Troon tees it up for active military and disabled veteran golfers

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With all the bad things happening in the world, here's something nice from the folks at Troon. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based golf course management company has announced a new program to show its appreciation for the service of active duty U.S. milita… more »

Martin Golf: Nothing but the best, and that means cotton

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The Swiss Dot Collection from Martin Golf is, of course, made from cotton. One aspect of golf that's always fascinated me is its sense of fashion and style. There have been times, of course, when golf seemed to lack in those areas -- like the late… more »

The perfect St. Patrick's Day: Four days in Dublin, Ireland, playing golf

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The ultimate St. Patrick's Day for golfers has to be playing golf in Ireland, right? Well, here's your opportunity. It's called the St. Patrick's Day Pro Am, and it takes place in and around the best city in the world for having a pint or two on St.… more »

Spread the news: Las Vegas offers New York-New York golf package

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With all the new casino resorts in Las Vegas, one that remains one of my favorites is New York-New York. Even in Vegas, New York-New York is unique. After all, it's a hotel casino shaped like the New York City skyline. But unlike NYC this time of yea… more »

Troon: Michael Jordan can play golf in cargo shorts at our courses

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The last thing the golf industry needs to do is drive more people away from the game by telling them how to dress, but there do need to be guidelines, of course. This issue recently came to light with someone you would think would know better, consideri… more »

Anchoring the putter isn't cheating; USGA, R&A ruling does nothing to improve golf

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When the USGA and R&A made their announcement yesterday essentially banning anchored putting (Rule 14-1b), I wasn't planning to comment on it since it really doesn't affect me. I say that because I'm not currently using a long putter, though I have… more »

Want a GPS for golf? All you need is a smartphone and GolfLogix

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HOUSTON -- Golf is complicated enough without having to fool with gadgets while you're on the course. So when it comes to distance-measuring equipment I've always felt that the simpler, the better. Perhaps that's why I have been slow to try out GolfL… more »

Perfect Thanksgiving starts with golf and a Texans' victory

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Palm Beach Par 3 (Mike Bailey) Here's how I see the perfect Thanksgiving for those of us lucky enough to live in a warm climate: Get up early, have a light breakfast, play nine holes of golf (or maybe 18 if you can squeeze it in), watch some footba… more »

Good time to party in Las Vegas with MGM, Walters Golf

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In case you haven't heard, this is the perfect time of year to check out Las Vegas, whether you want to play golf, have a good time or both. So if you're looking for a package, you might want to check the latest from Walters Golf and MGM Grand. Start… more »

Tee it forward? Tee it up wherever you want

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MIAMI -- When golf's governing bodies introduced the Tee it Forward program a couple of years ago, it took me a little while to warm up to it. My initial thought was I could hit it sideways from any tee, so I wasn't sure how moving up would help me enjo… more »

Original golf course at PGA National gets makeover by Fazio -- Tom II, that is

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While the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa gets most of the recognition -- and deservedly so -- there are four other golf courses at this South Florida resort that are worthwhile plays, too. And the original course there, the Haig Course… more »

Thriller golf vacation package at the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas

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Strapping in for the SkyJump off the Stratosphere (courtesy/StratosphereHotel.com) If you like thrill rides, you'll love the Stratosphere Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Tower. First off, the tower is 1,149 feet into the Vegas skyline. Throw a few… more »

Dallas TopGolf a tasty experience

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Street tacos and wings at TopGolf (Mike Bailey) DALLAS -- It isn't a golf course and really isn't a driving range, but involves real golf balls with real clubs. Most of all, anybody can play it at almost any time, and you don't have to wear a collare… more »

WGC-Accentue Match Play venue now called The Golf Club at Dove Mountain

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Some interesting golf news near Tucson, Ariz. The club that hosts the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship has been sold, while the facility that used to host it has a new management company. We're talking about the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain being… more »

Myrtle Beach golf vacation packages tough to beat this time of year

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The weather on the Grand Strand on the coast of the Carolinas is pretty much perfect, the kids are in school, and the prices are right, setting you up for a perfect buddy trip to play as much unabashed golf as you like. It's so… more »
 
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