Solheim Cup observations

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I've had the great pleasure of covering the Solheim Cup before. So perhaps I'm a bit melancholy about not being there this year. Maybe that's why I decided to perfect my new tomato-basil vodka tonic recipe and settle down on the couch and watch this… more »

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, host of the American Century Championship, was made for TV

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This weekend, many golf fans will be glued to The Open Championship at Muirfield. But those of you with wandering eyes and itchy remote fingers might want to check out the American Century Championship (July 20-21, NBC). I know, I know. It's a made-… more »

Legends Tour Championship comes to The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

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I've written several times about French Lick, Indiana. The history and first-class amenities of the French Lick Resort and the old-world opulence of the West Baden Hotel are second to none in the Midwest, and can hold their own with resorts anywhere in… more »

"While we're young" – The curse of slow play

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I'd like to know what other people think of the USGA's new series of commercials discouraging slow play? I'm not quite sure how to interpret them. In two of them, it appears to me like the dawdler in question (Tiger Woods in one, and Clint Eastwood… more »

Golf shoes run the innovation gamut

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In the not-so-distant past, the only real choice in golf shoes was between black or brown saddle shoes. Then the big decision was whether or not to switch to soft spikes. But today, there seems to be a different golf shoe style for every outfit ow… more »

Rory's sharp Nike sweater on sale now!

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Watching the players finish up their first round of the U.S. Open at Merion this morning, one thing I immediately noticed was Rory McIlroy's very, very sharp Nike sweater. I found it online and, lo and behold, it's on sale! Normally $130, it's on sale f… more »

Three Father's Day gifts that will make Dad smile

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My Father's Day gift guide last year was dedicated to my own father. Although he had never played golf in his life, enjoyed reading my blogs and stories, and told me it was the best Father's Day gift he could have asked for. Dad died this past Decemb… more »

Lousy spring necessitates great rain wear

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Maybe 2013's lousy, rotten, no-good spring is finally done throwing snow and sleet and rain at us. The last week has been downright pleasant. I don't know, but I'm not trusting it. After a wonderful start to the season, which saw me shoot a caree… more »

Five months later, one golf resolution accomplished

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On January 2, 2013, I wrote a blog about golf resolutions, noting that my two annual resolutions were usually (1) Shoot consistently in the 70s, and (2) Card a hole-in-one. Well, exactly five months later, on May 2, I actually accomplished the secon… more »

Flags at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Michigan flown at half-staff

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Spring will eventually arrive in the great golf country of northern Michigan. But the passing of a good man and loyal advocate for the Native peoples of northern Michigan has left many there feeling a little less springy this year. On March 30, Littl… more »

Bubba's Masters Champions Dinner children's menu

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Bubba Watson's "top-secret" Champions Dinner menu was revealed last night, and all the 10-year-old past champions were thrilled: "The menu: traditional Caesar salad, grilled chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese and… more »

Masters looks, amateur's hooks: Springtime arrives in the Midwest

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Spring has finally arrived in the Midwest in all its spluttering, splattering, blustering glory. Not only has the gang of usual suspects emerged upon the fairways of my home course like so many thirsty, musty groundhogs from hibernation, squinting in th… more »

The best golf towel (or at least the most fun)

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It's a toss up between the umbrella and towel for "most neglected golf accessory." As long as they keep us dry and clean, respectively, we don't usually pay them no never mind. But then, at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show, I ran across the Tribute to C… more »

Streamsong: The Bandon Dunes of Florida

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Florida golf is over-developed and commercialized. Houses line most courses, and at many resorts, golf plays a supporting role to beaches or spas or amusement parks. But this has changed with the opening of Streamsong in remote Polk County. Streamso… more »

PGA Merchandise Show: Speed-dating with golf equipment companies

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Once again, a hurricane of stainless steel, titanium, graphite and surlyn has swept through Orlando. This storm, the 60th Annual PGA Merchandise Show, is where everybody who is anybody in the golf equipment, travel, and apparel world meets and mingles o… more »

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