TUESDAY  | MAY 29, 2018
by John Gordon

Twenty-five years ago, during my brief “administration aberration,” a temporary detour from writing about the game, I was executive director of the Ontario Golf Association, now called Golf Ontario.  At a board meeting not long before my departure, I proposed that we publish contact information, including directions, for all member clubs.

“No way!” bellowed a ruddy-faced board member who belonged to a hoity-toity club in Toronto. “If we let them know how to get to [name of his club deleted], we’ll have busloads of those [racial slur deleted] at the gate!”

 



by Ron Kroichick

Stephen Curry never met Bob Hope, Bing Crosby or Andy Williams. They were entertainers of a different generation, celebrities of another genre, but they shared Curry’s passion and fascination for golf.

So, it’s only fitting to see Curry carrying on their legacy, in a sense.

 


A time and a place for coaching

Coach your players during practice time (“Coaches elevate roles amid NCAA drama,” May 28). Most of these top-tier college players already have personal coaches who hold their hands for most of the year anyway.  

Course management is as important a part of the game as ball striking and putting, and it can be practiced all season long, just like any other skill.  Why not create situations during practice rounds? In my opinion, the presence of a coach just puts more pressure on the players.

 


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Number of times in the past nine years, since the advent of match play to decide the NCAA Division I men’s golf team champion, that the top-seeded team after stroke play has won the title. Today at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., host Oklahoma State will take the first step toward changing that trend. The Cowboys won the four-round stroke-play qualifier Monday with an even-par 1,152 total to lead the top eight teams into the match-play rounds. The matches: Top-seeded Oklahoma State vs. No. 8 Texas A&M, No. 2 Duke vs. No. 7 Texas, No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 6 Alabama and No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Auburn  (scores).

 




CALENDAR
May 25-30
Men’s college: NCAA Division I Championship

Karsten Creek GC, Stillwater, Okla.

May 31 - June 3
LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open

Shoal Creek (Ala.) Club

PGA Tour: Memorial Tournament

Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio

European Tour: Italian Open

Gardagolf CC, Lake Garda, Italy

Web.com Tour: Rex Hospital Open

TPC Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh, N.C.

June 5
Industry: Women’s Golf Day

      
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