2017 PGA 3rd Round Recap; Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines, Hanging around the lead

Saturday brings the completion of the 3rd round of the 99th running of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Here’s what we found out about how to expect it to finish…*crickets*.

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2017 PGA Championship Round 1 Recap – Birdies and Bogeys

By Joe Hines–Always Battling For Position

This year’s PGA Championship is being held at notable tour venue, Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s been a regular stop for years, this is its first stab at hosting a major, however. ┬áThere has been a significant redo of the golf course since its last tournament in May, they rebuilt holes and re-grassed the whole golf course in a little over ninety days. A Herculean task, to be sure, and one of the fun features is a sub-air feature underneath the greens that can suck the water right out of them. Thus making the threat of rain through the weekend largely a non-story. The greens today for the first round, are already frighteningly fast. If tournament officials let them get much firmer, familiar cries of unfairness from young millionaires will blather across the twitter-sphere, God forbid these players who no longer play a game that I’m familiar with being challenged by less than comfortable conditions.

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Birdies and Bogeys from Day 2 of the US Open

By Joe Hines Always making the cut

We’ve made it through round 2 of the US Open, and if you aren’t doing anything, pre-tournament picks Jason Day(picked by yours truly) and Rory McIlroy could use a ride home since they won’t be playing this weekend. The experts proclaimed this long, open track as advantageous to those two, among the game’s longest drivers, with ball flight approaching the heavens. As luck would have it, golf is still golf, and as such tends to bite you in the butt, just when you think you have it figured out. Whether watching or playing.

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Birdies & Bogeys: Jordan Rules, 2015 Masters Final Round Recap

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Young Jordan. He really is quite something. He saw every challenge, such as it was. He never blinked. Mr. Spieth may or may not be someday regarded with the same reverence as Hogan, Nelson and Palmer. But one thing is certain. At the age of 21, Jordan Spieth can compete at the highest level of golf.

Photo Credit: USA Today

Photo Credit: USA Today

As Sunday’s final round came to the end, Spieth, with finality, saved a par on 16 after a wayward tee shot, the gallery (sorry Augusta) erupted and from their feet sent the new champion on his way toward the 17th tee. [Read more…]

Birdies & Bogeys: 2015 First Round Masters Recap

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff & Chicago Guru

Observations from the first round of the Masters while dodging tornadoes here in Northern Illinois. I pray my friends in and around Rochelle are safe.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Masters. A tradition unlike any other, to steal the tagline. Golf fans wait months to see the pictures of splendid color and lush green sent our way, a fresh breath after a long, bleak winter. Most of us watch while we observe the lack of life in our own communities. The trees are still bare, the snow barely melted in much of the country. So the Masters is not only the real beginning of golf season for many of us, but the promise of spring. [Read more…]