Archives for: June 2012

Close call in Mexico City: Suspicious Srixons

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MEXICO CITY -- I usually don't count airport layovers as cities visited, but passing through Mexico City on my way to the Costa Baja Resort in La Paz, Mexico tonight warrants an exception. As we arrived, our flight attendant announced that we were ap… more »

Attention early risers: offering first-off tee times

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If you like to play early and fast, you're going to like this new feature from On select courses in select markets right now, is offering first-off tee times. If you don't mind getting up well before the crack of dawn, this is t… more »

More airline routes to Hawaii good news for golfers

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Earlier this month, Hawaiian Airlines announced that it has added non-stops from and to New York, which means it's easier than ever to get to golf paradise. In conjunction with its code-share partner Jet-Blue, Hawaiian Airlines is offering its first… more »

Want to play a new golf course? Look for an old one

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What's new, it's turning out, often used to be old. That's the case with so many golf courses, like the one I played today -- La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa, just north of Houston. The course and resort, which sits on Lake Conroe, has gone thr… more »

How to speed up play and help find a cure: I've got the answers

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MONTGOMERY, Texas -- It was mid-morning, and my group had already played 36 holes. We started a little after 6:30 in the morning. By 6 p.m., we had played 100. No, I don't love golf that much; I was a small part of a fund-raising effort called the W… more »

The U.S. Open and Northern California golf -- gotta love it

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This week was vintage U.S. Open. It went right down to the wire on a great course. In the end, when Graeme McDowell missed a chance to force a playoff on 18, some fella named Webb Simpson won. Congratulations, Mr. Simpson, on surviving a great test on a… more »

Get fresh on the golf course with a product everyone can use

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Here's something you might find useful if you play golf in the summer -- sunscreen, bug repellent, shoe shine and deodorant wipes, in small convenient single serving packets. Sold by a company out of Chino, Calif., a pack of these, which easily carried… more »

U.S. Open week: Charlie Palmer's new restaurant a San Francisco treat

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Seeing the best golfers in the world at the U.S. Open is certainly a treat, but seeing it in a place like San Francisco is a bonus. First off, if you're like most people in this country, it's a break from the oppressive heat of the summer. But most of a… more »

Texas' Tapatio Springs golf resort gets the Troon touch

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Here's more evidence that The Resort at Tapatio Springs in Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio is being transformed into a top-notch operation. Yesterday it was announced that Troon has been selected to manage and market the 27-hole resort golf course, whic… more »

For a quick, fun, inexpensive golf vacation, head to Tunica, Mississippi near Memphis

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Before we get ahead of ourselves with Tiger Woods euphoria at the U.S. Open at Olympic Club, the PGA Tour does have another stop to make before it goes to San Francisco in a week. This one comes in Memphis, Tenn., courtesy of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.… more »