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“Most Tour Pros Are Mute”

“Most Tour Pros Are Mute”

Brandel Chamblee is at it again. Last week I mentioned his comments about Tiger. And now comes part 2 of the two-part interview with Connell Barrett.

Golf in Godzone: Mr Lee Meets Mr Jang

Golf in Godzone: Mr Lee Meets Mr Jang

That’s Danny Lee and Mr Jang, not to be confused with Y.E. Yang, met in Texas last week while Danny was making an unsuccessful bid at the first stage of qualifying for a 2010 US PGA Tour card.

Golf in Godzone: The Kiwi Challenge

El Hombre Araña (The spider man) and three other hombres from the US are coming to play in The Kiwi Challenge at Cape Kidnappers, November 11 and 12.

“Why Do Americans Putt Better Than We Do?”

“Why Do Americans Putt Better Than We Do?”

The late Walter Hagen is my favourite golfing character. And so when I saw that Philip Parkin had written an article commemorating the 40th anniversary of his death from throat cancer at the age of 76 on October 6. I just had to go there.

Golf In Godzone: Hitting The Zone

Golf In Godzone: Hitting The Zone

Steve Williams’ Hitting The Zone came to hand as I searched the shelves of my favourite second-hand Hard to Find book shop.

Scots, wha hae! Success For Martin Laird

Scots, wha hae! Success For Martin Laird

The second stanza of Robert Burns’ famous call to arms, begins,
“Now's the day, and now's the hour”. And for Scotsman, Martin Laird his hour arrived. The playoff at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

Golf in Godzone: Australia versus New Zealand

Golf in Godzone: Australia versus New Zealand

It’s not taking place in Godzone but pretty close.

December 07 at Moore Park Golf Club, Sydney.

The idea of the event comes from Streetworx, a youth charity devoted to helping at risk and disadvantaged youth using golf as a tool-and other charities.

How’s Your Golfing Proprioception?

How’s Your Golfing Proprioception?

All great golfers have an acute awareness of where their hands, legs and in fact their whole body are during the whole process of swinging a club. And I've always simply called it "swing awareness" but now I know there's a fancy and correct name for it.

Golf in Godzone: Going For Gold-Well Maybe

Golf in Godzone: Going For Gold-Well Maybe

New Zealand Golf headlines its thoughts on golf’s inclusion in the 2016 Olympics:
“Olympic Lure for burgeoning New Zealand golf talent”

Tiger Says “…I Don't Know Where That Came From.”

Tiger Says “…I Don't Know Where That Came From.”

A couple of items from Golf Digest’s Local Knowledge caught my eye.