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My Usual Game

Cart-only rules should be against the rules

My home course isn't open yet, but spring is finally truly here, and last weekend 16 of us played at Richter Park, one of the best munis in the United States: great course, stirring scenery,...
Thursday, 4/16/2015 at 9:12AM
My Usual Game

Best new shoes, plus good news for sober golfers

True Linkswear, the golf-shoe company for which I am an unpaid shill, recently sent me what must be my tenth or twelfth pair, called True Motion:They are now not only my favorite golf shoes but...
Wednesday, 4/15/2015 at 11:00AM
My Usual Game

Don't miss the coolest feature on the Masters website

It’s called Track. Here’s how Zack Whittaker explained it on ZDNet: The Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters every year, has dozens of lasers scattered throughout the course. Those lasers kick out a...
Saturday, 4/11/2015 at 6:57AM
My Usual Game

Masters Countdown: Why CBS refused, for 16 years, to show Augusta National's 12th hole

The Masters first appeared on TV in 1956, on CBS. (NBC, which covered the tournament on radio, had turned it down.) CBS initially wanted to show little more than the eighteenth hole, but the club...
Tuesday, 4/7/2015 at 10:22AM

Major Championships - The Masters Humble Beginnings

David Owen, author of "The Making Of The Masters," discusses how the Masters has shaped modern professional golf in innovative ways.
My Usual Game

Golf in Morocco: The King and Billy Casper

The Hassan II Trophy, held last month in Morocco, was named for the man who ruled that country from 1961 until his death, in 1999 -- as I wrote in my previous post. Shortly after...
Monday, 4/6/2015 at 1:46AM
My Usual Game

Golf in Morocco: Silver tongs for the King's cigarette

This past week, the European Tour was in Morocco, for the Hassan II Trophy. I attended that tournament in 2000, and I liked Morocco so much that, a few months later, I went back, with...
Tuesday, 3/31/2015 at 1:55PM
Magazines / The Golf Life: Man About Golf

David Owen: Man About Golf

Why are almost none of my golf shirts the same size?
May 2015
My Usual Game

Masters Countdown: Augusta National's worst golfer ever?

Here’s what Augusta National’s first green looked like during the first Masters, when the hole was still the tenth. That bunker was really more of a waste area. It was later removed, and a different...
Tuesday, 3/17/2015 at 1:00PM
My Usual Game

Are these the best socks for golf?

First, a weather update. Here's what the my patio looked like on March 2:And here's what it looked like two weeks later:Note that the enormous tabletop "snow loaf" in the first photo has virtually disappeared,...
Monday, 3/16/2015 at 11:51AM
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