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Give your dad a new Vice this Father's Day

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Take a look at your dad. Yeah, over there. The guy snoring on the couch. Believe it or not, he used to be pretty wild. I mean, when he was in his prime, the weekends would say, "TGIM!" I won't go into details, but trust me, if you knew the ha… more »

Golf Pet Peeve #2: Unrepaired pitch marks on greens

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We all have out pet peeves. When it comes to golf, slow play is the king of gripes for most people. For me, a close second is golfers who fail to repair their pitch marks on the greens. I mean, how hard is it to bend over for a few seconds and fix up th… more »

Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia is not just for LPGA pros

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The Plantation Course at Kingsmill Resort is the little sister of The River Course, where the LPGA Tour is playing this week. This week's Kingsmill Championship is one of the more popular stops on the LPGA Tour among the pros and their families. One… more »

Woodtick on a workhorse

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Old guys like me don't get out much, so when Men's Association League starts up each spring, it's a big, huge, enormous deal. I don't know if "giddy" is the right word, but remember how you felt as a kid Christmas morning? That's pretty much how some of… more »

Do April pars bring May birdies?

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"I'm just so damned happy to be out hear with you guys again!" said The Mayor of The Lake last Wednesday. It was our first Wednesday evening nine holes after work, which will soon turn into Wednesday evening Men's League. The Mayor, Randy, and I were pr… more »

French Lick Resort tries to head off damage from Indiana's RFRA

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I've been a fan of French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana for a long time. In fact, I first wrote about the resort and its historic Donald Ross Course before gaming came back to the once-sleepy town, and long before the spectacular Pete Dye Course o… more »

Travel, golf, and history: WWII and you

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Golf is unique among sports for so many reasons. One of these is the connection of golf to travel. Golfers will circle the globe to play famous, picturesque, historical courses. Aside from maybe skiing or surfing, I can think of no other sport that spur… more »

What does Deflategate have to do with golf?

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2015 has started off strangely. A couple days after "Deflategate" broke, it occurred to me that the NFL might be asking the wrong question. Specifically, I figured it was possible that the question "Who deflated the balls?" might have no answer. My thin… more »

Best of 2014: Giblet gravy for the year in golf

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Cliché as they may be, year-end "Best of" lists" serve a useful purpose: You can pay little to no attention throughout the year to anything, but get all caught up with some concerted reading the last couple weeks of the year. So, in the spirit of the… more »

Golf Etiquette Quick Reference makes a great stocking stuffer

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Golf is an odd sport in a number of ways. One of these is that golf has both rules and etiquette. Moreover, for the casual player, the etiquette is arguably more important. No one else on the course (except *maybe* your own foursome) gives a caddie's fa… more »

Gaia Turmeric Supreme herbal supplements for joint pain

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As I inch ever closer to 50 years old, I find myself waking up with fresh little aches and pains every couple of weeks. For example, earlier this summer, just as my game was rounding into form (maybe even the same week I shot my personal best round of 7… more »

Ball Couture: Glamming up the golf ball

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Golf balls today can be customized to fit your swing. But can they fit your personality? If you're a lady golfer and looking to add some pizzazz to your game, check out Ball Couture. The new company offers balls in pink, orange, and two shades of yel… more »

Treating my PGA Championship hangover with small-batch Kentucky bourbon

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Let's be honest: The PGA Championship is nobody's favorite major. Before the FedEx Cup, it heralded the effective end of the PGA Tour season. And even now, it is just as likely to be won by a Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, or Y.E. Yang as it is a Tiger Woods… more »

Hey, USGA – Why no U.S. Women's Senior Open?

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The world is lousy with inequities, serious life-and-death inequities, many examples of which have been filling the news these past months. When it comes to these unfair situations, pretty much anything related to golf ranks well down the list. Never… more »

Hydro Flask: Hydration and/or libation for golfers

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Well, the club championship at my home course has just wound up. Or, as I refer to it, the Weekend of My Worst Rounds. It never fails: I'm playing well going into the championship, and then proceed to collapse more dramatically than Argentina's economy.… more »

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Dates: March 1, 2015 - September 6, 2015
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