|Team USA Members Celebrate Their 2014 Evian |
Championship Juniors Cup Win
Thursday, September 18, 2014
It's official! After 260 years, The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted by an overwhelming margin to admit women. The Home of Golf has finally stepped into the 21st Century and on behalf of all us women who love and play the Ancient Game I applaud them. Here's the response of one Women's Golf Association:
Friday, September 12, 2014
|So Yeon Ryu|
Ryu's recorded 38 top-10 finishes on the LPGA, three of them victories. She's recorded 282 sub-par holes and fired 280 birdies this year -- 3rd best among Tour players for both categories. She's an experienced pro and she's better-than-average, much better, on the putting surface.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Monday, August 25, 2014
|The Great Search. Photo credit: http://www.mindgolf.net/598|
I once asked Alma if she didn't get bored with hitting the ball into the fairway, hitting it again, still in the fairway, putting it on the green, and then dropping it into the cup. She's one of several regular playing partners who seem to deliver the kind of game fairly consistently that I've always secretly envied.
Where's the challenge? I asked her.
Don't you understand that the challenge is to stay in the fairway, she'd responded.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
|Mo'Ne Davis. Photo Credit: People.com/Gene J. Puskar/AP|
Monday, August 11, 2014
|Bonnie Bell, |
2014 Star Fort Ladies Golf Association Champion
I'd just settled in and adjusted to the fact that Pettersen had dropped back and there was a rookie in the mix at the Meijer -- Mirim Lee was playing at the top of the board alongside golf's Serene Queen -- when my Facebook chat went wild.
Matt Hooper, St Andrews Golf Magazine editor and Les Bailey, ProGolfNow editor, were yelling at me:
You're missing a classic . . . this is the matchup we've waited for . . . and no Tiger!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
But I had some good shots to tuck into my memory bank and I had one shot out of a bunker that was downright terrific -- it would have qualified for a Golf Channel replay!
Monday, August 4, 2014
About eighteen months ago Charlie Bethel -- my younger son who does not play golf but with whom I share a passion for the written word, and who was working on his own writing project while he was visiting me -- suggested that I start writing a golf blog. Over a pleasant alfresco lunch on my deck we talked about that suggestion. Quite honestly, I'd never considered blogging. I'm a writer of books. But I followed Charlie's suggestion and found an intellectual, literary, and spiritual home in blogging. It's a dynamic form, offering an almost instantaneous connection with my readers, providing a venue with an embedded feedback loop, a virtual conversation.
You are crucial partners in this ongoing conversation that I enjoy so very much.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
|Monnie at the 2014 SFLGA Spring Tournament|
Let me describe Monnie: she's the Lexi Thompson of the geriatric golfer set. She's strong, has a powerful swing, and is always nicely put-together, with a seemingly endless supply of matching visors, gloves, shirts and shorts.