Dear Tiger… Pt. 2

Tiger,  I’m starting to get used to writing these letters. They started a little over a year ago when you got back into the winner’s circle at East Lake, claiming your 80th PGA Tour victory. Next was in April, winning your 15th major, and now this letter comes after tying Sam Sneed’s record of 82 …

Golf’s Version of the Steroid Era

Distance. Golf’s golden goose. The thing that every player wants a little more of. Long players want to maintain it, shorter players want more of it. Analytics and research show a very logical correlation with distance and success on the PGA Tour. In a watered down explanation, the further you hit it past the field, …

Two Piece Combo, Chicken Classic

Some call it “Golf’s 8th Major”, shout out Will Bardwell, others call it the Chicken Classic. Regardless of your name for the Sanderson Farm’s Championship, this tournament has made it a long way since it’s days in Hattiesburg, MS. From sponsorship trouble, to changing courses, to historically bad weather, it seems as all of the …

Lady Liberty

“Playoffs!? You want to talk about the Playoffs!? We can’t even win a game let alone make the playoffs!”. It’s that time of year again. Last year Bryson had two wins, only to be upstaged by Tiger’s win at East Lake and Justin Rose stealing the FedEx Cup from both of them. Things are set …

Memphis Delivered

FedEx delivered a WGC to Memphis, the fans delivered an awesome atmosphere, God delivered no humidity in July and the world’s best players delivered awesome golf. For a tournament of 60 plus years to get elevated to this status, move from a historic venue, and be scheduled for the last weekend in July, there was …

Anderson .Paark

No, the title isn’t a typo. Go check out the artist Anderson .Paak for you older folks. Early this year I wrote an article about the future of Germantown Country Club. It seems the fate of the club has been settled. The Scottsdale based Millennium Companies, whose slogan reads “Repurposing Golf in Urban Communities”, intends …

“The Path to The PGA Tour”

I’m not sure I knew exactly what to expect as Will and I headed out to Nashville Golf and Athletic Club for our first Web.com Tour event. Both of us have been to numerous PGA Tour events but not any along “The Path to The PGA Tour”. The forecast was calling for rough weather and …

Cart Barn Chronicles: Grant Hirschman

In this edition of Cart Barn Chronicles, we have Web.com and Mackenzie Tour Pro, Grant Hirschman. Grant is a native Memphian and had a very decorated career college career at the University of Oklahoma. I am very grateful for Grant taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions and shed some …

Twenty Two Years and Counting

Dear Tiger, You don’t know me, but I write to you often. You have occupied the idol spot in my life for as long as I can remember (somewhere between 1997/98). We have never met, and I have never had the chance to watch you play in person until this week. You were working on …

Golf’s Garden of Eden

Augusta National Golf Club summed up in one word, unworldly, and in a couple of words, “out of this world”. Even with that lofty praise, word’s just don’t do it justice. While, watching the Masters Tournament on a grainy tube TV with my dad, there was no real way to grasp just how beautiful and …