Strick-ly business – Global Golf Post

Strick-ly business – Global Golf Post

Izzi Stricker, under the watchful eye of dad/caddie Steve Striker, blasts from a bunker on the ninth hole at The Legend of Merrill Hills during the 2021 Wisconsin Women’s State Amateur Championship. Gary D’Amato They were going to play golf. Of course, they were. Steve Stricker’s daughters, Bobbi and Izzi, were born into Wisconsin’s first…

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Mind games – Global Golf Post

Mind games – Global Golf Post

Alison Curdt (right) is one of only two golf instructors to have earned master professional status from the PGA of America and the LPGA. Courtesy Alison Curdt Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Alison Curdt remembers that kids couldn’t play organized sports in her city’s leagues or parks programs until they were 8 years…

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Tipping point – Global Golf Post

Tipping point – Global Golf Post

To say beer sales – and consumption – were an issue would be a gross understatement, from top to bottom. Ben Jared, PGA Tour via Getty Images The WM Phoenix Open has found its way onto the bucket lists of many golf fans around the world. The crowds. The noise. The beer. And, oh yes,…

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A bold approach – Global Golf Post

A bold approach – Global Golf Post

Ina Kim-Schaad’s Instagram handle @fearlessgolfcoach is a tribute to her mentor Gio Valiante, a sports psychologist who steered her toward mental-performance coaching. “I am a full-time mental-performance coach with Fearless Golf,” said Kim-Schaad, who played collegiately at Northwestern and won the 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. “I am so blessed to have this opportunity through…

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At what cost? – Global Golf Post

At what cost? – Global Golf Post

How soon will Yasir Al-Rumayyan (left) and Jay Monahan sit down together again for an announcment? Courtesy CNBC Let us assume that the cocktail glass is half full and at some point in the not too distant future, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan and Public Investment Fund governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan will sit together again to…

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Winter wonder – Global Golf Post

Winter wonder – Global Golf Post

Taffy Brower raves about the Women’s International Four-Ball trophy. It’s a magnificent piece, and one that the 79-year-old is proud to have her name on – right next to partner Alexa Hammer, with whom she won the event in 2011. Louise Suggs, an LPGA founder, appears first on that list of winners. World Golf Hall…

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Arizona star – Global Golf Post

Arizona star – Global Golf Post

A dizzying but delightful look at Desert Mountain SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA | Desert Mountain was little more than an outpost in the Sonoran Desert in 1986 when developer Lyle Anderson teamed up with Jack Nicklaus to create a golf community here. Located a mere 10 miles northeast of Phoenix’s city center, the property nonetheless felt as…

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