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Yahoo Finance’s Melody Hahm shares all sorts of amazing data on the upsurge in golf participation, lessons and sales. It seems, again, that extra time and the safety of outdoor exercise in a beautiful setting is driving the boom and not any of golf’s PSA-fueled initiatives or the PGA Tour Commissioner’s claim of playing a part. Maybe that data is c
Super work by Mike Dougherty tracking down Hale Irwin’s 16-year-old caddie from the 1974 U.S. Open for this Westchester Journal News profile. Peter McGarey is 62 now and traveling from Scottsdale with his son to volunteer at the 2020 U.S. Open. McGarey randomly drew Irwin and got the experience of a lifetime watching the eventual three-time winner
The 2006 tournament stands as the 50-year-old's most devastating defeat, costing him the only major trophy he still hasn't won. But it also defined his greatness.Original link
2020 RAIN GEAR BUYER’S GUIDE Golf rain gear continues to advance and improve in all facets: better flexibility, better waterproofing and, most importantly, better comfort. As a result, this is the toughest test we’ve had in the rain gear department to date. That said, there are a few secrets that made the best rain gear rise to the top. Rain suits
Performance anxiety in golf is the biggest difference between the range and the course. On the range, with no consequences, the swing is free and fluid, the mind is quiet and focused on the target. When performance anxiety kicks in, focus on the target is often replaced by focus on the trouble and the swing, which gets tense and quick. Timing and c
Stewart Cink's long wait is finally over. He doesn't have to worry about being cast as a villain, either, as was the case when Cink outlasted fan favorite Tom Watson to win the 2009 British Open.Original link
The Southern Pines Pilot’s editorial board is excited about the USGA-Pinehurst-North Carolina deal announced last week amid a global pandemic that moves a few jobs, a visitor’s center and equipment testing to the region. Then again, they also wrote this: The USGA is the arbiter, trend setter and final authority of golf in the United States. Moving
We knew trouble was looming early in the week and to no one’s suprise, the artificial wall replacing the seemingly artificial corporate chalet proved instrumental in Mirim Lee’s first major win. Or, to put it another way, likely cost Jessica Korda the ANA Inspiration. Lead host/announcer Golf Channel’s Terry Gannon took the strongest stance against
I’m guessing this is the least favorite hole at Winged Foot West for many because of its difficulty and whiff of awkwardness. Over-draw your tee shot and trouble awaits a second in the form of a 110-foot(!) tree. But a right-to-left play is needed to a point because the outside of the dogleg offers a better second shot view. Unlike so many West Cou
History, architecture and an epic clubhouse design awaits at Winged Foot for this week’s rescheduled 2020 U.S. Open. At USOpen.com, Bradley Klein looks at Clifford Wendehack’s design, the many others he created and why he is the dean of golf clubhouse architects.Ran Morrissett’s West Course review features plenty of details, critiques and some note
Scottie Scheffler, a contender for PGA Tour rookie of the year, withdrew from the U.S. Open after a positive COVID-19 test.Original link
Miguel Angel Jimenez completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Sanford International, the PGA Tour Champions' first event with fans since returning from a break for the coronavirus pandemic.Original link
Mirim Lee eagled the final hole at the ANA Inspiration to get herself into a three-way playoff that she won on the first extra hole.Original link
South African George Coetzee shot a 5-under 66 to win the Portugal Masters by two strokes on Sunday.Original link
I started to write this article about hitting straight drives with your driver. In my research I learned about the bulge and roll across the face of every driver that creates a “gear effect” which causes your ball to curve back to the center line of your swing direction. Then my research stumbled on the way to gain 20 to 50 yards with every drive.
On a day when eight players held or shared the lead, Brian Stuard, James Hahn and Cameron Percy emerged in front for a three-way tie atop the Safeway Open leaderboard.Original link