Archives for: August 2009

What I'll miss, what I won't from my golf trip to Hawaii

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Whenever I'm on an extended trip, I'm usually pretty anxious to get home. This time, though, leaving was a little bit difficult. I mean, we're talking Hawaii here.Here are five things I'll miss most from the golf trip I just concluded to the Big Isla… more »

Nothing Mickey Mouse about new Disney resort going up next to Hawaii's Ko Olina Golf Club

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Just across from the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa and Ko Olina Golf Club on west side of Oahu there's a huge construction project underway. Apparently, not everyone got the word that tourism has been on the decline in Hawaii.Walt Disney Pa… more »

Oahu and the Big Island: They're night and day, but both have worthwhile golf

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After spending my first 24 hours on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, I've come to this fairly obvious conclusion: Vacationing on Oahu isn't better or worse than being on the Big Island; it's just different, really different. It really depends on what you wan… more »

A day off from golf: witnessing creation on the Big Island of Hawaii

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When you go to a place like the Big Island to play golf, you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't take a day or two off from the links to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.So yesterday, I made the trek from Waikolo… more »

This just in: Golf on the Big Island keeps blood pressure in check

Yesterday, I played the Francis H.I'i Brown South Course at the Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It's where they used to hold the Senior Skins Game with guys like Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino and Chi Chi. As the round w… more »

Taking a golf break in Hawaii to see that Tiger Woods really is human

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We were finishing up a windy round at the Kings' Course at Waikoloa (Hawaii) Beach Resort this morning when we made a great decision. Waiting behind a group on the 17th tee, I suggested to my playing companion, head pro Johnny Eusebio, that we take a… more »

Tiger Woods looks invincible, but lets hope there's PGA Championship drama this weekend anyway

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Tiger Woods has looked nearly invincible the last two weeks. So much so, in fact, that when he makes a bogey, you can't hardly believe it. When Tiger does look beatable, there's seems to be some sort of chink. Usually, it's his driver or tee shots, b… more »

PGA Championship is one of golf's majors, but it's also a reward to its members, the club pros

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The PGA of America will tell you that the PGA Championship has the strongest field among the four majors. They will tell you that it's the only all-professional field, that it has 99 of the top 100 players in the world and so forth. It is also the onl… more »

Tiger Woods amazes again with a fantastic game-changing shot at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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Tiger Woods has hit a lot of great shots in his career, and the 8-iron he hit on the 16th at Firestone Country Club's South Course on Sunday to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is right up there with the best of them. After laying up on the 670-ya… more »

Padraig Harrington looks better than his old self; Tiger Woods rolling again before a major

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As impressive as Tiger Woods' 65 was Saturday at the WGC-Bridgestone, Padraig Harrington's response was equally outstanding. Woods, for the third consecutive time this year, is in position to win the last tournament he plays in before a major. He bird… more »

Michelle Wie automatically makes Solheim Cup more interesting

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Let's face it: Whether you think Michelle Wie has underachieved or not, whether you think she deserves to be on the U.S. Solheim Cup team or not, her inclusion makes this year's Solheim Cup Matches that much more intriguing.Wie, who finished 11th at… more »

Having a hot time playing golf in Western Canada

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Most Americans, when they travel to play golf in Canada, figure they're going to need a little outerwear ? even in the summer. Not on this 10-day trip through Alberta and British Columbia. It was so hot that I was looking forward to the relief I w… more »