Category: General

Super Bowl XLI is first, first, first, unless you're a Bears fan, in which case worst

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I had a feeling that Super Bowl XLI would be historic – one of those "first time in history" games. So I made a pilgrimage to a unique place in football history: Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1864, Gallaudet is the first unive… more »

Nike declares February 3rd to be "SUMO Saturday"

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Man, oh, man. I just found out that Nike Golf has declared Saturday, February 3 to be "SUMO Saturday." Oh, I know they say it's supposed to be "a day designed by Nike Golf to give curious golfers around the U.S. the first opportunity to demo and purch… more »

Enhancements announced for LPGA

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Yesterday, I received a press release from the LPGA titled: "LPGA announces technology enhancements for telecasts" Now, I have to admit that I tend to skim the hundreds of press releases I receive each month, and I simply pass most of them along to… more »

University of Illinois Men's Golf Coach Mike Small named PGA Professional Player of the Year

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For most of us golf award wonks, the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award has become laughably predictable. Tiger Woods again? What a surprise.For real competition, one needs to look to the annual competition for PGA Professional Player of the Year.… more »

New golf equipment in January gives new meaning to "blue balls"

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Sigh…I'm feeling nostalgic. Two days ago, I opened up boxes containing the 2007 models of the Adams Golf Insight BUL driver and the Cleveland Golf HiBore driver. On my broad shoulders falls the duty of testing and reviewing these clubs, and that du… more »

Adams Golf signs a true young LPGA star in Brittany Lincicome

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If you happen to peruse the "Tour" page of the Adams Golf website, you'll notice that the cast of characters looks like it was taken from extras from the movie "Grumpy Old Men": Jose Maria Cañizares, Allen Doyle, Morris Hatalsky, Tom Jenkins, Jerry pate… more »

American wins contest to name the newest course at St. Andrews: "The Castle Course"

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In November, we alerted our faithful readers to the contest to name the 7th course being built by the St. Andrews Links Trust, keepers of the venerable Old Course and five of her sisters. Well, the St. Andrews Links Course No 7 Working Party has chose… more »

The Tim Grinchem Who Stole My PGA Tour Season

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Ask me how I'm enjoying the 2007 Mercedes Benz Championship. Go ahead. Ask me. I'M NOT, DAMMIT! And I'm not happy about it. See, I don't get The Golf Channel. Oh, I could get it, but where I live, it's only on digital cable, which would requ… more »

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 »

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