Archives for: July 2006

Podcast: A valuable training aid already in your golf bag, perseverance pays off and loads of golf tips

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Click here to listen. Barry and I were going through an old Golf Magazine from 2001 (yes, we're really golf fanatics) and came across golf tips from some of the greatest golfers and instructors in the world. Dr. Gary Wiren, Davis Love Jr. and Judy Ran… more »

Webb and Davies wonder if Wie will collapse like Mickelson in final round of Evian Masters

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With eight top-five finishes in her last ten LPGA events, one would think that the 2006 Evian Masters could be the event in which Michelle Wie will shine. Our American hopeful is just a single stroke off of the lead and will pair up with Aussie Karrie We… more »

Oui, Wie! Michelle uses another LPGA exemption for Evian Masters. Can the Americans keep the trophy on U.S. soil?

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While the French fry over American Floyd Landis' Tour de France victory, a small group of Americans head off to the Evian Masters with the hopes of keeping the trophy that Paula Creamer won last year in their possession. From the looks of it, this could… more »

Podcast: Strategies that helped Tiger Woods win the British Open, golf equipment tips for beginners and G.A.S.P. before every swing

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Click here to listen. Tiger Woods successfully defended his British Open title and Geoff Ogilvy grabbed the U.S. Open. What's next? Will Phil Mickelson aptly safeguard his PGA Championship or will there be traces of gambling Phil, who is now holding… more »

Does the LPGA and Carolyn Bivens "lack integrity" as Shoprite officials claim?

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Why does the LPGA insist on creating controversy for both it's players and sponsors? Last year, the LPGA was blasted by some of it's golfers for it's season-ending ADT Championship $1 million prize which could easily distort the golfers on the money list… more »

Montgomerie, Mickelson "bridesmaids" to Tiger Woods when betting on British Open

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Where betting is off limits for golf profesionals (for their own sport) in the United States, it is welcomed in Europe. About twenty percent of the players in Britain make a sidebet through a caddy or friend. The Victor Chandler Agency has even been the… more »

Podcast: Four words that don't belong on a golf course, handicap, course and slope rating and Dear Abby? (not quite)

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Click here to listen. Most of us know about the great problem-solver "Dear Abby", but how about "Dear Stacy & Barry?" A battle of the sexes, husband and wife debate heats up the airwaves this week. One of our listeners asks several questions fr… more »

Woe is Wie! Michelle's first round at John Deere is very sophomoric

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You've got to give Michelle Wie credit. With six bogeys on her scorecard for round one, the Big Wiesy is still in the game. Even Steve Lowery knew when to quit. One stroke away from the bottom of the leaderboard (6-over-77) but Michelle maintains ple… more »

Even positive press by Travelgolf.com's Jennifer Mario can't help Michelle Wie win at the John Deere Classic

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On the heels of her new Michelle Wie book it is quite understandable that Jennifer Mario is interested in promoting the opinion that Miss Wie will make her first PGA cut this week at the John Deere Classic. For arguments sake I have chosen to take the op… more »

Two peas in a pod (cast). Golf for Beginners interviewed by the Journal News.

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It's time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Our Golf for Beginners podcast was recognized today by the Journal News in a newspaper article entitled, "High Tech: Internet unleashes a showcase of creativity". In response to a growing interest in… more »

Podcast: Golf tips from U.S. Women's Open champion Annika Sorenstam. Tom Watson and Ernie Els give us stroke-saving advice.

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Click here to listen. During my round at Saxon Woods I found myself in a predicament that I am unaccustomed to; that is, my ball made it's way into a fairway bunker. Whereas I am familiar with a greenside bunker shot, I normally don't get much oppor… more »

Superman and Sorenstam...the "American" way!

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"Truth, justice…and all that stuff." Perry White, "Superman Returns" "The Ladies Professional Golf Assn. (note that there is not a single reference to “American” in the title) is meant to be a tour devoted to the best female golfers – pe… more »

Podcast: Putt (and chip) better this season. Who knows? Maybe your short game will one day resemble Annika Sorenstam's!

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Click here to listen. Barry and I play much more golf now that summer is upon us (most of the time it's happy golf). We like to walk and, in doing so, find plenty of golf balls along the way, from Titleist to Callaway. We received an email asking our… more »