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 »

How much will Morgan Pressel whine at the U.S. Womens Open as the USGA pumps up Michelle Wie once again?

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Pairings have been announced for the first round of the 61st U.S. Women's Open and, in my opinion, some of these combinations are very interesting indeed. For example, Birdie Kim is being paired with Morgan Pressel. That normally wouldn't be newsworth… more »

Podcast: Phil Mickelson's course management mistakes can help you play smarter, baseball swing versus the golf swing and become a better ball striker!

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Click here to listen. Barry and I discuss how Phil Mickelson's recent lapse of judgment at the U.S. Open can help me combat my own course management shortcomings. With summer in our sites and most people playing more than one sport, we answer a let… more »

LPGA Futures Tour golfer Megan Heckeroth chats about Wie, Sorenstam and game strategy (part two)

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"Living from hotel to hotel. Eating, sleeping, and breathing the game of golf. I love it!" It's only her first official year on the Duramed Futures Tour but since junior high school it's all Megan Heckeroth has been dreaming about. A natural athlete,… more »

Mickelson "sleeping it off" after depressing U.S. Open collapse

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Phil Mickelson's plans to play in the Cialis Western Open are now in cold storage as Lefty is sleeping off his recent U.S. Open breakdown this past week at Winged Foot. It's a sure sign of despondency but Phil confirms that he always spends a few days… more »