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2003 2nd Quarter - April thru June

Better putter now, Middletown Press, CT, June 23, 2003

Boros has to wait before winning Lake Erie, Buffalo News, NY, June 23, 2003

Business Insider Putter deal could make Cleveland Golf a major ..., PGA.com, June 23, 2003

Engineering Plastics and Ping putters, Chemistry.org, Washington DC, June 23, 2003

Gary the Rat on TNN, June 24, 2003

Golf No more putting around, Newark Star Ledger, NJ, June 23, 2003

Golf Putter carries Brooky to win, New Zealand Herald, NZ, June 23, 2003

Golf's great putting debate, KnoxNews Golf, June 24, 2003

Marriage good for Michaels - hot putter at Port City Azalea Classic, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, June 23, 2003

Song sisters bring talents to Pinehurst events, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, June 23, 2003

The Golf Mechanic The chip-putt is as simple to learn as it is ..., Marco Island Eagle, June 24, 2003

The great putting debate changing play, GoMemphis.com, TN, June 23, 2003

Tiger missed everything inside 16 feet, CBS Sportsline, June 24, 2003

Chick Evans' brainchild still a rewarding endeavor - not a great putter, Chicago Daily Southtown, IL, 29 June 2003

Choi finds green speed difficult at SK Telecom Open, iseekgolf.com, 29 June 2003

Gallacher stays on course despite failings of belly putter, Sunday Herald, UK, 28 June 2003

Glenn Whittle, Step it out -- putting drills for beginners and juniors, PGA of Australia, 2003

Golf Putter misery for Meltham!, Huddlesfield Daily Examiner, UK, 28 June 2003

Joey Sindelar at 45 -- ''I've never been Mr. Putter,'' Binghamton Press, NY, 29 June 2003

Kimbell wins Audubon Imports Open with clutch putting, Tight Lies Tour, 29 June 2003

Lietzke ' s carefree 64 features just 25 putts, Toldeo Blade, OH, 29 June 2003

Lietzke goes low missing fairways and greens -- excellent putting makes it possible -- averaging 26 putts, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 29 June 2003

Putter gives teen Wie bit o' trouble, Calgary Sun, Canada, 28 June 2003

O'Malley's round spoiled by two three-putts on final holes, The Australian, Australia, 28 June 2003

Slump Nonsense! Tiger is just human after all, Sunday Times, South Africa, 28 June 2003

Wie -- ''I putted very badly today,'' Golf Channel, 28 June 2003

Adam Scott can't get his putting problems solved -- arrives in France with four putters in the bag and leaves with seven, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, 30 June 2003

Business & Sports Editors-Golf Writers & Columnists - PR - Two-Ball putters at Open, Business Wire, 30 June 2003

Nick Price's custom Scotty Cameron putter has 5 degrees of loft and sits dead square, The Mercury, Africa, 30 June 2003

Product Report - Never Compromise putters, GolfDigest.com, 30 June 2003

Rich Beem is yo-yoing with his putting game and Scotty Cameron's help not doing the trick, CNN-SI, 30 June 2003

Taylor Smith's illegal long-putter grip, Springfield News Sun, OH, 30 June 2003

The Insider - USGA ruling against Hog's Superline putter made Furyk switch to Ben Hogan by Bettinardi at the last for US Open, GolfDigest.com, 30 June 2003

Toms recalls his 50-foot birdie on the par-3 14th, Jefferson City News Tribune, MO, 30 June 2003

PittsburghLIVE.com - Long putter revives Patti Rizzo's game, 14 Jun 2003

Big-headed putters making impact, Golfweb, 18 Jun 2003

Learn to Read the Green, Shark.com, 4 Jun 2003

GCSAA - Media Room - 2003 News Releases - In Golf and Business, It's all about Location, Location, Location

Paul Dashkewytch, Golf Chat - Long putters, myGolfWest.com, 30 Jun 2003

Dr Tom Kubistant, Thinking Putts, June 6, 2003

Dr Tom Kubistant, The Yips, June 6, 2003

Harold Swash's new putter could change golf worldwide -- the "Emma" features C-Groove face and "Tail" for better rolls, Liverpool Echo, UK, 13 June 2003

Old-Timer's Day At The US Open - Tom Watson's putter works again, New London Day, CT, 13 June 2003

Watson, ailing caddie savor Open flashback -- 11 one-putts and 23 total putts! Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, 13 June 2003

Just Like Old Times for Watson, Caddie Bruce Edwards -- caddie clubs Watson with an old putter and the magic returns, Albany Times Union, NY, 13 June 2003

US Open: Major 'magic' for Watson - uses putter that is a copy of his 1978 model, Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA, 13 June 2003

Montgomery relies on swing coach and mental coach to shoot opening 69 with 30 putts, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 12 June 2003

Will Olympia Fields live up to its predecessors' standards? - some new greens, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 12 June 2003

Stimping 13, greens not yet too tough with p[in placements, but wait for Friday, ESPN, 12 June 2003

Harrington nicely positioned despite spotty putting, IrishExaminer.com, Ireland, 12 June 2003

Open toil for Waite: "As has often been the case, Waite was less than stellar on the greens, taking 32 putts," Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 12 June 2003

Par after par not a problem for Tiger - even 33 putts not too many to knock him out of contention, MSNBC, 12 June 2003

Woods Endures Roller-Coaster Start - some good putts, more not so good putts, Reuters, UK, 12 June 2003

Craig Stadler at 50: "I've been struggling with my putter for ten years," Canada.com, Canada, 6 June 2003

Course criticism common at US Open - USGA's Tom Meeks and setup, Coos Bay World, OR, 6 June 2003

Darren Clarke continues to struggle on greens -- "I can't compete putting the way I have been ... I've tried everything," RTE Interactive, Ireland, 6 June 2003

Senior Championship: John Jacobs - "I was choking like a dog coming in"; Bobby Wadkins - "It was the worst time to three-putt", Toledo Blade, OH, 9 June 2003

Crowder cruises to 6th State Am title - uses 2-ball with cross-hand grip for short putts and conventional grip for long putts, Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 9 June 2003

Amendt putts way to win Ojai City event - Ventura County Star, CA, 9 June 2003

Site of US Open famous, infamous - Jerry Barber's 20, 40, 60 finish recalled, Rocky Mountain News, CO, 9 June 2003

Local favorite Funk seeking redemption for '98 nightmare - cruising with a new belly putter, Washington Times, DC, 9 June 2003

Kelli Kuehne not able to stay in the swing - 36 putts, The News Journal, DE, 9 June 2003

Work at Avenel Isn't Done Yet, Washington Post, DC, 9 June 2003

Mi-Hyun Kim uses never Compromise for Third -- 87 putts for 3 rounds, Chicago Daily Herald, IL, 2 June 2003

Ahern changes putting style from shut going back to wide going back, and it helps him win his third event with tournament record 20-under, PGA.com, 2 June 2003

Lehman must qualify for US Open -- lomg putter helps some but he's still only 180th in putts per round (30.03), Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN, 2 June 2003

Frustration fuels Sorenstam -- putting still weak, Edmonton Journal, Canada, 1 June 2003

Fuzzy scores ace with his putting aids, Louisville Courier Journal, KY, Jun 1, 2003

Goosen has only 25 putts on Friday -- if he can't have good ball striking and good putting too, he'd prefer good putting so he can recover,

Sluman still battling inconsistent putting, Myrtle Beach Sun News,SC, Jun 1, 2003

D.A. Weibring three-putts thrice -- since clubs stolen June 2001, he can't find the right flatstick, Quincy Herald Whig, IL, May 31, 2003

Professionals tee off at Austin Putt-Putt, News 8 Austin, TX, May 31, 2003

Trevor Immelman 3-putts from 60 feet to drop playoff, Monterey County Herald, CA, 26 May 2003

One in twenty Callaway putters for lefties, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 26 May 2003

Juli Inkster's 62 a Corning Classic -- "Sometimes the putts just go in," Rochester Democrat Chronicle, NY, 26 May 2003

Clemson golfer Matt Hendrix is one of the best putters in college golf, Greenville News, SC, 26 May 2003

Els, Faldo let down by faltering putting at Wentworth, PGA.com, 26 May 2003

Sorenstam -- nerves can be a problem -- causes loss of feel in putting, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 26 May 2003

Brian Skeen nips brother Faron to win HPGA Memorial -- short game too strong for little bro, Archdale Trinity News, NC, 26 May 2003

Meg Mallon and Beth Daniels putting tips in Williamsburg spark Inkster win; Kane and Matthew leave too many putts on course, Binghamton Press, NY, 26 May 2003

No-bogey Hatalsky wins over Doyle with solid putting, while Doyle rues trouble reading putts, Washington Times, DC, 25 May 2003

David Drysdale misjudging downhillers; Raymond Russell's new 2-ball putter just doesn't help, The Scotsman, UK, 25 May 2003

Sorenstam undermined by her short game, Miami Herald, FL, 25 May 2003

Sorenstam -- when you three-putt, you miss the cut, Miami Herald, FL, 25 May 2003

Inside the Numbers: Putter keeps Sorenstam from breaking par, Golf.com, 23 May 2003

Steve Webster's switch to a belly putter not to blame for 39 putts at Wentworth -- he's just guilty of thinking too much, icBirmingham, UK, 23 May 2003

Rory Sabbatini's blistering 64: "The difference was today I actually made some putts," New York Post, NY, 23 May 2003

Kite recalls grainy Bermuda greens of old Columbus "Grainy Island" course -- tough to putt, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 23 May 2003

Darren Clarke started working with Bob Rotella and "As a result he is playing superbly through the green but putting poorly" -- hits 17 greens at Wenworth but still uses 32 putts -- "I've been putting poorly for 18 months," Guardian, UK, 22 May 2003

Dan Forsman takes tip out of Jackie Burke book - "Just tap it in, Happy ... just tap it in," Houston Chronicle, TX, 22 May 2003

Andrew Coltart - "I've never putted better," The Scotsman, UK, 22 May 2003

Will Annika make the cut? -- fans admit she is a mediocre putter, Star Newspapers, IL, 22 May 2003

Local "Annika" Sukjin Wuesthoff repeats as State HS Champ with 67, but Kasi Lee's jaw-dropping back-nine 29 with only 11 putts almost catches her with a 68, NorthJersey.com, NJ, 22 May 2003

Golf pioneers differ on Annika's chances - Babe was a better putter than Annika, Rochester Democrat Chronicle, NY, 22 May 2003

Chico State Wildcats move into second at NCAA Div II golf tourney, helped by sophomore Jess Stimack's 80-foot birdie bomb on the 220-yard 17th, Enterprise-Record, CA, 22 May 2003

Experts: Men better chippers, putters, Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS, 22 May 2003

Sorenstam offers clues to her game - gets in 10 holes Wednesday in poor weather, and missed some putts inside 15 feet, Grand Forks Herald, ND, 22 May 2003

Wednesday observer watch Sorenstam miss all putts outside 5 feet on rain-slowed greens, and doubt she can handle Colonial when it dires out, Edmonton Sun, Canada, 22 May 2003

Glen Hnatiuk: Is Selkirk's favourite son on the rise? -- maybe, but his putting seldom bails him out on bad ball-striking days, or even on good days, Edmonton Sun, Canada, 22 May 2003

Enforcement of pace-of-play rule gives golfers only 40 seconds to read putts -- frustrates competitors in women's NCAA finals, Stanford Daily, 22 May 2003

"Harry the Barber" King dies at 92 in Akron -- famous one-eyed barber, golfer, character putted daily in his barber shop and taught many how to hold the putter, Akron Beacon Journal, OH, 22 May 2003

Once Annika is on the green, she's a top putter on the LPGA (ranked 2nd in putts per GIR with 1.74), Sify, India, 22 May 2003

Judy Rankin: Annika's an average putter and sometimes her putting hurts her, Monterey County Herald, CA, 22 May 2003

A solution in your belly, Oregonian, OR, 21 May 2003

Tiger's Falling Star Power -- frustrated from hitting good putts that won't drop - blames Fusarium patches that earned relief on the greens, CNN/SI, 21 May 2003

Leroy Rabon's sound advice leads Bob Stringer to SCGA Senior trophy -- a new putter won't help your misaligning problem, Columbia State, SC, 21 May 2003

Don Pooley returns from shoulder surgery rehab -- likes the way the greens at Columbus have been improved, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 21 May 2003

Summerhays set to challenge -- praises Green Island greens as "some of the best", Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 21 May 2003

Justin Leonard, the traditionalist, dons sun glasses, but not over putts, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, CA, 21 May 2003

Leslie Spalding's putting has been terrible, but she hopes new Scotty Cameron putter will straighten her out for LPGA Corning, Billings Gazette, MT, 21 May 2003

Brian LaRoche, 18, wins West Central Conference title after bending his putter in frustration -- uses wedge to ice 10-foot par and 40-foot eagle putts, Indianapolis Star, IN, 21 May 2003

Purdue's Kari Damron snags 2nd place after first round with 79-yard eagle and 4 birdies -- only 23 putts for round, Purdue Exponent, 21 May 2003

Trojan women lead NCAA finals after first round -- Irene Cho ties for third after making all her 5-footers, USCTrojans.com, 20 May 2003

The way it was: Some inimitable characters - The day Fuad Ali Butt missed his putts, flung his putter at his caddy, missed, and stuck the putter in an acacia tree ... the caddy refused to retrieve the putter and ran away beneath a fusilade of curses, Daily Pakistani, 21 May 2003

Sorenstam in driver's seat? - Michelle McGann says PGA Tour greens faster and more consistent; Jan Stephenson says Colonial greens can have "funny" breaks, Monterey County Herald, CA, 20 May 2003

Fast greens cut field at local Open qualifier, South Bend Tribune, IN, 20 May 2003

Brian Scott scrambles into hunt at state golf tourney with 28 aggressive putts and 8 one-putt greens, Hannibal Courier Post, MO, 20 May 2003

Harrington triumphs as Tiger tumbles -- Fusarium-infected greens flumox Woods' putting but not others, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 19 May 2003

The Price-Singh Swing on Fifteen -- price 3-putts from 45 feet, as Singh sinks a 28-footer for birdie, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, 19 May 2003

Going the distance -- Colonial greens faster than LPGA greens -- Sorenstam seeking middle of the greens and 20-foot putts, Miami Herald, FL, 19 May

Three youths crowned putting champs, Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX, 19 May 2003

Golfers prove reluctant to tear up Baywood greens, Fayetteville Online, Fayetteville NC, 19 May 2003

How does Scott Brown beat putting wizard Rusty Flanders who also is the course super? Stick it to 6 feet on the first playoff hole and make the eagle putt while Rusty's 35-footer slips right, Augusta Chronicle, GA, 19 May 2003

Padraig cooly overcomes last-hole spike-mark fiasco by draining 12-footer to force playoff and then secure the win, Glasgow Daily Record, UK, 18 May 2003
 
Colonial By The Numbers -- Annika averaging 30 putts per round on LPGA, Golf Channel, 18 May 2003

Jose Maria Canizares leads despite missing 4 very short putts -- his putting has been poor for 8 months now, Kansas City Star, MO, 17 May 2003

Valparaiso Vikings' Up-and-Down King Elliot Elger goes round with only 25 putts to help team pull out Uebele Invitational, Gary Post Tribune, IN, 17 May 2003

Defending Team Gary Schillo and John Stepanik share the lead in the 23rd Tarz Ford Memorial on the strength of Stepanik's 8 one-putt greens, Penn Live, PA, 17 May 2003

Padraig leaves Tiger trailing - Woods estimates Paddy has missed only one putt so far inside 15 feet, Gateshead Post, UK, 17 May 2003

Singh sticking approaches so close his putting is hardly challenged - all birdies inside 8 feet, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 17 May 2003

Auburn signee Nicole Hage in 2nd at 20th Scott Robertson Memorial junior golf tournament with 68, despite leaving 7 birdies inside 8 feet on the track, Roanoke Times, VA, 17 May 2003

Kansas City native Jim Colbert disappointed to miss 7 short putts in front of hometown crowd, Topeka Capital Journal, KS, 17 May 2003

KC's National Golf Club course holds up well to steady soaking rain -- greens drain so well they remain bouncy and true, Kansas City Star, MO, 17 May 2003

Singh shoots 65 and blames Scotty Cameron putter, trades for a different Scotty Cameron putter, and shoots 65 again and takes the lead, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, 16 May 2003

Padraig Harrington: when the putter is hot, you know they're going in even without reading the putt, Record-Searchlight, CA, 16 May 2003

USGA's proposed new limit on club length exempts putters, PGA.com, 16 May 2003

Bad Putt Puts Andrade a Stroke Behind, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL, 16 May 2003

Mark Walker - Texas Ranger - snags 5th in PGA Tour debut -- weilds his long putter to one-putt first 8 greens for 29 a side, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, 16 May 2003

Golf putt for $250000 misses the cup, Holland Sentinel, MI, 1 May 2003

Woods in awe of Harrignton's putting: "Paddy putted beautifully," IrishExaminer.com, Ireland, 16 May 2003

Stan Utley counsels Sluman -- putting stroke mirrors full swing, ABS CBN News, Philippines, 16 May 2003

Finland's Janne Mommo's medalist play and superb putting leads Averette past Wesley in big Division III finish, Macon Telegraph, GA, 16 May 2003

Kevin Lozares fires 67 to lead St. Francis golf to CCS crown -- 29 putts with Scotty Cameron Futura, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 15 May 2003

University of Northern Colorado's Emily Russell shoots 3 over to gain 2nd for UNC after 1st round -- 13 greens and 34 putts is a lot of 2-putt pars, Greeley Tribune, CO, 15 May 2003

Hoosier golfer Don Byrd donates his club collection to Indiana Golf Foundation -- includes thousands of putters from a fine fine golfer who suffered the yips, Indianapolis Star, IN, 15 May 2003

Tip of the week: Poor putting on short putts -- double-check alignment and be positive, Seattle Times, WA, 15 May 2003

Fred Couples' final round 65 to win Washington Open 25 years ago as college student recalled -- only flaw was 2 three-jacks, Seattle Times, WA, 15 May 2003

High School sophomore Andy Winings just misses US Open qualifier -- missed five 10-footers in sectional round but still made playoff, then missed a 10-footer, Indianapolis Star, IN, 15 May 2003

Tip of the Week: On practice green, one ball is best, Rocky Mountain News, CO, 15 May 2003

John Aber outduels Sean Farren, wins Match Play title in bogey-free round with great putting, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA, 15 May 2003

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was the brash Charles Barkley of her time -- the intimidator would ask her fellow competitors "Do you always hold your putter like that?", CNN/SI, 14 May 2003

University of Colorado's Stephen Carroll To Tee It Up In NCAAs as individual invitee -- a great putter, he depends on good greens to keep that advantage, CUBuffs.com, 14 May 2003

Jack Ferguson, Clemson's hero in the ACC championship, uses laid-back confidence to become the team's new ice man headed into the NCAA championship, Greenville News, SC, 14 May 2003

TV Icon Vic Sotto caddies for 11-year-old daughter Paulina in Samsun Jungolf Tour event -- she loves the game and plays well, but needs short-game work after 5 three-putts for an 86, Manilla Bulletin Online, Phillipines, 14 May 2003

Tour Edge Equator putter features center-shafting and heel-weighting for straight-stroke balance, CBS Sportsline, 14 May 2003
 
Wesley golfers fall into tie for top -- Zac Oakley leads team with good putting -- concentrates on speed and "a few fall in," Harrington Journal, DE, 14 May 2003

Sebring High School junior Marc Devany advances in local qualifier for US Open after hitting 14 greens and using only 24 putts, News-Sun, FL, 14 May 2003

Troy Kelly advances in US Open qualifying with course-record 65 -- former UW player, now aiming for the PGA Tour through the Gateway Tour in Arizona, has been beefing up his putting to help stay away from bogeys, Bremerton Sun, WA, 14 May 2003

US OPEN QUALIFIER - Oldest competitor at 68, local pro and 3-time US Open player George Bellino: "My putter killed me today," Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, May 14, 2003

Tiger talks about his leadup to the US Open - winner is always the one who buries putts inside 10 feet, iseekgolf, Australia, 13 May 2003

Sonartec remembers the past and looks towards the future - former Cameron and Bettnardi operative Toru Katamari gains Tour following with metal woods, iseekgolf, Australia, 13 May 2003

Defender on the DL Pooley still recovering from major surgery, Toledo Blade, OH, 12 May 2003

Picking up steam -- Ben Crane (9th in putting) primed for Colonial, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, May 13, 2003

Rich beem on slow 2003 start -- "I just can't seem to make any putts." Denver Post, CO, May 13, 2003

Titleist sweeps worldwide golf tours with six-win week, iseekgolf, Australia, May 12, 2003

Business & Sports Editors/Golf Writers & Columnists, Business Wire (press release), May 12, 2003

Leo Deigel named to Hall of Fame; Cleveland Golf to buy Never Compromise putters, GolfDigest.com, May 12, 2003

Toms wins despite sloppy finish - Toms 4-putts, Gamez 3-putts, South Bend Tribune, IN, 12 May 2003

Irwin beats Watson in playoff after whiffing a tap-in, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 12 May 2003

Cartwright Gets First Victory with timely birdie putting to overtake sizzling Candy Hanneman, who went round in 26 putts, Golf Channel, 12 May 2003

Mike Weir putting "horribly" now and wants to break the cycle as the US Open approaches, Toronto Sun, Canada, 12 May 2003

New tourney finds formula for success - undulating, firm, fast greens make 2-putts a real challenge at Quail Hollow's US Open-worthy course, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 12 May 2003

Jones wins at Mount Vintage -- hot putting as usual with rounds of 25, 25, 28, and 28 putts (2nd in total putts), Augusta Chronicle, GA, 11 May 2003

Casey cashes in as Lawrie's late charge sinks at last - Swede Richard Johnson sets course record 64 with blistering putter that made everything he looked at, The Scotsman, UK, 11 May 2003

Verplank has 63 for 3-shot advantage -- birdie binge with putter while Love's putter 2-steps way home, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 3 May 2003

Park and Ochoa lead Michelob event - Se Ri Park has roller-coaster putting Press, KS, 3 May 2003

Verplank jumps into lead in New Orleans with 63 -- birdie putts of 15, 4, 8, 8, 10, 6, 20 feet plus two on par fives, Johnson County Sun, KS, 3 May 2003

Toms misses cut at English Turn -- struggling with putter -- "the harder I try, the worse it gets," Shreveport Times, LA, 3 May 2003

Irwin Grabs Early Lead with lots of birdie putts -- Larry Ziegler likes his belly putter, Golf Channel, 2 May 2003

Bethune-Cookman jumps to lead in National Minority College Championship -- Florida A&M's Tirrell Baymon gets in the zone putting: "Just get me on the green," PGA.com, 2 May 2003

Leo Diegel selected for World Golf Hall of Fame -- Walter Hagen's friend famous for putting with both elbows jutting out, PGA.com, 2 May 2003

Alamagordo Girl golfers win nine straight -- some bad 3-jacks and poor lag putts notwithstanding, Alamogordo Daily News, NM, 2 May 2003

Pehr Magnebrandt spent Stockholm winter learning to relax while putting on indoor Astroturf, European Tour, UK, 2 May 2003

Sorenstam enjoys her day on River -- cans a 55-footer and rolls in the birdies, Hampton Roads Daily Press, VA, 2 May 2003

Ex-LPGA Lisa Hall rebuilds her putting confidence on the Futures Tour, El Paso Times, TX, May 1, 2003

Peter O'Malley works hard on putting with coach Denis Pugh -- overcomes 1st hole 3-jack to shoot 64, featuring 60-foot bomb, The Star, Malaysia, May 1, 2003

From hardcourt to soft greens -- Former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremmins lives for golf at Hilton Head, uses a BIG putter, and doesn't cheat anymore! Columbia State, SC, 23 Apr 2003

Ventura loses golfing 'icon' - "Whiner" Doug Richter dominated golf with great putting and shotmaking and a dry sense of humor, Ventura County Star, CA, 23 Apr 2003

"Poor man's philanthropist" Dave Graybill plays 4,080 mile 18-hole course from Santa Monica Pier to Central Park for charity - 200 yard putts, San Bernardino Sun, CA, 23 Apr 2003

Chi Chi Rodriquez: The thinner the instruction book, the better -- ball, putter, hole, roll ball in hole with putter, San Antonio Express, TX, 23 Apr 2003

Hooters Tour "taylor"-made for Augustan Vaughn Taylor - greens at Savannah Lakes are great - crazy putts if you miss to the wrong side, Augusta Chronicle, GA, 22 Apr 2003

Permian HS Girls need to get some putts to drop, Odessa American, TX, 22 Apr 2003

Q&A: Susan Claycomb, LPGA golf professional, Woodcreek Golf Club, Sacramento - "I'm a horrible putter," Sacramento Bee, CA, Apr 22, 2003

Duluth freshman Peter Yoo wins region title -- helped by a couple of 10-footers for birdie, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, Apr 21, 2003

Legends: The Course at Savannah Harbor receives thumbs-up -- greens Stimp at 10, Savannah Morning News, GA, 22 Apr 2003

Harmon blames Adam Scott's short-putt misses on being too nice and not having enough killer focus, Houston Chronicle, TX, 22 Apr 2003

Lawrie next in line to assume Monty's crown -- putting better in US these days, The Scotsman, UK, 22 Apr 2003

Colorado Buffs W-Golf Struggles At Big 12s - Kerr has 4 three-putts, CUBuffs.com, 22 Apr 2003

Out of the rough - Woody Austin beating himself with his putter after muffing a 15-footer in 1997, Albany Area Advertiser, GA, 21 Apr 2003

Love watched Austin taking too long on the three-footer - Austin and his caddy appeared to be trying to get steady to make the putt rather than sticking to the routine, FoxSports, 21 Apr 2003

Phoenix edges Grants Pass to win Klamath Basin Invitational -- Henley's D'Anna Crowder admits she missed too many easy putts, Herald and News, OR, 21 Apr 2003

Life of the party -- Roger Maltbie recalls missing the 1987 Masters playoff by one when he landed his 6-iron on 18th and it stayed on the top shelf, GolfDigest.com, 21 Apr 2003

The Insider - STX putters, GolfDigest.com, 21 Apr 2003

DEAN JUIPE: Sorenstam's game isn't PGA caliber - A grinder by PGA Tour stats with 33 putts, a couple short putts missed, and nothing made outside 8 feet, Tacoma News Tribune, WA, 21 Apr 2003

Taking the fifth - Love wins 5th Heritage on 4th playoff hole after Austin misses two short putts, PGA.com, 21 Apr 2003

Purdy closes the deal in playoff after both competitors missed easy winning putts, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, 21 Apr 2003

Views from the coach: The Masters -- "Overall Tiger just did not have his "A game" and missed green after green and putt after putt." Mercury-Register, CA, 21 Apr 2003

Whole lotta puttin' goin' on down at Harbour Town, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 21 Apr 2003

Master of disaster in Augusta - Alonzo the Caddy overclubs writer Scott Ostler on the greens Monday after the Masters, San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 21 Apr 2003

Florida Gator Freshman Aimee Cho seals SEC title with a 30-footer on 18th, Gainesville Sun, FL, 21 Apr 2003
 
Clemson Tigers catch fire -- Jack Ferguson's 8-foot birdie on final hole nips Wake and closes 9-shot comeback, Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC, 21 Apr 2003

Sutton takes 3rd with solid putting, Byrd misses a few down the stretch, ShotLink calls Cink's 40-footer a "tall tale," Columbia State, SC, 21 Apr 2003

Bob Gilder started on Tour as a really good putter then lost it, and didn't get to hitting it where he was looking until he switched to cross-hand and really worked at it on Senior Tour, Wilmington Morning Star, NC, 21 Apr 2003

Ted Purdy and Chris Tidland describe putting misses in playoff battle, Albany Area Advertiser, GA, 21 Apr 2003

ROY LANG III: Sutton's vigor a sight for sore eyes - sticking shots and putting aggressively on the victory trail again, Shreveport Times, LA, 21 Apr 2003

Hale Huskies golfer Mike Bielawski practices putting an hour a day, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, 21 Apr 2003

Roy the golf nut - BB Coach Roy Williams "can putt the sucker," Durham Herald Sun, NC, 21 Apr 2003

Clemson rallies from nine down to win ACC golf title - Coach Penley tells Jack Ferguson to cozy the final 8-footer to ensure at least a co-championship but Ferguson says "don't worry coach, this one's center cut." Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC, 21 Apr 200

Cink falters in bid for second Heritage title - unravels on back nine with poor putting and shotmaking, Savannah Morning News, GA, 21 Apr 2003

Gilder's 63 gives him Emerald Coast Classic crown - "I haven't felt that good with my putter in a long time." Northwest Georgia Community Newspapers, GA, 20 Apr 2003

Amateur Manley wins successive Duncan Putter trophies -- Rhys Davies continues to struggle with his putting, London Times, UK, 21 Apr 2003

Stewart Cink calm and confident over putts these days, Bedford Times Mail, IN, 20 Apr 2003

Researchers study handling pressure in putting, Billings Gazette, MT, 19 Apr 2003

ACC Championship: Clemson's Larry Penley says team getting killed by "way too many three-putts," Durham Herald Sun, NC, 19 Apr 2003

David Templeton's Seldom Seen: Artificial greens bring in green, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, PA, 19 Apr 2003

Heritage: Els struggles with balky putter, Savannah Morning News, GA, 19 Apr 2003

Bobby Wadkins: "I had 9 one-putts today. That's the key to golf." Albany Area Advertiser, GA, 19 Apr 2003

Leaders prove length isn't the only factor -- testy putting at Augusta, St. Petersburg Times, FL, 17 Apr 2003

Meet the man behind the Masters man - looper Brennan Little helps Weir read Augusta greens, Edmonton Sun, Canada, 17 Apr 2003

Player selling off a Masters jacket - sale includes blade putter he used to win over 100 worldwide events, Edmonton Sun, Canada, 17 Apr 2003

Weir's imagination trumped big hitters - a virtuoso's clinic in putting and smart creative golf, The Globe and Mail, Canada, 17 Apr 2003

Golf: Sixt Rent a Car/Plantation Club tournament - Butterfly Champ out-putts former Force in golf event, Seychelles Nation, Seychelles, 17 Apr 2003

Come-back Vandy 'Dores soldier on despite rain-shortened events -- All-American Nicki Cutler looking to sharpen up putting, Nashville City Paper, TN, 17 Apr 2003

Lebanon Senior Wayne Denger working hard to overcome minor flaws in putting game in time for Indiana State meet,

Conventional Wisdom Takes A Pounding At The Masters -104 putts to win -- shortknocking shotmakers dominate top 10 at Augusta, Tampa Tribune, FL, 17 Apr 2003

FORE: Heritage Trivia - Who set the PGA Tour Record for fewest putts (93) over 72 holes in 1989? SavannahNow.com, 17 Apr 2003

Clemson star Chris Patton's career reinvented with help from Butch Harmon -- Famous coach gets Patton halfway home but now he needs to fix his putting, Greenville News, SC, 17 Apr 2003

Gary Player after 4-putting the 8th at Augusta -- "A terrible, terrbile mistake. I've got to practice my putting.'' Boston Globe, MA 17 Apr 2003

New synthetic greens at the Jindera Country Golf Club quick to gain praise, Wodonga Border Mail, Australia, 16 Apr 2003

Century stops Austin boys in Big Nine golf match - missed putts costly, Austin Herald, MN, 16 Apr 2003

Royal Porthcawl teen Rhys Davies continues learning process after "yellow dog" 3-putt finish -- top brit prospect heads to East Tennessee State, London Times, UK, 16 Apr 2003

Gordon Lee golfer Chris Howard shoots all-time low --"My putter was on all day" -- avoid 3-putts and wait for chances, Walker County Messenger, GA, 16 Apr 2003

Rookie Heath Slocum's three-putt double at 16th to lose to Leonard recalled from 2002 heritage, PGA.com, 16 Apr 2003

Mid-Prairie girls golf team drops opener to Washington - there were lots of 3- and 4-putts, Kalona News, IA, 16 Apr 2003

Putting carries Ryan Minobe to the top - in the zone with only 24 putts, Fresno Bee, CA, 16 Apr 2003

The choke: Study may offer clues - Mayo Clinic sports psych Aynsly Smith: "It's not about not being relaxed; it's about dealing with not being relaxed." Charleston Post Courier, SC, 16 Apr 2003

Kenny Knox holds the record for lowest putts on Tour -- 93 at Harbour Town 1989, Boulder Daily Camera, CO, Apr 16, 2003

Div II 5th ranked Northern Colorado's Meagan Dahlberg has a great day -- Freshman golfer wins tournament at home with 15 greens and 33 putts, Greeley Tribune, CO, Apr 16, 2003

Skyline HS's Kelly Jacques lives next to the Ute Creek 14th green - leads team around home track to 5th season victory: "I don't play on it that much because it's so expensive," Jacques said of Ute Creek. "But I practice on it a lot." Boulder Daily Camera╬UO¬

Memories to cherish - the TENSION on Wier's six-footer to force the playoff, and Mickelson's 80-foot putt for a fantastic up-and-down, Toronto Star, Canada, Apr 16, 2003

Yes, Weir Does Utah Proud, Eh? - His career-defining putt, Salt Lake Tribune, UT, Apr 16, 2003

Doral pro Jim McLean sees bright future for Len Mattiace - two big chokes just part of the game, Miami Herald, FL, Apr 16, 2003

Putting prescription - SilverHorn GC pro Michael Richards offers some tips, San Antonio Express, TX, Apr 15, 2003

Today in Golf History - 1989: Payne Stewart wins MCI Heritage with -16 268, and Kenny Knox's record low 93 putts snags second with 273, CNN/SI, Apr 15, 2003

Motherwell's Paul O'Hara wins Scottish Boys' at Dunedin after Drumoig's Greg Paterson misses a two-footer, The Scotsman, UK, Apr 15, 2003

Mike Weir: "I wouldn't wish that last putt on the 18th on anybody," Tullahoma News, TN, Apr 15, 2003

Henley wins in Skyline Conference boys' golf but three-putts were common, Herald and News, OR, Apr 15, 2003

Mustangs golf tears up the green, Mohave Valley News, NV, Apr 15, 2003

Mattiace Masters choke in playoff not enough to mar great closing round, OSU Daily Barometer, OR, Apr 15, 2003

Weir in fact a righty - childhood hockey shooting sent him to the left side -- 2003 Masters putting contrasts with 199 PGA Championship yipping, Montreal Gazette, Canada, Apr 15, 2003

Masters Leaderboard, Translated for Golf Equipment Vendors - Scotty cameron on parade with Mickelson's Futura and the 80-footer and Weir SC model putter for the win, Golf Channel, Apr 15, 2003

Out of the rough -- Weir putted out of his shoes, Albany Area Advertiser, GA, Apr 15, 2003

Editors' Picks: Setting the Trends -- Carbite's Tri-Weight Putter, GolfDigest.com, Apr 15, 2003

The Insider -- Kevin Burns' KB Golf mallet putter, GolfDigest.com, Apr 15, 2003

Weir , Mattiace both mixed up left-right handedness -- Final putting challenges recalled, Lincoln Courier, IL, Apr 15, 2003

Len Mattiace misses the opportunity of a lifetime, The Georgetown Hoya, DC, Apr 15, 2003

Masters champ Mike Weir: "My putting, I worked on that very hard. That was the difference. I literally made all my putts inside of eight feet today.Ë ABS CBN News,╩Philippines, Apr 15, 2003

Present-day "Trailer Boy" Jake Reeves wins on 4th playoff hole over Matt Cannon - both golfers had unfortunate pushed putts that cost, Rock Hill Herald,╩SC╩-╩Apr 15, 2003
Coachella Valley's Mike Wilson proud of star pupil Weir - worked hard on putting and long game, The Desert Sun, CA, 15 Apr 2003

NEW METHOD ON GREENS WORKS WONDERS FOR HUTCHEON North Scotland Press and Journal, UK, 15 April 2003

PGA rookie Barber uses his custom Cameron putter, Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 15 April 2003

Sophomores sweep top 3 - lots of long putts, Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ, 15 Apr 2003

Strickland: Weir gives lefties their rightful place -- Putt-putt putters, lefties, and lousy luck, Durham Herald Sun, NC, 15 Apr 2003

Maggert golf gods' latest victim - other major disasters recalled, mostly fluffed putts, Alexandria Town Talk, LA, 15 Apr 2003

Masters notebook: Greens stay dry even on the wettest of days, PGA.com, 11 Apr 2003

Oran MO native Spc. Chad Prindle photographed putting on a makeshift sand green in Kuwaiti desert, Southeast Missourian, MO, 11 Apr 2003

Wet Augusta? - Try the 1928 US Open at Olympia Fields where Bobby Jones and Johnny Farrell played a 36-hole tie breaker on Monday thru standing water, Jones sank a 20-footer with a rooster tail on the 35th hole to tie Farrell, and then farrell sank a 7-footer on 36th to avoid a second 36-hole playoff, Grand Forks, ND, 11 Apr 2003

Sorenstam leads two-win weekend for Callaway with two-ball putter, iseekgolf, Australia, 10 Apr 2003

Taking work home: Players are often putting in the Ritz - Athens Banner-Herald, GA, 11 Apr 2003

Dave Wilson wins putting competition at Federal Hotel social with 13 putts, Wellington Times,╩Australia, 10 Apr 2003

Augusta steep in majestic landmarks - Nicklaus marker at 16th commemorates 40-foot birdie putt in 1975 to win and 1986 birdie putt in win by oldest golfer, San Jose Mercury News, CA, 10 Apr 2003

Supersonic passenger age at an end as Concorde is retired - lore includes 5-mile putt for world's longest, The Glasgow Herald, UK, 10 Apr 2003

Sport in Brief - 4-putt 17th dooms Tonbridge in 1st round of Halford Hewitt event at Royal St George's, London Times, UK, 10 Apr 2003

TV doesn't do justice to beauty of Augusta National - even wet, greens are slick as glass, New Castle Courier Times, IN, 10 Apr 2003

Wet Course Helps Tiger's Odds at Masters - Length and wetness eliminates all but the longest drivers, even those with great putting, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 10 Apr 2003

Atwal staves off giant-killer Virk despite Virk's "immaculate" putting, The Hindu, India, 10 Apr 2003

Tom Lambie: "Bob [Rosburg] was the best putter I ever saw," Mendocino Beacon, CA, 10 Apr 2003

Etowah, Kirk capture titles - Dalton team gains 2nd with a 30-foot birdie playoff win by Rauschenberg, despite some 3-putting by team members, Daily Citizen-News, GA, 10 Apr 2003

It's time for another Masters moment - drasmatic misses recalled, hot players on a roll for the win, Monterey County Herald, CA, 10 Apr 2003

Challenge is enough to spur Tiger to new place in history - at 1997 Masters Tiger made every putt inside 10 feet all week, Macon Telegraph, GA, 10 Apr 2003

The Woodlands HS Lady Highlanders set to send two teams to Region II-5A Golf -- dominating play led by Senior Ashley Knoll's 69 with some great putting, Conroe Courier, TX, 10 Apr 2003

Sergio Garcia's putting still way off, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, GA, 10 Apr 2003

Davis Love has a new putter and a stroke moving more inside-square -- says ball goes where he's looking more often, Seattle Times, WA, 10 Apr 2003

Charles Howell's putting getting better -- 5th in putting at TPC, CNN/SI, 10 Apr 2003

Masters notebook - 9-year-old Emily Palmer sinks a 28-foot downhiller on Par 3 Course's 9th hole for Garcia Sergio to thunderous applause, CNN/SI, 10 Apr 2003

Rocco Mediate says Aaron Baddeley may be the best putter he's ever seen, JOnline.com, The Topeka Capital-Journal, 10 Apr 2003

Scotty Cameron uses a putting aid to adjust Davis Love's stroke -- path now closer in to his body, JOnline.com, The Topeka Capital-Journal, 10 Apr 2003

FORE: Club maker Scotty Cameron masters art of putting - Hoch claims Futura putter eliminated an inherent "loop" in his stroke, SavannahNOW, 10 Apr 2003

Champs clinch on home turf - Napa Valley College freshman Ryan Trask uses magical putting to lead tem in Bay Valley event, Napa Valley Register, CA, 10 Apr 2003

Fore! Canadian lefty playing through - Mike Weir has jumped up 110 spots in putting ranks since last season from 121st to 10th this year, Columbia State, SC, 10 Apr 2003

Gaurav Ghei contemplates over ifs and putts after defeat - Jaiveer Virk homed his putting on the Delhi course and made all the important putts to upset favorite, Indian Express, India, 9 Apr 2003

Arjun Singh calls Jaiveer Virk one of the best putters in the game -- Virk: "I putted well and basically I saw the target and reacted,'' The Hindu, India, 9 Apr 2003

Thai ties hardened Tiger's mental edge - cages killer intensity to stay relaxed while wiping out the competition, Hindustan Times, India, 9 Apr 2003

Quarterly bashing for Mickelson - twice betrayed in majors by poor putting on 72nd hole, ABS CBN News, Philippines, 9 Apr 2003

Augusta: avoiding three-putts a major key, Cincinnati Post, OH, Apr 9, 2003
 
Darren Clarke oversleeps and misses practice round with Tiger -- says Rotella's changing his putting routine helping -- "Taking putts quicker frees me up and I`m not worried about striking the perfect putt all the time.", u.tv, 9 Apr 2003

OSU Finishes 16th At Western Intercollegiate - struggling with putter, OSUBeavers.com, 8 Apr 2003

On the Clock: The Putting Stroke (Rules of Golf), GolfDigest.com, 8 Apr 2003

Crane puts the pieces of his game together -- starting with his excellent putting, Oregonian, OR, 8 Apr 2003

Mistakes, poor putting, land Duke men's golf in 11th at ASU Invitational, The Duke Chronicle, N.C, 8 Apr 2003

Northern California native Scott Mccarron seeks better results at Augusta -- one of Tour's top putters, Enterprise-Record, CA, 8 Apr 2003

Gary Player's 1978 Masters win -- a red hot putter and Hubert Green's 72nd hole miss from 4 feet, Toronto Sun, Canada, 8 Apr 2003

Michelle Wie relies on DLGA's Gary Gilchrist - she's a better putter than people think, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 8 Apr 2003

Rejuvenated Jay Haas has been working on his putting with Missouri's Stan Utley, St. Louis Post Dispatch, MO, 7 Apr 2003

Putting Magic Delivers This Week From Nike Golf -- Blue Chip Putters, Yahoo News, Apr 7, 2003

Annika Sorenstam uses Two-ball DFX to win, Yahoo News, Apr 7, 2003

Rich Beem reverts to old Bullseye putter to help gating stroke -- his putting is holding back his game, El Paso Times, TX, 7 Apr 2003

Franklin High Cougar golf team Twins can putt - Alberto and Manuel Torres, El Paso Times, TX, 7 Apr 2003

Quality and quantity in this year's line up at Augusta - winners usually take between 110 to 116 total putts, iseekgolf, Australia, 7 Apr 2003

Sorenstam prevails at Office Depot - turns struggling game around with lengthy bogey putt and finishes birdie-birdie, CBC News, Canada, 6 Apr 2003

Retief Goosen's iron play and putting off, Paul Lawrie putting well, IrishExaminer.com, Ireland, 6 Apr 2003

Duke, Liz Janangelo Claim Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic Titles - Janangelo finally gets her putter working, GoDuke.com, 7 Apr 2003

THAILAND OPEN: Thongchai Jaidee has difficult time reading hard greens, The Nation, Thailand, 6 Apr 2003

Aussie Andre Stolz wins Japan GTO opener - overnight leader Tsuyoshi Yoneyama disgusted with 9 three-putts in 4 days, Daily Yomiuri, Japan, 6 Apr 2003

Mike Archer can aim for target now - new Dataform sponsorship gives him solid crack at European Tour - caddy';s lining up putterface like Fanny Sunneson for Faldo yielded six rounds in the 60s at EuroTour Q-School, Middlesborough Evening Gazette, UK, 6 Apr 2003

Kenneth Ferrie, Tip from the Tour - Putting practice is fastest way to lower your scores, Gateshead Post, UK, 6 Apr 2003

Sorenstam has inconsistent day putting as greens deteriorated in the afternoon; BellSouth greens: "What a difference a day makes." Cincinnati Enquirer, OH, 6 Apr 2003

Hometown Cink enjoys Sugarloaf supporters but misses 5 putts inside 13 feet, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 6 Apr 2003

Masters capsules - Darren Clarke now turning to Butch Harmon to "simplify" his putting, Boston Globe, MA, 5 Apr 2003

16-year-old local Chanin Puntawong shoots 61 at Thailand Open -- greens described as "dry and rough," CNN/SI, 5 Apr 2003

Chanin Puntawong, local 16-year-old amateur and student at Bradenton's David leadbetter Golf Academy, fires fabulous 61 with only 24 putts in Thailand Open, CBS Sportsline, 5 Apr 2003

Craig Parry recalls three-jacking his way out of Sunday lead at 1992 Masters, The Age, Australia, 5 Apr 2003

El Caballero's greens Stimping at 11 and require accuracy in approach, Ventura County Star, CA, Apr 5, 2003

Defending champ Goosen still in the hunt despite punctuating each nine with a three-putt, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, Apr 5, 2003

Harlingen South HS golfer Danial Salinas fires personal best 68, and only three bogeys came on 3-putts, Harlingen Valley Morning Star, TX, Apr 5, 2003

Aussie Jason Dawes shoots 65 with 28 putts to catch local hero Thonghchai Jaidee in Thailand Open, Daily Times, Pakistan, 5 Apr 2003

Indiana's Jeff Overton stays 3-putt free and matches 36-hole record at Marshall Invitational, Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV, Apr 4, 2003

Lynn University golfer Mike Milewski shoots even par 71 at Silver Lake with birdies of 10, 6, and 12 feet, and leaves three shorts putts on the track, Leesburg Daily Commercial, FL, Apr 4, 2003

DiMarco claws to the lead with only 24 putts - 8 years now with same technique that keeps him in the top echelon of putters, The Star, Malaysia, 4 Apr 2003

Putting: how important is it? Morgan Hill Times, CA, 4 Apr 2003

Frank Talk - fitting a long putter, GolfDigest.com, 4 Apr 2003

I've never felt better - Laurette Maritz at 39 tunes her putting on Jo-burg greens and plans a European invasion, news24 Sports, 4 Apr 2003

Navy Invitational next for Penn Golf - Quakers hard work to reduce 3-putting paying off with recent victory, Daily Pennsylvanian, PA, 4 Apr 2003

Andy Miller emerging from famous father's shadow - putting his long suit in tough Tour atmosphere, Gwinnett Daily Post, GA, 4 Apr 2003

Harrington suffers memory loss about Augusta but recalls others' experiences - "It's amazing how many putts are holed by supposedly average putters in pressure situations. I'll never forget that putt [by Ian Woosnam to win]." Ireland Online, Ireland, 4 Apr 2003

Billy Andrade: Birdie putts fell on back nine, Golf.com, 22:54 3-Apr-03

Retief Goosen: Rock-hard greens make flags difficult to attack Golf.com 22:16 3-Apr-03

Leave it to Don Boever, he hits golf balls 473 yards - also once putted a ball 336 yards, Knoxville News Sentinel, TN, Apr 3, 2003

Putts fall for DiMarco - no more hotel room problem-solving nights, Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA, Apr 3, 2003

Creamer rises to the top in Tobago - Tobago native Alan Mew lurks 3 back after 2 3-jacks take the shine off his round, European Tour, UK, Apr 3, 2003

Donald stumbles on the way home wiuth bogey putting, London Times, UK, Apr 3, 2003

Kiwi hopes sunk by Aussies - Singles slaughter includes Alan Moir's 2 long putts for victory in Four Nations Cup, Nzoom.com, New Zealand, Apr 3, 2003

Veterans Golf - Bernie Newberry has 25 putts, 14 on front and only 11 on back with 8 consecutive 1-putts and an unfortunate 3-putt, Guyra Argus, Australia, Apr 2, 2003

Blind Golfers See Fun, Challenge In Game - "All my putts are straight putts," WCAU, PA, Apr 2, 2003

Longest putt finally down in black and white - Fergus Muir's 375-feet ace on the Eden Course par 3 5th hole earns spot in Guinness Book of Records as world's longest verifable "putt," London Times, UK, Apr 2, 2003

Harrington holes only 1 of 28 from outside 15 feet but avoids 3-jacking with good lagging skills, Daily Telegraph, UK, Apr 2, 2003

Sorenstam will struggle at Colonial - LPGA players have trouble lagging long putts and often leave long putts well short, PGA.com, Apr 2, 2003

Saunders comes to terms with win Tasmanian Amatuer - Mowbray's John Cassidy has too many putting woes, Tasmania Examiner, Australia, Apr 2, 2003

American Steve Stull defends in Tobago - carries 2 putters in his bag and sometimes uses a long putter for short putts depending upon "feel," European Tour, UK, Apr 2, 2003

Golf Insider - Rocco Mediate takes Randy Sonnier's advice and switches to conventional putter - "so far, so good," Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, Apr 2, 2003

Nuss, Nebraska-Kearney capture Western invitational - Western Missouri goes down with too many 3-putts, St. Joseph News Press, MO, Apr 1, 2003

Golf leads way after day two - Arizona Wildcat Chris Nallen just can't get the putts to fall at Wildcats' National Invitational, Arizona Daily Wild Cat, AZ, Apr 1, 2003

When the 'Yips' Intrude On the Putting Green, Newsday, Apr 1, 2003

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