Archives for: October 2010

Is your golf game painful in more ways than one? C.J. Goecks may have the answer

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If you're in lousy shape or inflexible, swinging a golf club can be difficult. To get better, you really have two choices: improve your physical fitness or find a golf swing that's easier on the body. As we age, the latter might be the more attractive… more »

Texas honors its own with first new Texas Golf Hall of Fame class in 13 years

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SAN ANTONIO -- Monday was a special day in Texas golf. After years of dormancy, the Texas Golf of Hall of Fame came back to life with a new class of nine inductees at San Antonio Country Club. Generally, I lean to the side of those who believe we have… more »

How's your golf fitness handicap? Evaluation at PGA National revealed I'm a total hack

Last week, I went through a golf physical assessment at the Titleist Performance Institute at PGA National Resort & Spa. They use a bunch of high-tech stuff and some not-so high tech tests to figure out if you can get your body parts in the right p… more »

Busted at the airport for carrying extra shoes in golf travel bag

It seems I need to rethink my strategy of traveling by air with golf clubs. For the past year or so, I've been checking one bag ? my golf clubs ? and carrying on another small bag. My thinking has been that by checking one bag and perhaps including an ex… more »

PGA National Resort and Spa in south Florida is the complete golf package

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- If you're obsessed with golf, you'd be hard-pressed to beat PGA National Resort & Spa, the home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic. Not only does it have terrific golf courses all in one location, but there are two top-flight… more »

Get your Caddyshack on at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club's Halloween event in Las Vegas

Rhodes Ranch Golf Club is calling all potential Carl Spacklers and Judge Smails for its Halloween "Beat the Pro" Caddyshack Edition of a two-person scramble on Oct. 31. Contestants are encouraged to wear costumes if they want to get into the spirit of… more »

Five observations on golf, life on Hawaii's Kauai

Traveling to Kauai this week confirmed what I already knew: all the Hawaii islands are unique. Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai lives up to its nickname with magnificent flowering trees and vegetation everywhere, and the golf courses reflect that. Here… more »

Poipu Bay Golf Course in Kauai pretty much ready to go after renovation

For the past six months, guests at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa have been traveling to other locations on the island to play their golf, but that will all change in December as the Poipu Bay Golf Course, former home of the PGA Grand Slam of Gol… more »

Ryder Cup raingear and working my golf magic in Paradise

HONOLULU -- Watching the Ryder Cup from Hawaii, well, is somewhat weird. I turned it on last night around 10 p.m. here and checked out the rain-soaked matches for an hour or two until the weather delay. When I awoke, it was still live as they had changed… more »