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Keyword: Charlie Blanchard
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Herb Wimberly served as the Aggie men’s head golf coach for 31 years, retiring in 1994. Some of the notable golfers who played for Herb “back in the day” are Rich Beem, Larry Beem (Rich’s late dad), Bart Bryant, Steve Haskins, Tom Byrum and Tom’s brother, Curt Byrum. more
One of my all-time favorite business books is “The Ten Commandments for Business Failure,” by former Coca Cola President Donald R. Keough. Rumor has it Keough was asked to write about keys to success, but he said to his publisher, “Can’t do it. But I can tell how you can surely fail.” more
Can a new administrator of a major golf association significantly change the game? In mid-February, Mike Whan was named CEO of the United States Golf Association (USGA), replacing Mike Davis, who is retiring this summer. more
On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 23, the sports world -- the whole world for that matter -- was jarred by the breaking news that Tiger Woods had been critically injured in a single-vehicle rollover car crash in suburban Los Angeles. more
Max Homa, one of the highly talented young guns on the PGA Tour, was the winner of the Genesis Invitational tournament in greater Los Angeles a few weeks ago. TV viewers thought his victory was a mere formality, as Homa stepped over a three-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for the win. more
We have officially entered the windy season in the high desert. For the next three months, when we head to the golf course in late morning, we are thinking, “Will this wind never end?” It will, just as the daytime temperatures soar. more
Unless you follow PGA Tour golf closely and watch untold hours of tournament TV broadcasts, you may not know the name Kamaiu (ka-my-yoo) Johnson. Johnson is a 27-year-old professional golfer from Tallahassee, Florida, who became attached to golf in a most improbable way. more
The term, “course management” is classic golf jargon and short for “managing yourself around the golf course for the best possible results.” Skillful and effective course management involves several things, but mainly it is about playing for position. more
Possibilities. As golfers, that’s pretty much how we think. Each time we tee it up for a new round, in our hearts dwells the anticipation that this one will be special. more
Ever wonder about luck? I mean the role that luck, good and bad, plays in sports, politics, careers, wars and even life. more
Most of us who love to play golf in this temperate high desert climate love to play all year round. Heck, that’s exactly why some of us live here. And in the dead of summer, it’s tolerable, unlike Phoenix. more
One of modern golf’s most prolific and admired golf course architects, Pete Dye, Jr., died early last January at age 94. Dye was born Dec. 29, 1925, in Urbana, Ohio, and in 1943 won the Ohio state high school golf championship. more
On Feb. 17, 2020, the sports world lost a legend with the death of Mary Kathryn “Mickey” Wright at age 85, winner of 82 LPGA Tour events from 1956 through 1973 (and 8 other professional wins), and a 13-time major champion. more
According to ancient historians, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions goes all the way back to the time when Janus, a mythical king of early Rome in 153 B. C., was placed at the head of the calendar. more
Through the years I have responded to questions readers have emailed or asked. Nearly all are reasonable, and some are funny. Bur most fall into the category of “frequently asked questions,” or FAQ’s. To spice up my easy-to-grasp answers I have relied on the wisdom of the late Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015). more
Just a few decades ago cult filmmaker Douglas Adams produced “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” in which he promised the answer to, “The ultimate question about life, the universe and everything.” I would have added golf to the list. more
First, a little background. I, of course, am an avid golfer. Probably an addicted golfer. I almost always have fun playing with my friends, but I do take it seriously. I try to perform my best, with the scoring bar set below my current age (78). more
Three young LPGA professional women are re-writing the record books with their drivers. The first (and longest) is Bianca Pagdanganan, who came within 18 inches of an average drive mark of 300 yards five weeks ago in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Georgia. more
Pitcher Ralph Terry, who won 107 games as a Yankee in the ‘50s and ‘60’s, played five PGA Tour events after retiring from baseball. He then played 96 PGA Senior Tour events without a win. more
If you are a golfer who longs for increased distance, listen up. The military concept of “force multiplier” is something you need to know about. more
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