Useful phrases for LPGA players studying English

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According to LPGA Commissioner Bivens, the recently-announced mandate that all players learn English within two years of joining the tour is intended to ensure that players can better interact with sponsors and media. As a former English as a foreign/… more »

Post-tournament press releases: "And the winner is...Someone who used our tee!"

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It's always fun to watch for the inevitable onslaught of press releases that follow each and every tournament of the PGA Tour schedule. In fact, they follow most events on the PGA, European, LPGA, and Nationwide Tours, too. And though I may be atypical i… more »

The Castle Course at St. Andrews is already a popular golf destination

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Despite being open to play for just over a month, The Castle Course at St. Andrews is already proving to be a big draw in its own right. St. Andrews Links Trust, overseers of the Links Courses at St. Andrews, including The Old Course, reports that in… more »

Trying to pat ourselves on the back (without dislocating our shoulder)

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We here in the WorldGolf.com universe pride ourselves at being ahead of the curve. We visit the newest courses, and test the latest golf equipment from manufacturers that don't get ink from mainstream paper publications. Our shorter editorial lag and mor… more »

Enough with the beach volleyball already! (A mandatory Olympics blog)

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Until today, I had endeavored mightily to avoid writing anything about an already over-hyped 2008 Summer Olympics", but my dwindling patience have been finally ripped asunder. And I must beg, of all that is holy (and even the unholy programmers at NBC):… more »

Dixon Golf introduces world's first green golf ball

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When I first received the press release announcing Dixon Golf's new green golf balls, I thought to myself: "Geez, I've got enough trouble finding the white ones." But then I realized I had been misled by the rampant polysemy in English, and that Dixon… more »

Tour Edge signs LPGA young gun Stacy Prammanasudh

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One result of an equipment company signing an endorsement deal with a PGA Tour player or LPGA Tour player – heck, any tour player – is usually an increase in the price of the equipment. Ya gotta pay for that endorsement contract somehow. On the… more »

Vision golf balls are an Aussie alternative to Titleist and Nike

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Watching the commercials during this year's British Open -- or any televised golf tournament, actually – you'd think there are only two brands of golf balls: Titleist and Nike. There are all sorts of balls on the market, though, that conform to USGA… more »

Michelle Wie DQ'd from the State Farm Classic

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Wow. Just when we thought Michelle Wie had faded, finally, from the limelight, she found herself in the clubhouse Saturday alone in second place at the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Illinois. That position didn't last long, though, as she was… more »

Golf apparel companies love a sloppy, windy British Open

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The players may wish for bright, warm, windless conditions each year at the venerable and unpredictable British Open, and galleries may shiver in their soggy Wellingtons with the thought of another windy, wet day on the links. But apparel companies pr… more »

Miles of Golf in Ypsilanti, Michigan, like Disney World for golfers

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My kids are always after me to take them to Disney Word. I, of course, would rather spend money on a golf vacation.Although it's true that there are plenty of great golf courses in Orlando, with the price of gas, who can afford to drive, fly, or even… more »

Best food in La Jolla? Try George's at the Cove

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When you're a foodie, you remember certain dinners with a fondness normally reserved for long-lost lovers or dead pets. Last month, while covering the U.S. Open, I had the pleasure of dining at George's at the Cove in La Jolla, which had been recommend… more »

Tour Edge Golf offers free premium shaft upgrade with fitting

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Tour Edge, one of the highest-tech golf equipment companies you've maybe never heard of, is offering a premium shaft upgrade to golfers who purchase a new Exotics XCG or XLD driver. To find a VariableFit Interchangeable Fitting System location near y… more »

Natalie Gulbis announces essay contest

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Natalie Gulbis, LPGA player and leggy calendar-girl, announced on June 24 an essay contest. The theme of the essay is, "Who's Behind Your Success?" and entries of 200 words or less can be submitted at the link above. According to RSM McLadrey, the… more »

Tiger done for rest of season: ACL surgery and stress fractures

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Anyone who was at the U.S. Open and paying attention knew something was not right with Tiger's knee. Now it's official: He's done for the season.According to Tiger's own website, he needs surgery on a blown ACL and time to heal two stress fractures i… more »

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