Archives for: January 2013

Ship Sticks: A hassle-free way to get your golf clubs to your destination

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If you're like me, one of your least favorite things about traveling to golf destinations is lugging your golf clubs around airports. Everything from hauling them onto the parking shuttle, checking them in at the airport and waiting for them to come out… more »

Golf gems at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

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The latest from Ecco. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) ORLANDO, Fla. -- The PGA Merchandise Show is still the candy store for those in the golf business. With more than 1,200 exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Center, it's a chance to see just about… more »

Head west, to PGA West, for a better golf game

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If you've got a little spare cash and time and you're looking to get your golf game in shape, this might be the ultimate: La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA West just opened their PGA West Golf Academy to the public this month. The facility gives yo… more »

An amateur prelude to the Waste Management Phoenix Open

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The par-3 16th at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course two weeks before the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Congratulations to C.J. Weston and Jay Swansson. The local duo didn't let the cold weather this we… more »

Fun at the Scottsdale Open; and we're not ashamed of our golf score

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Notice that former pitcher Mark Mulder and current MLB pitcher Kyle Lohse turned in a respectable 74 on Friday. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Trouble came early and often during Friday's first round of the Scottsdale Open Presented… more »

A pretty cool golf event this weekend in the Valley of the Sun

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- So the forecast for the weekend is low 50s. That's usually not the kind of weather that fires me up to play golf, but considering that the other variables are pretty good and the quality of this weekend's venues means I've got plent… more »

Give yourself a generous New Year's gift: Golf with Bubba Watson

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If you have a spare $100,000, you can play golf with 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson. You remember that guy, right? He's the tall, lanky lefty who hooked a gap wedge 150 yards out of the trees in a playoff to win his first green jacket and cost me a cha… more »