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The 'Herman and Sherman' Golf Practice Game

Do you know Herman and Sherman? They are the namesakes of a practice game for golfers. One of them can only hit draws, and the other can only hit fades. And if you play the practice game named "Herman and Sherman," that's what you'll be practicing: hitting draws and fades.

Sandra Palmer, LPGA Star of the 1970s

Sandra Palmer won 16 times from 1971-77, including two majors, and earned one LPGA Player of the Year Award during that time. She added a few more wins in the 1980s. Her greatest achievement was victory in the U.S. Women's Open.

Brickyard Crossing Championship (Champions Tour Golf Tournament)

The Brickyard Crossing Championship was a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour (for golfes 50-and-over) that was played from the late 1980s into the 2000s. It was best-known for the part of its history during which it was played on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway golf course.

Family Winners in USGA Championships (Brothers, Sisters, Parent-Child)

The United States Golf Association runs more a dozen national championships, the most-famous of which are the men's and women's U.S. Opens and the men's and women's U.S. Amateurs. Have any family members — e.g., a pair of brothers, or a mother-and-daughter — each won a USGA championship? Yes, it has happened ... but not very often.

'Get On in Two': The Golf Expression Explained

If you are a beginner in golf, or someone completely new to the game who watched a few minutes of a television broadcast, you might have heard he expression "get on in two." But did you understand what it means?

Most Masters Wins: All the Multiple Champions in The Masters Tournament

Winning The Masters Tournament once is a great achievement. Winning it twice is spectacular. Winning it three times is special and rare — only eight golfers in tournament history have won it at least three times.

Who Was the First Golfer to Win The Masters Three Times?

After its founding in 1934, it didn't take long for The Masters Tournament to produce its first two-time winner : Horton Smith won in 1934 and 1936. But it was another 14 years until The Masters' first three-time champion emerged.

Bio of Scottish Pro Golfer John Fallon

John Fallon was a Scottish professional golfer who won tournaments both before and after World War II, and who came close a couple times in the Open Championship. He also played in and served as a team captain in the Ryder Cup.

How to Play the Golf Game Named 'On In Two'

What do you want to do on a par-5 hole ? Well, among other things, every golfer wishes they can get "on in two ." That means reaching the green with your second shot, setting up a putt for eagle and the expectation of, at least, birdie. The golf game called "On In Two" rewards golfers who hit the green with their second shot on a par-5 —

What Are the Senior Majors in Pro Golf?

In golf, "senior" usually refers to golfers who are at least 50 years old. When a professional tour golfer turns 50, he becomes eligible to play "senior tournaments." (In women's pro senior golf, some events use 45 as the minimum age.)

What Is a Score of 7 on a Golf Hole Called?

You just finished the first hole of your round of golf and wrote down a "7" on the scorecard. That means you used seven strokes to complete the preceding hole. But is there a specific name for a score of 7 in golf? What do golfers call a 7?

Who Was the First Golfer to Win The Masters Twice?

The Masters Tournament was founded in 1934, and it didn't take long for the championship to crown its first 2-time winner. Horton Smith was the first golfer to win The Masters twice, by winning two of the first three Masters played.

Bio of English Golfer Lionel Platts

Lionel Platts was an English professional golfer who won tournaments in the 1960s and 1970s. Twice he finished in the Top 10 of the Order of Merit, and once he earned a place on the British Ryder Cup team. Platts was also known as a great money-match player who thrived in match play.

WGC Championship Tournament Winners, History

The WGC Championship was one of the World Golf Championships tournaments, existing from the late 1990s into the early 2020s. It had many title sponsors over its run and was known by many different names. Those names (and the years it was called that), plus where it was played, are:

The 'Nobble' (Nobbler) Golf Shot Definition

Let's nibble on "nobble": What type of golf shot does that slang term describe? We'll bite. When a golfer nobbles the ball, he makes contact above the equator of the golf ball, or merely with the very top of the ball. Nobble, in other words, is another term for a "top" or topped shot.

Phil Mickelson's Record in Playoffs (With Scores)

What kind of playoff record does Phil Mickelson have over his professional golf career? A pretty good one: Mickelson has won twice as many PGA Tour playoffs as he's lost.

Arnold Palmer's U.S. Open Wins, Playoffs and Yearly Finishes

Arnold Palmer played the U.S. Open 32 times, the first time in 1953 and the last time in 1994. Both his first and last appearances happened in years the tournament was played at Oakmont Country Club in Palmer's native Pennsylvania.

Chipping Drill: Accelerate Through Impact to Avoid Mis-Hits

By Karen Palacios-Jansen Here's a simple practice drill that will help you learn to keep the clubhead accelerating through the impact area when chipping — something you must do to avoid mis-hits (such as chunk shots and skulled shots ) on chip shots.

Bio of Golfer Tommy Jacobs (PGA Tour 1950s-70s)

Tommy Jacobs was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from the 1950s into the 1970s on a full-time basis, with occasional later appearances. He won four times in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Jacobs also twice finished second in a major championship, including once after a playoff against Jack Nicklaus at The Masters.

Explaining 'the Fifth Major' in Golf

"The fifth major" is an expression sometimes used by golfers, golf media, golf fans. What does it mean? The phrase has two meanings — one very specific, and also a more general usage.

Triple Bogey, Quadruple Bogey ... What Scores Come Next?

All golfers know that if you are 1-over par on a golf hole, you made a bogey. And that 2-over par is a double bogey. And the names of the bogeys continue on after that, depending on how many strokes over par one's score is. So what we want to know is, what comes after triple bogey , quadruple bogey, and so on? What are the terms for scores that are a lot over par?

Worst Scores Ever on 17th Hole (Island Green) in Players Championship

What is the highest score ever made on the notorious island-green 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass during The Players Championship? A whopping 12, which, on the par-3 hole , is 9-over par.

What Is the Golf Score Called a Grouse?

If you make a grouse on a golf hole, well, that's a score you'll probably be grousing about. "Grouse" is a slang term some golfers use for a triple bogey .