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Golf is a dangerous sport; just ask Dr. Anand in New York

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Did you hear the one about two doctors playing golf in Dix Hills, N.Y? Well, one of the doctors was in the wrong place at the wrong time, took one in the head and is suing the other doctor. It would be funny, except the victim is blind in one eye, and… more »

According to "True Links," there are only four links golf courses in the U.S.

If you're a fan of links golf like I am, then you might be interested in a new book by George Peper and Malcolm Campbell. It's called "True Links ? An Illustrated Guide to the Glories of the World's 246 Links Courses." The term "links course" or "links… more »

Texas Golf Hall of Fame will be first-rate once final phases are complete

After years of being warehoused, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame was resurrected in San Antonio last month. It inducted its first new class in 13 years (you can read that story here) as the new Hall opened for business at historic Brackenridge Park Golf Cour… more »

CostaBaja Golf Club and Resort in Mexico: Build it, and they will come

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LA PAZ, Mexico -- As globetrotter Gary Player yesterday officially opened his first golf course design in Latin America -- CostaBaja Golf Club -- one thing appears certain: There doesn't apear to be any shortage of Americans, Canadians or Mexicans willin… more »

As a golf state, South Carolina has much to offer in addition to Atlantic coast

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The final round on a weeklong press trip through South Carolina culminated with a crisp sunny day at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort. It doesn't get much better. This Pete Dye mainstay has been the site of the PG… more »

Start or finish your Kauai golf trip with Puakea G.C.

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If you're looking to get your golf trip to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai off on the right foot, you would be hard-pressed to do any better than Puakea Golf Course, a Robin Nelson-designed gem with a unique history. Puakea, which was once a fine 10-hole… more »

Take a cool golf trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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This week I'm on the road in South Carolina, starting in the Greenville area and working my way to Hilton Head Island at the Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes resorts. The golf trip culminates with a round on the famous Harbour Town Golf Links. One of the t… more »

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 »