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Blog Relaunch

No, I am not relaunching Fairways and Forehands. I am quite happy with this blog. I just never really knew what to do with my original blog. Now, I have to decided to relaunch it as a movie critique site. Not terribly original, I know. But I watch a lot of movies and like to … Continue reading

Pat Summitt (1952-2016)

It took something monumental to break me out of tennis mode during Wimbledon 2016. I wish it were not so. Hall of Famer Pat Summitt, one of the greatest coaches in basketball history…no, in sports history…passed away at the age of 64 from complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. I never met Coach Summitt. I’ve only … Continue reading

Christina Grimmie

I loved Christina Grimmie’s voice from the first time I heard her sing on YouTube, which was this song from Les Miserables, “I Dreamed A Dream”…for some wacko to shoot and kill this rising 22-year old dreamer, I have no words to describe my feelings…peace on your journey, Christina Grimmie…keep dreaming. #RIPGrimmie   EDIT: With … Continue reading

Tennis Players Dominate Forbes 2016 List Of Top Paid Female Athletes With Serena Williams Coming In At #1

#1 SERENA WILLIAMS (Tennis), $28.9 Million After an 11-year reign as the top female money earner in sports, counting endorsements combined with prizemoney, the provisionally suspended Maria Sharapova fell to #2 as 21-time singles Major winner Serena Williams tops the Forbes 2016 list, measuring money over the last 12 months. Considering that some of her … Continue reading

Bud Collins (1929-2016)

After the Australian Open, I took a bit of a break from tennis and golf blogging and forums, then I became sick just as I was ready to resume. Now recovered, I was going to start posting at the conclusion of this week’s JLPGA event. Unfortunately, sad news from the world of tennis hastened my … Continue reading

Carli Lloyd Leads United States Women’s National Team Into 2015 Women’s World Cup Final With 2-0 Victory Over Germany

Like millions of others, I’ve watched the United States Women’s National Team play three group stage matches along with knockout stage matches against Colombia and China at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. I didn’t recognize the team that took to the pitch against Germany. And that’s a very good thing. Facing their greatest challenge … Continue reading