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First shot at PGA Championship is going to be Small

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Say you're a college golf coach, faced with a cocky crew of flat-bellied, pimply-faced new players who can drive the ball 300 yards hungover and think they can beat the world left-handed? How do you grab control – and respect – early? One way… more »

"The cart boy" is one swanky service I can do without

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"The cart boy" is one swanky service I can do without I'm sure some golfers love to be coddled. Love to have their clubs wiped and carried to the bag drop or car. I, for one, cannot stand the obsequiousness of the cart boy. The reason is simple: E… more »

Golf myths revealed on website, sort of

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Golf is a game of legend and myth. While Old Tom Morris is legendary, it's a myth that he carried a ration of haggis around in his golf bag for a mid-round snack. A website called Golf Myths Exposed claims to let us all in on seven myths of the golf s… more »

Golfers eat hotdogs and fight ALS

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The PGA Tour donates more money to charity than any other professional sport. And I suspect that golfers in general, with their statistically higher-than-average incomes, contribute to a good number of charities on the individual level. Now, by purcha… more »

ESPN debate about Tiger dumping his driver in majors is silly

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In case you live in the center of a giant gorse bush and missed it, Tiger Woods triumphed in The Open (a.k.a. The British Open). And in the course of this victory, he hit his driver exactly once, choosing instead to use a lot of 2-irons and 3-woods to ke… more »

Radar Golf promises the Holy Grail for hackers: No more lost golf balls

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My game is improving. The south side of 80 is just around the next bend, and 90 is usually only viewed through my rearview mirror.Usually. I still have bad days. Very bad days. Days when I stop counting strokes and start reckoning my round in gol… more »

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 »

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