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HIS OWNSELF: a Semi-Memoir by Dan Jenkins


By Tom Ward Over the past few years I’ve enjoyed  brief encounters with the renowned sportswriter Dan Jenkins. I was first introduced to Dan by my friend, the late actor, Norman Alden. Growing up I always looked forward to his stories in Sports Illustrated and later on in Golf Digest. I’ve read a few of his books some of which were made into movies More...

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By Dan M On Saturday, April 12th, 2014

No single favorite for the 2014 Masters

A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out. On the putting green in a quiet moment of practice was 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, More...

By Dan M On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Practice with a purpose for best results

  By Tom Ward As we wrap up the month of March and with the golf season is officially about to begin. I have a word of caution for all of you and that is to make sure you’re using your practice time wisely to More...

By Dan M On Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The ‘Carpenters Rule’ of Golf

By Tom Ward In my travels over the past few decades I have seen and heard a lot of unique and interesting ways to swing a golf club. However, I tell people that the best way to insure some degree of success in More...

By Dan M On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Tom’s behind the back’ golf drill

By Tom Ward This week’s golf tip is absolutely one of the finest, yet simplest exercises that you could ever do. I was taught this timeless exercise over 30 years ago by my coach Harold Calderwood who was one More...

By Dan M On Monday, August 5th, 2013

Ward eagles 18, grasps Texas Open crown

LEWISVILLE — Chris Ward of McKinney captured the 43rd Bright Realty Texas State Open in dramatic fashion by eagling the 18th hole at The Lakes at Castle Hills. Ward, a former Texas Tech golfers, shot rounds of More...

By Dan M On Monday, July 29th, 2013

The new book on Mickelson

By Chad Conine A few weeks ago in this space, I attempted to rank the top 10 golf moments of the 2000s so far. The list came immediately after the U.S. Open, which didn’t provide one of the top 10 moments, More...

By Dan M On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Assessing the golf season so far

There’s no all-star break in golf since there’s no all-star game. But if there was, it would probably fall this week, the week after the U.S. Open and seven weeks until The Open Championship tees off More...

By Dan M On Monday, June 17th, 2013

Golf’s best of the 21st Century

Another major is in the rear-view mirror. It provided a good bit of anticipation but not a whole lot of delivery in this veteran golf viewer’s opinion. Happy to see Justin Rose claim a major title, but he More...

By Dan M On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

U.S. Open preview: will the stars shine?

By Chad Conine I already suspect what’s going to happen when I sit down on Sunday to watch the final round of the U.S. Open. I suspect there will be a huge gap between what I want to see and what will actually More...