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Toast the holidays with Hangar One Vodka and Kraken Black Spiced Rum

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The holiday season can be hard on a person. At least they're hard on me. Specifically, the holidays are hard on my bank account, hard on my waistline, and hard on my liver. But sacrifices must be made for both my family and my work. Someone around… more »

The name "Sunice" embodies the challenges of shoulder season

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Yesterday in my neck of the woods, the temperature was in the low- to mid-forties, and the wind was a brisk 15-20 mph. On my way to my home course, charcoal-gray, irascible clouds began to spit at my windshield. But a 9am tee time awaited, and I had… more »

Start holiday shopping early: rulefourteen Invisibrush Golf Towel and Levitee Golf Glove

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Last year, I decided to stop procrastinating when it came to holiday shopping. And then I promptly put off breaking my procrastination habit until this year. But now -- now, damn it -- I am finally prepared to get moving on last year's gifts. Or may… more »

QuickSpikes turn any shoes into golf shoes

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A lot of golf products cross my desk each year, and there are times that I ask myself, "Why?" Specifically, "Why would anyone want or need this?" And I have to admit that when I first saw QuickSpikes. What are QuickSpikes, you ask? Well, they are… more »

HIRZL Golf gloves beat the summer heat

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If you're a golfer in the U.S., chances are the last month or two have been mighty steamy -- temperatures in most places have been over 90F combined with high humidity. I don't know about you, but heat indices well over 100F don't keep me from the c… more »

The Players Towel helps keep your kit clean

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I have a confession to make: The least-used accessory in my bag is my golf towel. I've thought about why this is, and come up with the following excuses, er, reasons. First, on the course many of my shots are of such a quality that I'm too frustr… more »

Bionic golf glove feels great but wears down fast

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I first wrote about the Bionic golf glove after covering the 2004 Fall PGA Expo in Las Vegas. The glove was unique in that it was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to aid flexibility, comfort, and grip. This year, Hillerich & Bradsby, parent comp… more »

Assistant course manager at Lake of the Woods G.C. in Mahomet, Ill. saves golfer's life with defibrillator

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The word "hero" gets slapped around more than a cheap range ball, especially in sports. And golf is no exception. Take Tom Watson's charge at the 2009 Open Championship (aka, British Open): while it was certainly inspiring, it was not "heroic." He was a… more »

'A' is for apparel: Abacus and Antigua golfwear

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A few years ago, I lost about 30 pounds and had delusions of re-gaining my flatbelly status. Swept up in this hubristic folly, I began down-sizing my wardrobe, including golf shirts, from XL to L.After nearly two years, I remembered how much I love t… more »

Annika Sorenstam's wines share her passion for success

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Apparently, Annika Sorenstam heard that I'd reviewed Jack Nicklaus's newest wines, and she sent along a couple of bottles of the latest vintages from her own impressive namesake label.On the back label of each bottle, arguably the greatest woman golf… more »

Quagmire Golf debuts a new line for kids

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Do you have a future golf phenom in your family? Or even a budding duffer? I've got a 7-year-old son who loves the game and begs me to go along every time I head to the course. He loves everything about the game, from the clubs to the bags, from the ball… more »

Final round of the 2011 Masters...and DISH Network loses CBS!

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Seriously? I rush home to watch the final round of the Masters (and record it, too), and...DISH Network tells me that CBS is temporarily unavailable in my area. "No need to call us," says the black screen as some second-rate jazz plays in the backgro… more »

Nike Golf celebrates 2011 Masters with limited edition balls, golf shoes

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Nike golfers have been using the company's new 20XI balls for a while on tour, but starting tomorrow, you too will be able to get your hands on a few of the coveted pearls -- if you're lucky.Nike will be giving away a limited number of 20XI-X limited… more »

Jack Nicklaus Private Reserve 2008 will make any meal better

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Last week, I reviewed the <a href="http://www.travelgolf.com/blogs/kiel.christianson/2011/03/07/jack-nicklaus-releases-the-second-vintage-of-his-namesake-wines">2008 Jack Nicklaus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon</a>. I was duly impressed by th… more »

Jack Nicklaus releases the second vintage of his namesake wines

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In 2010, the inaugural release of Jack Nicklaus's new wine label debuted at The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. And by all accounts, the Golden Bear's first foray into vino was "major" success – within a day, the 1,000 cases of the 2007 vintage… more »

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