Dad could use a great Father's Day golf book

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Father's Day gifts are hard to buy. Dads are tough to buy for in the first place. They don't collect hundreds of knicknacks (junk) for the home that moms love. And Father's Day doesn't call for hugely expensive gifts that Christmas and birthdays… more »

What's wrong with playing from the white tees?

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I'm about to turn 37 in August. In golf years, that means I'm about 1,000. I've taken so many swings I'm surprised I'm not a complete amputee. My back aches every day. My tennis (golf) elbow starts burning about the third hole. Before every round… more »

Chambers Bay experience a wet, wild golf romp

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My opening moment of glory at Chambers Bay was stolen by a gray sheet of rainy fog. I had heard through the golf rumor mill that the views from the clifftop clubhouse at Chambers Bay, overlooking the sprawling course and the Puget Sound near Tacoma,… more »

Golf travel tip: Hide those Pro-V1s during your airline flight

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I'm packing my Pro-V1s, my Callaways, my Bridgestones for my upcoming trip for some golf in Seattle. I'm just not packing them where I used to. In the good old days, or maybe my naive days, I stuffed my golf bag with sleeves of new balls in preparati… more »

Swine flu derails Jack Nicklaus' "El Jaguar" grand opening in Mexico

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Right about now, I should be teeing it up at "El Jaguar," the newest shining star in the Jack Nicklaus course empire near Merida, Mexico. The golf course, part of the Yucatan Country Club at the Yucatan Village and Resort, was all set to have a grand… more »

Prince Edward Island hopes for its "Big Break" as a golf destination on The Golf Channel

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I have more than passing interest in the upcoming "Big Break XI" about Prince Edward Island, which airs on The Golf Channel at 9 p.m. April 20. I've experienced PEI's golf offerings and loved every course I played. I'd love to go back. Instead, I'll have… more »

Find out how to wax Tiger Woods

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Yes, you can WAX Tiger Woods. You can OWN the world's No. 1 player. Well sort of. Let me explain. For the first time in its 44-year history, the Hollywood Wax Museum is offering hand-sculpted wax figures and original costumes for auction… more »

No golf at the Final Four in the 'D'

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When Detroit hosts major events, like this year's NCAA Final Four and the 2006 Super Bowl, it's an issue that always comes up ... What are fans to do in a cold-weather climate to entertain themselves before the big games? Sadly, golf in Detroit i… more »

A shameless plug for Irish golf on St. Patrick's Day

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Oh, how I dream of being Irish. Not for the green beer, although that sounds fun. It's not for the corn beef and cabbage, either, although I eat that tasty treat more than just once a year on St. Patrick's Day. It would give me a regular excu… more »

Memories of Rory McIlroy and the Walker Cup

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It's always fun to discover the "next big thing" before it actually explodes into the public spotlight. The problem was "the next big thing" didn't look like the next big thing while I was snooping around for it. I traveled to Northern Ireland in… more »

"A Course called Ireland" by Tom Coyne brings back fond memories

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What's the best indicator of a good book? For me, it's reading the book cover to cover in less than a month. And that's exactly how I tackled "A Course called Ireland" by Tom Coyne, published by Gotham Books (www.penguin.com. A hard-cover costs $2… more »

A new-found appreciation for Bay Hill Club & Lodge

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I have to admit the first time I visited Bay Hill Club & Lodge earlier this decade I was impressed. But not that impressed. The golf course, site of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (back then it was sponsored by Cooper Tire… more »

A career of lost head covers

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There's only one thing worse than losing a golf club while playing a course ... Losing a head cover. Wedges and putters left by the green can be replaced easily enough, often for $120 or less. Losing them on purpose almost sounds like a good idea.… more »

"Pete Dye Golf Courses" book chronicles a legend

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Depending upon what camp you sit in, Pete Dye is either a beloved innovator or an irrational maniac when it comes to golf course architecture. Love him or hate him, there's no disputing his impact on the game. Dye, inducted into the World Golf Ha… more »

Lasting impressions of Kiawah Island golf

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My first experience at Kiawah Island was a keeper. The January weather was perfect, at least for a Midwestern golfer. It was high 50s, low 60s and sunny. The golf gods were smiling down on me during the trip, but that's probably the norm for anyb… more »

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Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa is one of Conde Naste Traveler's Top 100 Golf Resorts. Choose from Arnold Palmer signature golf courses, the tree-lined Saddlebrook, or the undulating Palmer Course. Luxury accommodations feature spacious comfort opening onto a private patio, or balcony overlooking the golf courses, one of the pools, or abundant nature.
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