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Playing stinks, but player smells great

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My golf game is finally coming around a bit, but I'm still not where I'd like to be this late in the season. Fortunately, some great shirts from House of Carrington and Antigua keep me styling on the links. After all, it's about how trim and chic the… more »

25,000 Minnesotans turn out to watch Tiger's Monday practice round

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Minnesota boasts more golfers per capita than any other state, and it is the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA championships. And during the precious six to seven months of the golf season, Minnesotans take every opportunity to hit the links, so the… more »

Hireko Golf's Avatar XMOI driver makes for a rousing scramble

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I recently reviewed the Dynacraft Avatar XMOI driver by Hireko Golf, remarking in particular on the 48-inch Aldila NV shaft that came in the club they sent me. At the time of testing, my on-course game resembled the Hindenburg's first and only flight… more »

American Express Cardmembers get special treatment at the PGA Championship

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With my credit rating, I can't get a Dollar Store credit card, much less an American Express Card. But golf fans fortunate enough to hold one of those magical plastic keys to the kingdom should consider heading out to the PGA Championship at Hazeltine Na… more »

It's not how you play, it's how you look

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One of my favorite semi-old Saturday Night Live characters was Billy Crystal's Fernando, who hosted "Fernando's Hideaway." In it, he interviewed celebs, both real and impersonated, plying them with his smarmy over-the-top Latin charm. The catch phrase… more »

"The Sure Thing: The Making and Unmaking of Michelle Wie" by Eric Adelson

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You know the feeling you get when you are watching a horror movie, and you just know that something bad is going to happen to the nice, cute, clueless girl as soon as she wanders away from the group? Well, as I was reading the opening chapters of "The… more »

"Going for the Green" by Gary Gilchrist, Susan Hill, and Jeff Troesch

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It used to be that if you wanted to work on your golf game, all you had to do was hit balls. Today, serious players realize that golf fitness is as important to one's game as golf technique. In "Going for the Green: Prepare Your Body, Mind, and Swing… more »

"Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes" by Katherine Roberts

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For several years, I served as editor of GolfInstruction.com. The nascent years of that publication coincided with tremendous growth in fitness in golf, and the development of fitness and flexibility regimens specifically designed for golfers.One of… more »

Handing down the legacy of sports blogging

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The rewards of blogging are myriad. People often ask me which of the cornucopia of blogging perks is most rewarding: Fame? Fortune? Unimaginably hot (and numerous) groupies? Upon reflection, I realize that I would trade all of these benefits in excha… more »

Equipment companies rejoice in beating an old man

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Tom Watson is 17 years older than I, but time's winged chariot is carrying me unswervingly in that direction, and I – along with lots of other aging golfers – were cheering our enlarged prostates out for the old guy. After Watson's loss to Stewart… more »

Get those next golf prodigies started early with New Jammies

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Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Michelle Wie, Alexis Thompson, Tadd Fujikawa. Who will the next child golf prodigy be? The key to creating the next wunderkind of the links is, I'm told, fostering a love for the game at an early age. Now N… more »

Another new grip for golfers with the yips: The Wishbone Grip

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Funny. When I was driving the ball well, it seemed everybody and their uncle were sending me practice aids and drivers promising to eliminate a slice (which I never had, actually). Now that my driver has abandoned me, and the only part of my game I c… more »

Golf author Bob Thomas brings out the best in readers

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Way back when, I worked as a process server, delivering subpoenas and summonses on behalf of the court. Not one of the recipients of these court orders was ever happy to see me. In fact, several of them unleashed their dogs on me, took swings at me, and… more »

Ecco unveils Solheim Cup shoe

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The U.S. Solheim Cup Team will be sporting some very patriotic shoes this August at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Better yet, the red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes saddle shoes will be on sale to the general public during the event… more »

The Batman of golf needs an iPhone

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It has become clear that if I am truly going to elevate my golf gadgetry to a Batman-like level, I need an iPhone. Sadly, this goal seems as unrealistic as my ever attaining a scratch handicap. I hate phones in general, even ones with handy "apps."… more »

Simply select where you want to play, find a tee time deal, and golf now!

Dates: January 15, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Visit Mission Inn Resort & Club in central Florida for the complete golfing experience! Before you tee off each morning, enjoy the Bountiful Breakfast Buffet in La Hacienda. Play a round of golf on El Campeon or Las Colinas. Includes: deluxe room accommodations; buffet breakfast following each night's stay; green fees for 18 holes per night's stay; advance tee times; shared cart for 18 holes per night's stay; daily range balls; club cleaning, storage and bag tag.
Price range: $167 - $278