Archives for: November 2009

Forget the Tiger Woods 'accident'; there are other golf stories in Orlando

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I've resisted the urge. Even though I've been in Orlando since the weekend, I just haven't been able to make it to nearby Windermere. It just isn't my idea of fun.No, I'm in Orlando to do a few course/resort reviews, and that's just what I intend to… more »

Playing golf without a safety net at Old American near Dallas

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Recently I had the opportunity to play Old American Golf Club at The Tribute near Dallas months before it opens. The Tripp Davis/Justin Leonard design is pretty much ready to go with the exception of a few greens that need a little more maturity and a fe… more »

Golf's Skins Game trimmed from the Thanksgiving menu: Will you miss it?

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Is this is it for the Skins Game? After dismal ratings last year in which K.J. Choi defeated like the likes of Stephen Ames, Fred Funk and Phil Mickelson at the Indian Wells Golf Resort near Palm Springs,Calif., title sponsor LG pulled the plug, citin… more »

TaylorMade's new Penta TP golf ball adds a couple more layers of performance

During my trip to play golf in California last week, I got to try out TaylorMade Golf's new premium golf ball, the Penta TP, which will be launched to the public in the spring.That's Penta, as in five layers, which are about two more layers than you'… more »

Discover Monarch Dunes, golf on the central coast of California

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While the Monterey Peninsula and Southern California area enjoy a reputation for fine golf, often overlooked is the central coast of California.It's a little tougher to get to, but it's well worth it if Monarch Dunes Golf in Nipomo is any indication.… more »

Course marshals at The Bridges Golf Club tops in my book

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When I arrived at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon, Calif., this morning and was introduced to my playing companions, I knew it was going to be a good day.The Bridges is a fairly challenging Johnny Miller-credited daily fee course (It was really de… more »

Tiger Woods' antics on the golf course are so polarizing

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So it's come to pass that once again Tiger Woods has won a tournament, and once again, he is being criticized for his on-the-course antics. Over the weekend, Woods won on the other side of the globe. He fired a final-round 68 en route to a two-shot vi… more »

A little incentive to play golf in Mexico

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How's this for an enticement to come to Cozumel, Mexico?Free golf.Well, OK, nothing in life is ever truly free, but if you book a package at the Playa Playa Azul Hotel ($255 a night) in Cozumel, you can play all the golf you want at Cozumel Coun… more »

Troon Card could pay off on the golf course

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If you're planning to travel around the country next year or as early as this winter, and your plans include a lot of golf, you might want to look into a discount card or program. In this case, I'm referring to the Troon Card by Troon Golf that will allo… more » Open's run at Grayhawk Golf Club short and sweet

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Scottsdale, Ariz., has one less tournament now after the PGA Tour made this announcement yesterday: The Open is moving from Arizona to California. For the past three years, the Fall Series event has been played at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor… more »

PGA Tour suspension of journeyman golfer tells us very little

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So it's come to light that Doug Barron, a little known player who lost his PGA Tour card three years ago, is the first to be suspended for testing positive for a performance enhancing drug. Barron only played one PGA tour event and a handful of Nation… more »

Plenty are bummed out about losing Viking Classic golf tournament this week

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If a golf tournament is canceled and you didn't notice, is it missed?The answer is a resounding yes. While the casual golf fan stops watching golf after the Tour Championship and most likely any event that Tiger Woods isn't in, these PGA Tour "Fall F… more »