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Bio of Golfer Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams was a Scottish golfer who won multiple times on the British and European circuits of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He was distinguished by having a very long backswing that went well past parallel, ala John Daly.

What Is a Chunk Shot in Golf?

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The chunk shot, in golf, is a type of mishit in which the golfer's club hits the ground behind the ball before hitting the golf ball itself. The result of a chunk is rarely good, and often quite bad. A typical outcome is that the ball travels a considerably shorter distance than the golfer hoped — just how much distance is lost being tied to just how badly the ball was chunked.

PGA Tour Kentucky Derby Open Tournament

The Kentucky Derby Open was a men's professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour in the 1950s. It was played in late April or early May, just before or just after the weekend of the Kentucky Derby horse race.

How a 7-Minute Wait in the Phoenix Open Led to Golf's 10-Second Rule

Once upon a time, a PGA Tour golfer waited so long to see if his ball would fall into the cup that the USGA and R&A created the 10-second rule. How long did that golfer wait, watching as his ball sat on the lip, hoping it would fall into the hole? Seven minutes.

2021 Ryder Cup: When, Where, Qualification, Format

The 2021 Ryder Cup will be the 43rd time the tournament is played. Team United States and Team Europe face off, each comprised of 12 male professional golfers. The all-time standing of the matches is 26 wins for Team USA, 14 for Team Europe, two ties.

The Lakes Open, Australian Golf Tournament

The Lakes Open was an Australian men's professional golf tournament played from the mid-1930s through the mid-1970s, although with several gaps including due to World War II. It was named after its location: The tournament was always played at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

How to Play a Choker Tournament in Golf

A Choker Tournament is a golf format for three- or four-person teams in which one person per team, on every hole, is put on the spot: come up with a decent score, or choke and hurt your team's chances. There are several different ways to play a Choker, but the key point is this:

Bio of Golfer Georgianna Bishop

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Georgianna Bishop was one of the early winners of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Her competitive golf career began in the 1800s and she continued playing tournament golf through the first quarter of the 20th century.

What Is a 'Chicken Stick' in Golf?

In golf, "chicken stick" is a slang term for a golf club that a golfer chooses over a different club because he is being cautious. Or, as that golfer's buddies might tease him, because he is too scared — too chicken — to attempt the more aggressive shot.

Center-Shafted Putters Pros and Cons

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A "center-shafted putter" is one in which the shaft attaches to the putter's clubhead at or near the center relative to the clubface. Many putters have a sightline, an aiming aid, on the top of the putter head to mark the center of the putter's clubface. A putter with a center shaft is a putter whose shaft enters the clubhead closer to that sightline than to the heel.