Archives for: May 2010

Meet Homer Kelley in Scott Gummer's intriguing new book

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It’s a familiar tale we can all relate to … Man tries golf. Golf eats man. Homer Kelley’s first round of golf was a painful day of 116 shots. Some people quit at that point, but not Kelly. He studied the swing for six months, came back and shot 7… more »

The Gulf Coast's scenic beaches, golf courses still open for business despite BP oil spill

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I can still see the vision clearly in my mind. The beautiful hotel on the shores of the Golf of Mexico. The endless horizon over the water. The green set against a canvas of trees and wetland. The setting of the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa… more »

Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days a worthy sequel to first book

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I normally wouldn’t endorse buying a rereleased book when its original was just published a short five years ago. But a lot can happen in five years, especially when it comes to building golf courses. The revised and updated version of Golf Cours… more »

Unlimited seafood, golf a perfect father's day present at Casa Velas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Tired of buying ties and a dozen golf balls for dad for Father's Day? Why not round up all the buying power of your brothers and sisters and get dad what he really wants: A golf getaway. The Casa Velas Boutique Hotel, a member of the exclusive “T… more »

One Week in June: The U.S. Open book preps golf fans for perhaps the best Open ever

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The U.S. Open has a vibrant history as one of the greatest golf tournaments in the world. Some would argue it’s the greatest … other golf fans give The Masters that distinction and the Brits, well, they have their own ideas. No matter what you believ… more »

Columbia Sportswear expands its collection of good golf gear

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My first introduction to Columbia Sportswear’s line of golf gear came last year (see a review here) while writing about the caddies at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort who were using the company’s rain suits. Columbia launched as a small hat distributorship… more »

Bell Micro LPGA Classic returns to revamped RTJ trail site at Magnolia Grove

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While I was in Mobile, Ala., in March, I met Lorena Ochoa for the first time.Well sort of. I met the cardboard cutout of the LPGA star as “she” was traveling the state to promote the Bell Micro LPGA Classic. I even had my picture taken with her on… more »

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