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Last month the Champions Tour wrapped up its final event of the season with an unusual finish to the Schwab Cup playoffs. Kevin Sutherland, with help from his caddy, Billy Lewis, won our version of the “Tour Championship” for his first Champions Tour victory, and also won first prize in the lucrative Schwab Cup payoff package. Was it unusual that …

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Over the last few years, practice on the range, for many, has involved a training aid called aiming sticks. These sticks are used for a variety of different facets during golfer’s practice sessions. Aiming sticks had a different purpose when I was growing up in upstate New York. You would purchase them at the local hardware store to line your …

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The most popular adjective in the English language these days is the word “fake.” Fake reporting, fake news, fake stories, etc. No wonder then that every golfer uses the term “fake science” to avoid taking golf lessons as well as blaming the “messenger” – whoever offered him/her the golf “tip” in the first place. So how can the same science …

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When the 299-room SLS hotel at Baha Mar opened to guests last month, you might think the Caribbean mega resort would take a breather. But the $4.2 billion Nassau, Bahamas project has months of work ahead of it before the last of its four hotels, a 200-room Rosewood, opens to the public next year. What does a $4.2 billion dollar …

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Just about every avid golfer has put head to pillow at least once in his life and dreamt about putting a tee in the ground at Pine Valley, hearing the sound of a well-struck iron shot echo through the hundred-foot-tall pines that cradle Amen Corner or hitting a shot out of Oakmont’s famous church pew bunker. Sadly, for most of …

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Golfers all over the world are fascinated with trying to improve their golf game in any way possible. One popular concept has been with the use of training aids that can help to give a golfer a feel of what the correct positions are during the swing. Traditionally, training aids have ranged from anything as simple as a towel under …

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One of the saddest days during my career was when the last Greater Milwaukee Open was played in 2009. After 42 years, Bo Van Pelt tapped in for victory and ended what was a very popular event among the players and caddies. I have been living in Milwaukee for the last 20 years, and it was the only time I’ve …

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Golf instruction has many different styles of teaching. All have very good principles that can make a student better. Nowhere in any style of instruction will you find the “myths in golf” that I’m going to discuss in this article. To me, these myths are completely over blown and unnecessary swing thoughts. They don’t really accomplish anything and just take …

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Dr. Scott Campbell has played plenty of business roles in his long and distinguished work career. The Eastern Oregon native, who lives less than 50 miles from where he grew up in the small town of Burns, Oregon, has been a farmer, a rancher and veterinarian, successful and wealthy entrepreneur, business advocate, not to mention husband, father and avid college …

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Over the last few months on the PGA Tour, there has been a unique phenomenon that has occurred. Three high profile golfers – Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day – have all switched caddies, moving (a bit unexpectedly) from long-time bagmen. While in the inner circle of pros and caddies this is nothing new, when any pro/caddy relationship over …

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