Ken Altshuler's "Golf Foreplay" book teaches the game to newbies

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“Golf Foreplay” isn’t just new book with a catchy title and a sassy cover. It’s got some substance to go with that style and ‘tude. Avid golfers like me tend to take for granted all we know about the game .. the on-course banter, the insider vocabula… more »

Book "One for the Ages" required reading before The Masters in April

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In 1986, I was a ripe old age of 13 and in eighth grade. And unfortunately, I wasn’t into golf. I regret not experiencing one of golf’s greatest majors, The Masters in 1986. Thank goodness for historical books like “One For The Ages,” the new boo… more »

Shanty Creek Resorts: A Michigan golf mecca that is wonderful in winter, too

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My “oh wow” moment at Shanty Creek Resorts came while standing atop the slopes behind the Lakeview Hotel & Conference Center. On the horizon, out past the snowy Summit Village’s ski slopes, the setting sun hung over Lake Bellaire like a night lig… more »

'Think like a Caddie, Play like a Pro' book a worthy look at golf's underappreciated bagmen

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I love the title of James Bartlett’s new book, “Think like a Caddie, Play like a Pro.” I guess I never really looked at golf like that, but I should. Caddies are analyzing yardages and wind directions and reading putts. They’re giving their player th… more »

Win Nike gear by booking a spring golf trip to Alabama's Gulf Shores

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Have you planned your spring break golf trip yet? Here’s one for you. Golfers who book a spring vacation to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach now at www.golfgulfshores.com could win $3,800 in Nike clubs and apparel – complete with a personalized Tour bag.… more »

The "Great Irish Links Challenge" in May features tournament rounds at Doonbeg, Ballybunion and Lahinch

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The "Great Irish Links Challenge" isn't just any golf tournament. It includes a holy trinity of Irish links -- Ballybunion, Doonbeg and Lahinch. This has the making of becoming a world-class event. more »

Sunice delivers trendy choices in 2011 spring golf outerwear line

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Thinking of spring, it’s time to start shopping for this golf season’s hottest new fashions. Start with Sunice, a great Canadian outdoor outfitter that caters to golfers and skiers. Canadians better understand what winters in Michigan are like.… more »

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 »

Personalizationmall.com 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 PersonalizationMall.com. The company was founded in 1998 in Woodridge, Ill. The Website is stocked with unique gift… more »

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