Archives for: October 2007

An important day in Myrtle Beach history

It's hard to believe such a renowned landmark like the Dunes Golf & Beach Club could ever be in jeopardy of not making it.But believe it or not, its place as a forefather in what has become one of the biggest golf destinations in the world wasn't… more »

What is the world's hardest golf destination?

3 feedbacks »'s Chris Baldwin's recent newsletter on how Arizona desert golf is harder than just about everywhere else in America poses the question: What is the world's hardest golf destination? I have a hard time believing it's the Valley of the S… more »

Do you have the balls to bet against a woman like Janet Jones in golf?

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This Sunday afternoon on the High Stakes Golf Tour airing on ESPN, 20 players will be putting up $250,000 each in a two-man best ball tournament. 19 of the players are Y-Chromosomes. The one woman who thinks she has the cojones to beat these high… more »

David Leadbetter compares Michelle Wie's career to the Titanic?

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David Leadbetter is mouthing off "woulda coulda shouldas" to the press again regarding his phenom-turned-Titanic. That's in his words, by the way. After suggesting to the press that Michelle Wie shouldn't play mens tournaments earlier this summer… more »

Mike Weir uses Tiger Woods triumph to win Frys Open

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Sometimes all it takes is beating the world's most dominant golfer heads up to end a streak of 86 events without a title. Sure it's the "silly season", but Mike Weir is surely giddy over his performance over the last month - first beating Tiger Woods… more »

Silly season golf gets even sillier with High Stakes Golf Tour on ESPN

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Tiger's grilling brats with Roger Federer on his yacht somewhere between Gatorade endorsement mega-deals. Ernie Els is giving pre-game rugby pep talks apparently. Yep, it's about that time for golf's "silly season". There is one new addition this yea… more »

During your Charleston golf trip, watch the big game at Moe's

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When a friend of mine who lives in Charleston suggested we watch Thursday night college football at Moe's, I thought, "Why would we want to watch a football game at a southwestern grill?" Moe's Downtown Tavern isn't the chain restaurant you go to for… more »

Where not to build a golf course home

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The family building a home to the right of the 11th hole at Coosaw Creek in North Charleston couldn't possibly be golfers. Only about half of home owners on golf courses play golf. The other half simply enjoy the open green spaces behind them and the… more »

Trump's proposed Scotland golf resort near Aberdeen continues to face opposition

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Donald Trump is back in Scotland and the site of his proposed golf resort just north of Aberdeen, and the Scotsman has a very detailed report of current happenings. The $2 million project continues to face opposition. When I visited the location last… more »

Golf is already roped into steroids, lets find a way to install instant replay

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Call me blind, call me naive. Sorry Gary Player, I just don't see steroids as a problem in golf. Not now, not in the foreseeable future. Tour pro Charley Hoffman agreed with me, as we trolled the fairways at the Viking Classic Pro-Am at Annandale (act… more »

With new MGM Grand Casino-Hotel, can Detroit become a golf and gambling destination?

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Detroit has had three temporary casinos since the late 1990s, but its first full-blown casino-hotel opened opened this week at the new MGM Grand. Building permanent, Vegas-style casino-hotels have always been the master plan and in 2007 its finally comi… more »

Hard to passionately dislike Presidents Cup's International team like those pesky Ryder Cup Europeans

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All this talk about how the Presidents Cup actually features a better field than the Ryder Cup, and how it's more of a worldly event and should get more publicity than its more famous competition is omitting one major factor as to why it will never be as… more »