Tag Archives: Scottsdale

Jack Nicklaus: Mastery Interview

As I said in yesterday’s post, Desert Mountain celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a big bash at the Cochise/Geronimo clubhouse. And it all got kicked off with comments from our original developer, Lyle Anderson, and Jack Nicklaus, the designer of … Continue reading

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Desert Mountain: Jack Nicklaus Returns

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the Desert Mountain Club, the one-of-a-kind golf community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Nicklaus continues to say that, “there’s no other place like it in the world.” I know this personally because it lured me … Continue reading

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RIP, Jim Flick

The inevitable finally arrived on Monday; the great golf coach, Jim Flick, finally lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82. I worked with Jim for the last year and a half of my nine-year effort to qualify to … Continue reading

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Tom Lehman: Wisdom From the Champions Tour

Tom Lehman won the Charles Schwab Cup and Championship in a cakewalk. Played on the Cochise course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lehman cruised around in 5-under 65 which included just one bogey. In fact, as he … Continue reading

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Mark Calcavecchia: Being Your Own Worst Critic

After the photo on the first tee with the honorary observers, Mark Calcavecchia, politely informed the lady in the pair, “Sometimes when I get a little upset, I might use some bad words, so if that happens I apologize in … Continue reading

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Jay Hass: How to Shoot 60 Without Really Trying

Jay Haas had one of those “gifts from the golf gods” on Friday. In one of the easiest looking rounds of golf you would ever want to see, he managed to shoot a 60 in the second round of the … Continue reading

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Desert Mountain: The Champions Tour Returns

After ten years away from the Valley of the Sun, the Champions Tour returns to Scottsdale, Arizona and the Desert Mountain Club for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup. And, once again, as it was from 1989 through 2001, the tournament … Continue reading

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The Quality of the Present Moment

Deepak Chopra got Retweeted by someone I follow on Twitter: The quality of the present moment is all that matters so make it joyous. Yeah, sure, Deepak. But then I got to thinking about it and I remembered all those … 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 Charles Schwab Cup

I don’t spend a lot of time writing about the Champions Tour which is odd given that I spent nine years of my life trying to qualify to play on it. Maybe it’s all about immersing yourself in something, giving … Continue reading

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