Archives for: June 2013

Treated like a pro at the Irish Open

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MAYNOOTH, Ireland - Behind the first tee, the grandstand was full. It was pro-am day at the Irish Open, and I have to admit, it was tough not to think about embarrassing myself in front of spectators. Francesco Molinari, the pride of Italy, was our… more »

Yes, there are good parkland golf courses in Ireland, too

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DUBLIN, Ireland -- Fresh off a redeye, I did something I've never done before -- play a non-links course. Not that I would ever schedule a trip to Ireland without playing links course -- especially given its rarity in North America -- but the parklan… more »

H-Town spotlighted on Golf Channel's Morning Drive this weekend

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HOUSTON -- This weekend, the Golf Channel's Holly Sonders and Matt Ginella are here in town doing segments for Morning Drive from TopGolf Houston. They're going to be hanging out at TopGolf Houston, which is located off I-10 near Katy. The new complex,… more »

Want to get better at golf? Try a Player Development Program

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Golf must be growing. It seems like I've talked to more people in the last few months who have just taken up the game than I have in the last decade. One question I keep getting is "where should I go for a lesson or to learn the game?" The answer is… more »

From Las Vegas, with love: Free Father's Day golf at Royal Links or Desert Pines

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Desert Pines Golf Club (Courtesy of Walters Golf) The best Father's Day present for your golfing dad certainly isn't a tie or even a dozen golf balls ?- it's treating dad to a round of golf. Even better would be doing it in Las Vegas, and Walters Go… more »

Father's Day, the U.S. Open at Merion and a couple of gift ideas for dad

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The best gift you could give your golf enthusiast dad would be, of course, your time. Spend Sunday with dad watching the likes of Tiger, Rory and Phil play the U.S. Open at Merion in Philly. But if you're like many, and that's not possible, make sure yo… more »

The unwritten rules of golf: As important as the official rules

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At a recent breakfast with golfers of various experience levels, the discussion of etiquette came up. Some of them knew most of these unwritten rules, while others knew very little. Experienced golfers take it for granted that most golfers know etiquett… more »