Archives for: June 2010

Root for Kenny Perry to make birdies at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic

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Pro golfer Kenny Perry, who is from Kentucky, recently made two commitments. He'll be playing in the Greenbrier Classic at the historic Greenbrier Resort July 28-Aug. More importantly, however, he has committed to donating $2,000 for every birdie he make… more »

Phil Mickelson takes short-game golf video to pay-per-view

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You know about pay-per-view boxing and movies, so it was inevitable that we get pay-per-view golf instruction, right? Well, here it is. This year's Masters champion, Phil Mickelson, will make available "Phil Mickelson: Secrets of the Short Game," start… more »

Golf trip to Las Vegas in the summer? You bet

There's never a bad time to go to Las Vegas, but if you're looking to save a little money on golf, this might the season. As temperatures soar, green fees typically come down, which means you can get some pretty good package deals. And if you play in t… more »

A little discretion, please, even when flying out of Las Vegas

Returning from a couple of days of golf at Edgewood Tahoe on South Lake Tahoe, I found myself experiencing a couple of firsts in air travel. Flying Southwest Airlines back home to Houston, both of my flight legs returned to the gate after taxiing. I neve… more »

Watching the U.S. Open, playing Edgewood Tahoe, dreaming of golf in Hawaii

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Watching the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on this Father's Day Sunday got me to thinking about other great golf courses around the world and how they compare, which is what makes Pebble Beach so great. One of those courses is Edgewood-Tahoe in Stateline,… more »

Short and sweet: No. 7 at Pebble Beach Golf Links

One of my favorite holes to watch during the U.S. Open is the par-3 seventh at Pebble Beach. It's beautiful, of course, and it's intriguing to watch these pros sweat over which wedge they're going to hit. Many consider the seventh, which played just 10… more »

Beyond the U.S. Open: Pebble Beach stories that stir the soul

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Most of us know about Jack Nicklaus' 1-iron on 17 at Pebble Beach during the 1972 U.S. Open or Tiger Woods' runaway victory in 2000, but there's a lot more to this storied venue than the U.S. Open and the professional tours. Dave Berner, whom you might… more »

Former Cardinal pitcher wins Golf Channel Amateur Tour major in Scottsdale

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It seems you never know who might have to beat in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour. For example, last weekend, former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder won his second Golf Channel Amateur Tour major at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course. Mulder fir… more »

Sea Pines Resort among Hilton Head groups offering attractive golf deals

If you've ever thought about visiting Hilton Head Island, S.C., one of the country's premiere golf destinations, this might be a good time. Several of the resorts there are offering nice stay-and-play incentives, including The Sea Pines Resort, which i… more »

Las Vegas' Revere Golf Club is the site for PGA Fall Expo's new golf tourneys

The 36-hole Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., will play host to three new golf tournaments as well as a demo day in conjunction with the PGA Fall Expo in Las Vegas. PGA professionals, golf buyers and industry leaders can play in one of three events… more »

Top-100 instructor Charlie King is on the campaign trail, kissing babies and helping golfers

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Charlie King is on a mission to help you enjoy golf more. It's all part of his campaign to change the rules of golf instruction. That's why he's running for the President of Golf Instruction.No kidding. King, the director of instruction at the Reynol… more »

Augusta State pulls off the upset and wins NCAA golf title

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When you think of college golf powers now, you might want to add Augusta State to your list. And why not? After all, it's located next to one of the most hallowed grounds in the sport, Augusta National Golf Club.While most of us were probably watch… more »

The golf match I'd like to see, but can't -- OSU vs. Augusta State

Having you been keeping up with the NCAA men's golf championships this year? It's kind of tough when it's not on TV, which is a shame, because there's a really good story brewing here. A couple of years ago, the NCAA made a change to the format with th… more »

Hard to go wrong with a Myrtle Beach golf package

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With more than 100 golf courses, there are few destinations that offer the variety, quality and quantity of Myrtle Beach, S.C. It's a 70-mile stretch on the coast from Georgetown, S.C. to the southern boundaries of North Carolina with courses, accommodat… more »