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Spieth’s Sprezzatura

Jordan Spieth

You won’t often find me quoting Pulitzer Prize-winning economist Thomas Friedman in this golf blog, but I feel compelled to share his recent observations on Jordan Spieth. Friedman, himself a golfer (handicap: 5.6), was invited to be a contributor …

The U.S. Open: Watching and Hosting

The U.S. Open

The U.S. Open kicks off on June 18 this year, and those of us not fortunate enough to attend in person are eagerly awaiting the televised event. The news this year is that the Open is being covered by a …

Welcome to Lake Byron Nelson

golf ball in a hazard

First Mother Nature tried to drown the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. When that didn’t quite work, she upped her efforts at the Byron Nelson Tournament near Dallas. The latter part of the Texas Tour …

The True Heart of Golf

The True Heart of Golf

When I read Ron Sirak’s article in Golf Digest this week, I felt something I don’t feel every day: inspiration. I tend to be skeptical when I’m told that a story is unarguably inspirational, or that so-and-so is a …

Tee Up for the First Tee of Massachusetts!

The First Tee of Massachusetts

If you spend much time watching televised golf or have taken your kids to the course, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the First Tee. This great program was created to help at-risk and underprivileged young people develop value-centered life skills, while …

The Extraordinary Spieth


I hope you watched this year’s Masters tournament and witnessed the performance of Jordan Spieth. I hesitate to use the word “extraordinary” too lightly, since it can be employed to describe any number of golf games or particular shots. (See …

The Fortune and Misfortune of Roberto De Vicenzo

Roberto DeVicenzo

What were, are, or might you be doing, golf-wise, at the age of 57? If you answered, “Winning the U.S. Senior Open,” you put yourself in the very good company of Argentinian golfer Roberto De Vicenzo, who won the inaugural

Golf Gifts for Dad


Father’s Day is almost upon us, and as always, the dilemma is what gift to give the man who is so important in your life, but who very likely has everything. If you’re fortunate enough to have a dad who …

The Best Mothers Day Gift

Anna Nordqvist

Mothers Day in the U.S. has come and gone, but Sweden did not celebrate its version of the holiday until Sunday, May 27. On that day, one woman acquired the perfect gift to please her mother: an LPGA trophy. …

The Soft (Golf) Ball

The Soft (Golf) Ball

The soft ball is no longer limited to the kind you hit with a bat. The soft golf ball has taken the lead as the ball with the best “feel”—a quality that is now deemed more important for playability than …

Remembering Calvin Peete (1943-2015)

Calvin Peete

Calvin Peete died on April 29, 2015, at the age of 71. He will be remembered as the most successful African American golf professional before the advent of Tiger Woods. He won 12 tournaments, eleven of them in the 1980s, …

Don’t Forget 1997


It wasn’t meant as an insult. When Tiger Woods commented after the Masters that the course had been “soft all week,” causing scores to be lower than he had anticipated, he wasn’t trying to undermine champion Jordan Spieth’s performance. According …