Archives for: March 2010

Medinah trying to make Patriot Day event a smashing success

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For the past three years, Patriot Golf Day has raised $5.3 million to award scholarships to 1,000 families of servicemen and women who have been killed or disabled. Now, Medinah Country Club, which will host the 2012 Ryder Cup Matches, is looking to set… more »

Should be a great week of golf in Houston on the PGA Tour this week

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I just took a look at the long-range forecast for this week's Shell Houston Open, and it looks great with highs in the 70s and only an isolated chance of showers for the weekend. So while they're finishing up the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay H… more »

Golf round at the TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course doesn't disappoint

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We took pictures on the 17th tee, then three of the four in our group found the island green with our tee shots from 135 yards or so. It doesn't get much better than that. After nearly 20 years of working in the golf media, I finally played the TPC Saw… more »

Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia is a golf and outdoors paradise

This may be a little early in the year to hit the links at Reynolds Plantation, which is located between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., but even as the courses struggle to come out of dormancy, it's evident that this wonderful lakefront property is a golf Mec… more »

Graduating from the Dave Pelz Scoring School with a C-plus average

Three full days at the Dave Pelz Scoring School held at <a href="http://www.worldgolf.com/resorts/georgia/chateau-elan.html">Chateau Elan Winery and Resort outside of Atlanta</a> went by rather fast. There was a lot to learn and it was pretty… more »

LPGA returns to San Diego next week to play golf at La Costa

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With its 36 holes of championship golf and world-class tennis, La Costa Resort and Spa, which is located in Carlsbad, isn't your ordinary resort It's also the site of the world headquarters of the Chopra Center, a wellness refuge founded by physicians… more »

Hope at last from the Dave Pelz Scoring School

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So we're sitting in the classroom at the Dave Pelz Scoring School, and it's the first moment of truth. It's Day 1, conducted at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort outside of Atlanta, and we're getting out initial evaluations. (Click here for a Q&A with P… more »

Tiger Woods is going to get it now: South Park takes its shot

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If you're one of the two or three people who missed Tiger Woods' public apology a few weeks ago, here's another chance to watch it ? South Park style.I'm not a big fan of the no-holes barred animated series on Comedy Central, but I've got to admit, I… more »

LPGA shows real enthusiasm at La Costa Resort & Spa

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There was genuine fun and zeal at this week's LPGA press conference at La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif, previewing the LPGA's inaugural Kia Classic. It's not that PGA Tour press conferences are stoic, but compared to what I saw at La Costa… more »

Off to try the super lob wedge at La Costa Resort & Spa

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Last week, during a visit with short-game expert Dave Pelz, I asked him if amateurs should carry a 64-degree wedge like Phil Mickelson does. His feeling on the topic? If you can hit a 60-degree wedge, you can use a 64-degree. In either case, you have t… more »

Say it ain't so: Continental Airlines charging for exit row, too

If you're a golfer, you are probably already displeased that that most airlines charge for checked bags. (golf clubs have to be checked.) On top of that, several have been assessing fees for aisle or window seats, most have discontinued meal service and… more »

Monterey Peninsula's Bayonet Golf Course gets another big qualifier

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How good is the Bayonet Golf Course on the Monterey Peninsula? Good enough to get another high profile qualifier, apparently. The course, which was part of an overall $13 million renovation of the 36 holes at Bayonet Black Horse a little more than a ye… more »