Shooting a 79 at Age 92

Jerry Yellin didn’t shoot his age. He obliterated it. (Images courtesy of Steven Yellin) IF WE LIVE LONG ENOUGH and play well enough, we might shoot our age, or even better it. It’s a wonderful achievement when you consider it. I remember many years ago how Arnold Palmer shot a 66 when he was 66 … Read more

Golf on TV: Dean & DeLuca Invitational, Senior PGA Championship, BMW PGA Championship, LPGA Volvik Championship

By Golf Channel Communications PGA TOUR Dean & DeLuca Invitational Dates: May 26-29 Venue: Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern): Thursday         4-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay) Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Replay) Saturday … Read more

Larry Bird Land Gets 2015 Senior PGA Championship

AS AN INDIANA NATIVE AND LARRY BIRD fan, I can get behind this news. Larry Bird will host the 2015 Senior PGA Championship. (OK, actually his hometown of French Lick.) From the PGA of America: French Lick Resort’s Pete Dye Course, which opened in 2009, will be the site of the most historic and prestigious … Read more

Playing Golf With Parkinson’s

GOLF IS HARD. GOLF WITH PARKINSON’S, a neurological disease that causes shaking and other symptoms, is harder. This video made by the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) profiles three men and a woman who haven’t let Parkinson’s stop them from enjoying the game. I enjoyed their stories. Betsy is my favorite. She says you have to … Read more

74th Senior PGA Championship Tees Off in St. Louis

Robert Chapman THE 74TH SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP IS UNDERWAY at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Bellerive is only the third course to host a U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, the PGA Championship and the Senior PGA Championship. The other two courses sharing that distinction are Oak Hill Country Club and Canterbury Golf Club. … Read more

Hale Irwin Wins 2036 MasterCard Championship

Editor’s note: In honor of 65-year-old Hale Irwin being in contention at the Senior PGA Championship, this is a look back at a post inspired by his 2007 win at the the MasterCard Championship. It was his 45th Champions Tour title. Irwin was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992. I’m pretty certain he … Read more

Ken Green to Play in This Week’s Senior PGA Championship

WHEN KEN GREEN TEES it up on Thursday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, he will likely be the first amputee to play in the Senior PGA Championship. Green will be allowed to use a golf cart. The 53-year-old tour veteran was granted an exemption because he was a U.S. Ryder Cup team member … Read more

Calling in Sick to the Senior PGA Championship

THEY’RE PLAYING THE SENIOR PGA Championship this week near Denver and I was just noticing all the fellas who won’t be teeing it up for mostly health and injury reasons. At the risk of picking on the old guys (because I realize younger players also drop out each week at PGA Tour events), here’s the … Read more

Canterbury Tales: Old Pros Vie for Senior PGA Title

Jeff Sluman is contending. (Allison/Flickr) JAY DON BLAKE. NOW THERE’S a name I haven’t heard in a while. The seniors are playing the 70th Senior PGA Championship at Canterbury Golf Club outside of Cleveland, a Golf Digest top 100 course that has hosted its share of major championships, including the 1973 PGA Championship won by … Read more