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May 5, 2013

Ken Ruggiero's Golf: What Guan can teach us

Niagara Gazette — Today, I begin my 28th season in this space. It’s hard to believe really. I recall my very first column, written long before the home computer. I composed an 800-word text on pages of yellow lined legal paper with no spell-check support. If I didn’t like the way something that I wrote translated, I’d start all over again. It was tedious and when I finally completed a copy that I felt worthy of turning into my editor, I had to get into my car to hand-deliver my work downtown and hope that the typist could read my writing.

Thankfully, the writing process is so much easier today. I have all of the factual information that I require at my fingertips via the internet. I have a word processor to assist with grammar and spelling mishaps. And when I finalize my weekly composition, I can get it into my editor’s hands in seconds via email.

For those unfamiliar with this weekly column, it is devoted to the great game of golf. I give tips on improving all aspects of your game, candid opinions about controversial topics, and I shed light on the rules of the game. I like to hear from my readers and I often do. If you have a question or comment about this splendid sport, please feel free to drop me an email at the address given below. I promise to answer every question that I receive.

I look forward to spending the summer with you.

All that stated, let’s get started.

*****

Tianlang Guan, 14-years old, did something on the PGA tour this season that Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson, Louie Oosthuizen, Paddy Harrington, Tom Watson, Hunter Mahan, Ian Woosnam, and Ben Crenshaw could not do.

He made the cut at the Masters.

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