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2013 Golf Resolutions

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I've never made a New Year's resolution. But this year, I thought I'd give it a try. My resolution is to make a couple of resolutions. So, assuming I don't keel over before I hit the 'post' button on this blog, I will have succeeded in keeping my first… more »

2012 Gift Guide to Golf Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gee-gaws

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Last time, we ran down the hottest holiday golf apparel. But what if the golfers on your list crave something besides unrivaled sartorial splendor? For golfers who dream of gadgets, toys, and accessories, we offer for your consideration the following hi… more »

2012 Head-to-Toe Christmas Apparel Gift Guide

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2012 has been an outstanding year for golf apparel, so that means it's going to be a GREAT Christmas for our favorite golfers – nothing makes a better gift than new golf garb. Let's take it from the top, shall we? Nobis Headwear The posh Canadian… more »

Nike Lunar Bandon Footwear golf shoes for soggy autumn days

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After a summer drought that reached catastrophic levels in the Midwest, autumn has brought with it the sort of rain we normally see in late spring. The drought is over too late for the farmers, but in time to save the fairways and greens at Lake of the… more »

Recording your swing? Rokform Golf Shooter can help

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When it comes to certain technologies, I can be a bit of a Luddite. This is especially true when it comes to mobile phones. Frankly, I don't want people to be able to call me any time, anywhere. Especially not on the golf course. But I must admit that w… more »

10 things I learned at the 2012 Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup. A tradition unlike any other. Wait, that tag-line has been taken already. (Blast your stentorian tone and wizardly wordsmithery, Jim Nantz!) How about: The Ryder Cup. A convergence of crazy formats and crazy fans. That's probab… more »

Ryder Cup libations, courtesy of Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

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My favorite hole on any course is usually the 19th Hole. This even goes for Ryder Cup weekend. This Saturday, I head to Medinah to cover the action, and let me tell you, all the back-breaking hard work will be well rewarded with a cocktail or two at… more »

Be distinctive on the course with Nobis headwear

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Golfers wear a lot of hats. But they don't wear a lot of kinds of hats. Or at least, they don't anymore. There was a time when some golfers were known as much by their headwear as by their swings. Hogan had his ivy cap, Snead had his coconut straw h… more »

Slammin' Sam Beer is a smooth, refreshing homage

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After a promising start to the golf season, my game has gone straight to the dogs. And not nice dogs, either – junkyard dogs, with rabies. How many times can I start out 5 over after three holes? That was a rhetorical question. I already know the… more »

Nothing understated about Royal and Awesome golf wear

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Watching John Daly rock the Loudmouth golf pants at the PGA Championship makes me think of another brash golf clothier from the other side of the pond -- Royal and Awesome. Think that a British outfit will be more understated than its Yank counterpa… more »

Energy Athletic: Making negative into positive

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Sometimes it's hard to write about golf shirts: Shirt X feels good, looks good, doesn't give me a rash. It's a winner! I mean, really, what more can one say? So when a couple of shirts by Energy Athletic landed on my desk, I was happy to see that… more »

Trump International Golf Links Scotland is spectacular and controversial

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How much great linksland in Scotland is still undeveloped? This is a question of considerable debate, but when a new links course opens somewhere in The Home of Golf, inevitably the claim is made that it is "the last great links course" in Scotland.… more »

And the winner of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open is...

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Jeev Milkha Singh takes the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, winning one for us unsightly swingers! Wait, that doesn't sound quite right.... Anyway, congrats Jeev! It was a brief but thrilling playoff with Francesco Molinari. more »

Scottish hosts with the most: Aberdeen Asset Management

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After last year's washed out Scottish Open, Barclays ended its sponsorship of the event, and Aberdeen Asset Management stepped in, in concert with the Scottish government. So this year, here I am at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle… more »

A few more functional and fun Father's Day gift ideas

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Still searching for just the right Father's Day gift for your dear old duffer dad? A few more excellent options have crossed my desk since I wrote my previous gift guide, one functional, one fun, and one both. The Sunice Omaha Zephal Typhoon rain jac… more »

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