Author: Rick Vacek

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

He’s doing it again. Because he has to – he’s Phil Mickelson. The major golf websites are filled with videos of Lefty hitting what amount to trick shots in Las Vegas this weekend, and it’s probably the worst thing forREAD MORE

We’re heading into the time of year when we find all sorts of pleasant surprises on The Golf Channel. There’s nothing quite like flipping on the TV late at night to see what’s on and discovering a live PGA TourREAD MORE

One of the many perks of living on a golf course, besides the free balls, is being exposed daily to the sounds of golf. The 15th tee is not too far from my patio, on the other side of theREAD MORE

See something. Say something. Maybe you’ve seen those words on a poster in your workplace or in an airport. But they could apply to the golf course, too. No, I’m not suggesting that we need to be worried about violenceREAD MORE

Rory McIlroy was born on May 4, 1989. Andrew Luck was born on Sept. 12, 1989. McIlroy just won the FedExCup, worth $15 million. His golf career is still ascending. Luck just announced his retirement from football and left millionsREAD MORE

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