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 »

LPGA's Kerr stymied by red ants in Singapore while Miyazato drives home a win

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 If you watched LPGA's HSBC Women's Championship Tournament in Singapore this past weekend, is there any doubt there was some incredible drama here? It came right down to the last three holes with Ai Miyazato, Japan's 5'2" dynamo, going head-to-head wi… more »

Obama advised to swing through, stay centered

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 It’s well known President Obama is a talented basketball player. What many may not know is he also plays golf.Like William Howard Taft, the first U.S. president to play golf, Wilson, Harding, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, the Bushes and… more »

Caddie Chat: Ochoa's former looper, David Brooker, gets off to strong start on the bag of Suzann Pettersen

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It was the Women’s British Open, 2007 at St. Andrews, the final hole. Sinking her last putt for her first majors' win, Lorena Ochoa ran to David Brooker and jumped up to give her lanky caddy a monster hug. It was a very sweet victory.Anyone watching th… more »

Dye's Ocean Course on Kiawah Island can one of the best golf days in your life if you humble down and play the right tee.

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I just finished playing Pete Dye's remarkable Ocean Course on Kiawah Island near Charleston, SC. If someone told me I could play but one course in the country for the rest of my life, this would be it. (Providing I had bags of money). I would not cho… more »

Golf fashions return to classics, kind of like comfort food in hard times

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Hard to believe women once played in long skirts anchored by belts. Talk about handicaps. Since those days in the late 1800s, fashions have happily eased up. Indeed for the pros,  ladies golf fashions may be even more comfortable than the men's. After al… more »

Sprinkle a little Pixie Dust for the Perfect Romantic Golf Getaway in Bermuda

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If your best squeeze has done something wicked, give him (or her) one more shot at redemption by taking you to a wildly seductive place where you can have your lovin' and golf too. That is if you both love the game. The trick is, where?I suggests Ber… more »

Montego Bay, Jamaica, to welcome Mojo 6, a fun new LPGA tournament

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Bring on the Red Stripe. It's about time someone came up with a refreshing new tournament format. Kudos to the LPGA for making it happen.The LPGA has added a new tournament to its calendar, the Mojo 6. Taking place April 15-16 at the Cinnamon Hill Go… more »

Why should we be surprised golf course construction is in the dumps? It's happened before

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Here we go again. Everybody seems to be crying about the sad sorry plight of the golf industry. Golf courses are closing, architectural staffs are being reduced, Tom Fazio is said to be spending more time on the course playing the game rather then plo… more »

The Astonishing Korean "Seoul Sisters" factor on the 2010 LPGA Tour

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Just when we figured out how to pronounce Gulbis, Ochoa and Gustafson, sing-song, tongue-twisting names like Jiyai Shin, Eun-Hee Ji, Na Yeon Choi, Song-Hee Kim and Song Yi Choi are popping up on the first tier of the leaderboard. As we move into the… more »

Ochoa edges out Shin for Vare Trophy. Just who was Vare?

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Ochoa edges out Shin for Vare Trophy. Just who was Vare? Going into the final LPGA Tour event of the year, there was more at stake than winning the LPGA Tour Championship Presented by Rolex and the Rolex Player of the Year. The prized Vare Trophy was… more »
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