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Rules, Rules & More Rules

It seems every week a new golf rules infraction is highlighted on our television screens. Last year, we witnessed the USGA debacles at both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Opens. When viewed on super slo-motion video replay, officials deemed Dustin Johnson’s ball moved a dimple on a slick green surface that was too fast for mere mortals to compete on and should ever have been allowed. Anna Nordqvist was hit with a penalty for moving a couple grains of sand, […]

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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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I admit it – I am a golfaholic, as well as a teaching professional. I have enjoyed playing the grand game of golf for over 40 years. In addition to playing, I find teaching golf very rewarding – I love to see students when they finally hit that great shot, make the long put, chip in or kill that long drive. - See more at: Toledo Ohio Golf Lessons - About Fred