Time, Inc.'s deal to buy new Web site great for golfers sick of having choices

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I read about Time, Inc.'s purchase of Golf.com, and was unsure what to make of it. Obviously, it makes sense. It's a great URL, and all that. But I like to research these things in depth, so I looked around some to see if this was really a good idea.… more »

New York Times: DeLay, Abramoff and others victims of golf's temptations

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The New York Times -- that infamously liberal newspaper that helped bolster the case for the war on Iraq and ran a story about the U.S. spying on its own citizens a year late in deference to the White House -- this weekend took an interesting look at the… more »

Michelle Wie gets thumbs up from someone who knows PR -- Sophie Sandolo

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Someone who knows a little something about promotion had this to say about Michelle Wie: "I've seen Michelle Wie play and she is an exceptional player. She has really good people behind her and will only help promote women's golf." That is from Lad… more »

Reality bites: Why you need to get your kids on the golf course

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If you're a golfing parent, do this right now: Unplug your kids' computer and get them on the golf course. Because your kids are getting out of hand. Ok, please note I'm talking the collective "your kids" here. I'm sure Your kids are just wonderful, i… more »

Ford, a better golf ambassador than U.S. President, recovering from pneumonia

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Gerald Ford, the oldest living former President of the United States, is in the hospital today, fighting off a case of pneumonia. While at 92, such a condition is not to be taken lightly, reports are that Ford is doing well and resting comfortably. Fo… more »

Consecutive aces to start has Scotsman thrilled, Kim Jong Il unimpressed

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Calling the experience "surreal," Scotland’s Gary Cruickshank had a solid start to his round at Aberdour Golf Club in Fife – scoring aces on the first two holes of his round. According to Scotsman.com, Cruickshank is a 10 handicap, and finished th… more »

Michelle Wie's slow start the consequences of PGA Tour's willingness to sell itself

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In the world of pop music, when Britney Spears caught everyone's eye and made big bucks for more or less being naked and shaking it, it wasn't too much of a shock to me. After all, it wasn't as though she was a talented musician. She just seemed to me to… more »

Travel to Brazil for fun and to remember a blight on the face of humanity

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Here in Brazil, just about every city has its own flea market, where locals and travelers can barter with vendors for everything from albino chickens to cute little puppies to just about any type of keepsake one can imagine. Salvador de Bahia is no ex… more »

Brazil golf resort guests beware: A Speedo, or sunga, could be in your future

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Here at the Catussaba Resort in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, finding golf is no easy matter. There’s just one golf course – a 9-holer – and golf really isn’t the main draw in this sun-drenched city. What is easy to find is men in sungas. What’… more »

As generations collide, will the travel industry adapt or overreact?

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How will a distinct difference in generations affect the travel industry, asks a story at Delaware Online. The Baby Boomers and Generation X are at a crossroads when it comes to travel ability and interests, and just one can emerge victorious, while the… more »

Bribery and soul selling make Tom DeLay 2005's most important golfer

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There is an obscure federal mandate that declares that all golf bloggers must have some type of year-ending awards presentation. It's a Patriot Act thing and yet more proof that the best laws are ones that are actually read by those doing the passing.… more »

2006 wish list: A PGA Tour player with something to say

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As we enter 2006, it's becoming increasingly obvious that golf needs one thing more than anything else: a competent bad boy. John Daly had the title for a while, but he's gone way too mainstream. They could find Daly passed out naked with a brigade of… more »

Yes, Gulf Coast golf, there is no Santa Claus

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To update: The “Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005,” which will create eight billion dollars in tax relief for Gulf Coast businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina, has passed through congress and will likely be passed into law. The Bill will exc… more »

Slamming golf balls off neighbor's house leads to Hilton Head hijinx

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From the Department of "Man I Wish There Was Video of This":According to the Island Packet, a 49-year-old Hilton Head Island woman was arrested recently, facing charges of vandalizing her neighbor's property and assaulting a police officer.It app… more »

Using 'lack of alcohol' as an excuse just one reason to love Darren Clarke

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After basically choking away his chance at winning the Target World Challenge this past weekend, Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke was pragmatic regarding his downfall. "I swung it pretty poorly all day and it was going left a bit, and then bogeying tw… more »