Who knew that 16 hours of meetings over two days could pass so quickly and be engaging at every moment? That was one of many surprises for the 100 or so industry folks who attended the U.S. Golf Association’s Pace of Play Symposium at the organization’s headquarters Nov. 12-13.
Pace of play has been a long standing issue at every level of golf. The USGA announced that it is introducing a series of educational tools designed to educate the golfing community on the factors that influence the time it takes to play the game.
The U.S. Golf Association announced the sectional qualifying sites for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship. The 11 U.S. sectional qualifying sites will be conducted over 36 holes on June 3. Japan and England will host international qualifying on May 27.
Paula Creamer headlines the list of Americans who could bring home the U.S. Women’s Open trophy Sunday. <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> explains who among Creamer’s compatriots could also get the job done.
Kelli Shean charged to the top of the U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard Thursday on a beastly Oakmont course. As <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> writes, Shean has the kind of amateur story that makes this event special.
Temperatures were in the 90s. Michelle Wie was in the 80s. On a demanding day when tough old Oakmont Country Club illustrated again that playing par golf can be an achievement, only Brittany Lang was in the 60s.
Trailing after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup for the first time since 1996, Team USA (with Stephanie Kono) bounced back to sweep the morning four-ball matches Saturday and take a two-point lead. <strong>Jim McCabe</strong> reports.
Danielle McVeigh, playing only a month after her father died of spinal cancer, led Great Britain and Ireland to a surprising one-point lead over Team USA after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup. <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> reports.
At 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Oklahoma State and Augusta State will square off to decide this year’s national champion. The Cowboys will be playing for their 11th NCAA Championship; Augusta State will be going for its first.
Augusta State isn’t just adding excitement to this NCAA Championship by playing the underdog role. As <strong>Sean Martin</strong> writes, the Jaguars also are authoring their share of dramatic finishes.
Well, here’s the shocker of shockers: Wrong Ron strikes again in picking the winner of the men’s NCAA Division I Championship. Don’t do a quick panic. All that means is once again, I lived up to my name.
Newly-crowned NCAA champion Scott Langley, a junior at Illinois, heads the 11-player list of 2009-10 Ping First-team All-Americans as Washington’s Chris Williams landed the Phil Mickelson Award as National Freshman of the Year. The awards were announced Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Thinking back to the pre-match play days, I was told over and over of how awesome it was going to be to have that head-to-head component as part of the NCAA Championship. It was going to attract the non-diehards to the sport and garner some attention among the masses.