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 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 » 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 »

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