Archives for: April 2007

Golf and samurai swords meet in Miura Golf blades

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I have speculated in the past on a connection between the samurai tradition and golf's popularity in Japan. Think about it: Golf allows the player to carry 14 specially-designed, artfully crafted long metal implements, which could, in a pinch, be used to… more »

The Eisenhower Course at Industry Hills Golf Club back in the game

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The Eisenhower Course at Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry, Calif., has got to be the most under-the-radar championship course in any major West Coast city. Recently re-opened after a multi-million-dollar renovation that included the complete over… more »

Tralee Golf Club is favorite of Irish tour operators

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It may not be as famous or as old as Ballybunion or Lahinch or as high-profile as newer Irish links like Doonbeg, but Tralee Golf Club, in Barrow, County Kerry can go toe to toe with any of them. Tralee was built in the early 1980s, and was the first… more »

The joys of being "paired up" or How I Learned to Love Golf with Strangers

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This may sound odd to some people, I know: I like to golf alone. There is nothing as peaceful as being the first golfer on the course, leaving the first solitary footprints in the dew on the greens, the only sounds being your shots and the birds and, qui… more »

The "Golf Digest Challenge" aims to improve golfers' games – Yeah, right

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Just yesterday, Golf Digest announced the Golf Digest Challenge, a free instructional program for golfers around the world. The goal of the program, as stated in the press release is, "to build upon the success of last year’s program by continuing to g… more »

2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson does Iowa golf proud

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After winning the 2007 Masters, Zach Johnson remained characteristically understated: "I'm Zach Johnson and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy." Some of the more jaded among us might call Johnson boring. Some might even… more »

Nike SUMO2 is LOUD and loooooong

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The first paragraph of a press release from Nike on March 16, 2007, read as follows: "Nike Golf has discovered that an unauthorized manufacturing variance occurred such that the Characteristic Time (CT) measurement of a number of drivers fell out of N… more »

Advice for avoiding injuries on vacation: Quit showing off for your kids

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Does anyone else recall how Tom Lehman's 1998 season was hobbled by a dislocated shoulder? Lehman was attempting a handstand for his kids while they were on vacation when he suffered the injury. He eventually needed surgery to repair the damage. Last… more »

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Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The golf course at the Arizona Grand Golf Resort & Spa in Phoenix -- which Golf Digest awarded four stars -- features panoramic views of the desert landscape, dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking mountain vistas. Package includes: Upgrade to Premier suite with golf course view, one round of golf per person, club rentals, $25 per person dining credit, Happy Hour pricing in lobby bar with scorecard, resort fee included.
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