by John Gordon

There’s a misogynistic myth that “GOLF” is an acronym for “Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.”

That’s false.

But there is no denying that the game since its inception has been male dominated. Traditionally, considerably less than 20 percent of the golfing population has been female.


Simple tip for faster play: Putt out

Just this past Friday, we had a golf committee meeting at Indian Creek Country Club on Miami Beach, about the subject of slow play. A few days earlier, during an informal discussion about this subject with our pro, Mike Gray, he offered me what I thought was an excellent, painless way to speed play. I introduced it to the committee, and Gray explained his idea. It is simply to encourage continuous putting.


Keeping score


Number of former Georgia Bulldogs who are paired together in the 10 a.m. three-ball in the first round of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic at Sea Island (Ga.) Golf Club. Brian Harman, Hudson Swafford and Bubba Watson will tee off together Thursday on the No. 10 tee at the Plantation Course. Harman is a Sea Island resident (tee times:

In the news

Announced: That Aronimink Golf Club will play host to the 2020 Women’s PGA and the 2027 PGA Championship, according to PGA of America. The club, in Newtown Square, Pa., also will be the site of the PGA Tour’s 2018 BMW Championship and is a former host of the Tour’s AT&T National, in 2010 and 2011.


Sea Pines Resort has begun construction of the Pete Dye Room in the clubhouse at Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the PGA Tour’s annual RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The room, scheduled to open in February, will celebrate the life and architecture career of Dye, who designed Harbour Town and the nearby Heron Point layouts.


Holiday ticket packages for the 2018 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship are being sold with special pricing through Dec. 31, the PGA of America announced. The tournament will be played May 24-27 at the Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.


Bridgestone Golf introduced the Tour B XW-1 forged wedges. The clubs will be available at select retailers and online beginning Jan. 3.


November 11-16
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Champions GC (Cypress Creek), Houston
November 13-15
Club pros: PGA Jones Cup
PGA GC (Wanamaker), Port St. Lucie, Fla.
November 16-19
European Tour: DP World Tour Championship
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PGA Tour: RSM Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside), St. Simons Island, Ga.
LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship
Tiburon GC, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.

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