Archives for: August 2006

State Farm pays out $250K to the best LPGA golfer. Who will collect on the policy...Ochoa, Hurst or Kerr?

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While most people will be celebrating the "unofficial" end of summer this weekend, the top golfers on the LPGA tour will all be gunning for Pat Hurst as she defends her State Farm Classic title. Cristie Kerr, who won this event in 2004 but narrowly su… more »

Podcast: Tiger Woods' tips on mental toughness and what happens if you hit the wrong golf ball?

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Click here to listen. Even though Tiger Woods played his C+ game this weekend at the Bridgestone, he persevered. Yawn. Another week, another victory…that makes four in a row, doesn't it? Despite a playoff with rival Stewart Cink (2004 wi… more »

Will Gulbis and Pressel ever win? Perhaps Cristie Kerr can teach them how!

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Time has a way of slipping by during the summer season, especially if you're not winning on the tour. There can only be one winner per event and the problem with that statement is that there are approximately 75 remaining "losers" each week. Although… more »

"The Donald" tries to trump Briarcliff Manor, New York, with LPGA tournament

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If Carolyn Bivens can't do it, at least Donald Trump is attempting to make the LPGA more visible to golf afficionados. Using his almighty "pull" where he has impacted communities, Trump is now asking Briarcliff Manor (my hometown) to change an ordinan… more »

Podcast: How to measure a golf course...one hole at a time, the rangefinder and Annika Sorenstam's tips on tempo

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Click here to listen. While watching Tiger Woods attack the pins during this week's PGA Championship, I noticed his constant tempo throughout his round. His swing is a combination of fluidity and compactness. Although Tiger generates terrific clubhead… more »

Podcast: Golf tips to go: greenside and fairway bunker shots

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Click here to listen. Ipod-ready quick golf tips to help improve your game. No ipod? Consider downloading them to your cell phone! Take this week's greenside and fairway bunker tips with you to the practice range or give a listen before your round.… more »

Cristie Kerr gives Angela Stanford a double dose of anguish, this time at CN Canadian Women's Open

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Cristie Kerr whomped Angela Stanford once again, this time at the Canadian Women's Open, an LPGA tournament I missed because I cant find the RSN Network on my list of more than 300 digital cablevision stations. Angela Stanford suffered a moment of dej… more »

Podcast: Mental game tips to avoid frustration, fade that golf ball and our new weekly section on the Rules of Golf

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Click here to listen. During our recent round, Barry noticed that I get frustrated easily and hold on to anxiety much longer than I should. He believes this subliminal mindset is stopping me from realizing my potential. We discuss ways that I could "g… more »

Natalie Gulbis appears in Mastercard commercial...or does she?

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You'll have to blink twice to see Natalie Gulbis in a Mastercard commercial that appeared during sweeps week this spring and throughout the golf season. In the ad, a young woman decides that she needs help with her golf game after playing a round wit… more »

Tiger Woods 2006 Golf Game...Baseball, Football and Hockey too?

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What if Tiger Woods took up a sport other than golf as a child? Where would he stack up against other great athletes of today? This is the premise of an article I read on PGATour.com which pits Woods' recent milestone of fifty tour wins and career achiev… more »

Podcast: Ben Hogan's "secret", Butch Harmon's tips around the green and spice up those leftovers! Blend equal parts LPGA with Champions Tour!

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Click here to listen. Ben Hogan has been acknowledged as the greatest ball-striker ever by Jack Nicklaus but didn't know anything about Hogan's secret which he revealed to Life Magazine in 1955. Barry and I compare his complicated yet instructional kn… more »

Even ABC-TV finds LPGA and Women's British Open boring

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Dedicating only 1.5 hours of network coverage per day on the weekend to a major, the Women's British Open, proves that ABC-TV doesn't find women's golf a valuable enough commodity. Network biggies must also be losing interest in Michelle Wie's "hype"… more »

Michelle Wie thinks a win is coming. Could it be at the Women's British Open?

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Michelle Wie is not only gaining confidence in her golf clubs but she is also improving her interview skills. I was impressed by her answers at this week's press conference regarding her expectations of herself. Also, her restraint when asked about her o… more »
 
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