Archives for: March 2006

Al Franken responds to Rush Limbaugh on

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Heads up, all you Rush Limbaugh critics, those of you who complained that a story on him promoted his racist and sexist views: Liberal spokesman Al Franken has responded.TravelGolf conducted a question-and-answer session with Franken th… more »

Angels Trace to close North course; next Grand Strand course to close?

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Angels Trace Golf Links in Brunswick County, N.C., in the norternmost reaches of the Grand Strand, is closing its North course for renovation April 17, but club officials said they can't say how long it will be closed. Director of Golf Bill Long said… more »

Hooters Air abandons Myrtle Beach

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Hooters Air is pulling out of Myrtle Beach. The company, whose owner, Bob Brooks, lives in Myrtle Beach, will no longer have public charter flights as of April 17, according to company officials, though it will continue to fly private charters for big gr… more »

Rush Limbaugh's defense: Always blame the media

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I wonder, is there a conservative out there who does not blame the media for ... whatever. Whenever they say something ridiculous or outlandish, which is about 90 percent of the time, they blame their favorite whipping boy, the media. They can get caught… more »

Rolex Women's World Rankings bogus! Michelle Wie much better than Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer!

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Michelle Wie the third-ranked player in the world? Unbelievable. There's no way! It's a travesty! She absolutely should be No. 1. Wie is MUCH better than Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer, the two no-names ranked above her. True, Sorenstam and Cre… more »

To The Players Championship winner, Stephen Ames: Go to Augusta!

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I was pulling for someone -- anyone -- to do something Sunday at The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass. No one did, of course, and Stephen Ames won in a walk. I was also pulling for Ames to win, even as I was pulling for others in the field to… more »

The Players Championship: See live action at No. 17 from PGA Tour

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So you're stuck at your work computer, wishing you could be at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach to watch the pros hit it into the lake at No. 17? Well, you can do the next best thing. The PGA Tour is bringing live coverage on Live @17. Click h… more »

The never-ending story: The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Florida a major?

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Back when I used to only write about golf as a sportswriter, as opposed to play golf for this publication, I used to cover The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Florida every year. And every year, rain or shine, I would have to write about the issu… more »

Me? Agree with Rush Limbaugh? Never, except on Michelle Wie

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We'll let anybody in here at Or as my grandmother once said -- to me, in fact -- "Look what the cat dragged in." Doesn't matter what political persuasion you are, or what crazed golf notions you have -- even on Michelle Wie -- you're w… more »

Greg Owen is no Phil Mickelson, thank God

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Greg Owen is my new hero. After one of the most spectacular and anguished chokes in the history of competitive golf, Owen had the guts to explain to the fans his three-putt from two feet – two feet! – on No. 17 to blow his chance of victory at the Ba… more »

Michelle Wie face-to-face with Annika Sorenstam: Wie wilts

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What fan of Michelle Wie isn’t looking forward to the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship in New Jersey this July? For that matter, what non-fan isn’t looking forward to it, hoping she’ll get trounced in a face-to-face matchup with Annika… more »

Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Dunes Golf and Beach Club et al -- changes in Golfweek's top-100 list

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GolfWeek’s latest top-100 list has some surprises, for those who like to follow rankings. Cypress Point edged out Pine Valley for the top spot in the classic (pre-1960) category, marking the end of Pine Valley’s 10-year reign at the top. Pine Need… more »

Old Tabby Golf Links on Spring Island deserves inclusion in Hilton Head top-10

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The Old Tabby Links on Spring Island should have made it into my top-10 list for Hilton Head. Sometimes omissions like this happen, and it's a shame because the course deserves it. It's on Spring Island, a little slice of paradise off the South Caroli… more »

Grouchy old Jack Nicklaus criticizing Augusta National again

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Jack Nicklaus has made sort of a second career railing against the changes in the modern golf game, from improving technological advances in equipment to lengthening of golf courses to keep pace. Now, he's blasting Augusta National again, where he was… more »

Crescent Pointe an under-rated Hilton Head gem

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I found an under-rated gem in Hilton Head. Actually, it's in Bluffton, just before you get to the bridge that takes you on to Hilton Head Island. The Crescent Pointe Golf Club is a hoot, as fun as it is challenging, if I may use a word marketers over-do.… more »
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