Going dog-friendly makes for happier golfers

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If ever there was a club for “Bluebloods,” Royal West Norfolk Golf Club in Brancaster, England, would be the place. Since 1892, Royals like King Edward VII, the Duke of Gloucester and Duke of Windsor have been big deals here. It’s links all the way… more »

The Brunswick Islands, N.C.: discovering a more laid-back version of Myrtle Beach golf

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Most golfers know about Myrtle Beach's more than 100 courses on the "Grand Strand" running from North Carolina over the border into South Carolina, yet fewer understand that 34 or so fine tracks are found in the Brunswick Islands and Cape Fear just sout… more »

Even on the golf course, girls just want to have fun

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Chatting with one of my friends who had just started to play the game, I asked her, “How are you enjoying it?”. “It's a kick,” she answered. "The best part is being outdoors with friends; having fun.” And there you have it. Many women, especial… more »

Northern Florida prime golf season coming up on Amelia Island

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With 117 holes designed into neat layouts by Dye, Fazio, McCumber and Littler, along with places to stay where golfers feel at home and others hardly know the game exists because there are other things to do like kayaking and beachcombing, Amelia Island… more »

The Champion Course at PGA National is much more than the Bear Trap

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About three weeks ago, I was standing on the first tee of the Champion Course at PGA National, albeit way forward of where the pros are playing today in the Honda Classic. "I don't know an ugly hole out here," said the starter when asked to name his fav… more »

The Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford Factor for growing golf

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Watching the recent LPGA's HSBC Women's Championship at the Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore, it was hard to find any player's name at the top of the leaderboard I could easily pronounce. Going into the final hole we had Na Yeon Choi, Shanshan Feng… more »

Golf industry seeks ways to increase number of golfers. What about SNAG?

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Having just returned from Florida, it is evident hotels and resorts are not full while championship courses have open tee times. Good news for golfers, not so good for the golf and travel industry. Ever since the downturn in the economy, typically named… more »

Renting golf clubs can be the way to go when you travel

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On a recent California golf trip, noting the baggage fees to bring my clubs would be $75 for three legs and I would only be playing a couple of rounds, I opted for rental clubs at the golf courses. Ever since the airlines went nuts and decided charging… more »

Pondering fantasy golf travel for him and her

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If you could make a bucket list for your ultimate golf travel fantasies, what would it include? With input from Mike Pinckney, here is our take on the subject from XX and YX. Exclusive Round of Golf Augusta National XX: Martha Burk tried in 200… more »

West Virginia’s golf in the mountains, "almost heaven"

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John Denver got it right when he sung, “Almost Heaven, West Virginia….” As an avid golfer he might have added, “Take me home, Country Roads, take me home, to the courses, I belong…” If anything sets the tone for a golf trip in southeastern and centra… more »

Bonding in a Best Ball at Mystical's golf courses in Myrtle Beach with son Mike

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When Claude Pardue, owner of Mystical Golf in Myrtle Beach, S.C., invited golf writers and a partner to play in a three-day best ball tournament, I asked my son, Mike Pinckney, who lives just three hours away in Charlotte, N.C. I hadn't played with him… more »

Sevierville, Tennessee, emerges as strong golf destination with opening of Highlands and River Courses

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Sevierville (severe-ville), Tennessee -- the hometown of Dolly Parton, moonshine and zipping upside down or right side up through the tree tops at Foxfire Mountain -- is not only a hot family destination, it's recently emerged as a sound golf destinati… more »

Izzo's new Swami 3000 GPS range finder more convenient

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The hardest thing about using Izzo's new Swami 3000 GPS range finder is figuring out how to open the plastic blister packaging. I wish they would give you a clue on the outside as to how best to break into the package and extricate these things without… more »

If you're not turned into the Solheim Cup, you're missing great golf theater

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“We’re trying to represent our country well,” said Paul Creamer finishing up on the 18th for a tie at all square. It was the last match in this morning’s (Saturday) foursomes, the second day of competition. Cristie Kerr had come off the 17th draining… more »

Review: Vesper Hills Golf club in Tully, N.Y. a rare find at just $25 for golf, cart and lunch.

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I had been hearing about Vesper Hills GC for years. “Coxie”, my friend from kindergarten and a guy with a talent for insulting everyone while making them laugh at the same time, had been talking about it forever. Coxie, who played each week with his… more »

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Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
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