Archives for: May 2009

Palouse Ridge, Coeur d'Alene and Circling Raven make for a dynamic golf combination

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Designed by John Harbottle III, Palouse Ridge Golf Club at Washington State University opened with much fanfare last year, and from what I saw, it deserves it. It seems like every time you get to a tee box, you're treated to panoramic views of the course… more »

Coeur d'Alene is much more than a floating golf green

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The Coeur d'Alene Golf Resort is known for its island green, but defining this Idaho Panhandle golf course by the famous par-3 14th really does the rest of the course an injustice.While the floating green, which was tethered to about 179 yards from t… more »

Natalie Gulbis says we should stretch before golf, which is good enough for me

Most golfers agree that it's a good idea to stretch before playing golf, or warming up on the range, but few probably do it. And many of those who do stretch probably aren't doing it properly.Well, here's a little incentive: Natalie Gulbis says you s… more »

Bring your daddy to Texas' Horseshoe Bay Resort for free golf

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How's this for a Father's Day treat? Horseshoe Bay Resort outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country is offering free golf for dads when they are accompanied by a guest who pays a full green fee on Father's Day, June 21. And it's good on any of the… more »

Could the timing be right for a golf trip to Mexico?

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Well, one thing is for sure: Getting a tee time in Mexico shouldn't be a problem right now, and you might be able to find a few deals if you're willing to roll the dice a little. At Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, for example, officials are reducing hotel… more »

Admission is free to only U.S. British Open qualifier in Texas

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If you're looking to check out some good golf without the crowds or the expense, check this out: Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, is hosting the International Final Qualifying for the British Open. The Open IFQ will be on Memorial Day, Monday,… more »

On the Audubon Golf Trail in Louisiana: It's a small, small world

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I knew I had met Bill Caldwell before, perhaps talked to him on several occasions, but I didn't want to bring it up until I was sure. As it turned out our paths had crossed many times over the years, and they had crossed again on this night during dinner… more »

Along the Audubon Trail -- golf, gator watchin' and Cajun cookin' doing just fine, thank you

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NEW ORLEANS -- It was rather subdued on a Tuesday night in the French Quarter, but as far as I could tell, it was the Crescent City of Old. The scars of Katrina are certainly still evident ? and will be for many years to come ? but as one of our h… more »

Players Championship: Has Tiger Woods lost his mojo?

At best, Tiger Woods was playing with his "C" game this week at The Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass. Nonetheless, somehow it was good enough to get him into the final pairing with Alex Cejka on Sunday.And when Woods is in the final group,… more »

All massages aren't created equal; some might have a psychic golf connection

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- One of my very favorite aspects of traveling to golf destinations is the spa treatment, which in my case means a massage. Yesterday, I got one at a place unlike any other ? Edgar Cayce's A.R.E, or Association for Research and… more »

With a little luck there was golf to be played in Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- When the forecast says "70 percent chance of thunderstorms," and the Doppler Radar indicates that you're surrounded by them, you don't expect to get in much golf, much less 18 holes. Well, today I got lucky, and I'm glad I did.… more »

Could John Daly really be turning it around this time?

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Drastic times call for drastic measures, and kudos to John Daly, who's competing on the European PGA Tour right now, for doing something drastic. The two-time major winner has used a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour to reflect, evaluate and get… more »

PGA of America will get another winter golf home

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What recession? At least not as far as the PGA of America is concerned. In fact, the timing couldn't be more right, officials say, to start construction on another PGA Village, except this one will be outside the country. Actually, it won't be that… more »