Archives for: December 2010

My 2010 Travel Awards Part 3: Golf Grub, the tasty final chapter

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Sorry to bombard you with travel awards, but this year offered such a variety of experiences – from outstanding golf, resorts and food – that I had to share separately on each subject. I don’t claim to be a restaurant critic but my palate knows a thi… more »

My 2010 Travel Awards Part 2: Great golf resorts

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Welcome back to my 2010 travel golf awards. Today’s story focuses on golf resorts. I’ve never been a hotel snob … but this year could turn me into one. I rested my head at two hotels named to Conde Nast’s World’s Best list: The One&Only Palmilla… more »

My 2010 Travel Awards Part 1: Where golf is grand

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I didn’t get to travel as much in 2010 as I did last year (see the 2009 awards column here … ), but that doesn’t mean this past golf season was any less special. In fact it may have been better. During a stretch in July, I played the best golf of my li… more »

Top 10 golf books of 2010

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I haven’t seen every golf book published this year, so don’t consider this top 10 list a declaration of the “best” golf books of the year. It’s pretty close, although the buzz is that the Rolex Top 1000 book (which I haven’t seen), is a home run. This st… more »

Practice POD should help your golf SKLZ

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The Practice POD is a simple device. Yet it can have a profound effect on your golf game. It’s a portable alignment guide made by Sklz, the southern California company devoted to training aids to make better athletes. The POD helps ensure consist… more »

Take a loop around Scotland with the new film, Scotland’s Caddies, by Ron Colby

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I’ve never been to Scotland. I’ve read all the articles to get wanderlust for St. Andrews and Turnberry and Machrihanish.But the written word can’t always relay the heart and soul of a place like television can. And that’s why I loved the new… more »

Golf calendars from Workman Publishing a great gift.

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I think every year for the past 15 Christmases I’ve gotten golf calendars. They’re the safe gift, the present all my family knows is useful and appreciated. I think one year a while back I got three. Low and behold, I found a way to use all three. Tw… more » a great place to find holiday gifts for your golfer

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Can’t find a gift this holiday season?In a full panic yet? Don’t worry. I’ve found the perfect solution. Get personal with The company was founded in 1998 in Woodridge, Ill. The Website is stocked with unique gift… more »

New book The Peerless Foursome: The Spyglass Cup targets young teen readers

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Oh to be young again. That was the thought that kept entering my mind while reading Clark Cunningham’s book, “The Peerless Foursome: The Spyglass Cup.”Here are four teenagers loving life in the California sun, playing golf all day. But Cunningham… more »

Tony Dear's book “The Golfer’s Handbook: Tips, Wit and Wisdom to Inform and Entertain” a delight

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Tony Dear takes a whimsical look at the game we love with his book, “The Golfer’s Handbook: Tips, Wit and Wisdom to Inform and Entertain.” Dear digs deep into his golfing soul to create a sort of golfer’s bible that touches on the game from all angles.… more »

North and west Ireland's great links win prestious IAGTO award as the 2011 European Destination of the Year

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It seems my timing was perfect. Just two months after I toured the magical links of northwest Ireland, this remote, yet beautiful part of the Emerald Isle was named the 2011 European Golf Destination of the Year by the International Association of Go… more »

Sharpen your game with Dave Pelz's book "Golf Without Fear: How to Play the 10 most Feared Shots in Golf with Confidence"

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I love Dave Pelz (and not just because I’m a Mickelson guy). Anybody who’s smart enough to work for NASA and then smart enough to quit messing around in space to worry about what’s important in the world – playing golf – has my respect. His NASA-… more »

New book "Ben Hogan's Short Game Simplified" might be the most useful of the three Hogan books published this year

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Call it the year of Ben Hogan. At least when it comes to published golf books. Three golf books about Hogan have come across my desk the last six months. “The Miracle at Merion: The Inspiring Comeback and Victory at the 1950 U.S. Open,” by David… more »

Dive into the Tiger tales with the new book "His Father's Son: Earl and Tiger Woods"

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Tom Callaghan was working on his newest book, “His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods,” long before the sex scandal broke last November. He just happened to be in the right time at the right place – with key interviews already in hand – to publish th… more »
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