Archives for: January 2009

In anticipation of the New Course at The Tribute near Dallas

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Over on, we posted a story I wrote on the New Course at The Tribute in New Colony, Texas, which is just north of Dallas. You can read about it here. But if you haven't already played the "Old Course" at The Tribute, or the original cour… more »

The FBR Open's 16th: Truest of stadium golf

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This is really cool. This week, we're talking 15,000-20,000 fans on one hole after officials of the FBR Open added around 3,000 general admission bleacher seats and completely enclosed the par-3 16th at The TPC Scottsdale. Completely surrounding a hole w… more »

Check it out: Bayonet/Black Horse golf on Monterey Bay

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Over on, we just posted a review I wrote on Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, Calif. Check it out here. Bayonet, which opened as a military golf course in 1954 on what used to be Fort Ord, is actually one of two courses at the Seaside… more »

Nice going, Pat Perez, in getting your first tour win

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It's hard to believe that Sunday's victory at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Hosted by Arnold Palmer in the La Quinta, Calif., area is Pat Perez' first win. After all, it seems like we've heard his name a lot in his seven-year career. But sure enough, h… more »

Hope Chrysler Classic: hole-in-one prize for the golfer who has everything

You know the tournament you're playing in isn't run by a redneck when the hole-in-one prize is the use of a private jet. Not exactly the $500 golf shop credit or even a car that most of us are used to.Anyway, amateur Andrew Goldfarb of Sherman Oaks,… more »

As golf deterioration looms, fend it off by getting in shape

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As I anxiously await the milestone of reaching a half-century on this planet, I'm finding myself breaking down physically, and it has certainly affected my golf game. First there was plantar fasciitis a few years ago, and just when I was just getting ove… more »

Now that Obama is sworn in as President, he needs to turn his attention to something really important ? his golf game

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Not that he really has time for it, but now that he's the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama essentially has a membership at any country club or course he decides to play, including, of course, nearby Congressional Country Club. Accordin… more »

Can golf weather be too perfect?

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We were told to pack pullovers and raingear, that the weather off Monterey Bay can turn in an instant, that it can be sunny one minute, foggy and drizzly the next. As the trip neared, however, it became quite apparent that we weren't getting any of that.… more »

Golf's Kodak Challenge may prove interesting

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There's a new twist this year on the PGA Tour, and it may turn out to have a better following than the FedEx Cup. Ok, that's not saying much, but the Kodak Challenge is worth $1 million to the player who wins the challenge, which is spread out over th… more »

Golf as an Olympic sport ? why not?

Six years ago, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem didn't support the idea of golf becoming an Olympic sport. Now he's had a change of heart.The reason is that Finchem believes that bringing golf to the Olympics (there's a push for 2016) will help grow… more »

Time is ripe to plan a golf trip to Las Vegas

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Over on, we just posted a story I wrote on how a sluggish economy translates into a good time to hit Sin City for a room, golf and entertainment. Check it out here. It seems quite a few hotels, even high-end resorts like the Bellagio,… more »

Mercedes: Not exactly golf paradise apparently

It must be a bummer to have to go to Hawaii. Either that, or there really is such a thing as having too much money.Imagine going to a tournament with no cut and a guarantee share of a $5.6 million purse among 35 players or so. The fact that it's at K… more »

Here's hoping John Daly somehow finds success off the golf course

Is there anyone who isn't hoping that John Daly will finally turn his life around? Does anyone believe that he will?Unfortunately, the answers are probably "yes, a few," and "no," respectively. Daly recently announced that the PGA Tour has suspen… more »