hit more fairways. make more putts. avoid the hazards. play by the rules.

Category

Archive for the 'golf' Category

Board Membership, Quantified

( golf )

This year I’ve kept very careful track of the time I spent volunteering at Maryland State Golf Association events and meetings. Given that we have one main event left (our annual meeting in a couple of weeks) I thought I’d total up my time. Wow. Starting in March I officiated at 22 events on 18 […]

Pace of Play

( golf )

For those of you who think that nothing’s being done about pace of play, I refer you to this post. Long live checkpoints! Now if we can only get the system into the US Open, the US Women’s Open and the US Senior Open I’d be even happier.

Two Acts of Sportsmanship

( golf )

I’ve been fortunate to learn about two wonderful acts of sportsmanship on the golf course this year. What makes them worth thinking about is that they both happened at the highest levels of amateur golf a month apart. While I’d like to think that this sort of thing happens often, I wonder if it actually […]

Do You Believe in Coincidence?

( golf )

Over the winter a friend and I were batting around ideas for the cover story of our club’s annual golf magazine. Since the club is hosting the diamond jubilee of the Frank Emmet Schoolboy this summer we decided that Mr. Emmet, now gone for more than 25 years, would be an ideal subject, especially given […]

Top 10 Golf Rules Myths

( golf )

From David Staebler at the USGA: 10. The Rules permit the use of rangefinders (distance measuring devices) during play. 9. You must inform your opponent in match play or fellow competitor in stroke play before you start a new hole with a different ball. 8. Whatever brand and type of ball you use to begin […]

‘You Da Man’

( golf )

…is mercifully gone from the lexicon of inebriated on-course golf spectators (not to be confused with fans). But, based on what I heard while watching the spectacular US Open at Torrey Pines for the past two days, that trite belligerence has been replaced by a bellowed ‘get in the hole’ coupled with the obnoxious-to-the-point-of-distraction ‘three […]

More Tour Stop Thoughts

( golf )

I said a couple of weeks ago I believed some things I read in the papers. I still do, with the emphasis on some. I certainly didn’t believe the comments attributed to a man I respect greatly, Ben Brundred, regarding this subject in yesterday’s Post. But Ben Brundred Jr., a former Congressional club president and […]

Will The PGA Tour Return To Town This Year?

( golf )

Probably, assuming they can find a sponsor. Given that there’s already an extensive volunteer organization in place, along with an experienced management team and a proven fan base DC is likely a better candidate than the other towns being considered. On the other hand, we’re talking about the weekend after the 4th of July. The […]

The Tournament That Would Not Die

( golf )

As of Tuesday the Booz Allen Classic is officially history, finally. It was supposed to end on Sunday, as do all PGA Tour events, but the incredible bout of torrential rain wreaked havoc with the course starting Saturday night. All in all I spent most of every day for eight straight days at Avenel; I […]

PGA Tour Stop in Washington, part II

( golf )

Several weeks ago I wrote that this summer’s PGA Tour stop here in Washington could be the last one for a while. I think the Tour wants out of the TPC at Avenel for a variety of reasons but doesn’t want to look silly and just cancel an event at one of their own venues, […]