Tag Archives: Q-School

Q-School is Over…So Over

Have you ever played the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California? It was half of what was in store for PGA Tour aspirants trying to get through the final Q-School ever. The other course was the … Continue reading

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Q-School: Thoughts You Shouldn’t Be Thinking

The 2012 and last PGA Tour Q-School is halfway through its six rounds at PGA West in La Quinta, California. There are 171 players alternating back and forth between the iconic, Pete Dye-designed, TPC Stadium Course and the easier Nicklaus … Continue reading

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The Virtue in Struggle

A reader sent me a transcript from NPR’s Morning Edition. The feature, “Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning,” is a very interesting portrait of the counterintuitive and fundamental differences in each culture’s approach to learning. She … Continue reading

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Q-School: The Last Best Hope

One last time, it’s that time of the year. One last time for the “Fall Classic.” One last time for the “Direct to the Tour” Q-School. After this year, the Q-School goes the way of the buggy whip to be … Continue reading

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2nd Stage Q-School Results: A Different Look

There are any number of articles and posts out there on who got through the six 2nd Stage Q-School sites and who didn’t. But the list of all the notable players — whether they made it or not — would … Continue reading

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Disney: Do or Die

Formally, it’s now known as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, but the players all know it as Disney. But beyond that, they mostly know it as the last chance to save their Tour cards for the coming year. Oh, … Continue reading

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Is Commitment on the Wane?

I sometime wonder how many Tour players — to include the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour — are truly committed to their success. My purpose is not to cast aspersions on any one player, but there are any number … Continue reading

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The Closed Shop Open

The PGA Tour hasn’t fully articulated the reasons why, but they are about to snuff out the dreams of a lot of prospective players. They are about to make the PGA Tour a “closed shop;” the kid you know who … Continue reading

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What I Noticed About Q-School

Another PGA Tour Q-School has come and gone along with the dreams and prayers of the players. Now they’re all living in the reality of the next day. This year it was held on the West coast at PGA West … Continue reading

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PGA Tour Q-School Finals

The “Fall Classic” is upon the PGA Tour again today, the last chance to earn a Tour card for 2012. All the other easy last chances have long since come and gone. There were all four tournaments in the Fall … Continue reading

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