Archives for: December 2006

Tiger Woods getting Athlete of the Year award an American farce: Roger Federer deserves it

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Tiger Woods won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award in this silly season of end-of-the-year honors. Now, this award only ranks slightly above that spelling bee trophy you took in first grade. Hence, the lag time in even feeling the need t… more »

That damn Greg Norman does it again: Shark's Myrtle Beach restaurant surprisingly good

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I didn't expect to like Greg Norman's Australian Grille in Myrtle Beach. It's a chain restaurant after all and chain restaurants stop being impressive to most people by the time they're out of college. Unless you live in Buffalo or something.I didn't… more »

Masters the Champions Tour of Myrtle Beach strip clubs: A Christmas warning treat for you sophisticated readers

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I know that many TravelGolf.com readers spend Christmas in a strip club. And don't forget the employees. Cheap Bastard wouldn’t recognize “Feliz Navidad” if it wasn’t being sung by the g-string chorus of Jasmine, Candy and Destiny. Tim McDonal… more »

Rosie O'Donnell the hypocrite in Trump View feud: Surprise The Donald's right

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There are many things you can take issue with Donald Trump over. Fighting with Rosie 0'Donnell isn't one of them however. The Donald is clearly in the right in this battle between attention whores. O'Donnell started it by blasting Trump on The View… more »

Barefoot Resort Fazio Course deserves a spot in Myrtle Beach Top 10, reader's right

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Having put together several TravelGolf.com Top 10s myself, for hot spots like Arizona, Las Vegas and Southern California, I know the care and work that goes into them.Head pros, regular golfers, travel industry types and golf packagers - who may actu… more »

When Scottsdale as Snottsdale goes too far: Baby left in car, Paris Hilton dog taken along & Nancy Grace goes bonkers

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A while back, I wrote a story about Scottsdale being branded Snottsdale by some put-off visitors and newspapers. I argued that the City Council should embrace this reputation rather than feign outrage over it. After all, high-end golfers don't seem to… more »

Hit Sam's Corner for true Myrtle Beach late night eats: The rare edible hot dog and beer

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You don't go to Myrtle Beach for fine dining. There are a few exceptions, but this golf mecca doesn't deliver Scottsdale's often surprisingly inventive cuisine from up-and-coming chefs or Las Vegas' showy, over-the-top celebrity chef spinoff casino resta… more »

Nothing like a holiday season golf trip: Whether it's Myrtle Beach, Palm Springs or wherever

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This is the second straight December I've been on a long holiday season golf trip. Now my only question is: Why don't more people do it? Whether it's Palm Springs or Myrtle Beach, the pluses of the holiday golf trip are fairly universal. Tee times… more »

Driving or flying to Myrtle Beach: What's the better road trip?

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Spend any time in Myrtle Beach and you'll run across tons of golfers who've driven in from up and down the East Coast. From Washington D.C.. From New York City. Heck, I ran into one group of golfers who drove in from Boston in a beaten up Camry. Th… more »

Service far better in America than in Europe's hoity-toity spots

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You can get better service in an Applebee's in Myrtle Beach than at one of those charming corner cafes in Paris. In fact, service throughout most of Europe is a largely forgotten, ignored or misinterpreted word. I was reminded this when I read this… more »

Criticizing Tiger Woods for Dubai fits narrow-minded American stereotypes

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To take issue with Tiger Woods choosing Dubai as the location for his first celebrity architect design, you either have to be a long-time resident in fantasyland or a high school teacher stuck in 1950s Buffalo (wait, was that too specific?) Dubai isn'… more »

Annika Sorenstam gets an undeserved free ride from Tiger Woods & Michelle Wie criticism

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Michelle Wie takes her lumps even as she collects millions in hype money. Tiger Woods hears criticism that’s both deserved and absurd. Heck, even Chris DiMarco has at least one vocal regular critic. Yet, Annika Sorenstam muddles through a season,… more »

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