Every day, every time you see me, I'm working

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This has been a strenuous Memorial Day weekend so far. It may look like I'm just playing golf, drinking beer, and sleeping on the couch. But given my line of work, this all counts as, well, work. And continually having to remind everyone that I am cons… more »

Fila's Auckland Jacket, because I told you the weather would turn again

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Just a few days ago, the sun was shining, and I broke a serious sweat walking 18 holes at my home course. But I knew the weather, like John Daly in rehab, would backslide sooner or later. In fact, I warned of this very eventuality in my recent 2014 S… more »

First day of the 2014 golf season: Great Expectations

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Here I sit, 6:00am CDT. My tee time at Lake of the Woods Golf Course isn't until 9:30, but I'm too excited to sleep. The projected high today is 61 degrees, but there's frost on the ground right now here in Champaign Co., Illinois. At 9:30, it'll probab… more »

Last-minute Valentine's Day gift for a never-ending winter

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It's hard to tell which is piling up more quickly: the snow on my home course, or the clubs, balls, shoes, shirts, bags, and range finders I need to test and review. Both accumulations are depressing the hell out of me. After two straight years of be… more »

2013 Year in Review: A personal edition

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2013 was the best of golf times for me, and it was the worst of times. I started out 2013 with an epic trip to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, where I snagged a closest-to-the-pin prize at a media outing and shot a personal 9-hole best from the… more »

Stocking stuffer for goofy duffers: Muze apparel

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"He got all of that one!" "Cinderella story. Playing out of his own bag." "Billy, Billy, Billy." "Noonan!" "I don't think the heavy stuff is going to start for a couple hours." If you are a golfer who is not totally devoid of humor, you w… more »

Stocking stuffer for artsy duffers: Tin Cup

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"I'm playing a Titleist," says pretty much every dang golfer in any given foursome. "I've got a Titleist 2," says half your foursome. The out come the Sharpies for some random, arbitrary dots. If the golfer on your list wants to infuse a bit more per… more »

Stocking stuffer for boozy duffers: The Golfalyzer

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Sometimes my golf game has gone to hell, and I need a beer to mourn. Sometimes I'm playing lights out, and I need a beer to celebrate. Sometimes the group in front is holding us up, and I need a beer to pass the time. Sometimes I'm playing aft… more »

Hole-in-one in Tennessee earns free filet mignon

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As my loyal fan will remember (yes, that's singular on purpose), in May I was fortunate enough to to card my first ace. It was a 167-yard par 3 at King's Creek Golf Club, just south of Nashville, Tennessee. I have to admit that, at the time, I was so… more »

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 »

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Dates: January 26, 2015 - January 17, 2016
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