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My Round pg1

As a golf teacher, I have found that the best way to be better at what I do is to be constantly learning. I am lucky enough to have had Harvey Penick as a long-time...

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My Round pg6

On the 18th tee, Jack was up by two strokes. I had kept score in my head, but didn’t think Jack knew where our “match” stood. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

I did hit two...

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My Round pg5

From that point, the sense of competition between us grew. Neither of us said so, but it was clear we were engaged in a match. Despite this underlying tension, I enjoyed every minute of watching...

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My Round pg4

I don’t think Jack is able to play a casual, sloppy round, and a large reason for that is that he is so disciplined when it comes to his preshot routine. He does the same...

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My Round pg3

After Jack hit a tee shot with a regular driver, the spotlight shifted to me, his playing partner. I hadn’t played in a month because I had been busy trying to get the club ready...

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My Round pg2

Luckily, our course superintendent, Eric Bauer, clued me in on how Jack operates. Eric had started his career by maintaining Jack’s backyard tennis courts in Florida. He had gone on to work at Shoal Creek...

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Global Golf pg4

The Global Game

In the years following that cornerstone season, the globalization of golf accelerated. American audiences thrilled to British Open coverage on ABC's Wide World of Sports as Palmer defended his title at Royal Troon,...

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Global Golf pg1

We almost take it for granted now, but golf wasn't always a global game. While the first decades of championship golf, the late 19th and early 20th centuries, were dominated by Scots and Englishmen, followed...

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Global Golf pg2

Foreign Master

The first of these two tournaments was the 1961 Masters. Defending champion Arnold Palmer was tied with Player, the 25-year-old South African, after 36 holes. The King slipped in the third round with a...

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Global Golf pg3

Arnie's Revenge

Later that summer, Palmer would make his own statement at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, avenging not only his Masters defeat but also the previous year's British Open. Many contend it was the centenary Open...

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