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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
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
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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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You need this flashlight for your golf bag (or your police car)

My Golf Digest colleague Guy Yocom recently told me about a super-powerful flashlight he'd bought after learning about it about from a policeman he knows in Ohio:When the cop used one on the job, virtually...
Saturday, 3/14/2015 at 11:33AM
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Pi Day: How long is "one more roll"?

When a ball stops on the rim of the cup, golfers and TV announcers often say that it needed "one more roll" or "one more rotation." But they're wrong, and Pi Day -- which celebrates...
Saturday, 3/14/2015 at 9:06AM
My Usual Game

The only foolproof way to preserve golf memories

When my wife was growing up, her parents kept the family’s snapshots in, literally, a shoe box. Right now, by contrast, I’ve got many thousands of images spread among four or five personal computers, an...
Tuesday, 3/10/2015 at 8:52AM
My Usual Game

Making awesome golf stuff even awesomer

A group of professional caddies is suing the PGA Tour for requiring them to wear bibs bearing the logos of companies that pay fees to the tour but not to the caddies -- and I...
Friday, 3/6/2015 at 1:33PM
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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
Magazines / The Golf Life: Man About Golf

David Owen: Green Speeds at Home

PGA Tour green speeds have nothing on my carpet.
April 2015
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