Wobbly Wachovia

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I've had every nickel in the Wachovia Bank since they gave me a free toaster some eleven years ago when i opened my first account, and times are looking tough. It's not enough that their one-year stock chart resemble a ski slope. But now the world's bes… more »

Harbour Town's a challenge--and so is my latest quiz question!

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The Tour has moved over to beautiful Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island—a welcome, mellow respite after the crucible of Augusta. Pete Dye’s Lowcountry classic will test the shot-making skills of the world’s finest players this week, and… more »

Masters Minutia--If you haven't been there, you won't know it

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Spectacle though it is on television, The Masters is an event that should be experienced in person, though tickets (badges, actually) are almost as hard to come by as a date with Catherine Zeta-Jones. If you’ve never been, the wonders of Augusta Natio… more »

Tiger's as much of a lock for The Masters as was Memphis

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I admire and root for Tiger Woods as much as anybody, despite the fact he brushed off my photo request at the Golf Writer's Annual Dinner the year after he won his first Masters. But despite his recent otherworldly play, he's as much of a lock for this… more »

Enjoy the Masters with a brand-new pair of free shades!

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In honor of the best week on the annual golf calendar, we’ll briefly turn the spotlight off Pete Dye, and instead focus on The Masters. Regrettably, there wasn’t a single correct answer in last week’s contest, though there were dozens of entries.… more »

Free Sunglasses Today!

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Time to give away another pair of Rudy Project sunglasses, as I continue to slowly bang the drum in anticipation of the release of my next book, due out this September-- PETE DYE--GOLF COURSES—FIFTY YEARS OF VISIONARY DESIGN. All you have to do to wi… more »

Happy 50th, Emo Harris!

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I quick shout-out to my Brother-in Law---the Maharajah of Marblehead, Massachusetts, the Sultan of Sausage, the President-in-waiting of the Hair Club for Men--the redoubtable, irrepressible Emo Harris, who turned FIFTY just the other day. I have numerou… more »

A Good Friday, Indeed

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Though I lived there happily for nearly a decade as a young adult, my visits to Manhattan are few and far between. But I was up there a few weeks ago to meet with the publisher and editors of my new book, and view the galleys--basically the pages in a l… more »

With Apologies to fellow blogger Cheap Bastard

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It’s still some six weeks away, and much golf drama awaits in the interim—Arnold Palmer’s Orlando hoedown, a World Golf Championship event at Doral, and that little Augusta dustup that takes place in early April. But on the morning of April 21st,… more »

Doing the Tiger Rag

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I first became aware of Tiger Woods in 1987. I was a young adult, just beginning my infatuation with golf, and I heard or read about some 12-year old California kid who had a “plus” handicap. It sounded like an urban legend to me; I could possibly… more »

No Hill-Billies in the White House!

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Years ago a Savannah neighbor was carping about all the carping taking place after the dubious results of the 2000 presidential election. He came up with a catchphrase, patented it, and sold a zillion bumper stickers, key chains, towels, etc. His phras… more »

The golf-rich are getting richer in Cabo San Lucas

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The three questions I’m asked most often: 1) Why don’t you have a real job? 2) Considering how much time you spend on the golf course, shouldn’t you be a better player? 3) What’s the best destination in the world? Answering the first two qu… more »

New and decidely different at the PGA Show

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It ain’t what it used to be. Orlando’s PGA Show has dwindled a bit over the years, hurt by a continued soft golf economy, and hampered by the absence of some of golf’s marquee names. (Titleist, Taylor-Made and Ping make up a “Big Three” of re… more »

Happy 25th Anniversary, John Smith!

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It was 25 years ago this very day, cold and blowing in New England, a Nor’easter having dumped a foot of snow on the field at Foxborough Stadium. The Englishman was the kicker for the New England Patriots, and broke a sloppy, scoreless duel with a sno… more »

Boom Times in Beantown

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I planted my golf spikes firmly in the Georgia clay more than a decade past. But I’ve developed no allegiance to the Braves, Falcons or Hawks in all that time. My only local rooting interest is the Georgia Bulldogs, primarily because my oldest daught… more »