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Golf author Bob Thomas could use a little help from his golfing buddies

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A few days ago, I received an e-mail from golf author Bob Thomas's wife, Mary Anne. She informed me that Bob had had a major stroke about 11 weeks ago. Bob is on his way to what is hoped to be a full recovery, she said, and she promised that he would be… more »

DivPro packs half-dozen functions into single sleek tool

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There's a lot to keep track of in golf: 14 clubs, one or more golf balls, etiquette, score, playing partners, cigars, beer, and the course itself. Seems like I'm always fiddling with something or other – it's a wonder I even remember to hit the ball. (… more »

Antigua Desert Dry Extra-Lite line sets a high bar for moisture-wicking fabrics

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Over the past several years, it seems every golf apparel manufacturer has introduced a "moisture-wicking" fabric of one kind or another. The purpose of these high-tech textiles is to draw sweat away from the skin to keep the wearer drier and cooler. M… more »

IOC approves golf as Olympic sport!

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Golf will be played in the Olympics in 2016 and 2020, after more than a century of banishment from the games.According to the AP, "Padraig Harrington and Michelle Wie addressed the IOC in person before the vote. Wie talked about starting to play golf… more »

"The Back Nine" is an inspiring golf documentary

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Jon Fitzgerald, film-festival organizer and 12-handicap golfer, turns 40 and decides to try to turn pro. He's going to chase the dream all avid golfers have dreamt, and he's going to take us all along for the ride. That's the premise for "The Back Nin… more »

Raise a Ketel One to The TOUR Championship, Arnie's 80th, or a night-golf win for the ages

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Last night I was part of a dominating and victorious night-golf scramble team. If you haven't played night-golf, you don't know what you're missing. And because night-golf is played in the pitch dark with glowing golf balls and glow-stick-lit flagstic… more »

I'm Tired of Bogeys bracelets support Caddy For A Cure

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I'm not much of a jewelry guy, nor do I generally buy those little bracelets that are supposed to support – or at least signify support – for some cause or another. But the other day, I was sent a bracelet by the I'm Tired of organization that hooked… more »

PGA Tour pro Mark Hensby lends name and legs to charity bike ride for injured marines

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Golf in general, and professional golf in particular, has a long history of supporting charitable causes. And in hard economic times like these, it seems that this effort actually increases. A number of groups have contacted me recently about helping… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 7: Europeans refuse to acknowledge win until Michelle Wie can produce a long-form birth certificate

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This just in: The European Solheim Cup Team has just announced that they will not acknowledge the U.S. victory until a key player—unbeaten rookie from Hawai'i Michelle Wie—can produce a long-form birth certificate. Laura Davies was the first Euro… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 6: Solheim MVP? My vote is for Christina Kim

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This is a tough call, and it's going to make some folks angry, but I think Christina Kim is the Solheim Cup MVP – that is, if the matches keep going the way they are right now, and she wins her match to secure the critical 14th point. Kim just birdi… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 5: Julie Inkster the epitome of class

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After coming close to pulling off a great veteran win, Julie Inkster found herself in a whole heap of trouble on 18. As her par pitch from the front of the green came up two feet short, she tumbled to the ground in some good-natured theater. When she pic… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 4: Coming down to the wire

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It's still too close to call it at the 2009 Solheim Cup. Just take a look at the scoreboard in the media center… The U.S opened with two strong performances from Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford, and Michelle Wie is 1-up with one hole to go aga… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 3: How to look mean in match play

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When it comes to match play, gamesmanship is a critical weapon to have in your arsenal. Intimidation is the 15th club in the bag of many a great match play golfer. How does one go about intimidating without sacrificing sportsmanship? Well, one way… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 2: These women rock (especially Christina Kim)

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Wandering through the crowds and players on the first few holes of the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, I take no notebook with me, nor do I have any pre-set strategy. I'm simply soaking in the atmosphere like my liver soaking… more »

Live blogging the 2009 Solheim Cup 1: U.S. Team talent interleaved for final-day singles

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I just arrived at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and am struck immediately by the throngs of fans and the pristine course. From what I saw of the layout in my long trudge from the wrong lot to the media center, it's a bit of a curious desig… more »

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