Archives for: December 2006

Golf Channel showing Katherine Roberts' golfers fitness TV program

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Mike at TravellingGolfer writes that our pals at the The Golf Channel will debut a new show Jan. 22 from fitness expert Katherine Roberts called "The Turn." Meanwhile, you can hear from the lovely and talented Katherine Roberts on the T… more »

Nike Sasquatch, Callaway Fusion, Ping G5, Titleist 695CB, TaylorMade R7 honored by golf blogger

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SirShanksAlot is rating the best golf clubs of 2006 this week. Today he gave the nod for the " Golf Club Of The Year 2006" to the Nike Sasquatch 460."I think what the SQ did was introduce the average golfer to the 'whatever works' tr… more »

TPC Sawgrass: Got a problem with the island green on no. 17?

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Golf course architect Ian Andrew writes in his Caddy Shack blog that "The 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass is one of the greatest holes ever developed in golf. It is also one of the worst concepts ever to be copied by architects.""The concept has no recov… more »

Is Michelle Wie ready to join Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova, Gabrielle Reece?

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As's Stacy and Barry Solomon wrote, Sports Illustrated recently tabbed 17-year-old Michelle Wie one of the "Best-Looking Athletes" of 2006 (a list that included the decidedly adult Anna Kournikova, Maria Sharapova and Gabrielle Reece among… more »

Fantasy golf keeps you involved in the PGA Tour's 07 season

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The Media Guru from and is hosting a free fantasy golf league with weekly, half season and full season prizes awarded. I'd play, but I have too much on my mind. PS: Got a golf blog I should be reading? Let me k… more »

Top golf clubs of 06? Cobra, Cleveland, Nickent, TaylorMade, Titleist 905T or Ping?

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SirShanksAlot is rating the best golf clubs of 2006 this week. He calls Cobra 3100 I/H the best bang for the buck irons, and gives an honorable mention to the Cleveland Launcher LP and Nickent 3DX. The TaylorMade R5 Dual is his bang/buck driver, with… more »

PGA Tour on The Golf Channel: Rating Faldo, Tilghman and co.

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Travelling Golfer looks at The Golf Channel's 2007 broadcast team and pronounces Nick Faldo, Kelly Tilghman, Peter Oosterhuis and Dottie Pepper as Good.Mark Rolfing and Rocco Mediate, get an Okay rating, while Frank Nobilo, Jerry Foltz and Steve Sand… more »

President Gerald Ford dies: Nation loses a bad golfer

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President Gerald R. Ford, an avid golfer over the years, has died.Several times when golfing in high-profile events, Ford drove his ball into the gallery, once hitting a woman on the head. He had a great sense of humor about his golf game, though, on… more »

PGA Tour to include David Duval in 2007 thanks to earnings exemption

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David Duval will be using a one-time exemption from career earnings to keep his PGA Tour card in 2007. I can't wait for Chris Baldwin's take on this latest development in the saga of David Duval. Should be interesting. more »

Golf toys: SkyCaddie SG3 vs. Bushnell's Pinseeker 1500 rangefinder

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Apparently having been a good boy this year, Golf Nomad got a Sky Caddie SG3 for Christmas. He compares it to Bushnell's Pinseeker 1500 laser rangefinder and declares the SG3 the winner. No word on whether Santa consulted columnist Jenn… more »

Tiger Woods vs. LaDainian Tomlinson: Who had a better year?

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Tony at the Hooked On Golf Blog is wondering if San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson wouldn't have been a better choice than Tiger Woods for 2006 AP Male Athlete of the Year. "LaDainian Tomlinson is the most amazing back I've seen in th… more »

PGA Tour aids family of golf writer in battling encephalitis

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Thanks to Geoff Shackelford for relating this update on the teenage son of reporter Craig Dolch, a top-notch golf writer for the Palm Beach Post whom I've read over the years. Eric Dolch contracted encephalitis in June of 2005. He has been home since… more »

Nike Sumo propaganda? Pretty weak, Deep Rough

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What's with The Deep Rough copy/pasting Nike press releases as blog entries? Come on TDR, you gotta bring more than that! At least in his recent Nike rant, Tim McDonald gives his readers a somewhat disturbing (but dead-on accurate) picture of himself… more »

American golf takes it on the chin in John Huggan's Xmas wish list

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GolfBlogger writes here about a recent golf column by John Huggan of The Scotsman. Huggan's piece is supposed to be a Christmas wish list for golf but it contains some rather acidic jabs at golf in America such as calling for a World Tour minus the U.… more »

U.S. Open the best golf tournament of 2006? Try Hoylake, Shackelford says

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Golf blogger Geoff Shackelford says Tiger Woods' artful display in the 2006 British Open at Royal Liverpool made it a lot more exciting than the 2006 U.S. Open, in part due to "Winged Foot's anti-birdie setup." The U.S. Open was "train wreck golf," Shack… more »
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