Archives for: October 2010

Golfweek's Best New Courses of 2009-10 is loaded with high-end privates, but some value plays exist

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Good grief there are a lot of high-end private courses with accompanying residential communities attached to them in Golfweek's Best New Courses ranking. By my count, 7 of the top 10 are empty-the-trust-fund privates. The second ten are mostly upscale semi-private and resort courses.But within these forty courses served up by Golfweek, there are some bargain plays, which deserve a tip of the cap, because few developers seem willing to build a $40 golf course anymore. more »

Premier league manager bans golfing before matches: proof golf is a sport and soccer kills brain cells

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I stumbled upon this story from Yahoo! Sports: Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is banning golf 48 hours before soccer matches. "It is not a day off, it is about recovery," explained McLeish, who attended the 2010 Ryder Cup Matches at Celtic Manor. "G… more »

Win a chance to visit the pretty Great Barrier Reef and play with pretty boy Adam Scott in Australian PGA Pro-Am

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This is the last week you can enter Tourism Queensland's Adam Scott giveaway, where a lucky winner and their equally lucky guest will get an all-expenses paid trip for 13 nights to Queensland for the Included in the trip is a round in the Australian… more »

To keep up with Scotland and Ireland, Wales needs some new links golf courses

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When in Wales, the big question among travel and golf industry experts was whether the 2010 Ryder Cup surge in tourism would result in an sustained increase in visitors. Based on what I've seen in three Wales, versus a similar amount of time to Scotl… more »

In tribute to Anthony Kim: My top places to act a fool on the Las Vegas Strip

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I've partied pretty hard in Las Vegas in my day, but I sure never had the means to spray a $25,000 bottle of champagne all over a dance floor, as Anthony Kim reportedly did on Tuesday. Apparently the incident led to a flare-up in his thumb, and he ha… more »

The 2011 Amateur Golf Series: A new reason to plan a Thailand golf holiday

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If you're looking to get exotic with your golf competition, consider this brand new event from leading Asian golf packager, the 2011 Amateur Golf Series in Thailand. more »

Why is the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda a grind-it-out, stroke play snooze?

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I caught about an hour of action yesterday on TNT of the PGA's Grand Slam of Golf, and the four players, Graeme McDowell, Ernie Els, Martin Kaymer and David Toms, had the competitive edge of a Bermuda looks great, and so does the golf course, Port Ro… more »

The Las Vegas Strip's Bali Hai Golf Club: Not going anywhere for now

Send feedback » contributor Bill Bowman reports Bali Hai Golf Club is alive and well, and that it will be three years at the earliest before the course goes anywhere. The course's future is currently up in the air, but officials report the course is i… more »

Getting to know new PGA Tour Fall Series hotshot CordeValle Golf Club and Resort

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A new host golf course to the PGA Tour, CordeValle Golf Club in California certainly debuted with fireworks. I caught the replay on Golf Channel last night and watched Rocco Mediate's hole-out and Alex Prugh's near-hole out with a driver. The course… more »

Ten ways to change the golf model by analyst Charlie Rymer hits some good points

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Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer recently posted a blog on about ten ways we can change the golf model. I admire his guts. Not every analyst would be willing to come out with ideas like making bigger holes and telling golf to learn… more »

Golf in Wales post-Ryder Cup: Sunny side up

I laughed every time I heard this when I was at Celtic Manor for the Ryder Cup: "Well, Wales is one of the wettest parts of the U.K." Huh? That's like calling Prada "the expensive store" on Rodeo Drive. It rains everywhere the U.K., just like it… more »

Myrtle Beach Golf Wizard package boasts dynamic foursome of Grand Strand courses for fall

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It's prime fall time in Myrtle Beach right now, and one golf package has caught my eye in particular from the Myrtle Beach Golf Wizard: The Myrtle Beach Golf Wizard three-night, four-round package includes a golf course condo and these four courses:… more »

Golfer from Ireland wants to know the top Myrtle Beach golf courses for his spring vacation

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We just received a letter from Michael Brennan, a reader from Ireland planning a Myrtle Beach golf vacation for April. Here's what he's looking for: Myself and three friends have booked our flights to myrtle beach from Ireland for mid April. With suc… more »

How the Ryder Cup Captain's picks faired for Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie

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NEWPORT, WALES -- The 2010 Ryder Cup captain's picks played a bigger role than anyone could have imagined, after rain caused a major format change. Having scrutinized the Captain's picks when they were announced, it's only fair to follow up on their… more »

Can't fault Captain Pavin for lack of Crenshaw-esque bravado, U.S. big guns are misfiring

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NEWPORT, WALES -- On the verge of certain Ryder Cup doom, captain Corey Pavin is quickly becoming the fall guy for the U.S. Ryder Cup team after a near sweep yesterday in Session 3. Team Georgia, Stewart Cink and Matt Kuchar, managed to salvage a half po… more »