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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 »

Nike Lunar Waverly golf shoe: Blending the best of British sports events

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When Rory McIlroy wins majors, he does it in dominating fashion, doesn't he? Wire-to-wire to win my favorite British sports event – wow! Of course my second favorite is Wimbledon – the most iconic British sporting event of all. Nike Golf has intr… more »

The Open Championship: Testing golfers' nerves and spectators' livers

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At the first twinkling of sunlight yesterday, I rose from bed, stumbled zombie-like toward the television, and sank again into the couch, ready for a long morning of Open Championship coverage. After only an hour or two, I was jarred out of my links… more »

Nicklaus Golf Balls: An easy choice in every way

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In this age of custom-fitted gear, things can get pretty confusing. Enter Jack Nicklaus -- The Golden Bear himself -- who has always had a bit of a gift for cutting through the hoo-hah and getting to the point. more »

Anything you can do, Wie can do better

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You won't have to look very hard to find stories on Michelle Wie's first major victory today that open with words like "Phew!" or "Finally!" or "Underachieving" or...well, you get the idea. I'd like to remind everyone that Michelle Wie is just 24 yea… more »

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