Golfing Baseballers On Cheating Astros

Diamond Resorts TOC Celebs Weigh In On Scandal
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While Patrick Reed’s well-documented rules violations continue to be media fodder across the golf landscape, baseball’s Houston Astros have taken the whole cheating conversation to a new level. Both sports are diminished by cheating, of course. In golf, perhaps the ultimate self-policing pursuit, it’s pretty much the kiss of death, either in real time (disqualification Read more…

Look To Youth For Pace Of Play Cure

AJGA Sets Standard For Speedier Golf
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Pace of play is clearly still a big deal in the game of golf as 2020 gets rolling. First there’s this week’s PGA Tour announcement that they’ll put individual players on the clock rather than entire groups (are you listening, J.B. Holmes and Jordan Spieth?), jack up fines for repeated offenses against a 120-second per-shot Read more…

A Chip Off The Tiger Woods Block

Guess What? Son Charlie Has Some Serious Game
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Big surprise: Tiger Woods’ 10-year-old son, Charlie, plays golf. And even now, his swing is on track to be every bit as good as the old man’s. Need proof? Look no further than this video from the Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner, which has half of Golfing America salivating with envy. Who wouldn’t give a sizable Read more…

Sony Open Is Made For Collin Morikawa

And A Lesson From His Coach Can Help You Win, Too
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If there’s a better event than the Hawaii Sony Open for young PGA phenom Collin Morikawa to notch his second win in just seven months, I can’t think of it. Like me, you probably caught wind of the Southern California native’s talent and drive just before last summer’s Barracuda Championship, where I watched him coolly Read more…

Sentry Tournament of Champions Deserves Respect

The Plantation Course Is The True Star
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OK, OK, so Tiger Woods isn’t teeing it up at the Sentry Tournament of Champions on Maui this week. Neither are Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy. And that’s just fine. We’ve still got 34 PGA Tour champions from the 2019 season, and 13 of the top 30 players in the most recent FedEx Read more…

Presidents Cup Team Is Tiger’s Now

Thrilling Win Down Under Bodes Well For Future Matches
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As if Tiger Woods had anything left to prove in the game of golf, he’s now set himself up as the Presidents Cup captain for as long as he wants the gig. After finding their footing on the second day of team play, the American squad came roaring back in singles, winning or tying eight Read more…

Eddie Pepperell Could Use These Tips

Keep It Straight, Save Some Golf Balls
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Don’t be like Eddie Pepperell. Don’t run out of golf balls during a round. By now most of the golf world is aware of Pepperell’s disqualification from the Turkish Airlines Open on November 9 after he took a cue from Roy McAvoy, Kevin Costner’s character in “Tin Cup,” who was down to his last bullet Read more…

A Talk With Top 25 Instructor Alison Curdt

Women’s PGA Cup Champ On Winning, Competing, Teaching and Learning
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It’s been a busy year for Alison Curdt, a Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor and LPGA/PGA Master Professional, who teaches out of Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley, California. It’s also been a winning one. Just this week on Oct. 28, Curdt—who is the current national Vice President of LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals, Read more…

Top 25 Instructor Alison Curdt Part Of Winning Women’s PGA Cup Team

Outlasted Stellar International Field at Barton Creek Resort

The Women’s PGA Cup was played for the first time this week, and the American team, including Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor Alison Curdt, took top honors. I plan to speak with Alison about the experience, but in the meantime, here’s the press release from the PGA of America detailing their bit win in Texas. Read more…