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Nine holes with a mysterious stranger, plus losing on purpose

Dayton Olson was a talented amateur who turned pro in 1965. He played in one PGA Tour event and one Champions Tour event -- the 1983 U.S. Senior Open, at Hazeltine -- and made the...
Sunday, 3/1/2015 at 11:32AM
My Usual Game

An empirical proof of golf's superiority to tennis

Gary Levering, a lawyer and real-estate developer in Houston, died last year. He played on the golf team at Northwestern from 1957-’61 (photo below, courtesy of Northwestern Athletics), and once he’d established himself in his...
Friday, 2/27/2015 at 11:00AM
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Amy Alcott, Walter Keller, Dean Martin and Riviera

On Saturday, Jim Nantz interviewed the great Amy Alcott -- who won 29 LPGA Tour events, beginning in 1975, when she was 19 -- during the CBS broadcast of the Northern Trust Open (nee the...
Sunday, 2/22/2015 at 1:13PM
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The Muny Life: Mayfair Country Club

Recently, I wrote about Mayfair Country Club, a muny in Sanford, Florida, and its interesting connection to Moe Norman. But wait! There’s more!The driveway at Mayfair is flanked by enormous live oaks. They were planted...
Thursday, 2/19/2015 at 4:00PM
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Moe Norman slept here (Richard Nixon did not)

The Canadian golf legend Moe Norman had a wide stance, a short takeaway, a lumberjack motion, and a finish that made him look like he was dangling from a rope, yet many knowledgeable players, Tiger...
Thursday, 2/19/2015 at 10:00AM
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These are still the best winter golf gloves -- plus other apparel news

My friends and I haven't been able to play golf in about a month now, so I've been wearing my winter golf gloves mainly to walk the dog. The ones I like best are still Winter...
Wednesday, 2/11/2015 at 8:00AM
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The first thing we do, let's kill all the headcovers

My favorite headcover was made of black plush and had the Grateful Dead’s red-white-and-blue “Steal Your Face” skull logo embroidered on it.I got to play golf with Jim Furyk once, and before we teed off...
Tuesday, 2/10/2015 at 8:59AM
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How He Hit That: My pitching wedge from Jimmy Kimmel's teeth

A dozen years ago, in an effort to scientifically determine the effect of alcohol on the golf swing, Golf Digest sent me and three of my regular golf buddies -- Barney, Jim, and Hacker (real...
Monday, 2/9/2015 at 3:00PM
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Back-roads Scotland: Boat of Garten

Eight years ago, I took what’s probably my favorite golf trip ever. I flew to Glasgow, Scotland, without an itinerary, and spent 10 days playing only courses I’d never heard of. My second stop --...
Monday, 2/9/2015 at 9:52AM
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Did Donald Trump copy his hairstyle from nature?

We played Spyglass and Pebble last Sunday, at Maggie McFly's. Here’s Mike B., holding the stick for me on the second green at Pebble:  The weather had been so bad that playing anywhere but on...
Friday, 1/30/2015 at 5:20PM
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