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President’s Letter: Summer 2019
July 1, 2019

President’s Letter: Summer 2019

Learning from the Scots and Irish I was in Scotland recently playing courses in and around St. Andrews with three of my closest friends. We had glorious weather (the rumors of wind and rain in Sco
A NEW YEAR, A NEW GAP.
April 1, 2019

A NEW YEAR, A NEW GAP.

A NEW YEAR, A NEW GAP. In the 1990s, I spent considerable time in Australia. One of the great things about traveling to Australia was flying Qantas Airways (obviously a distant second to Aussie be
President’s Letter: Spring 2019
April 1, 2019

President’s Letter: Spring 2019

New Year, New GAP In the 1990s, I spent considerable time in Australia. One of the great things about traveling to Australia was flying Qantas Airways (obviously a distant second to Aussie beer an
Golf, alternative forms are alive and well
December 1, 2018

Golf, alternative forms are alive and well

Golf, alternative forms are alive and well The quotation “golf is a good walk spoiled” is often attributed to Mark Twain. Researchers are virtually certain that Twain never defamed our game w
Ruining Our Reputation
September 24, 2018

Ruining Our Reputation

ONE OF THE HALLMARKS of our wonderful game of golf is etiquette. The ethos of respecting your fellow players, policing yourself and doing what you can to ensure that everyone, not just you, has a won
Champions Amongst Us
June 1, 2018

Champions Amongst Us

  After a brief encounter with golf in my early years, I went nearly 20 years without picking up a golf club until I was 34. At that time (1983), I was the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department
Golf is a Family Affair
April 1, 2018

Golf is a Family Affair

  I was in Ireland this February visiting The Island Golf Club, my home club. The temperature was 48 degrees with a light rain, so given the perfect Irish weather the parking lot was full of player
No Brag, Just Fact
November 1, 2017

No Brag, Just Fact

 In the immortal words of John Wayne, “No brag, just fact.” That must be an important idea because, after all, it was said by the Duke. In Eastern Pennsylvania, we really adhere to the “no
That’s Amore
September 1, 2017

That’s Amore

  Geoffrey Chaucer is widely regarded as the father of English literature and is considered by many to be the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. One of Chaucer’s most famous prover
Amazing Acts Abound in Philadelphia
June 1, 2017

Amazing Acts Abound in Philadelphia

  Every year, I look forward to the BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship. The Amateur dates back to the founding of the Association making it one of the oldest championships in the country and its