Author: Rick Vacek

If your New Year’s resolution is to play more golf, that’s great. It’s a lot more fun than sweating off 20 pounds. But if you’ve resolved to play more quality golf, that’s even better … and might require a littleREAD MORE

It’s good to have the pros back on television this weekend. It’s even better to watch them bomb drives from lofty tees down the hills of the Plantation Course at Kapalua. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons forREAD MORE

Dear Santa, I don’t imagine you’re getting to play much golf these days, seeing as how it’s a bit chilly up there and all. Pity. You should try where I live – the reindeer would like it, too, although theirREAD MORE

There are a lot of things you can do on a golf course to get your playing partners or fellow competitors riled up. You can play slowly. No one likes to be around that. You can breach the rules ofREAD MORE

One of the (many) things I love about our great game is that most courses don’t allow you to look like a slob. At private clubs, a collared shirt is a common requirement. Some even make you wear long pants.READ MORE

It’s that time of year when you can overdo a good thing. Too many parties. Too much chocolate. Too much shopping (if you like shopping, that is). And, over the weekend, I got a taste of the golf version ofREAD MORE

Sustained excellence. Sudden brilliance. And two lessons for all of us. The news out of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions in recent days, for those whose interest in our great game slumbers at this time of year, centeredREAD MORE

I spent the weekend in Illinois, where the golf courses are still very green. They look beautiful. Every time I passed one, I maintained my tradition. “Golf course!” I would proclaim. But my words were hollow. No one was enjoyingREAD MORE

They call it an advertisement for “The Official Beer of Going Golfing Just to Drink Beer.” I call it a Rocky Mountain-size insult to our great game. You know the ad. It shows a guy taking a casual, one-handed swipeREAD MORE

As I contemplated what to hit off the 18th tee – driver or 3-wood – I thought about a lot of other things, too. I know that’s not good. But it’s what we amateurs do – or at least someREAD MORE

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