Archives for: October 2009

Will new LPGA commissioner be the tour's magic (Michael) Whan?

With a dwindling schedule and corporate dollars hard to come by, the LPGA announced earlier today that Michael Whan, a marketing whiz who once worked for TaylorMade-adidas Golf, will be its new commissioner come January.Whan, 44, has plenty of golf e… more »

Gator biting golfer isn't funny; it's terrifying

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Did you hear the one about the golfer who went to retrieve a golf ball and lost an arm? Sounds pretty funny, doesn't it? I'm guessing 77-year-old James Wiencek can't laugh about it, although he probably realizes he is lucky to be alive. I'm sure some… more »

If you're not in a hurry, play golf on the Nullarbor Links in Australia

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At 8,200 yards, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge in Alabama is one of the longest courses in the world. But that's nothing compared to Nullarbor Links, which just opened in Australia.The new par-72 course Down Under stretches 1,365 ki… more »

Despite Lucas Glover's easy win, good effort from the boys at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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In case you missed it, the four major champions played in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf the last couple of days. And this year it actually featured the major champions for a change.In years past, Tiger Woods might win a couple of the majors (meaning tha… more »

Youngster's artwork of San Francisco golf nets $2,000 for First Tee program

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The weather might have been dismal Monday evening during The First Tee of San Francisco?s Annual Awards Dinner, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of bidders in a charity auction to benefit First Tee.In my previous blog, I related the story of how… more »

San Francisco First Tee program also a big winner during Presidents Cup

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There's an aspect of last week's Presidents Cup that might have gone somewhat unnoticed, so I'm giving it a little attention. While the U.S. team was busy dusting off the internationals, a new satellite site for the San Francisco First Tee program wa… more »

Free fun, stellar golf awaits at the Administaff Small Business Classic near Houston

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Sometimes, I enjoy attending Champions Tour events more than regular PGA Tour events ? even majors. This, I'm pretty sure, will be one of those weeks.First of all, the crowds usually aren't as intense, but more importantly, these guys seem to have… more »

Presidents Cup really does prove America is the greatest country - especially when it comes to golf

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While watching the U.S. team rout the Internationals in this year's Presidents Cup golf from Harding Park in San Francisco this weekend, my wife quizzed me about the setup.When I told her that a team of Americans was playing a team of internationals,… more »

Relishing fall golf in the Poconos at the Shawnee Inn in northeast Pennsylvania

The Shawnee Inn at Shawnee on the Delaware, Pa., is a true retreat. It's hard to believe than just 90 minutes away are tens of millions of souls who battle the hustle and bustle in New York City and Philadelphia.The resort goes back to 1912 when it w… more »

Luana Hills Golf Club in Hawaii is one tough nut to crack

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Ask me what the hardest golf course I've ever played is, and one comes to mind immediately ? Luana Hills Golf Club on the east side of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.Honestly, I was about six holes into this Pete Dye jungle design wondering if I had… more »

Wow, what a surprise: Greg Norman and Chris Evert are already in murky waters

On the eve of the Presidents Cup comes the announcement that International Captain Greg Norman and former tennis star Chris Evert are separated ? just 15 months after they got married.Seems like just yesterday Norman was making an unlikely run at t… more »

Overtime for overseeding Arizona golf courses

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It's that time of year again in Arizona when you need to call ahead for conditions at your favorite golf courses.Because this is when superintendents overseed golf courses for the peak season. Many golf courses close for two or three weeks for this p… more »