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 »

Andrew Giuliani: From Chris Farley's sites to Duke's varsity

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It's funny how one thing leads to another. I was reading the results of the ACC golf championship (see my penultimate blog entry) and started looking for Michael Quagliano on the Duke side. Seems like dude didn't make the starting five for the Blue Dev… more »

Can you believe this? VT Hokies claim ACC golf co-championship

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I guess I've seen it all. Kudos to the ACC coaches for not requiring that a playoff resolve the co-championship. Congratulations to the Virginia Tech five and their coach. more »

TravelGolf.Com versus BuffaloGolfer.Com: Who Has The Bigger Hearts?

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I've put out a challenge this week over my buffalogolfer.com e-newsletter, engaging our readers on the Buffalo website in a challenge with the readers of TravelGolf.Com. As you know (see the icon down below, to the left?) I will be playing 100 holes of… more »

Golf Magazine's Golf Trails position paper: What drives this article?

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I cannot help slogging through the variety of golf offerings out there...I'm on golf.com, golfdigest.com, golfweek.com, golfchannel.com, and the myriad others quite a bit. When I was in 3rd grade, I was the top speed reader in my class, so my ability to… more »

Breaking down Kyle Reifers, Zurich Classic surprise leader

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Funny thing, press clippings. During his Wake Forest years (only recently completed), the headline-grabber was Bill Haas, son of Jay, nephew of Jerry (Wake Forest coach.) Kyle Reifers, son of two outstanding Columbus, Ohio-area amateur golfers, did the… more »

Around the golf weekend in 80 words

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I'll try my best to be pithy... Blog o' the weekend...Beverly Ferguson on wind. It killed Davies and Ochoa in Florida, and delayed Heritage to Monday. Glad I learned to hit knockdown shots as a kid. Early call for British Open underdog...Markus B… more »

Golf Statistics for Major Championships Redefined

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Thanks to my elimination from the Blogger Lost and Found, ummm, Blogger Island, err, Blogger Idol, err, whatever that thing is that Heather M. runs on WorldGolf.Com, I am now free to write a good blog. I know that wil come as a surprise to my colleagues… more »

Serious Masters quotes -- Is this April 1st?

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Are you kidding me? No, golf writers will never be confused with Don Imus or Michael Richards, but even some of the drivel I've read this morning is beyond comprehension. Here are a few... On Zach Johnson in the 2006 Ryder Cup Matches, from SI's Came… more »

Augusta National and Masters should update Crystal Criteria

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Time was, you made an eagle or better on a hole, you received crystal. Post the low round of the day, more Waterford. 2007 has wrought a re-definition of the Crystal Criteria. In anticipation of Billy Payne´s soon-to-arrive missive, here are the crit… more »

Masters Sunday from Espana: RonMon´s Picks To Win, Place and Show

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3. Brad Dredge Obligatory unknown foreigner (like Bjorn, Rose, Clark before him) to place high. 2. Tiger Woods Continues chase of Nicklaus´record how-many runer-ups in pro majors. Adds second to PGA loss to Beem. 1. Retief Goosen Makes up f… more »

Thank You, Masters Jerks, for ruining Spring BirdieFest

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I remember watching Seve Ballesteros escape from everywhere, build a nine-shot cushion (or so), then give nearly all of it back before winning his first Masters. I was seduced. I´m certain that, a generation later, in 1997, other yong golfer-wanna-bes… more »

Augusta National Par Three Contest...Did anyone play?

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If you visit Golf.Com´s Par Three Contest photo essay from Augusta National, you´ll get the idea that the only people who played were a threesome totalling over 180 years of age, the English version of Lanny Wadkins (who has yet to impress me without P… more »

Roman Baths, Catholic Churches, Palm Sunday, Northern Spain, and I See Dead People

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Disclaimer: if you want golf, visit links to my colleagues. If you want a private eye inside my away-from-travelgolf world, read on. I find myself in northern Spain, in Asturias, where the reconquest began so many centuries ago. I´m in a town call… more »

Loogie of the week on the PGA Tour: Who else but Sergio

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If you haven't seen it, nor heard of it, it's not much in the way of news. However, we can now add the loogie incident to the shoe incident and the finger incident in the Garcia pantheon. For those who have forgotten, Garcia flipped off the crowd at Be… more »

Money Versus Points: Two systems equal confusion on the PGA Tour

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Mark Wilson won the Honda Classic a few weeks ago. That feat by itself would have earned a Masters invitation in the not-too-distant past. As of this morning, Wilson sat in 8th place on the FedEx Cup points list; he now finds himself in the 10th slot.… more »
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