Archives for: July 2011

For business and fun golf, look to Austin's Horseshoe Bay Resort

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Golf resorts attract business for all kinds of reasons, and one that shouldn't be underestimated is the ability for them to handle retreats, events and meetings for businesses and associations. In fact, I just did a story on SanAntonioGolf.com about the… more »

Troon Golf trots out new junior lesson incentive

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You've probably heard of golf courses that give complimentary green fees to juniors with paying adults. Now Troon Golf has put another twist on the concept: complimentary golf instruction for kids who take lessons with a paying adult. "Making golf in… more »

New golf movie, 'Seven Days in Utopia,' promises golf authenticity

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Another golf movie will be hitting theaters in a few weeks, and like all of them, I'm wondering if it will have credibility. I've been disappointed by so many. The movie, "Seven Days in Utopia," is based upon sports psychologist David Cook's book, "G… more »

Summer means hot golf deals in Las Vegas

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I'll be the first to admit that playing golf in Las Vegas this time of year can be a little on the uncomfortable side, which might make it the best time to plan a Vegas golf vacation, especially if you're on a budget. Obviously, hot weather means les… more »

Golf aside, Spanish Peaks in Montana is the great escape

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The par-3 15th at Spanish Peaks (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) BIG SKY, Montana -- For the past couple of days, I've been in golf heaven as a guest at The Club at Spanish Peaks, which is located at the edge of Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana n… more »

Sans a PGA Tour golf event, Begay and Turning Stone get Tiger Woods

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In case you're wondering if Tiger Woods will tee it up again this year, wonder no more. According to his good friend Notah Begay's website, Woods will be part of the field for the annual Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation Challenge. An elite group will te… more »

A near Lee Trevino moment playing golf at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO -- The forecast, as usual, called for hot and dry -- no mention of rain. Incredibly, around the 13th hole, during the Texas Golf Writers Association's opening round on the Resort Course at the Westin La Cantera Resort, the sky darkened and w… more »

Hickory golf gains favor from Scotland to French Lick, Indiana

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On a recent golf trip to Scotland, I got the chance to do something I've never done before -- play with hickory clubs. Just outside of St. Andrews, the nine-hole Kingarrock Course at the Hill of Tarvit is designed specifically for old school golf. And b… more »

Peace, love and golf in La Paz, Mexico

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This may come as a surprise to many, but there are places in Mexico that are safer than being in most locations in the United States. That seems like a bold statement, but the coastal city of La Paz, Mexico is making such a claim. I was there last fa… more »