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Take Your Daughter to the Course Week comes to a close

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Perhaps those of you with daughters knew that July 10-16 was (well, still is for a day, I guess) “Take Your Daughter to the Course Week,” sponsored and promoted by the PGA of America. Sadly, the only promo I saw for it was a PGA PGA press release, wh… more »

The Search for the Perfect Golf Club earns ING Book of the Year Award

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The TravelGolf.com blessing continues. Tom Wishon’s book The Search for the Perfect Golf Club, which I included in my summer reading list for golfers recently won the prestigious Book of the Year Award from the International Network of Golf (ING). Here… more »

Putting and initial forward roll: theory and practice

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If you think about your putter for a minute, you might discover one of the many paradoxes of golf: Your putter is lofted, but everyone says that initial forward roll is key for keep putts on line. So...why are putters lofted? Most have a 3- to 6-degre… more »

LogicalOne Putter: "An excellent putter, a wonderful story and a great cause"

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So maybe I'm not cynical enough, especially not for a golf and travel journalist. Maybe, upon hearing a story about a father and his critically ill son designing a putter together, I should suspect exploitation, opportunism, and greed. But gosh darn i… more »

Phil Mickelson withdraws from ING Par-3 Shootout at Treetops

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Phil Mickelson’s fans and foes alike are wondering how his collapse in the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open is affecting him, and will affect his game (if at all) for the rest of the season (and beyond). Just minutes ago, it was announced that Phil… more »

Phil Mickelson's "fade-biased" driver might have cost him Open

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Phil Mickelson looked like a genius when he carried two drivers during the 2006 Master’s and won. In the U.S. Open, which as we all know Mickelson lost (he wasn’t beaten, he lost), he carried just one driver, a Callaway FT-3 Fusion with a fade bia… more »

Acushnet patents high-performance, limited flight golf ball

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Our friends at PatentlyGolf.com pointed out to us a while ago that Acushnet – makers of Titleist and Pinnacle golf balls – received a patent in January, 2006 for a high-performance, limited flight golf ball. Here's the abstract of the patent:… more »

Planning the perfect golf trip, Pt. 3: Tennessee State Parks

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In a pair of recent blogs, I’ve tried to figure out just what makes a yearly golf trip of 40 guys who mainly know each other from this trip such a rousing success.Aside from the sterling character of each and every one of the hand-picked attendees… more »

Planning the perfect golf trip, Pt. 2: GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

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A few blogs ago, I pondered what makes a golf trip perfect, placing highest priority on the chemistry among the group of people on the trip, and secondary importance on the quality of the golf courses played. This said, it always helps to have at leas… more »

Sports Express lightens the load for golf travelers

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If there is a down side to golf travel, it’s lugging your clubs through airports. Then there’s the constant worry that some clumsy baggage handler will drop your golf bag and snap your driver, or worse yet, that the airline will lose your clubs all t… more »

Proderma offers sunscreen specifically for golfers

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Although I endeavor to avoid hypocrisy, I usually fail. For example, I look at smokers and wonder how they can continue to smoke, knowing full well the cancer risk.Then I hit the links on sunny days without even giving thought to sunscreen, knowing f… more »

Yes! Golf C-Groove putters named after significant others, and others

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A Mr. Richard Fader from Fort Lee, New Jersey, writes: "It is my understanding that the Yes putters models are named for the Tour Players wifes [sic]. Can you confirm this and provide a list? Your help is most appreciated." Well Mr. Fader, accordin… more »

Planning the perfect golf trip Pt. 1: The Legacy Golf Course in Springfield, Tenn.

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Every year for 20 years now, David Butts has been planning a 4-day golf trip for nearly 40 guys. Since 1998, I've been fortunate enough to be among them. An invitation to join is coveted, because once you're in, you're in for life. This is the most u… more »

LPGA included in shrinking list of businesses that don't get the Internet

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As far as I can figure out, I’ve been writing for TravelGolf.com longer than anyone else on staff – eight years now. Based on this experience, I want to reassure Stacy and Barry at the Golf for Beginners blog that their experience with the LPGA denyi… more »

Straight Aim putters: Everything but the kitchen sink

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One of the great joys of life is coming home to find a new golf club on my front porch. Lucky for me, as an equipment writer, this is almost a daily joy. It’s gotten to the point where my two-year-old son is disappointed when there’s not a long, rect… more »

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Dates: April 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Play your 36 holes on any combination of the two courses. Steak dinner will be served at the Restaurant. Make sure to reach out to the Loon staff for current Stay & Play Specials and tell them you saw this package on GolfNow.com
Price range: $99