Archives for: December 2006

A few random predictions for 2007

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A few days ago I walked 9 holes, working up a rather impressive sweat in almost 60 degrees -- on December 29th in Champaign, Illinois! Tomorrow I'll go back to worrying about the imminent extinction of the polar bear. Today, December 31st, I might… more »

2006 a banner year for Hurdzan/Fry Golf Course Design

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A couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with golf course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan for an interview in the offices of Hurdzan/Fry Golf Course Design, in Columbus, Ohio. After the interview, it was my even greater pleasur… more »

Beware of non-conforming Aerospeed Shaft

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So, you got another pair of wool socks again yesterday, didn't you? No one in your family bothered to stick even one lousy sleeve of golf balls under the tree - again. Well, maybe it's your own fault, the way you complain about your equipment and chan… more »

Buying golf gifts for the non-golfing spouse (Hey, it's better than a blender!)

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If my lovely and talented wife were a golfer, things would be a hell of a lot easier for me this time of year. But no. Despite the bag and clubs and balls and tees and other gear I have lavished upon her over the last couple of years, she's not a golfer.… more »

Mario's book on Wie is a nice gift for girl golfers

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Is Michelle Wie the greatest thing since wooden tees, or is she a poor exploited teen who will never reach her potential? No matter which you choose, even if you choose somewhere in the middle, you'll get an argument from someone. There is no arguing,… more »

"Infamous Golf Holes" now on PC game

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In the mid-seventies, a print appeared on the wall of my grandfather's TV room. It depicted a golf hole on the edge of the Grand Canyon, and it fascinated me. For quite a while, I was under the impression that such a hole actually existed. In fact, th… more »

Zero Friction Tees sweep Re/Max World Long Drive Championships

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So…a tee is a tee, right? That's what I always thought, anyway. Of course, I was forever scrounging around in my bag trying to find a new one on each hole, especially with the way that today's toaster-sized drivers shatter wooden tees. Then I fou… more »

New favorite golf movie (after Caddyshack): The Greatest Game Ever Played

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Caddyshack is arguably the favorite golf movie of all time. One could also argue, however, that Caddyshack is not really a golf movie, but rather an examination of existential angst and the power of self-determinism set against a rigidly stratified caste… more »

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