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Golfer discovers his wife is a fairy princess

A friend once told me he woke up every morning hoping his wife would turn to him and say, "Darling, I've watched you carefully all these years, and I am now convinced that you really...
Wednesday, 7/1/2015 at 12:00PM
My Usual Game

Rain is the avid golfer's best friend

Not because it makes grass grow, but because it makes non-avid golfers decide to spend the day cleaning out their basement. Two weeks ago, the Friday-afternoon meeting of the Sunday Morning Group had to begin...
Sunday, 6/28/2015 at 12:18PM
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Reader's Trip Report: The U.S. Open by periscope

I met Steve Davis, a reader in California, at Tiger Woods' World Challenge in 2012. He was easy to spot because he was carrying a homemade periscope, which he was using to see over the...
Thursday, 6/25/2015 at 12:00PM
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The best beer-oriented belt for golf

I don't like the belts that tour players wear nowadays -- the ones with gigantic rectangular buckles:I don't like them even though they remind me a little of my beloved Mattel Shootin' Shell Buckle Gun,...
Wednesday, 6/24/2015 at 12:00PM
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Beef Box: What's with the USGA's cheesy tee signs?

It's a dumb thing to get worked up about, but I hate golf course signs that are either (a) made of plastic that tries to look like wood or stone, or (b) made of wood...
Friday, 6/19/2015 at 7:30PM
Magazines / The Golf Life: Man About Golf

David Owen: Pars On Mars

If I make it to Mars, here's how I'll become the best golfer in the universe.
July 2015
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A miraculous shank, a new playoff format, and a burger breakthrough

Getting a head count of the Sunday Morning Group is tough, because nobody stands still. Recently, it occurred to me that counting bags might be less confusing than counting heads. On Sunday, we tried it:And...
Monday, 6/15/2015 at 4:00PM
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These are the best post-golf beer glasses, and I'm not kidding

Hydro Flask, a company for which I am an unpaid shill, makes my favorite golf beverage bottle, which I own in three versions: one for water (21 ounces), one for coffee (18 ounces), and one...
Wednesday, 6/10/2015 at 8:18PM
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Was this the model for the bunkers at Royal County Down?

The bunkers at Royal County Down, in Northern Ireland, are famous for their ball-devouring overhangs, which are savagely rimmed with marram grass and may serve as portals to a different dimension. I once wrote that...
Tuesday, 6/2/2015 at 9:07PM
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Is this the world's greatest golf course?

On Memorial Day weekend, I played Friday afternoon (lost five dollars), Saturday morning (came in third in a two-man scramble, playing with Tim), Saturday afternoon (advanced to the final in the member-member, also playing with...
Monday, 6/1/2015 at 3:00PM
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