Archives for: November 2008

Taking off for Malaysia golf

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY -- My cabbie in Austin couldn't stop gushing about Malaysia as he drove me to the airport at 6 a.m. this morning. "It's muslim, but very tolerant, and very beautiful," he described, though warned me that dealing drugs over there ca… more »

Is Annika Sorenstam's early retirement in dire times leaving the LPGA Tour out to dry?

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It's all teary eyes and sentimental moments at the ADT Championship as Annika Sorenstam plays in her last LPGA Tour event for awhile. While there has been a ton of fanfare about her "retirement", we should remember she said this is more of a "steppin… more »

Donald Trump's Aberdeen golf resort is finally coming to Scotland - for real this time

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It's official (pretty much). Donald Trump's $1.5 billion golf resort has been given the green light by Scotland's national finance secretary. After being thwarted by local Aberdeen environmentalists and officials last year, it appears the economic benefi… more »

With PGA Tour out of the way, Walt Disney World's four golf courses shine

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With the Children's Miracle Network Classic presented by Wal-Mart long gone from the land of Mickey, now is the time to pencil in the family vacation getwaway to Walt Disney World, and reap a foursome of golf courses in tip-top shape. I visited Disne… more »

Airport thoughts on golf & travel in Morocco and the Hassan II Trophy in Rabat

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- As I often do whenever my layover allows, here is another installment of "Airport Thoughts", where I serve up a few closing opines on a recently completed trip. This time, I come from JFK airport after spending six days in Morocco's… more »

Big Ticket Ernie Els brings home the King Hassan II Trophy in Morocco

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RABAT, MOROCCO -- It's no secret who the big ticket was this week at the King Hassan II Trophy in Morocco (aside from Prince Moulay Rachid residing over the tournament, of course), but it was none other than the Big Easy, Ernie Els. This is the first tim… more »

Golf course spotlight: Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club in Rabat, Morocco

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RABAT, MOROCCO -- Morocco has a much longer history with golf than you might expect. It's famous neighbor to the north, Spain, generally receives most of the ink, but many Europeans spend their golf holidays in Morocco, too. They don't have the sheer qua… more »

Discovering the post-Bush world of golf travel in Morocco

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RABAT, MOROCCO -- Normally I try and avoid any political topics in my golf blog, though I think we can all agree it is not a "normal" time in the world this week. And the big news in America is especially notable for me because today is my second day… more »