Lone Star State is big enough for both new and old Valero Texas Open hosts: Westin La Cantera and TPC San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- That big, 1,001-room hotel that sits behind the 16th green was quite the As the TPC San Antonio and JW Marriott opened up last year, it meant the Westin la Cantera had to step aside to make room at the top. I just wrote a fe… more »

XM Radio on AirTran: little things can be all the difference in travel

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It doesn't make much sense to me why so many airlines today are cutting the little things like pillows and snacks out of most domestic flights. My consultant buddy who travels from Detroit to San Francisco every week tells me NWA offers him no meal on a… more »

NBA's Allen Iverson is a greater role model than Tiger Woods

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The city of Denver got their shiny new Christmas present early: Allen Iverson, the much-maligned Philly point guard who was finally traded after a decade of turbulence with the 76ers and nearly two weeks of exile. Iverson is one of those sports figur… more »

Despite new airport security measures, Bic lighter makes it through four security check points

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Last week I flew back to America after being stationed in Europe six months (tear). It was a lovely time, which was soon forgotten once I found myself hauling four overstuffed bags through what seemed like countless airports, each bigger than the next.… more »

Golf putting simulator at ESPN Zone in Chicago is a waste of points

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I haven't golfed since an early November trip to sunny Portugal, so my itch is spreading a bit. Imagine my glee when at the ESPN Zone just off Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago boasted a putting simulator amongst its plethora of sports video games and si… more »

NASCAR's Johnson hurt due to shenanigans on a golf cart

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Who says golf isn't a contact sport, especially when you're riding around on the roof of your golf cart at a charity tourney? Nextel Cup winner Jimmie Johnson has learned the hard way that shenanigans on the golf cart should be left with teenagers an… more »

Scotland golf course rankings: Me vs. the Big Magazines spark debate

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Golf course rankings: subjective, arbitrary, incomplete and AWESOME! Who doesn't like looking at rankings, especially right before or after a big golf trip where you played a bunch of nominees of the world's best? I recently posted my Official Scotla… more »

Two new Michigan golf courses make Golf Digest's Top 10 under $75

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I never thought of Michigan as a cheap golf destination growing up there. It wasn't until I saw gaudy prices in Florida, Scotland and Las Vegas that I realized I was blessed to be in the backyard of some fantastic courses at a great value. Golf Diges… more »

The latest terrorist threat to airline travel is passing gas, seriously

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The latest terrorist threat to airline travel is flatulence. And no, I'm not making this up. A woman caused a flight to be diverted to Nashville after she lit a match after she passed gas while in the high skies. Terrorist paranoia has gotten so out… more »

Golf blogger reveals truth about age and much, much more

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We live in a superficial world full of fashion statements and preconceptions based on looks. This is especially true in the world of golf blogging. So when TravelGolf.com asked me to submit a bio pic for my blog, I was unsettled. As a result of my m… more »

A real sugardaddy buys golf lessons, not equipment, for his loved ones this holiday season

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Sure, a shiny new driver fits under a tree better than stuffing some 40-year old pro in a stocking, but if you really care about your loved ones, you'll get them golf lessons, not new equipment this holiday season. Getting someone a new club is a tem… more »

Lisbon's Golf Coast in Portugal honored "Best European golf destination" by industry peers

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The pros in the European golf travel industry have spoken, and this year the best spot for golf in Europe is Portugal's other golf destination. The International Association for Golf Tour Operators, 1000 members strong, voted and awarded the prize to… more »

Michelle Wie and Britney Spears prove America loves a good train wreck

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A lot of grouchy writers are giving Michelle Wie a hard time right now because she's exploiting her good looks (c'mon, a short, chubby teen wouldn't be getting exemptions) and above average golf game in order to make money playing golf against men instea… more »

Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving proves tradition isn't always a good thing in sports and golf

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Thanks to the fact enough of us sketchy Expats live in Prague, Thanksgiving will be alive and well. Several restaurants and pubs serving traditional (we'll see about that) turkey dinners will also be showing NFL football on their TVs. And guess what's… more »

Padraig Harrington defeats Tiger Woods: symbolizes changing of the guard in golf

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Even though the U.S.'s showing has been about as strong as twelve strings of al dente linguini in the last three Ryder Cups, delusional Americans, myself included, have clung to a defense that the competition "meant more" to the Europeans than the Yanks.… more »

Bo Schembechler's influence transcended football in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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One of football's most anticipated match ups in years will be played with a heavy heart after former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler passed away in Detroit Friday afternoon. This is hitting a lot of people who grew up in Michigan, especially Ann Arbor… more »