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The Masters Lesson

2009 Masters Tournament

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I’m sorry that I’ve not posted until late today although frankly I could have written this immediately after the conclusion of The Masters.  If you love sports at all and didn’t watch the final round, shame on you because you really missed one of the best, most compelling afternoons I can remember in any sport.  What struck me beyond that, however, was the huge difference between the man who has won 14 major championships and the kid who is still trying to win his first.  The former put on a great performance that ultimately proved to be too little too late.  The latter blew a lead and his chance to win and yet he taught the older guy a lesson. Continue reading

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You Can’t Buy A Swing

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While I’m sure most of you aren’t as obsessed with golf as I am, I hope you managed to watch some of The Masters yesterday.  Even if you don’t like golf, it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement of Phil, Tiger, Kenny Perry, Angel, and Chad.  Watching them it was interesting to notice how different each of their swings is and it brought to mind the golf truism that “you can’t buy a swing.”  Of course, there are supermarket-sized golf stores that cater to those who believe otherwise. The reality is that a repeatable, dependable golf swing comes in many variations and is the result of years of practice.  Just like business! Continue reading

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The Masters

Masters Tournament
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This is one of my favorite days of the year.  Competition begins today in The Masters.  It’s not just that it’s the first of golf’s major championships but also that it’s one of the big harbingers of Spring along with the opening of the baseball season and lighting the grill for the first time each year.  But there is one other thing about The Masters that make it one of, if not the, most unusual events in sport.   Is it that it’s the only major championship played on the same course each year?  No.  That it’s an invitational?  No. Continue reading

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But you got to have…

I’ve been traveling so this will be a quick end of week post.  A year ago, I went through some major changes in my life which began a year ago tomorrow.  I’ve discovered an awful lot about myself but also the answer to this quiz:

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