National: Regular Columns / Final Word

Olazabal's Competitive Drive Still Alive

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 July 2011 22:19 Saturday, 23 July 2011 21:44

by Kent 'Cookie' Gilchrist 

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Don’t know if a parallel can be drawn to the fact Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal practised more than any two American players at the RBC Canadian Open which is on-going at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.

The fact the European Ryder Cup captain missed the cut on Friday doesn’t alter the angst and hand wringing over the dearth of American majors winners recently.
 

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Home On The Range?

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2011 23:22 Thursday, 21 July 2011 23:04

by Kent 'Cookie' Gilchrist

 

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Semi-retirement was supposed to be easier than this.

Every day this week I’ve been at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club before the bald eagles have opened their peepers.
 
As a volunteer on the driving range for the RBC Canadian Open, you’ve got to get there early.
 
Even if what you're doing would never be considered high profile or even remotely glamorous.

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Hungry For A Win In Your Golf Pool? Here's 'Food For Thought'

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:43 Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:15

by Kent 'Cookie' Gilchrist

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If you’ll excuse the pun, this could be labeled "food for thought" -  if you’re in a golf pool for the RBC Canadian Open.

Pudgy Darren Clarke, who won the British Open on Sunday you might have noticed, is the same body type as Canadian Open defending champion Carl Pettersson.
 

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Final Word: "Enough Already?"

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:46 Tuesday, 29 March 2011 12:36

 

altA Linkedin member recently commented "Enough already" about our Tiger Pic Going Viral posting (click HERE). Here is my reply as a publisher, journalist and golf fan... positions which may not always be compatible.

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Pipe Dreams…

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 18:47 Monday, 21 February 2011 15:40

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 by Laurie McGuinness

 
Pipe Dream, airing on Golf Channel, is the story of homeless golfer Mark Burk, and follows Burk as he tries to make the Champions Tour. 
 
If you’ve been watching, Burk is also engaged in a legal battle with a former girlfriend.
 

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