If Barack Obama can become president, you can love the 9-hole Northwood course

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It's good to see that the historic presidential victory of Barack Obama is being placed in the proper prospective. On sports talk radio in Northern California the day after that meant hosts and callers alike asking, "If Barack Obama can become president,… more »

Even if the Philadelphia Phillies blow this World Series take heart fat heads, there's still good golf

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Sure, thanks to Mother Nature (that global warming sure disappears an awful lot) and the bungling incompetence of commissioner Bud Selig, the Philadelphia Phillies may just blow a World Series they should have already won. This will surely send all of Ph… more »

Sergio Garcia shows some grown up class in dedicating win to cancer-stricken countryman Seve Ballesteros

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Sergio Garcia showed signs all summer of finally wanting to grow up at age 29. He couldn't have been more classy in congratulating Charlie Wi for a 50-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the PGA Championship, making a journeyman feel great - even as his own he… more »

Bad role model Jonas Brothers have no golf loving Justin Timberlake staying power

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I think we all can agree that the Jonas Brothers are really bad role models. Three teen twits who wear chastity rings and talk about their Christian faith even as they ruthlessly rack in millions of dollars from the pop music industry - a business which… more »

Just how conservative is golf? Seventy percent of teaching pros favor McCain over Obama

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It's always amusing how many people still don't grasp how conservative golf and most average every day golfers are. Here at TravelGolf.com where all types of voices are thankfully encouraged, you could actually think there are a ton of liberal loony golf… more »

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos stand up to the Las Vegas visitor test

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If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you understandably become wary of any other gaming destination. Other places usually completely embarrass themselves when they try to stand up as a Vegas alternative.Take the casinos in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. I… more »

Fred Couples naming Michael Jordan Presidents Cup assistant as shameful as John Daly using Jon Gruden as his caddie

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Remember when John Daly pulled Tampa Bay Bucs coach Jon Gruden out of the beer tent to be his caddie and was rightly largely crucified for it? How PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem who is the only one in sports who is even more discipline wimpy than Cowb… more »

Phil Mickelson proves he's no fake phony with incredibly bad acting on HBO's Entourage

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The most frequent criticism of Phil Mickelson is that he's fake, a complete phony, nothing but an actor. While Mickelson pretty much drop kicked that theory for eternity with his performance in this week's Entourage.Mickelson has proven without a sha… more »

Enough with comparing Tiger Woods' new, unfinished Baja coast course to Pebble Beach

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I'm not one of those bitter buffoons in the golf world who rip on everything that Tiger Woods does because they think it makes them counter cultural and edgy or something. I'm not one of those liberal loons who whines that Tiger should be making courses… more »

Underrated Madrid deserves 2018 Ryder Cup, sans Sergio Garcia

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Madrid is one of the great underrated cities in Europe. You rarely see it mentioned in the same breath as Paris, London or what too many assume is its Spanish superior Barcelona. It's taking a step toward changing that with the announcement today that… more »

Donald Trump's $28 million Colts Neck, New Jersey course buy shows his golf cents

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Donald Trump buying the club formerly known as Shadow Isle (it was immediately renamed Trump National before the ink even dried on the contracts of course) in Colts Neck, N.J. is arguably the least reported and commented on major Trump acquisition ever.… more »

Wisconsin's U.S. Open lock Erin Hills a better overall golf destination than 2015 U.S. Open host wonder Chambers Bay

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Chambers Bay and Erin Hills have something of a natural rivalry - even though they are more than 1,700 miles apart. They are the United States Golf Association's beloved babies, two public courses that burst onto the scene in the last few years, deemed t… more »

Jennie Garth commenting on Paul Newman equivalent to Stephen Ames breaking down Jack Nicklaus' swing

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You can't say enough things about Paul Newman, a great actor who judging by his charity work seemed to be just as good a guy. Newman was one of those real men who people think that America used to produce a lot more of (but in truth, are rare in any gene… more »

Sergio Garcia forever cements his rep as Choke Garcia with summer of gags, including one final one in Tour Championship

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This should have been the summer when Sergio Garcia established himself as a dominant star who deserved to be talked about as the next best player in the Tiger Woods' era. Instead, it turned into the time when Garcia's rep was forever cemented as being o… more »

Paul Azinger goes Mike Krzyzewski, congratulates himself a little too much for Ryder Cup win

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Paul Azinger didn't win back the Ryder Cup for America. Azinger wasn't the one out there making those putts - and it's about time he remembers that. Coaches get way too much credit in all sports (except Mike Martz, that guy is a real offensive genius… more »

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