Archives for: January 2007

TaylorMade blasts trendy square driver craze at PGA Show

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Square driver heads are the new big thing that are going to revolutionize the game, according to a host of the major club manufacturers at the PGA Show. The next big thing in a never ending run of next big things. Not all the giant equipment companies… more »

USGA Executive Committee lovingly explains new sponsorship deal with Lexus

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Irv Fish is a USGA Executive Committee member who could give Executive Director David Fay a run for his bow ties. Fish and Fay wore competing bow ties that would have made Raj - the last interesting contestant on The Apprentice jealous - at the cocktail… more »

Who doesn't need a Hummer H3 golf cart is the question at PGA Show

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Yearn for a golf cart that’s larger than a Toyota Prius? Want to show everyone that you have so much money that the next step would be throwing it out the window - or betting on Sergio Garcia to win a major? Then, Hummer is ready to answer your pra… more »

A little champagne makes for a much nicer Annika Sorenstam at PGA Show

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Annika Sorenstam carries something of a reputation for often being anything but pleasant with the media. It's a pretty well earned rep for grumpiness if you talk to some tournament officials. Maybe it's a burden of being the longtime No. 1 thing. R… more »

High tech golf simulators bring out the worst in human excuses at Orlando's PGA Show

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If you’re looking for a golf computer experience that’s a little more real than Tiger Woods 07, the PGA Merchandise Show is full of NASA-level simulators. These things won’t just tell you what your club angle was at impact to the .0000000000 degree… more »

Kenny G rolls like 50 Cent at PGA Show in Orlando

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I came to the PGA Show hoping to get away from musicians posing as golfers. Both the real musicians and the Taylor Hicks kind. But there I was on the first night of the golf industry’s mad mixer, checking out the Hard Rock Hotel around midnight and up… more »

Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol of imbeciles no match for us Wie Warriors

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When you write a golf blog as pure as the first fresh snow like I do, you learn a few things along the way. This week for instance, I discovered that an American Idol hack named Taylor Hicks has a small band of overweight desperate housewives for fans wh… more »

Replacing Justin Timberlake with no-talent Taylor Hicks shows how far Bob Hope Chrysler Classic's faded

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I remember when the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic used to be filled with top notch celebrities. Oh for the days when Rush Limbaugh strolled the fairways smooching a cigar, getting cheers from fans who planted huge signs for him on the sides of their homes… more »

I'm now a Michelle Wie Warrior! Converting never felt so good

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There’s far too much negativity in the world today. Everyone tries to pick out the bad, to accentuate the worst. Especially these grumpy golf writers who should be forever grateful they’re not working the graveyard shift at Denny’s. It really si… more »

Phil Mickelson's jump into course design not news to TravelGolf.com readers

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It's been amusing to see many declare Phil Mickelson's talk about getting into course design this week earth-shattering news. TravelGolf.com readers only heard about it a year ago. That's when Mickelson talked to us about it at the Bob Hope Chrysler C… more »

New Celebrity Course at Indian Wells Golf Resort all the buzz in Palm Springs

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Anyone who thinks Palm Springs is a tired, staid golf destination simply hasn't been paying attention. While many other traditional golf meccas have seen little new - and in some cases the closing of plenty of old - the Coachella Valley has experience… more »

Mark McGwire deserves Hall of Fame, must settle for San Diego golf

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All these suddenly self righteous baseball writers keeping Mark McGwire out of the Baseball Hall of Fame are a joke. And a misguided one at that. These are the same guys who didn't think anything was amok when Barry Bonds' skull kept growing and growi… more »

Palm Springs casinos becoming major players in the golf scene

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The casinos in Palm Springs are moving into the golf business like never before, coming up with their own courses. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has a new Clive Clark design that's reportedly as showy as something Donald Trump would dream up. "They… more »

Ultra arrogant Urban Meyer still no Steve Spurrier as a coach, but better as a golfer

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I know Steve Spurrier. And Urban Meyer is no Steve Spurrier. Not when it comes to coaching skill. Not even after guiding the Florida Gators to a 41-14 trouncing of the Ohio State Luckeyes from the Big Overrated Conference. Sure everyone in Scottsda… more »

Watching Dallas Cowboys blow one as Tony Romo pulls a Bill Buckner better than even a Vijay Singh collapse

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There are fewer pure pleasures as a sports fan today - with steroids in and out of the shadows, hype lording over substance and many multi-millionaire athletes who simply don't care nearly as much as the fans. But then, every once in a while sports gives… more »

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