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Keyword: Charlie Blanchard
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Pro golf has been disrupted by Saudi-funded LIV Golf. It’s complicated; let me explain. more
A couple of weeks ago, on April 1, the NMSU Hall of Fame luncheon was held, and several golf recipients stand out here. One is Bobby Lutz, a businessman in Dallas, who came to NMSU in the fall of 1969 to play golf, and played four years for Herb Wimberly. more
It’s the windy season! Our heavy windy period, which mostly lasts through April, often causes damage to structures (e.g. roofs blown off), uprooting trees and means blowing dust and “brownouts.” It’s a difficult time of year for us golfers. more
Statistics can be a blessing and a curse. In 1948, statistics showed Dewey would win; but, alas, in fact Truman won. more
Let’s talk about anxiety. Perhaps, an overused and misunderstood term in today’s culture. more
During the past 35 years, golfers have moved from persimmon drivers to large (460cc) titanium drivers, and from rubber-wound balata balls to Pro v-1 and similar balls. more
Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play in the Masters in 1975, died Nov. 28, 2021 at age 87. more
Tournament golf competition can be a gut-wrenching experience for amateur golfers who are not prepared for the pressure. Even the tour pros feel some pre-tournament jitters as they start their quest for victory (and golf immortality) on the first tee more
As we approach year-end, many of us are looking forward to a new year and a new golf season. While we are blessed to live in a town where we can play golf all year long, there is a difference between just “playing” and working to make major improvements to your game. more
When we talk about the “short game,” we’re actually referring to play that is within 60 yards of the putting green, as well as play on the putting green itself. more
There are times when we all get on mental “overload,” even in our weekly little games at our private little clubs with our regular little friends. We aren’t playing in the U.S. Open but we still can’t seem to keep tract of everything we need to do. more
We’ve all done it. Ruining an otherwise very good round of golf by trying to make a miracle escape from bad trouble, only to make it much worse, turning a bogey into a quadruple. more
In the wake of the blowout victory 19 to 9 (like 60 to 28 in football) by the American team over the Europeans in the Ryder Cup a few weeks ago, I thought it might be nice to discuss some of the elements of match play golf. more
Aspire to Excellence. Nobody ever became great by settling for average, middle-of-the-pack, “gentleman’s C.” Always strive to be the best you can be. Sounds like Arnie and his Army. If someone is not continually working to improve, he can’t expect to be competitive. more
The Justin Harper Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. more
Golfers seem to have their own jargon, sayings and expressions, and some are downright hilarious. For example, let’s take the term “chili dip” as used in golf as opposed to a party snack. more
Over the many years of golf experiences, I have come to the conclusion that there are three specific golf shots which higher handicap golfers find the most difficult. more
I hear a lot of golfers complain that “I was thinking too much on that shot.” Or “I was thinking of business and not on my golf shot.” Or “I wasn’t thinking when I pulled that club.” And “I ran that putt 10 feet too long because I went brain-dead.” more
Cool, calm and collected. That’s how Collin Morikawa appeared on Sunday, July 18, as he dissected the field at Royal St. George’s on his way to winning the 149th Open Championship. more
When you watch PGA Tour golf on television you might hear the distinct sound of clicking on concrete paths as golfers walk between holes or near the clubhouse. more
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