Archives for: September 2006

Desperate Ernie Els hopes split with caddie ignites his game

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Breaking up is not hard to do anymore, especially when it comes to professional golfers giving the "heave-ho" to their caddies. Just as in the marriage front which claims more than a fifty percent divorce rate, these numbers are spilling into the arena o… more »

Why should Mike Weir replace Phil Mickelson at the 2006 Grand Slam of Golf?

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After reading Bill Wolfrum's article alerting me that my favorite lefty golfer, Phil Mickelson, was all washed up for the remainder of the season, I was crushed. Mickelson semed to be his happiest during the 2004 Grand Slam where he shot an unbelieveably… more »

Pressel's golf game rises as she sees Michelle Wie's game fold

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The final round of the Longs Drugs Challenge was a nail-biter. Annika Sorenstam pulled off her best Tiger Woods impression giving Karrie Webb a run for her money. As Karrie said in her post-round interview, "I let everybody back in when I doubled seven&h… more »

Podcast: Golf tips from Molly Baney, Payne Stewart's advice to Donald Trump and words of wisdom from Percy Boomer

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Click here to listen. Molly Baney is not only a celebrated golf instructor at the popular St. Andrews Golf & CC in Illinois but she is also a Golf for Women Magazine Top 50 teacher. We discuss her top five golf tips. Learn the recommendation th… more »

Johnny Miller's Ryder Cup comments not totally off-base

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Expressing an opinion is one of the great things we have going for citizens in the U.S.A. So why is everyone berating Johnny Miller over his press conference comments? Miller's statement that pairings of Woods/Furyk and Mickelson/DiMarco at this year'… more »

Ryder Cup clogs up the airwaves but LPGA gets a possible final round boost

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Ryder Cup frenzy has already begun. From Kiel Christianson's opinion that the Europeans will once again take the honors to Chris Baldwin's opposing view, the excitement is building and with good reason. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be teammates an… more »

Podcast: Elevated greens, putting tips, Singin' in the Rain, plus wisdom from Watson

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Click here to listen. Sometimes it's tough playing golf in the rain but if you carry the right essentials, you'll beat the elements and have fun doing it! Also, why did Barry leave his Titleist Vokey spin-milled lob wedge in the bag? Barry also pl… more »

Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie eliminated citing putter failure

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Tiger Woods' hasty exit from the HSBC Matchplay Championship was blamed on his putter. I think his problems were more about the speed of his putts rather than the line. His untimely defeat looked almost as bad as Michelle Wie's last place finish at the O… more »

Is Carolyn Bivens implementing Ty Votaw's five-year plan for the LPGA?

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Earlier in the season, Ty Votaw insisted on creating a five-year plan for the LPGA. All professional female golfers were required to attend a meeting in order for Votaw to discuss his "five points of celebrity" to create maximum revenues for a flounderin… more »

Podcast: An easy golf tip from "A Gentleman's Game", golfdust review and what do you do if your golf ball lands on a yardage marker?

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Click here to listen. The Golf Channel now shows golf movies! Barry and I recently sat down to watch "A Gentleman's Game" with Gary Sinise and came away with a great golf tip that can help you improve your stability and balance. Barry reviews "Gol… more »

Dazed and confused Michelle Wie forgets how to play golf. Omega watch stops ticking.

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"I didn't even know which sport I was playing out there" stated Michelle Wie after missing yet another cut. No wonder Wie m/c'd. You can't hit a golf ball with a tennis racket! With a 78 and 79 Wie showed she doesn't belong on the men's tour. She… more »

Could Michelle Wie play golf one day for the U.S. Ryder Cup team?

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Ah, the dreams of a teenager. Currently the youngest Omega ambassador in a group which includes golfers Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els as well as supermodel Cindy Crawford and actress Nicole Kidman, the ambitions of Michelle Wie are spreading to dreams of s… more »

Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam can't win them all...or can they?

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I'm a little confused. Was that the Deutsche Bank or the State Farm tournament on T.V.? If I didn't know which golf tournament I was watching I could have easily superimposed Tiger Woods' face on Annika Sorenstam's body. In similar come-from-behind fa… more »

Podcast: Butch Harmon's golf tips on wagering and rules regarding the flagstick

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Click here to listen. It's no secret that Barry enjoys a friendly side bet on the golf course. Imagine his delight when I found this golf tip from Butch Harmon! In the "Rules of Golf made easy" we discuss the flagstick. To remove or not to remove!… more »