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Some Surprises at The First Tee

( golf )

Bill Scott flattered me by asking me to join the board of The First Tee of Washington; I accepted without hesitation. The organization has been running programs in Washington since 1999, and has an outstanding staff; they are dedicated, thoughtful, responsive and constantly looking for ways to improve the program and to reach more kids. […]

That Took Longer Than I Thought

( golf )

While sitting with friends yesterday watching Tiger Woods’ terrific performance at the Masters I remarked that his pitch-in at 16 should be the next Nike commercial. It’s not official yet, but here’s a reasonably good attempt. NB: there are likely some copyright issues that will arise from this clip, so I’d grab it while you […]

GPS On Tour

( golf andtechnology )

Something interesting happened in golf a couple of weeks ago and I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more discussion of it in the golf press. The AP picked up the story, but that’s been about it. In a nutshell, a small tour based in Texas, the Tight Lies Tour, has signed a deal under which […]

Golf Tale II: Cheating

( golf )

Dear Abby, Last year the Handicap Committee at our club sent letters to several members essentially demanding that those members appear before the committee to explain their handicaps. It appeared to the committee that the handicaps were too high, given the performance of those members in handicap tournaments. To make matters worse, it was clear […]

Golf Tale I

( golf )

I mentioned earlier today that I played golf with JT and his roommate in Oxford on Sunday. JT played a little bit out there over the summer and started playing regularly, so we decided to go play when I came out for a visit. I didn’t take my clubs but did take my shoes and […]

Ryder Cup

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The second-guessers are out in force, questioning every aspect of the American team’s drubbing at the hands of an inspired European team. The pairings, Phil’s equipment change, Tiger’s relationship with his fiancée, arrogant individuals vs. a team of pals; it either has already been questioned or it will be shortly. (For the record, I question […]

It’s Ryder Cup Weekend

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Europe is leading in three matches at the moment. Fred Funk’s shoes illustrate the spirit at Oakland Hills this weekend, though.

Happy Birthday

( golf )

“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” – Arnold Palmer, born September 10, 1929

Segway Golf

( golf andtechnology )

Check out this thread on SegwayChat.com. 🙂 Let’s see…Golf, Arizona, and Segway…That’d be OK…

Booz Allen Wrapup

( golf )

Wow, what a week. Thursday’s first round was a long day, too. The first group arrived at 17 tee at 8:45AM, and the last group left the green at 6:40PM. Charles Howell shot 61 to set the course record and take the lead. Thursday night brought a bit of a crisis that I won’t go […]