Assessing Penalty Strokes After The Fact

Every competitive golfer has been assessed penalty strokes at one time or another. I definitely have collected my share penalty strokes, but never any after my round was completed. Over the past decade, many professional golfers were assessed penalty strokes after their round was completed by the PGA Tour Officials. They have reexamined a situation and deemed that the player committed a rules infraction and as a result awarded extra strokes prior to the start of the next round. Cam Smith experienced this calamity last weekend during the St Jude Classic.

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The PGA Tour and LIV Fight For Golf Dominance

I have purposely stayed away from commenting about the division in world of golf. With the multitude of opportunities to play professional golf at various levels, having a battle at the core of golf is disheartening and distracting. As an amateur golfer and one who has no opportunity to watch a professional golf tournament live, the daggers thrown back and forth are starting to sour my perception of upper echelons professional golf. It is coming to the point where the white noise of conflict is turning me away from caring about the men’s side of professional golf.

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Health and Safety Protocols in Golf

As I watch many professional and amateur sports on TV, the term health and safety protocol is at the top of list for announcers. They discuss how teams are responding to their depleted roster due to COVID and other medical challenges. The health and safety protocols are part of the 2022 sports season and is an undeniable fact that it is affecting many teams. This is stressor for sure on all team sports, but what about golf. As an individual sport, where do the health and safety protocols stand for golf professionals and tournaments?

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What is Next For Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is arguably the greatest golfer of all time. At a mere 46, this living legend has many difficult decisions to make in the near future. If you read the articles about his physical recovery, potential retirement, or a lingering fade into the sunset, one thing is for sure – in true Tiger Woods fashion, nothing is off the table. The armchair analysts are throwing out all kinds of conspiracy theories hoping that one will stick to the wall. If they luckily foretell Woods’ future, they likely could cash that guess into a something substantial. Regardless, I think no one knows what the future of Tiger Woods is except for Tiger Woods. Having said that……

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Your Next Great Golf Shot!

Have you every wondered when your next great golf shot will grace you with its presents. You know, that one shot that when you make contact your senses immediately convey to your mind that this shot is awesome. As you watch your ball, in slow motion I would add, sail effortlessly towards your target, a sense of euphoria washes over your mind and body. These shots are considered ones that make amateur golfers come back to playing regardless of how our round is going. It usually happens on the 17th or 18th hole….right? Then the shot counter is reset and we wait for the next great shot.

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