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Tiger Beats Phil Again!

Tiger Beats Phil Again!

You know how they always say…..Size doesn’t Matter? Here is one place it does. To get onto this list you must have a very big……….. Bank Account. This is a very exclusive club, George Lucas tops the list, Oprah Winfrey is a member in good standing along with, Diddy, Dr. Dre and Jay Z, but Beyonce’ is not, too bad. Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the world’s wealthiest entertainers and athletes. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both made […]

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2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 3: USA Finally Wins Ryder Cup By: Kiearn Clark   The following is taken from a ranking of the Top 10 Biggest Golf Stories from 2016 and can be heard in its entirety on TuneIN at Back 9 Report: http://tunein.com/radio/The-Back-9-Report-p620823/ Following the defeat of Team USA at 2014 Ryder Cup held at Gleneagles, and Phil Mickelson’s mutiny, the PGA of America created a “Task Force” to oversee all aspects of the U.S. Ryder Cup effort. […]

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2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year

2016 Top Golf Stories No. 4: Henrik Stenson’s Big Year Henrik Stenson has had success on both the PGA and the European Tours in the past, but nothing like the run of great play he put together in 2016. He won The Open Championship, as well as, the Silver Medal at the Olympics. He finished the year by winning the Race to Dubai and was named the European Tour’s Player of the Year. The swede entered 15 events on the […]

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2016 Top Golf Stories: No. 5 Rory McIlroy Returned to Prominence

2016 Top Golf Stories: No. 5 Rory McIlroy Returned to Prominence

2016 Top Golf Stories: No. 5 Rory McIlroy Returned to Prominence By: Carlos Torres   Rory McIlroy finally became a force in golf by the close of the year. He ended with three wins, three third-place finishes and three top tens.  For the year, 14 of his 22 starts ended in Top 10 finishes.   McIlroy recorded two top-10 finishes and two missed cuts in this year’s majors, with the 27-year-old labelling his putting as ‘pathetic’ after making an early […]

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Pete Cowen Teaches “The Process”

Pete Cowen Teaches “The Process”

We read and hear a lot about “The Process,” but what is it and why is it important? I happened to watch a video of esteemed English Golf Coach, Pete Cowen talking about his teaching philosophy. Who is Pete Cowen, you ask? Well he happens to have coached some of the best golfers from Europe and around the world. With his win at Royal Troon last week, Henrik Stenson joined a distinguished list of Cowen pupils to have won a […]

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Questions Persist Days After the USGA Ruling Fiasco at Oakmont

Questions Persist Days After the USGA Ruling Fiasco at Oakmont

“If the Putter Doesn’t Hit……..You Must Acquit”……..…Not-Johnny Cochran   For a game that prides itself as a Gentlemanly pastime and self-enforces penalties, golf has seen some bizarre happenings over the years that have drastically affected the outcome of major golf tournaments. Before video replay and electronic scoreboards, Bob Goalby became the lucky recipient of the Masters Green Jacket in 1968, when Roberto De Vincenzo signed for an incorrect score and was disqualified. Tiger Woods hit such an accurate chip shot […]

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Philanthropy in Golf

Philanthropy in Golf

This article derives from a discussion about Philanthropy in Golf on May 3, 2016, Back 9 Report.   Golf and Golfers generate over $4 billion for charitable donation in the United States each year. With around 20 million golfers playing on approximately 15,000 golf courses around the country, it takes a ton of outings, benefits and tournaments to raise that gargantuan amount of money. Professional Golf Professional golf tournaments have grown in size and require thousands of volunteers to ensure […]

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