Archives for: May 2010

A visit to The Oven confirms Nike Golf's commitment to winning

If you've been watching golf on TV lately, you've undoubtedly caught one the commercial spots depicting the mischief of Nike Golf's Tour players at The Oven. You might also be wondering exactly what is The Oven, and why are Stuart Cink and Lucas Glover s… more »

Nothing Mickey Mouse about staying and playing golf at the Omni Orlando ChampionsGate

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Sometimes taken for granted, Orlando, Fla., still ranks as one of the country's top golf destinations with several top-notch resorts. One of those is Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, which not only has two excellent Greg Norman-designed golf courses… more »

Pebble Beach or Cypress Point: Which golf course is better?

It's an interesting debate. What's the better course on the California Monterey Peninsula: Pebble Beach Golf Links or Cypress Point? Recently, I had the opportunity to play Pebble for the second time. (You can read my review here.) I've also had the pl… more »

After dark, golf heats up in Las Vegas with glow ball tourney

Las Vegas is almost always better after dark, so why should golf be an exception? If you're in Sin City this week, you might want to sign up for Blazin' Golf after Dark at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club. It's a four-person nine-hole scramble played at night wi… more »

Anytime is the right time to book a Hawaii golf trip

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Spring and summer may not seem like the ideal time of year to visit Hawaii to play golf, but in some respects, it's exactly the right time. There are fewer tourists, you can find better deals on airfares and the climate is pretty much perfect year-round,… more »

Living and surviving 144 holes of dream golf on the Monterey Peninsula

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Eight days of golf in six days. Even on California's Monterey Peninsula where the weather was cool all week, that's a grueling haul, but a dream golf vacation. I played 144 holes, and my total score was 65-over-par. It sounds like a high scoring total … more »

No joke: Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso ranks among the best in the country

I'm often asked of all the golf courses I've been fortunate enough to play in the last few years, what are my favorites? Besides the usual list, which would include courses like Pebble Beach, and Spyglass Hill, which I got to play during this week's tr… more »

Is Spyglass Hill the best golf course never to host major?

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The first two days of my dream golf week on the Monterey Peninsula have included Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill and Poppy Hills. Three down, five to go. Everybody knows about Pebble Beach, of course. Monday, I played it in its setup for next mo… more »

With the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach right around the corner, ole Tom Watson has a few tips

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As I embark on one of the coolest golf assignments ever -- a week of golf on the Monterey Peninsula in California, including a preview of this year's U.S. Open course tomorrow ? I come a little bit better prepared with some advice from someone who knows… more »

Sold on the serenity of Srixon's new yellow/green golf balls

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First off, I love reaction you get when you tee up a yellow golf ball these days. The assumption is that you're playing a senior Top-Flite XL, not a premium tour level performance golf ball. A yellow golf can't possibly spin on the greens, right?My… more »

If you blew off watching golf this weekend because Tiger Woods missed the cut, you missed a special performance by Rory McIlroy

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The commentators on PGA Tour radio on XM were calling 21-year-old Rory McIlroy's final-round course record 62 en route to winning the Quail Hollow Championship the best round of golf they had seen in years. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, 18-y… more »
 
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