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British Open Is One For The Ages

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 19, 2016 9:08:01 AM

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Of all the four men’s Professional Golf Association Major championships, the Open, or British Open as some prefer to call it because of its history, is the best of all because of its unpredictability. If the golfers aren’t battling the course with the bunkers the size of craters and the deep rough that look like pastures, they are usually fighting the elements.

This year’s version at Royal Troon in Scotland was no different. It had a little bit of everything to challenge the golfers, yet allow for a final day that offered ideal conditions and a round for the ages.

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ERIC HAWERCHUK: FROM HOCKEY TO GOLF

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 13, 2016 9:02:22 AM

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The name Hawerchuk is synonymous with greatness in the National Hockey League, but it is building up a following in golf. Eric Hawerchuk, whose father Dale played 16 years in the NHL and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, is in his fourth year as a professional golfer.

The 27-year-old plays on the Great Lakes Circuit Canada Pro Tour, and recently won the Desjardins Insurance Challenge.

While he followed his father in hockey, Hawerchuk knew he’d never be good enough to be drafted into major junior, so he focused full-time on golf, playing competitively starting at the age of 12.

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Golf Is Missing Tiger Woods’ Greatness

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 6, 2016 7:50:48 AM

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When the news came out a few days ago that Tiger Woods will not be playing in the British Open as he continues to recover from his second back surgery, it was not a surprise. It was more of an underlying possibility he may never participate in a Major again, perhaps any tournament at all.

He has not played in a year and a half and will miss his third consecutive Major. The contortions, twists and turns that allowed him to strike the ball further than anybody during the prime of his career came at a stiff cost: his health.

It is said that we are nothing without our health, and for Tiger Woods this means it will take some kind of medical miracle, or an otherwise incredible amount of rest and physiotherapy, to be able to swing a club with any kind of proficiency.

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Wearing A Mouthpiece Can Improve Your Golf Game

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jun 27, 2016 5:10:43 PM

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So, you’ve taken lessons, changed your clubs and your grips and have studied videos to improve your game. Wearing a custom-made mouthpiece might be the added piece of equipment to improve your game by maximizing strength and power.

That’s the opinion of Rob Charlton, a Canadian entrepreneur, whose company, New Age Performance, is marketing a molded mouthpiece that can enhance performance by properly aligning the jaw.

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2016 U.S. Open Had All Kinds Of Drama From Start To Finish

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jun 21, 2016 8:30:45 AM

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Bring on Oakmont, bring on the church pews.

That was the story going into the 2016 U.S. Open.

As if the man-made course with its myriad of narrow fairways, bunkers of all shapes and sizes and lightning greens weren’t enough of a challenge, this year the players had to deal with Mother Nature from the outset.

The first round had to be halted because of rain, followed by a re-start, which was followed by another rain delay and ultimately a postponement to the following day. Some players didn’t even have a chance to begin the round.

Thus a tournament renowned for its difficulty, in particular this course in Pittsburgh, played mental games on the players, each of them seeking to add a major win to their careers. Many of those who survived the cut had never won a major.

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Scoring A Hole-In-One Is No Easy Feat

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jun 15, 2016 8:29:03 AM

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Every golfer dreams of scoring a hole-in-one. No matter whether you play professionally or recreationally, it’s exciting to ace a hole.

At this year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, 18-year-old Brooke Henderson aced the par-3 13th hole from 152 yards with a 7-iron. It was the fourth of her career. She won the tournament, too, in a playoff against Lydia Ko. It was quite a week for the Canadian phenom, ranked number four in the world at the start of the week.

Henderson won a car with hole-in-one – specifically a Kia K900 – which was a prize available for any player who aced that hole. She gave the car to her elder sister, Brittany, who caddies for her.

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Golfer At A Glance: Lydia Ko

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jun 7, 2016 8:37:23 AM

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When Muhammad Ali passed, among those who paid tribute to him was Lydia Ko.

“Thank you very much for being an inspiration to all! RIP Muhammad Ali.”

Anyone who follows golf has to appreciate Ko’s words.

She’s a 19-year-old who would have known Ali only by what she has seen on video or read on the Internet. Sadly, she grew up in an era in which the greatest boxer of the ‘60s and ‘70s – and arguably of all time – had already descended into the depths of the disease that would lead to his death at the age of 74.

But it takes one great athlete to recognize and appreciate another.

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