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A Golfer's Dream: 'Regular guy' Larry Berle conquers Golf Digest's List of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses

A fellow from middle America decided to go on a quest a decade ago. He completed the quest by playing America's Top 100 golf courses. He then decided to sit down and write a book about his travels. Larry Berle dedicates 90 percent of the book to a… more »

LPGA Hits Upstate New York For Its Championship; Christie Kerr Defends

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The LPGA championship at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford is underway. Located in a suburb that also contains CC Rochester, Oak Hill and Irondequoit, Pittsford is golf-rich, to say the least. The ladies have called this course home for over two dec… more »

These Amateurs! We've Seen Some Shots Through 36 At Congressional

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Patrick Cantlay, a 19-year old sophomore at UCLA, shot minus-four on Friday at Congressional and is tied for 15th at the halfway post; Russel Henley from UGeorgia, a Nationwide tour winner this year, sits in the same position midway gone after a minus-t… more »

Pic Stream goes through growing pains on USGA Open site

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My first U.S. Open was 2002, at Bethpage. I paid my way in and had a blast. My first working Open was 2004, at Shinnecock. I and a colleague were each granted writer and photo passes, pretty nifty coup for a small-town website (BuffaloGolfer.Com -- I wa… more »

Round 1 of US Open: Al Roker?

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Whoops, not Al Roker... It's Al Rocha, as in Alexandre Rocha, from Brasil. Who else? Let's see... Bubba Dickerson, not Bubba Watson...we've seen Dickerson before, when he was running for the LA Rams of the NFL... Huh? Oh, right, the 2001 US A… more »

Nike Golf celebrates U.S. Open In Colorway style

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I'll confess that I needed, desperately, to get the term "colorway" into the title of this entry. Until a day ago, I had no idea what a colorway was. Then, a blurb from Nike Golf arrived, detailing the new shoes and shirt that will commemorate the U.S.… more »

Early Team USA Walker Cup Predictions

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After his performance at the NCAA, Patrick Cantlay must be a lock for the U.S. Walker Cup team. This kid was the college player of the year and, if memory serves, a semi-finalist in the US Amateur last August. He also qualified at Columbus for the US Op… more »

Quick six golf products for your consideration

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That busy time of the golf year is upon us Northeasterners, when Spring's grey clouds and wet dispersal turns to Summer's rays of golden sun and warm least I like to think that it is! I am turning in my rain jacket, gore-tex hat and all-weat… more »

One Round In The Record Books @ Augusta: 2011 Masters Update

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Since I'm thousands of miles from a certain Georgia city (and trust me, if I were in that town, I'd still be thousands of miles away from the action!) I'm not going to unshell any secret peanuts of knowledge that fill the belly of prediction. If that's a… more »

A daughter takes her father to Augusta for the Masters

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I'm fairly certain that this particular story won't be written by any other writer of my stature (or other, more elevated, stature, to be clear.) It's a story that I know well and take particular delight in telling. I've had the privilege of being a te… more »

Can Masters replicate Kraft Nabisco Championship?

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If the homies in Augusta are fortunate, their spring invitational (that became a major championship of men's professional golf) will match the interest of the just-concluded Nabisco Championship. Why? The Nabisco had everything a marketing expert could d… more »

Shock Lock Sports Targets Vibration Dampening In Golf

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If you've played tennis since the Borg era (all right, maybe since the Sampras era) you know that v.d. in that ball-and-net sport stands for vibration dampener. The little widgets come in all shapes and sizes, from the cutesy penguins and pandas to the m… more »

Fantasy Golf Week Nine: Weather

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Week nine in south Florida was a bear. The rains and the winds and the colds limited many players enoug; throw a devlish PGA National course into the brew and the week was ripe for high scores and little separation. Indeed, the margins between top and se… more »

Colombia and Chile Take Center Stage In Professional Golf

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If the only C & C you've heard tell about lately are Coore and Crenshaw, golf course designers of not, add another pair of consonants to your requiem. Chile and Colombia are hosting professional tournaments this week and the action is quite good. T… more »

Make Your Own Trip -- An Alternative to Golf Destinations

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Living in western New York, I am well aware that our region is not recognized as a "golf destination" or anything of a similar ilk. We have our attractions, in the form of two great lakes, a pair of waterfalls, the Grand Canyon of the East, wineries and… more »

Fantasy Golf Week Eight: Finally Got On Track

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It took a while for year two to get on track for me, but I finally cracked the 200 point barrier (well, hit 200 points, anyway) in Mayakoba, Mexico. The week was an odd one, as only three of the golfers (Michael Sim, Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini) were A… more »
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