SoCal's Crazy Golf Pricing

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Anyone who's been to SoCal recently realizes that many of the golf courses think everyone is a movie star. Or at least on a movie star's generous payroll. Some of these courses are getting as overpaid as Latrell Sprewell. Which is what makes a course li… more »

Lefty Lover Matt's Celebrity Brain Freeze

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My fellow blogger Matt rails against celebrity golfers by moaning about watching, "some overweight multi-quadjillionaire blade his fifth out of the sand over the green, prompting a temper tantrum." One problem. I can't figure out if he's talking about Ch… more »

A lefty Who Doesn't Love Lefty

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I have a confession to make. A shocking admission really. I'm a lefty and I don't worship Lefty. That's right, Phil Mickelson is just another golfer to me, despite our amazing bond of holding a pen in the same hand. This may not seem like a big deal t… more »

Not South Africa, Arizona's winter magic

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While my esteemed colleague Tim McDonald treks/stumbles through South Africa, trying to avoid running into any of those dastardly Brits who might say something that offends his tender sensibilites, perhaps perusing possible retirement homes between lion… more »

Old Man McDonald's Casey Obsession

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My senior, seasoned, weathered colleague Tim McDonald's Paul Casey obsession is bordering on legendary. Legendary lunacy. For reference, see Tim's latest blog, his latest column, his column before that. Or just wait until tomorrow when he inevitably writ… more »

Europeans know Vegas Courses overpriced

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Even with the dollar about as strong as Pee Wee Herman against the Euro, Las Vegas courses are struggling to draw European golfers. It is not about getting Europeans to Vegas. Walk The Strip and you are guaranteed to run into French, German and Dutch acc… more »

Vegas Monorail: Public Transportation's Big Joke

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The Las Vegas Monorail is to public transportation what Milli Vanilli is to music and Ron Artest is to sports. A big, sad joke. The long-touted, never-delivering monorail finally reopened on Christmas Eve after a four-month shutdown. What prompte… more »

Vegas' Celebrity Worship

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Las Vegas is a lot of things. Sophisticated isn't necessarily one of them. For the town that pretends to be too cool for the room is more like an eager suck up desperate to be favored by the most popular in the class. This is a town that lives for celeb… more »

Titleist's Pathetic Casey Response

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Reader Keith Johnson makes an excellent point in noting that the equipment company Titleist is the only one associated with American golf responding to English golfer's Paul Casey's "I-hate-Americans" rant. This is what it's come to in our new corporate… more »

Casey's I-Hate Americans Right On

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English golfer Paul Casey comes out and tells the world, the European Ryder Cup team "properly hate" Americans, adds he personally thinks they're "stupid" and everyone's in a uproar? Suddenly, Casey's telling reporters that he has an American girlfriend… more »

No Surprise Detroit's Brawltown

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I grew up in the Detroit area, became a sports writer in part because of the Isiah Thomas-Joe Dumars-Vinnie Johnson Pistons and spent many an argument defending the city's dinning/entertainment options to out-of-town friends. Which makes what I'm about t… more »

Misguided PGA Pros & Misguided Dave

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My new buddy Dave (also found on this page) must be going Bill Clinton on me, trying to reach out and make us see our similarities when we're really completely opposed. Dave comes back and says he agrees with me on slow play being caused by course greed… more »

Slow Play = Course Greed

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My colleague Dave is like the guy who blames the bears for visting his campground when he leaves a picnic table of food out overnight when it comes to the slow play issue. Slow play isn't a golfer's etiquette problem. It's a course problem. Rangers ar… more »

Hootie Bribes Spurrier

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Anyone who doesn't think golf runs the universe hasn't been paying attention to South Carolina's pursuit of Steve Spurrier. The Gamecocks have the former Florida run-and-gun genius/Redskins bust considering taking over their football program for one reas… more »

Speed traps hurt golf economy

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Making the drive that so many golfers make, from the East Coast down to Myrtle Beach on I-95, it is striking how many speed traps are set up along the corridor. From New Jersey to Baltimore to Virginia, every state seems determined to grab a bigger and b… more »

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