bOObs on Golf

In the most anticlimactic finish on the PGA Tour this year, Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship by seven shots over Patrick Rodgers. Can’t wait for next month’s US Open at Chambers Bay.

May 17, 2015
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bOObs on Golf

Rory McIlroy just shot a course record 61 at the Wells Fargo! Looks like it’s going to be an exciting end to the major championship season.

May 16, 2015
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Rules of Golf: Daily Puzzle

May 15, 2015

PGA Professional Ed Ekis likes to start every Rules class with a Daily Puzzle. Rules of Golf II is about adding a little “meat” to the potatoes of the Rules of Golf. Today’s class was a review of many of the definitions we covered last semester as well as the following the four-question quiz (True/False/List the Rule, Definition or Decision): 1. In match play, if a player plays from a wrong…

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Ocotillo Golf Resort

May 15, 2015

Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler is unlike any course I’ve ever played. I don’t know to what I would compare it. When I asked Director of Golf Mark Bateman to describe it, he was very candid in saying, “Instead of desert, there’s water.” Ocotillo Golf Resort is a Troon Golf (Scottsdale) property. All of the Troon Golf properties I’ve ever visited have been first class, and Ocotillo was no exception. The course…

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Todd Sones: What All Great Players Have in Common

May 13, 2015

In the game of golf, impact is known as the “moment of truth.” Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Todd Sones, who runs the Impact Golf School at White Deer Run Golf Club outside Chicago, has studied the golf swings of all the great players in the World Golf Hall of Fame and says there’s one common denominator : they’re all different. Todd will tell you that there’s more than one…

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The Fault in Our Stars is Really Our Fault

May 13, 2015

Why do we cheer for athletes? Is it because they can do what we can’t – dunk a basketball, spin a football, crush a baseball, or smash a golf ball? Is it because we have low self-esteem? I don’t know. But I do know this – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was recently suspended four games for allegedly deflating footballs in January’s AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. I…

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Short Game, Golf Operations, and Club Repair

May 12, 2015

If today is any indication of how the 2nd Semester is going to go, I think the next four months are going to be a lot of fun! Tuesdays are going to be long days. I have class from 9:00a until 3:50p. In Advanced Elements of the Short Game with PGA Professional Jay Friedman, we discussed this weekend’s PLAYERS Championship and how the tournament was largely decided by – you…

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Special Guest Commentary: To Root or Not to Root. Is that Really the Question?

May 12, 2015

A-fraud. A-roid. Cheater. “Boo-birds” galore. Lately, it’s been pretty easy to give New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez nothing but grief. Because we think he deserves it. He cheated. He lied about it. He got caught cheating again. He lied about it again. Now, people associated with Rodriguez’s doping behind the scenes are getting convicted and going to jail. Serious stuff. Major League Baseball and Rodriguez’s employer, the Yankees,…

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