Archives for: December 2011

My 2011 golf travel awards part 3: Devouring good golf grub

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Here's the third and final installment of my annual golf travel awards for 2011. The first one covered the golf (read here), the second one the resorts (read here) and this one, the restaurants. It's been a strange year for me when it comes to food… more »

My 2011 golf travel awards part 2: Relaxing in resort paradise

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Here is part II of my 2011 golf travel awards, focusing mainly on golf resorts (read the first story here). I slept on two five-star pillows - The Grand Del Mar Golf Resort in San Diego and The Wynn Las Vegas - but there were dozens of memorable golf re… more »

My 2011 golf travel awards part 1: Chasing great golf

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If any year surpasses the highlights I experienced on the golf course in 2011, I'll have lived a charmed golf life. I've written the same sentiment the past three years in this very column, my annual year in review piece, but I can't help but wonder i… more »

The Sunice Typhoon Waterproof jacket holds a hidden treasure

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The thing I love about Sunice gear is the attention to detail. Sunice, a Canadian company that has been creating all-weather golf and ski apparel since 1976, just gets it better than most manufacturers. Of course, all the major parts of my Sunice Ty… more »

What's been your most vivid golf dream?

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My 7-year-old daughter woke my wife and I up last night with a sore tummy. Why do you need to know? Because it stirred me from the most vivid golf dream I can ever remember. The dream got me to thinking: Am I chasing golf balls every night in R.… more »

The Dead Skins: The Champions Tour Senior Skins Game on Maui bites the dust

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Is the skins game as a made-for-TV event officially dead? I think the tribe has spoken on this one. The annual Champions Tour Senior Skins Game on Maui won't happen this year, according to the Maui News. This is the first time since 1988 the ga… more »

The new "Hackler" golf course at Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach honors visionary

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It's only fitting that General James (Jim) Hackler, Jr., be recognized around Myrtle Beach. The former Quail Creek Golf Club changed its name to the General James Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina on Nov. 11. The Hackler course (as it will be calle… more »

Maaco Bowl Las Vegas tickets earn discounted tee times at Walters Golf courses

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You don't need to be a fan of Boise State or Arizona State to enjoy the Maaco Bowl. You just need to be a fan of Las Vegas or golf or both. Anybody who purchases tickets for the game, set for 5 p.m. (PST) Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas, ca… more »

Dining out along the Grand Strand is just as much of a sport as golf in Myrtle Beach

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The details on my week-long golf extravaganza in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be published over the next month or so, but I wanted to get the important information out right away … where to eat. It was stunning revelation how many restaurants populate t… more »

Get comfy with Fila Golf's new collection of 2012 outerwear

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I've found a new friend this week during my trip to Myrtle Beach ... and boy is she comfortable. I brought a new product from Fila Golf along for a test drive, and I can honestly say, without a hint of bias, this is the most comfortable golf pullove… more »

My first impression of Myrtle Beach golf comes at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach, N.C.

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A frost delay got my first trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., off to a slow start this morning, but it didn't take long for one of the country's most recognizable golf destinations to win me over. Within an hour of teeing off, the sun came out and stayed o… more »
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