Archives for: February 2010

How tough are classic Donald Ross greens at Pinehurst? About 1200 yards tougher

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PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA -- Day one at Pinehurst I played No. 7, the longest of the Pinehurst courses at 7,216 yards and 6,819 yards from the blue tees, which I played from. I followed that up with a round today on classic No. 3, a Donald Ross desig… more »

Teeing it up in golf country: Pinehurst Resort and the Carolina Sandhills

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There's a lot of golf-rich regions in the world, from Scottsdale to the Grand Strand, Monterey Peninsula, Palm Springs, St. Andrews and plenty more. But I'd have a hard time finding a more golf-rich region in terms of holes per acre than the the one I'm in now: the Carolina Sandhills, from Pinehurst out towards Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Consider this satellite image of Pinehurst: more »

Lets not jump to Tiger Woods 'selfish' conclusions just yet

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A video out there making viral rounds is Golf Channel's Alex Miceli, going off on the timing of Tiger Woods' non-press conference at TPC Sawgrass tomorrow morning. Click here to watch Micelli go off. I'm impressed with Miceli's cahones. Few beat… more »

Combine SXSW, tournament golf at Barton Creek in the Golf Channel Am Tour in Austin

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Austin's South by Southwest music, film and interactive festival and golf go together more than you might think. During Austin's major spring festival that draws hundreds of bands, indie film makers, web gurus and fans, the city practically shuts dow… more »

More than just TPC golf, the new JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country is tech savvy

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Golfers have had the TPC San Antonio on their radar for years now, especially considering San Antonio has tried to get a top multi-course resort for yearsThe resort is finally here, and it's quite sight to see, the 1,002-room JW Marriott Hill Country… more »

Steve Stricker is right: What sense does it make hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February?

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It looks like once again, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is going to be a big mess, with rain expected all week, and why shouldn't we have expected this? Stricker, who won this past week at Riviera and vaulted into the No. 2 position in th… more »