Category Archive: Golf Articles

Oct 28

Ted Bishop Removed as President of PGA

Ted Bishop was removed as the 38th President this past Friday by the PGA of America Board of Directors for insensitive gender-based statements posted yesterday on social media. The Board deemed the remarks to be inconsistent with the policies of the PGA.  That was the jist of the email I received as a PGA Member …

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Oct 06

Ryder Cup Fallout

My 16 year old son asked me why do we always loose the Ryder Cup?  I had to laugh when I explained that there was a time the U.S squad was the favorite and rolled over the Euro side.  Not anymore.  Oh how times have changed.  The Euro squad beat the U.S. side pretty soundly …

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Sep 25

It’s Ryder Cup Time of Year

Finally it is time for the Ryder Cup to be played.  This event is one of the most exciting contests for me to watch as a PGA Golf Professional.  There are so many fond memories I have of the past 23 years of watching the Ryder Cup in the various golf shops.  I was first …

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Sep 16

Billy Horschel Wins 2014 FedEx Cup and PGA Tour Championship

Billy Horschel finished up the fall portion of  PGA Tour season with a victory at the Tour Championship and collected the FedEx Cup on the way.  Horschel collected  $1.4 million this weekend with his victory over Jim Furyk, Rory McIlroy and the remaining 26 players left in the FedEx Cup field.  Add to that the …

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Chris Kirk on top of FedEx Cup at Halfway Point

Chris Kirk during the third round of the Sony Open. Kirk leads by a shot heading into Sunday's final round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

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The first two events of the FedEx Cup are in the books and Chris Kirk is at the top of the leader board.  Chris Kirk played some inspired golf in the final two rounds this Labor Day weekend.  Kirk’s last two rounds of 64 and 66 besting the number one player in the world, Rory McIlroy.  McIlroy had a front seat view of the clutch play of Kirk as they were paired together both Sunday and Monday.  This was Chris Kirk’s first win this calendar year.  Kirk hadn’t even made a top 10 in a Major, Players or WGC event this season.  One thing Chris Kirk did this year was to accumulate 11 top 25 finished, collect $4.4 million and finish 14th on the Ryder Cup points list.  Flat out this young man can play and will turn plenty of heads if Captain Tom Watson picks him tonight on the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

A funny thing happened to me last week when I was working the chipping area at The Barclays.  I had a conversation with Chris Kirk’s caddie.  He told me flat out if Kirk had made the cut and finished better at the PGA, he probably would had made the USA Ryder Cup team outright.  Kirk started the Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 17th in the FedEx Cup and now sits in the top spot after collecting his $1.4 million this weekend and looks pretty good to get into one of the top spots to win the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship.  Soon the question of if Kirk has done enough to get picked for the USA Squad will be answered.

Aug 18

FedEx Cup Time of the Year

The FedExCup playoffs are about to begin this week in New Jersey at The Barclays, hosted by Ridgewood Country Club.  The PGA Tour has turned their end of the year race into a very interesting sprint for the next 27 days.  After accumulating points all season long for their tournament finishes, the top 125 players …

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Aug 05

PGA Championship Week is Here.

When the calendar turns to August and the weather gets hot it can only mean the PGA Championship is right around the corner.  This also being a Ryder Cup year and adding in a condensed FedEx Cup final schedule should make the next six weeks a whirl wind of activity on the PGA Tour.  First …

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Jun 25

Another Golfer Back in the Game Thanks to EZeeGolf

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I was introduced to the  EZeeGolf club the other day as I gave a short game lesson the to a retired endodontist, Dr. Sandy.  I know you are looking at the picture above and wondering what this club has to do with your short game! This golfer was a gentleman who was actually a member at …

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Jun 05

PGA Tour Observations and More Since The Masters

It is interesting to watch professional golf on television and read about what the players on the PGA Tour and other tours are doing now that we have hit June and the playing season is really at its peak.  There are some observations I would like to share with you. Rory McIlroy dumps his fiance Caroline …

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Apr 14

Bubba Watson Claims Second Green Jacket

Bubba Watson joined an elite group of 17 players as he claimed his second Masters victory by shooting 3-under par Sunday in a workman like effort.  He looked like a champion as he navigated Augusta’s first nine at 3-under par with four birdies and played a controlled second nine with only one bogey and a …

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