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Why more men will watch the LPGA more next season

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Two words: Anna Rawson.Australian model, golfer, and now conditional-status LPGA Tour player, thanks to her Q-school performance this past Sunday.But, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.So let's see about 5,000-words worth, shal… more »

Small-company drivers CAN transform your golf game

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A while back, our normally perspicacious Ron Mon bestowed upon us his guide to greater distance. I was sad to see, though, that Ron's sagacity failed him faster than John Daly's self-control when he stumbled into his third point: "3/ Get a big driver.… more »

Michigan high school athletic director goes "Southwest Airlines" on school's Girls' Golf Team

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First, it was the fashion police at Southwest Airlines threatening to kick passengers off flights because a flight attendant didn't like their skirts or shirts. Now it's Jamie Gent, athletic director at Haslett High School in Michigan. According to th… more »

Zero Restriction outerwear kept Woody Austin dry during his swim

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I have to admit that I'm not, nor have I ever been, a Woody Austin fan. When pressed for the reason, I also have to admit rather shallow grounds: He resembles a lunch lady who bedeviled me throughout elementary school. And he wears such God-awful… more »

Alternative to logo golf balls: Personalized grips

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So I'm at a golf outing last month, and I end up winning the long-drive competition. (OK, so I was the only one who kept the ball on the fairway; could have used my putter and still won.) For my awesome display of sheer luck, I won a dozen golf balls wit… more »

Nike's SQ SUMO driver spawns full line of clubs

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2007 was a big year for Nike Golf: two PGA Tour wins by staff pro K.J. Choi, one by Rory Sabbatini, and of course a passel of hardware and millions upon millions of dollars for Tiger Woods. Not bad.Seems like the weird-looking line of drivers who… more »

FedEx Cup so popular, point leader Mickelson might skip the rest

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The Deutsche Bank Championship was a classic -- riveting golf, for which we owe a thanks to the FedEx Cup format. However, there is still considerable doubt as to exactly how popular it is among golf fans, much less PGA Tour pros themselves. For your… more »

Blogger Ron Mon claims he's better than God

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One of the best known clever quotes by Lee Trevino was uttered not long after the inimitable ball-striker was himself struck by lightning during the 1975 Western Open: "If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hol… more »

Golf course architect Ed Seay dies at age 69

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Those in the golf world received the sad news yesterday from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) that the enormously respected Ed Seay had died, at the age of 69. Seay partnered in the golf course design business with Arnold Palmer… more »

"New Yorker" article shows how hard it is to keep up with golf technology

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The August 6, 2007, issue of the august The New Yorker contained an entertaining article about the 2007 U.S. Open entitled, "Rip Van Golfer". The article was so titled because the author, John McPhee, admits in the second paragraph that he had not ste… more »

19th Hole summer treat: Watermelon Fizz

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Ah…the dog-days of summer are nipping at our heels, and methinks a cool, adult beverage is in order. For everyone who is a fan of the quintessential summertime treat that is watermelon, I have concocted a refreshing libation that serves equally wel… more »

At ESPN, the question is not "Who's Now?" but "Who's fired for this lousy idea?"

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ESPN, what happened to you? First you came up with the ESPYs, the self-aggrandizing award program that doled out hardware for Best Plays and Best Teams and Best On-Camera Nose-Picking. OK, fine. Award shows are irritating and all, but people like me c… more »

World Series of Poker main event champ Jerry Yang hails from golf haven

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A mild-mannered psychologist and father of six named Jerry Yang won the 2007 World Series of Poker main event, grossing $8.25 million for his efforts. To his credit, Yang said that he will donate a tenth of this winnings to charity. Lost in the fee… more »

Are you gellin'? Gel inserts in irons might be the next big thing

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Equipment companies have begun peeking out from behind their monstrous 460cc driver heads, setting their sights on new iron technology. The next big design innovation might be something that sounds like it was prescribed by a podiatrist: Gel inserts.… more »

Taylor Leon chalks up first Duramed Futures Tour win in just second tourney as a pro

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A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the Michelob Ultra Duramed Futures Tour Championship at Hickory Point in Decatur, Ill., and was impressed with the way the tournament makes professional golf so accessible to the local community, especially kid… more »

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