Sour economy means cutback on new golf courses

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For a while there, it was hard to keep up with all the new golf courses. Golf course development was running wild, just like new houses.Not now, of course. Golf course developers are cutting back on building new courses and focusing on renovating old… more »

Phil Mickelson admits he's seriously contemplating European Tour

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I'm hardly the only one to make the prediction that more American golfers will become European golfers, and now Phil Mickelson has given us more ammunition.Mickelson told AFP he hopes the Singapore Open becomes part of the European Tour."... If i… more »

Chris Baldwin's dream lover Justin Timberlake signs with Callaway – huh?

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When did major golf manufacturers start signing deals with celebrities? I know that as soon as this is posted, some celebrity-lover like Chris Baldwin will point out several such deals, but it still seems stupid to me. Callaway recently announced i… more »

Sun Mountain comes out with new versions of a great Club Glider travel bag

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I rarely hawk golf equipment on this site, but here's something that actually lives up to its billing. The Club Glider from Sun Mountain is the best golf/travel bag I've ever used. It has fold-out legs that start roughly in the middle of the bag, and… more »

Mangrove Bay an excellent muni in St. Petersburg, Florida

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As my legions of readers know, I'm always on the lookout for good, cheap golf courses for the masses, and those are often municipal courses. Mangrove Bay Golf Course is one of those munis nobody seems to ever bad-mouth. It's been around since for… more »

Hey, I'm in St. Petersburg, where's the World Series?

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Either I'm going deaf, blind or senile – maybe all three - but for the life of me I can't find any evidence the World Series is being played here. Granted, I'm playing golf during the day, but I'm also doing a lot of driving a… more »

Tiger Woods: "I'll be ready for the Masters"

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Tiger Woods says he expects it will be two full years before his injured ligament is fully healed, but also says he thinks he'll be ready for the Masters next year, though not at full speed, obviously. "I'll have six months off from surgery," Woods to… more »

Belleview Biltmore Golf Club unearths Donald Ross

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I love playing Donald Ross courses, especially those that have gone to lengths to maintain the integrity of his original design. The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club in Clearwater is such a course. Ross designed the layout back in the Roaring twenties, 19… more »

Memo to Donald Trump: Stay out of Winged Foot fiasco

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You might have heard how Winged Foot, one of the most famous courses in the world, a layout that has hosted multiple U.S. Opens, is being sued by a homeowner who claims the lives of his family, including the dog, are being threatened by errant golf shots… more »

Ever played a Golf Digest top-100? Larry Berle played them ALL

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A man named Larry Berle, a golf convert thanks to his wife, decided one day he would play all the courses on the Golf Digest top-100 list. He initially figured it would take him two years. It ended up taking a decade. This is the kind of thing where y… more »

The best, perhaps the ONLY golf/chocolate road trip

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The second thing they ask you when you check into the Hershey Hotel, right after your name, is which chocolate you prefer: dark or milk chocolate? Hershey, Pennsylvania is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, except for real. I happen to be a choco… more »

Super golf deals at Super Clubs in Jamaica

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If you're a fan of those all-inclusive resorts AND a golfer, you'll want to look into the Super Club resorts in Jamaica. If you stay at one of the island's three Super Clubs resorts – Grand Lido Braco, Grand Lido Negril or Breezes Runaway Bay – yo… more »

Reynolds Plantation getting real with new television reality show

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The Reynolds Plantation, one of the top golf communities in the country in my humble opinion, is starting a reality show next week, based on its Red Zone Challenge Short Game School. The show is based on teams of pros and amateurs, focusing on their s… more »

Tiger Woods: Let's have a little more honesty

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I have nothing against Tiger Woods. I just wish he would be a little more honest. I'm specifically referring to an interview he gave to the Wall Street Journal recently regarding the new course he's designing on the Baja California coast in Mexico. It… more »

Show your patriotism: Support new oil-fueled European Tour

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It's only a matter of time before all of our American golf stars defect to the European Tour. The European Tour has just come out with its new look, a look that will take place in two dozen countries on five continents, culminating with the grand lala… more »
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