Golfing World: Walk the course with Sandra Gal
Golfing World walks the course with European Solheim Cup hopeful Sandra Gal at Westchester Country Club, and talks to her about her great start to the 2015 LPGA season. Watch Golfing World every Wednesday on Golf Channel.
For the Record: Kirk's coach fixes putting woes
Rex Hoggard reports on stories from the PGA Tour. Chris Kirk's swing coach fixes putting problems. Jarrod Lyle takes the rest of 2015 off. And Men’s Olympic Golf will likely compete with another tour event.
Golfing World: Anna Nordqvist reflects on 2014 season
Golfing World chats with LPGA Tour star Anna Nordqvist, who has enjoyed arguably the greatest year of her career so far in 2014.
Golfing World: Peter Dawson talks Olympics and Tiger Woods
Golfing World has an in-depth chat with R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson, who earlier this year announced his forthcoming departure, about golf's global appeal, golf's debut appearance at the Olympic Games, and who could take on Tiger Woods' mantle as golf's leading star.
Mid-term grades for PGA Tour - and beyond
It's only April, but we're halfway through the wraparound PGA Tour schedule. Rex Hoggard hands out his mid-term grades.
In Play: Great-grandson of last Olympic golf gold medalist visits historic course
Ross Wigle, great-grandson of George S. Lyon, the last man to win Olympic gold in golf, visits Glen Echo Country Club, the site of his great-grandfather's triumph in 1904.grandfather got a par. It was all over. He was now the Olympic Champion . And this is where it happened. What I would look forward to and I've had the invitation, is coming back here in
For the Record: Votaw on status of Olympic course
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the current status of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in this clip from For the Record.me an update. Of course, all the talk is always about the golf course . where'er we at? Well, we're We're about 753 days away from the opening ceremony. So not quite two years. And we're at a place in time where we're, we are transitioning from a construction phase , which we've been in for a lot longer than we would have liked to have been. And there were frustrations along the way. And we wish it'd be, we'd be further along than we are. But we're moving from that construction phase into a growing phase, a maintenance and operation phase for the grassing of the golf course . Which we're encouraged about, we've seen an enormous amount of activity really since about March when we were down there last. Wherewe think that we stand a very good chance of getting the golf course grassed by the end of this year. Which will allow us two grow in seasons for it to mature. We would've likedthe zoasha. That enables us to get a lot more of the golf course covered in a way that saves water and saves, man power and resources a little bit, from a weeding perspective especially. And
In Play: Olympic historian on golf's return to the games
Bill Mallon has a unique angle on golf's return to the Olympic games, being a former PGA player as well as an Olympic historian.at the beginning I have this unique thing. I played on the PGA Tour . The past president, I founded the International Society of Olympic Historians. This is like this great coming together of something I've always wanted to see was golf in the Olympics. And I did have a, you know, a little role in it. I worked with David Fay and the World of Golf Council back in the late '90s to help promote the first bid that they put in and work with them to design the bid a little bit. So, I had a little role. I didn't have much to do with the one that went through Ty Votaw from the PGA Tour . He did call me up, and we talked a few times about, you know, he wanted some advice on various options they
For the Record: Votaw on how Olympics will grow golf
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to explain how Olympic golf will grow the game internationally in this clip from For the Record.dare to be a much broader, cuz if you're looking at other olympic sports , then you know, there are several sports that don't have as many countries represented as golf does. We're gonna have 35, if, if the olympics were today there'd be 35 countries represented on the men's side. And 33 countries represented on the women's side. We think that's good for the growth of the game all around the world. And, you saw the World Cup, with, who would have thought the Netherlands would have made it to the, quarter finals. I'm not a golf, I'm not a, a football , soccer in this country, expert. But I wouldn't, I, I didn't, when I saw the size of that country, making it that far in the World Cup, I thought to myself, what happens if. You have, Suzanne Patterson from a, a winter sport country in Norway, doing well in a summer sport like golf. What, what can that do for young Norwegians? That's the kind
For the Record: Votaw on Olympic golf in Rio
International Golf Federation vice president Ty Votaw sits down with GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard to discuss the delays facing the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in this edition of For the Record.the Olympics. The idea going forward from that was to build a golf course , and you didn't use these words, but to build maybe a show stopper, venue for these Olympic games . Well, we feel very good about what. Gil had designed. Everybody who has looked at the routing, looked at the design, looked at the piece of land we have to work with. Everybody who knows what they are talking about, who have, who has seen it has come away very impressed with it. We just want to make sure that whatever we do. We put our best foot forward for golf in the Olympic Games . Whether of not it, it, it is because we're further along, further down the road than we would have liked to get to this point. It's probably not going to be as perfect as our ideal situation would be. but it's going to be as good as we can do it based on the resources that are applied to it by the landowner One of the plans all along was to have a test event in the years leading up to the matches to be able to adjust the golf course if there were things you needed to change before the Olympic games . What's the schedule of the test event right now and will you be able to make those changes. Well, it all depends. You kind of work backwards from when the golf course gets grassed and how much time you need to have it be matured before you have a competition on it. And ideally,
In Play: Margaret Abbott, first U.S. woman Olympic champ
Hear the story of Margaret Abbott, the first US Woman Olympic Champion and learn how her story was uncovered.side shows to World Fairs of those years. There were things like motorcycle races , ballooning, life-saving, fishing were all part of the World Fairs events. -So, there was a lot of confusion. -Into this confusion came Margaret Abbott, a Chicagoan who had traveled to Paris to study art. -Margaret Abbott studied in [unk]. -But she brought more than just her paint brushes . -She always had taken her clubs there. And she entered the tournament. -There was a 36-hole stroke play event for men, there was a 9-hole stroke play event for women. -Margaret Abbott won with score 47. -They had no idea they were competing an Olympic event. They thought these were just events held as side shows to the World's Fair. -As a result, she never realized she played an important role in American Olympic history. -Margaret Abbott was the first American woman Olympic champion . -She's the first female Olympic champion from the United States. She's the second female Olympic champion ever. -Her achievement would have been lost in the pages of history were it not for the interest of one woman. -Paula does research on the early history of the Olympics, especially women's involvement in the Olympics. And she became fascinated by the idea of the first U.S. Women's Olympic champion . -She was an enigma, and I was gonna find out about her. -For years, well, she searched for hints of Abbott's life.