Is It Too Early to Canonize Saint Tiger Woods?

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In the 100-degree heat of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the greatest golfer of my lifetime ceaselessly toiled to his 13th major victory. At 31, he showed no ill effects from the heat, no sign of being off his game nor of backing down. In the span of two weeks he w… more »

New Zealander Plays 419 Courses in One Year

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I always knew that New Zealanders were crazy. In the Golf Observer I find a write-up on 40 year old New Zealander Ricky Bartlett who recently finished a year long journey in which he played every golf course and golf hole in New Zealand for charity.… more »

O'Grady is an Idiot if he Thinks Technology Makes Tiger Woods Great

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This has to be a cry for help because this statement is just plain stupid: "When Nicklaus and Palmer played, when [Ben] Hogan played and Sam Snead played, on a scale of zero to 10, they were a nine-plus," Mac O’Grady said. "Tiger Woods is not even a on… more »

Podcast: Duval Wimps Out, Charity Golf Addiction, Golf Ball-sized Hail, a Natalie Gulbis Day and Grand Theft Golf Cart

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #38 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand on Duval Wimping Out at the British Open, and Virginia Tech Student wins British Amateur. In the State of the Game we hear about the golf industry's C… more »

Golf Blogger, 42, Found Dead after Struck by Golf Ball Torrent

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Up here in Minne "snow" ta, we are big watchers of the weather. Sometimes Northerners like us say: "If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few hours and it will change." We often talk about record snowfalls like the Halloween blizzard (30 inches… more »

Podcast: Kicker Now Caddie, John Daly Attacked, Dakota Dowd's Mom Dies, New Golf Trademarks, 3-Car Crime

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #37 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand on Ex-NFL Kicker is Now a Caddie, and John Daly's Wife Attacks Him. In the State of the Game we read about Sound Patents. In She Golfs Too Dear Abb… more »

Oh Michelle Wie, I'm So Sad for You -- Not!

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I was wondering if the Wie Circus could get any worse. Was I ever wrong. Now remember, I predicted that this return was going to be a non-event. In her inglorious return to competitive LPGA tournament play, the phenom, the queen of hype, Miss Spar… more »

Podcast: Wie Stops PGA Play, Maxfli Kills Daly Ad, Cost of Endorsements, Callaway Caught, Golf Patents Website

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #36 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand on Pro Athletes Who Are Golfers, Wie Will Concentrate on the LPGA, and Maxfli Kills Daly Ad. In the State of the Game we read about The Cost of Endors… more »

Michelle Wie's Return to the LPGA is a Non-Event

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Michelle Wie's announcment that she will return on May 28th to play in Annika Sorenstam's Ginn Tribute leaves me cold. Maybe in the past I didn’t express it in these exact words, but Michelle Wie is a circus act that is going nowhere. Yes, she has tal… more »

Why Bowling is Better Than Golf

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After an absolutely horrible round of golf. After you have thrown your clubs in the pond and stomped off the course vowing never to play the stupid game again. You can alway pick up another ball, hit the lanes and bowl. Why not? It's got a lot of adv… more »

Podcast: Verizon Windstorm, Lopez Back, US Pro Tour Dies, Holy Man Not So Holy and Blending Your Balls

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #35 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand a Special Report from the Verizon Windstorm, In the Shadow of Zach Johnson, and Nancy Lopez's Return is Going Poorly. In the State of the Game we read… more »

The Idiocy of Movable Weights and Draw Drivers

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On the Chinese calendar, 2007 is the Year of the Pig, but in golf, it is the year of the Draw. The first major equipment company to the "Draw-ing" table was TaylorMade with their r7 Draw. Then Callaway added to their FT line and its innovative square h… more »

Podcast: Love the Masters, Fired Female Caddies, Lopez Returneth, 2nd Swing Rises Again

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CLICK HERE to listen. In Episode #34 of Golf Gear News, host Bruce Stasch reports at The Newstand that there is no news better than the start of the Masters. The Guru Commentary adds a new intro and talks about Minnesota Golfers Emerging from thei… more »

What is 2nd Swing Up to Now!!

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Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, 2nd Swing is back in business. According to a feature story in my local paper Star Tribune, the new 2nd Swing has got one store open in Minneapolis and a second is slated to open in Minnetonka on April 2nd. Be… more »

Minnesota Golfers Come Out of Hibernation, Squint Into the Sun and See….

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....a new golf season. Each year, Minnesota golfers, looking like speared white whales, waddle onto the first tee, take a few practice swings, and launch our best drives of the year...or maybe not. If you like dodging snow patches, last year's goos… more »