Archives for: December 2008

Five things I guarantee will happen in 2009 - including Rocco defeating Tiger Woods

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Before I bust out my party hat and bottle of Andre' for New Year's Eve, it's time to look into the crystal ball for 2009. I see a lot of strange things happening in the world of professional golf. Here are five things I guarantee will happen. Call your b… more »

Myrtle Beach Airport is spreading it's wings to Chicago with new non-stop Spirit Air route

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Myrtle Beach is now within easy reach of to those sun-starved Chicagoans just in time for the Grand Strand's peak golf season. Starting in March, Spirit Air will begin daily direct service from O'Hare (ORD) to Myrtle Beach (MYR). I'm fully aware… more »

Now playing: The 2008 golf travel awards

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The first draft of my 2008 "Best Of Golf Travel" column was over 2000 words. Alas, there's still a lot of fond memories in my mind heading into 2009... It took me about two weeks to cut it down to half the size, though maybe one day when I'm famo… more »

United States Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin doesn't have to reinvent the wheel at Wales in 2010

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The worst thing Corey Pavin could possibly do as he assumes the United States captainship from 2008 hero Paul Azinger is try and do too much leading up to Wales in 2010. Don't mess around with the dinner schedule, don't make Tiger Woods sing karaoke… more »

You can get in the Christmas spirit with your golf in Muslim Malaysia, too

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA -- In the mall next to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, they've got a Christmas tree so tall it'd give the Rockafeller Center tree in New York a run for it's money. Rest assured, Christmas is celebrated in Malaysian cities and… more »

Come for the golf, stay for the fried bananas in Melaka, Malaysia

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MELAKA, MALAYSIA -- I suppose at it's most basic, the reason we plunk down big cash to travel to foreign lands is for the opportunity to see and do plenty of "firsts". Two days into this Malaysian golf trip, my first ever voyage into Asia, I've had my fa… more »