The beginning of my love affair with golf.
Carlos Sainz Jr. of Elgin, Ill., fired a 4-under par 66 Friday to win the West Florida Golf Tour’s 2013 Longboat Key Open. Sainz, who won the 2013 Chicago Open, posted a four-round total of 9-under par 271 to capture his third professional victory of the year by one stroke over Palmetto’s Sam Osborne, who [...]
November 28, 2012 Dear USGA Member: The USGA cherishes its strong relationship with our Members, and we appreciate the support you provide in helping us lead the game toward a sustainable future. Your membership bolsters the critical mission of the USGA in many important ways and has helped to make the game more enjoyable for [...]
HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org A suggestion was made to me the other day to elaborate on the difference between a friendly game of golf and one that maintains strict adherence to the Rules of the game. From personal experience, there is a huge contrast between the two forms. Let’s assume the friendly game, or [...]
HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist email@example.com Professional baseball prohibits the use of “corked” and aluminum bats. The National Football League does not permit the use of kicking tees for extra points or field goals, while it does allow their use on kick-offs. What do the Rules of golf approve of in the matter of the use [...]
HAL LENOBEL Contributing Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org The questions keep coming and that makes me happy. Here are some more inquiries from readers: In a mixed foursome in which the men play from the back tees and the women play from the forward tees, a man hits a tee shot out of bounds. Does his partner [...]