Golf novelist Bob Thomas offers unique, collectible golf gifts for Christmas

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Many years ago, I reviewed Bob Thomas's first book, Ben Hogan's Secret. Despite that book spending over two years on the golf bestseller list, his publisher at the time, according to Thomas, was less than forthright with respect to the royalties. Thomas… more »

2010 US Ryder Cup captain Pavin: U.S. Open is a walk in the park compared to the Ryder Cup

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NEW YORK (Dec. 11, 2008, 10:22 a.m.) - Brand-spankin'-new U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin understands the pressure of playing in the Ryder Cup Matches. A veteran of three Ryder Cups, and the 1995 U.S. Open Champion, Pavin descibed how his hands were s… more »

2010 U.S. Ryder Cup captain announced

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NEW YORK (Dec. 11, 2008) -- At a 10 a.m. press conference at New York's Tavern on the Green, the PGA of America announced the captian of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team for the 38th Ryder Cup competition between Europe and the United States. And the winner i… more » helps organize your annual outings and trips

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Every year, I go on exactly one golf trip. It is a great bunch of guys (up to 28, I believe). There is always a great selection of courses in Kentucky and Tennessee. And there are the obligatory wagers and quirky scramble formats (the only scrambles I ge… more »

"The Twelve Days of Christmas: Golf Remix"

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On the first day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me a Mulligan on the first tee. On the second day of Christmas, my True Love gave to me two Cleveland wedges and a Mulligan on the first tee. On the third day of Christmas, my True Love gave… more »

Golf shoe technology has improved as much as club technology

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Everyone talks about how golf clubs have improved so dramatically over the past 30 years. And rightfully so. The 460cc titanium drivers and the branding-iron-esque putters of today hardly look like they belong to the same solar system as the 160cc persim… more »

Future Stars Foundation seeks to raise funds for struggling Duramed FUTURES Tour players

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Pro golfers might not be the first "needy" people you think of when you think of charitable organizations. The fact is, though, that many of the young golfers on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, the developmental tour for the LPGA cannot make ends meet as they… more »

GM cuts more employees, including Tiger Woods

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These excruciating economic times have claimed another victim: Tiger Woods. GM just announced that it would be ending its nine-year endorsement deal with the world's number one golfer. Although both sides called the decision "mutual," driven by GM'… more »

The "one last round" gambit

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It was 50 glorious degrees today in central Illinois, and I decided to head out to my home course to sneak in nine holes -- likely my last chance this season. There is an inherent gamble in playing "one last round," though. If you play well, you are… more »

Fed to bail out persimmon driver manufacturers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MFI newsfeed) -- Fed Secretary Henry Paulson today announced a plan to provide $25 billion immediately to bail out America's moribund persimmon driver industry. The move is an attempt to help make the former stalwart of American golf eq… more »

BogeyPro Golf: The court jesters of golf gear

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I've been Equipment Editor around here for a while now, and some of my colleagues have at times insinuated that I might take golf equipment a bit too seriously. This is a grossly unfair assault on my character. So what if I can talk for hours on the b… more »

The Castle Course at St. Andrews racks up awards

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The Castle Course, newest addition to the hallowed links at St. Andrews, has racked up a few prestigious awards. The golf course has been recognised by Travel & Leisure Golf magazine as the "New Course of the Year." It was also named "Internation… more »

"Pete Dye Golf Courses" by Joel Zuckerman documents 50 years of genius

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Several years ago, while I was interviewing golf course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan in the veritable golf museum that are his offices in Ohio, one of the golf mementoes that caught my eye was a napkin signed by Pete Dye. Along with the signature was a… more »

Q: How far can a woman hit a golf ball? (A: Farther than you.)

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New Zealander Phillis Meti just shattered the Women's U.S. Long Drive Competition record with a wallop of 349 yards. The shot was 22 yards longer than the drive she won the competition with in 2006, although she ended up coming in second in the all-impor… more »

Former golf mystery writer Roberta Isleib expands her non-golf mysteries

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Mystery writer Roberta Isleib, creator of the Cassandra Burdette golf mystery series (Six Strokes Under, A Buried Lie, Putt to Death, Fairway to Heaven, Final Fore), concluded her popular golf-related series a couple of years ago. And her cadre of lo… more »
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