What's your favorite golf shirt?

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There's nothing truly special about my favorite golf shirt. It's an all-white NIKE mock T (you know, the ones with no collar). I got it at Harbor Town at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head way back in 2004 when those shirts were cool. I guess that makes i… more »

My Tiger Woods moment at Northville Hills

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I've never had a Tiger Woods moment on the golf course until yesterday. Granted it wasn't the U.S. Open, but it was MY U.S. Open. Every time me and my buddy Kevin get together for a round, we play for our prized trophy -- a Pebble Beach towel we purc… more »

Golf Channel show the "Big Break" big for Michigan, Boyne

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I got my first look at the "Big Break X: Michigan" last night. I liked what I saw. I've been to Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs just a couple times, so it's always a special treat to see it again, especially those cool scenery shots on TV.… more »

Do you remember your first par?

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I don't remember my first par, do you? But I'll sure as heck remember my son's. A recent trip to Boyne Highlands Resort in northern Michigan, the site of this fall's "Big Break X" on the Golf Channel (more on that later), provided the memorable momen… more »

A love-hate relationship with fall golf

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Let me start by saying I love fall golf in the northern climates. The trees splash colors of all kinds. The courses aren't crowded. They're much cheaper, too. Sound's like golf heaven on earth, right? Faster, cheaper, prettier rounds. Now here'… more »

Golf in the dark?

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Who knew golf in the dark could be so much fun? We've all been there before -- desperate to finish a twilight round with the sun below the horizon. The last time I did it was a real bummer. At LPGA International a few years back, I hit my drive down… more »

Barney Adams' "The WOW Factor"

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Just received my copy of "The WOW Factor" by Barney Adams, a book about the rise of Adams Golf. I like it for two reasons: The straightforward take not on the amazing rise of the Tight Lies (who didn't have one of those?), but on its fall. It tells re… more »

Win at Valhalla brings back Ryder Cup (sad) memories from Oakland Hills

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As exciting as it was to watch the Americans win the Ryder Cup Matches at Valhalla Golf Club, it also conjured up a sad memory in one regard. It reminded us Michigan golf fans just how bad our Ryder Cup experience was. There were few good memories fro… more »

Golf blogging again!

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Let me say it's great to be back blogging for TravelGolf.com. I've been writing and contributing to this site going back roughly a decade. Almost since its inception.I've teed it up on golf courses all around the world and plan to continue until goin… more »

Daydreaming about Ireland during the British Open

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While watching the British Open, I couldn't help but day dream about my trip to Ireland in April. A friend told me once I've played links golf "over there" -- meaning Ireland and Scotland -- playing golf anywhere else will become boring. I understand n… more »

Playing an outdoor game indoors

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Every winter, I tell myself the same thing. I'm going to practice more. I'm going to practice my swing mechanics with a broom as I sweep the kitchen floor, like my trusty golf magazine tells me. I'm going to squeeze a tiny little rubber ball in my hands… more »

A brush with greatness?

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Here's a great story from the 'You never know who might show up at the first tee' file. I'm gearing up to play Poppy Hills, the sporty Monterey Peninsula layout that is part of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, with a friend in June, 2003, and a father and… more »

Giving the gift of golf

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I know this post is probably too late for all you shoppers out there buying gifts for the golfers in your life. I've already survived my first of four family Christmas celebrations and the office party, and I've already experienced the "bad golf gift" fi… more »

The PGA changes Ryder Cup selection process for the better

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As a personal witness to the collapse of the U.S. team at the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan in September, at least I can take solice in one thing -- the embarassing loss helped changed the U.S. Ryder Cup selection process for t… more »

Giving thanks for the Skins Game

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Yes, living near Detroit leaves little room for golf on Thanksgiving. Temperatures for the annual Thanksgiving day parade are expected to be somewhere between freezing rain and snow. But that doesn't mean the game isn't a part of the holiday for us. Wh… more »
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