What's the Big Deal about women being allowed to play in male-dominated golf tournaments?

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In 2007 Elaine Joyce, 45, a software designer from Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, successfully sued the town of Dennis along with its two town-owned golf courses, Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands. She claimed the town discriminated against her on the bas… more »

Top 5 absolutely awful golf gifts

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There are a lot of things out there these days to make the spikes rise up on the back of your neck. Some relief from the gloom and doom would be nice. So here we go: my Top 5 Absolutely Off-the-Wall Golf Gifts to Keep you Laughing in Tough Times.” Pe… more »

Suzy Whaley sees women as key to growing the game of golf

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What do Suzy Whaley, a top LPGA Teaching and Club Professional and Babe Didrikson Zaharias, perhaps the greatest golfer of all time have in common? Answer: They are the only two women to ever qualify to play in a PGA tour event. In 2002, Whaley lande… more »

Playing off-season golf in Florida or Arizona can save you big bucks

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I just returned from Naples, Fl and Scottsdale, Arizona and I'm more confused than usual. I understand that rates plunge after the snow birds go home. I understand that in today's economic slump…a slump is a slump, that courses are scrambling to haul in… more »

Beware: Women on the move on and off the golf course

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At the recent ING (International Network of Golf) conference in Pinehurst, NC, a panel of women golfers talked about the importance of women in the golf industry. Surprisingly, many of the questions came from men where the reasons women play continues to… more »

Marriott and Bag Boy getting pushy promoting walking for health

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Having spent a good part of the winter in Florida, I continue to wonder why, in this day of an increasingly overweight population from youngsters to seniors, more people don't walk when they play golf. This is especially true in places like Florida where… more »

Women's Golf Month a good time to mentor new golfers: one-shot events just don't work

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June is Women's Golf Month. Although you need no excuse, this can be a time you get serious about encouraging someone to take up the game. How many times has someone said to you, "I'd really like to get into it, but I never seem to find the time."Ti… more »

Golfing with sports legends in St. Kitts where NFL greats like Bruce Smith come to "give back" to kids in need

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Spending the past couple of days playing golf at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, hanging at the pool of the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino, and dancing on the beach to one of best bands in the Caribbean, was enormously enhanced by a g… more »

What would happen if Government controlled golf?

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The government has opted to control health care, the auto and insurance industries, banking and student loans. What would happen if government decided to take over the golf industry? For starters, one pro at a fancy club in Naples (who didn't want to… more »

What makes the Masters so special? Is it bigger than Tiger?

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Where else in the world do so many top stars of any game come together to compete in the same place, the same time of year, year after year? It has the smallest field (about 90 players) of any major and being able to attend it is on every golfer's bucket… more »

Just when bad economy hit the golf industry, then came the deep freeze and monsoons

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The wicked weather gods have been dogging my trail since January. When I reported to the starter at Kingsmill Resort in Virginia, the guy was shivering in his ski jacket, knit cap and gloves. He looked at me like I was nuts. Which I was, but I would only… more »

B&Bs like the Granville Queen Inn in Edenton, N.C. can provide the perfect golf getaway: just don't tell the guys

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Recently I stayed and played golf in a place I had never heard of. In fact one of my golfing friends said, "Never heard of Edenton, where in NC is that?" And she lives in the state. Perhaps that's why I enjoyed it so much. Edenton, North Carolina, has… more »

Jim Furyk's Transitions Championship at Innisbrook win makes you wonder

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 After watching Jim Furyk drop putt after putt, finally taking the Transitions Championship on Innisbrook's tough Copperhead course, you've got to wonder: will Golf Pride come out with a new "upside down" putter grip?Will instructors embrace the lopp… more »

Tipping Points for Golfers

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There is something wonderfully indulgent in having someone else clean and polish your shoes. This is a service offered in more pricey clubs, but often the guy doing the job is located in the men's locker room. I had been told I too would get this service… more »

Golf only sport where conscience and sense of fair play are the referees and umpires. Just ask McDowell.

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    When Apolo Anton Ohno crossed the finish line in the 500-meter short track speed skating finals in Vancouver, he and everyone else thought he had won the Silver Medal. Not so fast. During the final seconds of the race, Ohno made a smooth move t… more »

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