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A reunion connecting generations in golf

  • May 13, 2010
  • By Jimmy Headrick

There are times when the stars line up, and the circumstances of the moment are beyond explaining.

It was mystical like when Bagger Vance appeared out of nowhere unknown to Junah while he was hitting golf balls in the darkness.  On Friday, May 7, that is what happened to me at Lakewood. I look up, and it is a person I played junior golf against 40 years ago.  His name is John McGough.

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Stark contrast in player depth at PGA Tour stop one week later

  • April 30, 2010
  • By Jimmy Headrick

Tiger Woods

The top 50 in the World Golf Rankings, updated April 25,, is made up of 15 Americans who are all active on the PGA Tour.  Of the remaining 35 non-Americans, 20 are active on the PGA Tour.  The remaining 15 are not active members of the PGA Tour.  To be active on the PGA Tour you have to earn your playing credentials and commit to playing in 15 tournaments on the PGA Tour.

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Lack of depth in Zurich Classic an example of why PGA Tour needs to change

  • April 25, 2010
  • By Jimmy Headrick

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When I was a 22 year old PGA Apprentice at Lakewood in 1977, Jim Simons won in the PGA event in New Orleans and took home a check for $35,000.

Today the winner of The Zurich Classic will take home a staggering $1,152,000.  I often wonder if the PGA Tour players understand that this did not just happen overnight.   They should all kiss the ground that Arnold Palmer walks on.  He brought class to this great game and respected the people who came before him.

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Torrential Rain, Dangerous Lightning Suspend Second Round of Zurich Classic

  • April 23, 2010
  • By Jimmy Headrick

Lee Janzen,  left, and Alex Cejka shake hands on the 18th green after completing the  second round of the Zurich Classic golf tournament in Avondale, La.,  Friday, April 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Zurich Classic will feature a busy Saturday after inclement weather forced a stoppage of play in the second round early Friday afternoon in Avondale.

Play was halted at 12:57 p.m. with only 47 of 152 players completing their second round.  Play was officially suspended for the day at 5:21 p.m. and will resume at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Lakewood Reaches Out, Builds Dreams Through Zurich Classic Kids Golf Clinic

  • April 21, 2010
  • By Jimmy Headrick

The students at the Zurich Classic Kids Clinic

When I approached Lakewood’s PGA Director of Golf Brad Weaver and Vice President of Operations Cynthia Rico last September about beginning a weekly outreach school program, they jumped at the opportunity to give back to our city and grow golf.

Fast-forward to this past Monday, where I am on a yellow school bus full of hope, dreams, anticipation and excitement as we head on our way to the Zurich Classic Kids Golf Clinic.

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