Author Archives: leavethepinin

Let’s Bet on the Open Championship

The last Major of the year is this week which means, since we’re in the UK, we need to check the betting odds.  If you’re in the UK and you don’t bet, you’re odd.  The Open or as some non-golfers call it the British Open is my favorite event all year.  I wake up early, […]

CHRISTINA KIM

I got the chance to speak with Christina Kim recently.  The best selling author, Solheim Cup Firebrand, Trendsetting LPGA Tour Golfer tells all about life on tour, her favorite music and what makes her tick. Leave the Pin In-What was your first event ever as a pro? Christina Kim-My first event played as a professional […]

It’s good to be different.

Is it good to be different?  Is it OK to be the black sheep, out of step with the rest of mainstream golf?   Most people would tell you no.  Most teachers would have you fit into an Adam Scott mold and steer you away from anything to do with Moe Norman or Jim Furyk.  Most […]

Greatest Current U.S Golfer *Hint…Not Who You Think It Is.

Tom and Arnie and Jack and Tiger, that’s who you’re thinking…I know it.  As the fourth of July dawns many of us will think about this country in terms of BBQ, Beer and Fireworks.  As golfers, many of us will go to our clubs or local muni’s and play in Flag Tournaments or Firework Scrambles. […]

Taking a Break From Golf.

Breaking up is hard to do.  Absence makes the heart grow fonder.  You don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone.  Sometimes the old adages are right.  If many of you are like me then even when you play A LOT of golf you never play enough golf.  Look, if work and family didn’t take […]

Where Golf is Truly Fun.

Truth be told, I have played a lot of golf in my life.  Not as much as I like, but enough to make most people jealous.  I have been fortunate enough to play from coast to coast.  From venues that have hosted wars at the shore to the home of american golf.  From goat tracks […]

How Iconic is Pebble and the U.S Open?

Some things in life go together so well you wouldn’t think of one without the other.  Think the McCartney and Lennon, the Jackson 5, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Phil and Gambling.  Pebble Beach is the Ying to the U.S Open’s Yang.  Pebble beach opened in 1919 and celebrated its 100th birthday this year.  The old […]

USGA vs The WORLD

Far Hills, NJ… we have a problem. The long standing turf war between the USGA and whomever plays in the U.S Open is starting to rear its ugly head again.  Pebble Beach hosts this years U.S Open and if you listen to most tour pro’s then you would think the USGA is ready to destroy […]