Archives for: July 2007

In Morristown, in the Smoky Mountains, eat at Sagebrush Steakhouse

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Here's another great restaurant in the Smoky Mountains area: the Sagebrush Steakhouse. It's in Morristown, where Davy Crockett grew up. It's one of those huge, wood buildings with big tables and acres of room for when after you eat and you got de big… more »

In the Smoky Mountains, try Deadbeat Pete's

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Deadbeat Pete's is a great place for vittles in the Smoky Mountains. It's in Townsend, a very pleasant, non-tourist town, sort of, two minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain National park. Deadbeat Pete's is a ramshackle joint, with an outdoor, sc… more »

Grand Cayman is small, but it does have some good golf

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I was surprised to find out Grand Cayman even has golf. This was a few years ago, of course, before I became the leading expert in the Western world on Caribbean golf.The small island, only about six miles wide and 22 miles long, has three courses more »

American airlines are the worst in the world

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You'd think I would know better by now, but every time I leave the country, I'm struck by the differences between American and foreign air carriers. I took a flight on American Airlines to Miami recently. The plane was dark, dingy, cramped and dirty.… more »

Tom Watson - what a loser

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I'm tired of all this talk about Tom Watson being the "consummate professional" and all that baloney. I wanted to see him throw a club during his truly horrendous collapse at the U.S. Senior Open at Whistling Straits. This was a meltdown of stupendous… more »

Tiger Woods makes AT&T more attractive than The Players Championship as a major

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I don't know about you, but I'm hoping the AT&T National becomes a major before The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra. I doubt either one of them ever will – we don't even know if the AT&T will stay at the Congressional – but if one does, I… more »

Hot, young golfer Ashleigh Simon, South African version of Michelle Wie: "No dudes for me"

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I've been reading about Ashleigh Simon and once interviewed her in South Africa for a story. We sat on a verandah in the hot African sun drinking iced tea, after a round at Glendower Golf Club, one of South Africa’s top courses. She's sort of that c… more »

Has Michelle Wie come to her senses? She declines sponsor exemption to HSBC

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Michelle Wie has turned down a sponsors exemption to play in the upcoming HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, and says it is not because of her wrist injury. Wie would have needed an exemption to play in the prestigious event because she does… more »

What's in a name? Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail won't exactly excite American vets

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When I went to Vietnam on a golf trip a few months back, I met several veterans of the "American War," as the Vietnamese refer to it. Some were Americans, who appeared largely to have forgiven the Vietnamese people and were eager themselves to make am… more »

David Leadbetter has Michelle Wie's swing all screwed up

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I'm no swing doctor - if you ever saw me take a hack, that would surely be obvious - but it sure looks like legendary golf teacher David Leadbetter has Michelle Wie's swing all screwed up. It may be due to other factors - her injured wrist, her deflat… more »

Why is Jim Furyk so dis-respected?

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Jim Furyk is one of the top golfers in the world, and yet he is frequently dissed by so many golf writer, spectators and others. I don't understand it. Is it his weird swing? The fact he can't excite the crowds by routinely blasting 300-yard drives?… more »

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