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Letter from St. Andrews: My Showdown With the Hawk

Our intrepid editor goes toe to toe with the Hawk and emerges a chicken

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One-Line Wonders

In the immortal words of sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, “Nobody asked me, but…”

  • If you can’t finish 18 holes in four hours or less, there’s something wrong with you, your golf course or both.
  • Headcovers in the age of metal woods are somewhere between superfluous and a scam.
  • The three best places in the world to play are Cypress Point, Fishers Island and the Old Course.

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We Spy...The Marriott/TPC Sawgrass Resort

Appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of LINKS.

MY HOPE OF REMAINING INCOGNITO got an immediate jolt when, while wandering through the cavernous clubhouse of the Tournament Players Club, perusing historic photos of Players Championships past—notably the first one on the TPC course in 1982 when winner Jerry Pate tossed architect Pete Dye and then Tour Commissioner Deane Beman into the lake beside the 18th green before diving in himself—whom do I bump into but Deane Beman, looking fit and on his way out to play.  

“What are you doing here?” he asked immediately.

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Golf Gluttony: 198 Holes in Seven Days

Well, I made it. Never thought I would—or could—but somehow I did.  Last week I survived a 198-hole golf orgy with my 27-year-old son and his pal—11 rounds in seven days, all of them on foot and with bags in tow.

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