

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

BILL CALFEE SPENT 11 YEARS as president of the Web.com Tour. Before that Calfee played on the PGA Tour and traveled with guys like John Schroeder and Gary McCord, the longtime CBS golf announcer.In a recent story at PGATour.com, Calfee recalled a funny episode from the 1978 Pensacola Open. Show More Summary

Raymond Babbitt Would Be a Perfect Golf Score Keeper

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE FIRST DATE I WENT ON with my wife was to see "Rain Man" starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman at the Guild 45th Theater in Seattle. Yep, it was a pretty long time ago. After again seeing the above toothpicks scene, it made me realize that Raymond Babbitt (played by Hoffman) would be an extremely reliable score keeper on the golf course. Show More Summary

Shooting a 79 at Age 92

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Jerry Yellin didn't shoot his age. He obliterated it.(Images courtesy of Steven Yellin) IF WE LIVE LONG ENOUGH and play well enough, we might shoot our age, or even better it. It's a wonderful achievement when you consider it. I remember...Show More Summary

My Mail Goes to Greensboro

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

After thousands of golf stories, I want to share on other topics. This commentary appeared in the Roanoke Times last month. MARDI GRAS REVELERS TREK TO NEW ORLEANS, cliff swallows return to San Juan Capistrano and my mail goes to Greensboro. Show More Summary

Official World Golf Ranking as 2016 Closes

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

AS 2016 COMES TO AN END, Australian Jason Day sits atop the golf world. Day was ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for a total of 44 weeks this year. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth round out the top 5.The pecking order can change rather quickly, as I recall Jordan Spieth's dominance in 2015. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Greg Norman Is Worried About Jason Day's Back

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

GREG NORMAN GIVES A FAIRLY TECHNICAL explanation why World No. 1 Jason Day has back troubles and can expect more problems because of his golf swing. One factor: hip speed.

2016 Rewind: America Is Great Again in Ryder Cup

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

The following piece originally published on October 3, 2016. I WAS A YOUNGER MAN the last time the United States gripped the Ryder Cup trophy and sprayed champagne, way back in 2008 in the state of Kentucky. In fact, I was there at Valhalla early in that week. Show More Summary

How to Be a Golf Expert During the Holidays

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

"HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?" asks Josh Berhow at Golf.com. "Trying to fit in with your future father-in-law or impress your know-it-all uncle? We are here to help. "Don't fret if you aren't a golf expert but the sport pops into your family's conversation while eating cookies, drinking eggnog and listening to oldie Christmas tunes. Show More Summary

BBC's Iain Carter on Outgoing PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

TIM FINCHEM HAS BEEN AT THE HELM of the PGA Tour since 1994. Finchem's tenure as PGA Tour Commissioner will end soon. Deputy commish Jay Monahan will take over. Recently, Finchem had a wide-ranging conversation with BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter that published on Monday. Show More Summary

Plaque Excludes Members of Muirfield Golf Club

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Edinburgh Council to remove plaque 'protesting' Muirfield Golf Club from West Princes Street Gardens #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/H8eTeCUcdg — Heart Scotland News (@HeartScotNews) December 19, 2016 Point made.

2016 Rewind: No Amen for Jordan Spieth

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

The following piece originally published on April 11, 2016. JORDAN SPIETH WAS HARRY HOUDINI at Augusta National Golf Club, but even he couldn't escape two balls in the water at No. 12, the world's most famous par-3 hole, a watery grave for so many on their quest for a Green Jacket. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Golf's Greatest Champions Remember 'The King'

6 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Watch: Golf's greatest champions remember The King, Arnold Palmer. pic.twitter.com/Pu58MaIVve — The Open (@TheOpen) December 15, 2016 I SPOTTED THIS SHORT VIDEO from @TheOpen, the official Twitter account of The Open Championship. Watch clips of Arnold Palmer and listen to the greats talk about him. Show More Summary

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