2000 Putting News Digest
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Use your Grey Matter 19 / 8 / 2000 Never Compromise...perhaps the most distinguishable putters on TV...
WIN a SeeMore putter 26 / 6 / 2000 Find out how you can win the putter that holed the longest putt ever to win a US Open...The SeeMore putter...
The Ultimate putter 8 / 3 / 2000 Is this the Ultimate putter? It is by name...

Monty's cold putter 28 / 4 / 2000 Has Monty past his best with the short stick, or will he find his Ryder Cup putting stroke again?

Putter makers roll with the changes Industry titans adapt to technology, course conditions By Vartan Kupelian / The Detroit News , April 2000

GOLFonline - 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach - Singh Belly Putter and LASIK Eye Surgery

Bobby Locke Family Tragedy - Golf Digest

IOL : Golf legend's widow and daughter found dead

IOL : Emotional funeral for tragic Lockes

LINKS TINKERING GOLF INVENTORS PROLIFERATE LOCALLY, USING INGENUITY TO FILL NICH... - 07/18/2000 Articles & General info - The putter guy, a retired teacher, a man with either too much time on his hands or not enough, leaves his phone number. You try to reach him in South Seattle. Seattle Post-Intelligencer (newspaper)

Garcia's putter a problem - 07/23/2000 Articles & General info - ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Critics of Sergio Garcia have said that if he ever has any intent on becoming a challenger to Tiger Woods, he is going to have to change the mechanics of his non-conventional... swing. Times Union - Albany, NY (newspaper)

Good putters deserve to play on good greens - 08/09/2000 Articles & General info - I see at the British Open that Bob Charles was not happy with the condition of the greens. In his words "they were pretty desperate". The staff at St Andrew's would not have been happy either as it reflects on their abilities. Evening Standard (newspaper)

NEW PUTTER BRINGS MAGIC TO PERNICONE - 07/22/2000 Articles & General info - Becky Pernicone got a new putter Thursday. She christened it in style Friday. Pernicone had a double eagle on the 17th hole to highlight an even- par 74 that earned her the championship of the Women's Metropolitan Golf Association Maureen Orcutt Trophy Tournament at White Beeches. Record - Hackensack, NJ (newspaper)

Brown begs, borrows New putter Opens door - 05/30/1996 Articles & General info - CANTON - Mark Brown has a message for his old PresidentsGolf Course pal Bob Stonehouse: "Forget about your putter. It'sgone." Brown, the assistant pro at Tam O'Shanter in Brookville, N.Y., left a similar position at Presidents last year. Boston Herald (newspaper)

Dunakey borrows a hot putter - 04/30/2000 Articles & General info - If Hal Sutton wasn't on it, the leaderboard at the Greater Greensboro Open last weekend could have been posted at several area courses - Myakka Pines, The Meadows or Bobby Jones. Sarasota Herald-Tribune (newspaper)

Putter Fails Begay During 2-Over-Par Round - 04/07/2000 Articles & General info - * Slick greens and rookie nervousness prove to be troublesome on first day Albuquerque Journal (newspaper)

PARNEVIK WINS AFTER LOVE'S PUTTER FAILS HIM - 05/15/2000 Articles & General info - Jesper Parnevik wore hot pink pants, the color of Pepto-Bismol. Ultimately, it was Davis Love III who felt sick to his stomach. With a chance to win for the first time in two years and 47 tournaments, Love missed an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday. Columbian (newspaper)

CHIP SHOT - 05/23/2000 Articles & General info - Vijay Singh admits to being one of those guys who just loves changing putters. He's got, he figures, "1,000 putters at home, and that's not an understatement."... So maybe it wasn't all that significant that he won the Masters last month with something strange and new called the Dandy. Seattle Post-Intelligencer (newspaper)

Putting: Matt Fahel>Whatever you do, keep doing it -- Pre-shot routine as import... - 05/07/2000 Articles & General info - Putting is such a difficult aspect of golf that it once caused the legendary Gene Sarazen to campaign for the hole to be made bigger. Much to the Squire's dismay, the cup remained four-and-a-quart... inches in diameter, and putting remains the ultimate source of frustration for nearly everyone who has picked up a club. Peoria Journal Star (newspaper)

Odyssey Introduces White HotTM Putters Featuring Proprietary Golf Ball Insert CONTACT(S): Larry Dorman, Dana ShertzĘ(760) 931-1771 Carlsbad, CA, Feb. 2, 2000

THE GOLF SCHOOL; Analyze This: Take Notes On Putting - 07/27/2000 Articles & General info - Good putting--consist... putting, confident putting--begins with a notebook. Take a small one with you next time out. After every green, mark down where you missed your first putt. Washington Post (newspaper)

MASTERS CHAMP SINGH IS A MASTER OF CHANGE - 06/15/2000 Articles & General info - Vijay Singh changes putters as often as most players change golf balls, and winning the Masters in April hasn't changed his approach. Singh won the Masters using a traditional-leng... putter. Record - Hackensack, NJ (newspaper)

Foster stays composed as the putter catches fire - 08/08/2000 Articles & General info - Step up Johnny Foster and put it all into perspective. "I took a wee lad down from Ballyclare and I said to him, if the golf doesn't go well then, sure the town is bouncing." Irish Times (newspaper)

Hot Putter Pays Off for Klein - 06/25/2000 Articles & General info - FARMINGTON Nebraska's Jeff Klein took advantage of an early tee time and a strong putter to retain the lead heading into today's final round of the 39th annual San Juan Open. Albuquerque Journal (newspaper)

PUTTER CAUSE OF HARTBREAK MISSED BIRDIE PUTTS ON THE LAST THREE HOLES LEAVE DUDL... - 04/24/2000 Articles & General info - The driver and the irons were loyal to Dudley Hart on Sunday. The putter was guilty of high treason. Still in contention down the stretch Sunday, Hart missed eminently makeable birdie putts on the final three holes and wound up tied for third in the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at 10-under par, four strokes behind champion Hal Sutton. Greensboro News & Record (newspaper)

PETALUMA MAN DEFENDS SELF WITH PUTTER - 06/15/2000 Articles & General info - PETALUMA -- A Texas man was arrested early Wednesday for allegedly assaulting his Petaluma stepfather, who defended himself with a golf putter, police said. Press Democrat - Santa Rosa, CA (newspaper)

PGA.com - In no surprise, TearDrop files for Chapter 11 protection December 4, 2000

PGA.com - C-Groove putters on a roll with new models September 12, 2000

GOLFonline - 2000 PGA Tour: Sony Open in Hawaii
Azinger and belly putter started in December 1999 and JC Penny Classic, with partner Se Ri Pak.

GOLFonline - 2000 PGA Tour: Michelob Champion
David Toms' "Old Faithful" putter stolen from a courtesy car. "Another problem for Toms this year has been the loss of "Old Faithful," the putter he had been using since 1991. It was stolen out of his courtesy car in May, and he has been fighting with his
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