Move Rick Reilly's "Shanks for Nothing" golf book to the top of your reading list

"When I really wanted someone to look at my swing, I always asked a blind guy." -Shanks for Nothing, page 46 Rick Reilly, Sport Illustrated writer and recipient of the National Sportswriter of the year ten separate times recently released Shanks f… more »

Verizon Heritage postponed under the pretense of "unsafe" conditions

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The forecast in Charleston today called for winds that exceeded even my golf tolerance, leaving me with the perfect opportunity to sit around and watch golf. Turning on a PGA event and seeing flag sticks that are damn near horizontal usually makes me ver… more »

Tiger doesn't have a streak, but is still more interesting

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After watching golf on Sunday for the first time in 2007, something occurred to me- I don't really care about tournaments unless Tiger Woods is playing. When this realization first swept over me, my immediate response was one of fear mixed with guilt. Fe… more »

Falcons' Morten Andersen almost achieves football's equivalent of shooting your age

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As a result of their kicker Michael Koenen starting the year 2 for 8 in his field goal attempts, the Atlanta Falcons signed Morten Andersen to handle kicking responsibilities after week 3. Andersen recently became the leading scorer in NFL History, and… more »

Tiger Woods should not emulate Jack Nicklaus in course design

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I'm very glad that Tiger Woods has taken the step that we all knew would come eventually, but he is entering his new endeavour with the wrong role models. Woods apparently consulted Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio about the business of course design, and aft… more »

A golf trip to Charleston should include the Links at Wild Dunes

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While Charleston has always been a top tourist destination due to its history, beauty, and charm, it should also be seen as one of the top golf destinations, particularly in the fall and early winter, in the country. Over the last two weeks, the high tem… more »

The FedEx Cup can't arrive quickly enough

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Sliding down the razorblade of the final PGA Tour events is reminiscent of the bowl season that now exists in college football- full of events, very few of which mean anything unless you are related to a player on Tour or a player on the team that became… more »

Nationwide Tour Palmetto Pride Classic: Watch out for Craig Bowden on the PGA Tour next year

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The Nationwide Tour is visiting Charleston this week, with the first annual Palmetto Pride Classic at the Daniel Island Club's new Ralston Creek Course. I went to the event on Thursday because I wanted to get a feel for the Nationwide Tour (the limited c… more »

Whether it's Taylor Made, Titleist, or Cleveland, hybrids aren't always the answer

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It is impossible not to notice that over the past few years more long irons have been ending up in second-hand stores while more golf bags have been filling up with hybrids. In almost every issue of the major golf publications there is a story about how… more »

Michigan school board cancels football season: "No child left behind" again fails our parents and students

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A school district in Michigan has ended the Oscoda Area High School football team's season after an 0-4 start, citing the fact that the players are actually in danger when competing against stronger teams. Oscoda has failed to score a point, let alone wi… more »

Missing: Titleist 56 degree and Cleveland 60 degree wedges

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A few weeks ago during a weekend of great golf, I seem to have misplaced a few of my sticks. A Titleist 56 degree wedge and a Cleveland 60 degree wedge made it through all 36 holes at Harbour Town and the Ocean Course, but somehow got left by the green… more »

The Ballad of the US Ryder Cup Team

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Sad Stories are generally told very well in a ballad, so I dedicate this to the American teams, both present and future Heading over to Ireland for some Guinness and fishin', The Americans seemed prepared for their difficult mission. Tiger changed… more »

Mitsuhiro Tateyama turns in golf's greatest 84 to date

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Mitsuhiro Tateyama, a 38 year-old Japanese professional, became my favorite player on Thursday. Tateyama turned in one of the most impressive rounds in golf history,after recording a 19 on the par 3 8th hole at Ishioka Golf Club. Amazingly, Tateyama fini… more »

International Talk Like a Pirate Day adds new opportunities to your round of golf

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All Hope Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here has always been interested in recognizing important holidays, and today is no exception. Another Internationational Talk Like a Pirate Day has come and gone, leaving many land-lovers around the world… more »

Michelle Wie misses cut at 84 Lumber

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I'll be busy this weekend, so I figured I'd go ahead and take care of this little post right now. Michelle Wie has once again missed a cut on the PGA tour, finishing at least 20 shots off the lead for the second week in a row. When asked to comment, h… more »

Fifth anniversary of 9/11 has something to do with golf after all

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Typically after a weekend of playing great golf courses I am left thinking about what might have been with my rounds. Careless decisions, poor putting, and my temper inevitably cause my scores to end up higher than I originally hoped. But today is dif… more »