Archives for: July 2009

Planes, trains, automobiles and golf carts in Western Canada

For a week now, I've been traveling in Western Canada. It was supposed to have been a golf trip on Via Rail's flagship Canadian train from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver, B.C., but workers at Via Rail had another idea when they went on strike last Frida… more »

Jasper Park Golf Course in Canada is a perfect union of nature and man

You often hear terms thrown around like classic courses, masterpiece, etc. , but very few courses actually live up to that kind of hype. Stanley Thompson's Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course is one of those courses. And it's at a world-class resort,… more »

New York son Giuliani takes his act to the Golf Channel's 'Big Break' at Disney

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Apparently, you can take the kid out of the Big Apple, but you can't keep the kid from throwing the apple. How much that has to do with Andrew Giuliani competing on the Golf Channel's "Big Break" is up for debate, but the reality golf skills show has alw… more »

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Florida lands The Legends Tour's first major golf championship

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If you've ever wondered what happened to some of the big names from the LPGA in the 1970s and '80s, many of them are playing on the Legends Tour, which stages a handful of events per year. This year, the official senior tour of the LPGA will stage its… more »

Tom Watson is rock steady going into final round of British Open at Turnberry

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Do you get the feeling that British Open leader Tom Watson might fare a little better than the last year's senior-in-contention, Greg Norman? Watson, despite being nearly seven years older than Norman was last year when he had a chance to win at Royal… more »

Relief from the heat, great golf in Northern Michigan

As I went though security this afternoon at the Traverse City, Mich., airport, the TSA agent checking my driver's license said, "Can you send us some of your heat?"What she was referring to was the fact that my hometown in Texas has been in triple di… more »

Leading the LPGA Tour into golf prosperity will be a huge undertaking

So we got the formal announcement on Monday that Carolyn Bivens is out as the commissioner of the LPGA, and Marsha Evans, a retired Navy rear admiral, is in as interim commissioner.Evans, who has also led the Girl Scouts of USA and the American Red… more »

Whether it's golf or entertainment, boredom in Branson isn't an option

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After spending a few days in Branson, Mo., I offer these observations: First, Branson offers top-notch Ozark Mountain golf. The new Payne Stewart Golf Club has terrific views and is plenty challenging. Tom Fazio's Branson Creek Golf Club is as good or… more »

Branson, Mo., adding great golf to its wholesome setting

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I spent a part of my youth in the Delta of northern Mississippi. I've lived the majority of my life in Texas. But I've never been anywhere more country than Branson, Mo. This really is a trip back in time in so many ways. Branson is simply a visit… more »

New groove rule in golf won't affect most of our games, but it does create a disconnect

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Does anybody really care about this new groove rule? You know, the one where essentially all irons sold in the modern era would be non-conforming -- at least at the higher level of tournaments. The PGA Tour considered delaying the new groove rule a ye… more »