Archives for: September 2013

The golf is hot, hot, hot at the La Quinta Resort & Club, SilverRock, Desert Willow and more in California's Coachella Valley

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LA QUINTA, Calif. - I found myself staring up a lot during today's round at SilverRock Resort. It's hard to focus on the slick subtle greens when the Santa Rosa Mountains loom so close (check out the photo above). Their rocky faces appear especially… more »

Dr. David Cook releases the book, Johnny's U.S. Open: Golf's Sacred Journey 2

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I still haven't seen the movie made in 2011, starring Robert Duvall, that tells the story of Dr. David Cook's successful first book, Golf's Sacred Journey, Seven Days at the Links of Utopia. I reviewed the original book (read here) and of course wou… more »

Miss America, Atlantic City and golf - what a combination in New Jersey

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- I've already met a former Miss America. And played golf on a sand-laced course that looked like the famous Pine Valley Golf Club. And devoured a juicy filet from the Old Homestead Steakhouse, a world-class restaurant in the Borgat… more »

Desert Pines Golf Club prepares to reopen its covered, lighted, two-tiered driving range in Las Vegas

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Range rats rejoice! Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas will reopen its two-tiered, climate-controlled, automatic driving range Sept. 27. Damage from hurricane force winds in a July storm gave Walters Golf, the club's operator, the perfect oppor… more »

Golfer loses two fingers after crocodile attack in Cancun, Mexico

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Golf courses are supposed to be playgrounds of relaxation and fun. They can also be dangerous. Edward Lunger, a golfer from Long Island, New York, is suing the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club after he lost two fingers to a crocodile in an incident July 1… more »

Troon - golf's influential management company - raises awareness against prostate cancer

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Troon's efforts to raise awareness for prostate cancer hits a little too close to home for me. Within the last six months, I've had two people near to me diagnosed with prostate cancer, my uncle and the father of my best friend. While October's Nati… more »

OGIO launches its 2013 fall and winter collections of cool golf fashions

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I’ve stereotyped OGIO all wrong for too long. I suspect I’m not the only one. When I think of OGIO, I think of my OGIO carry-on travel bag, which has traveled the world with me over the past decade. It’s so old and still never falls apart. Whe… more »

Fall golf is grand, as long as you avoid aerated greens

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I love golf this time of year. The crowds are gone, meaning faster rounds. The weather still shines like it's summer. Many of the courses remain lush until the leaves start to fall. There is one pitfall to avoid: Aerated greens. I've never been… more »

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