Archives for: October 2007

PGA Tour players helping to re-build Biloxi

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Twenty PGA Tour players are helping to re-build the Katrina-ravaged Mississippi Gulf Coast again. Jerry Kelly was the impetus last year, when he and tour official Mickey Bradley, from Biloxi, organized a pro-am event in just 30 days. Nineteen other P… more »

Asian invasion! Bush not involved!

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It's odd to think an invasion could be going on and George Bush didn't provoke it. It's those European colonialists again. The European Tour is holding a couple of tournaments in Asia next year, the Indian Masters and the Korea Open. The problem is… more »

Fall Series madness!

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I'm kind of enjoying the Fall Series, I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit, but I can see why a lot of people are dissing it. What other sport has this sort of anti-climactic denouement? It's like the handful of NFL teams who didn't make it to the pl… more »

Great new golf course: Old Corkscrew near Ft. Myers, Florida

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Got a great new golf course for you. If this one doesn't make it onto all those "best new" lists, then I'm going to put the system on trial!Old Corkscrew Golf Club is in Estero, Florida, near Ft. Myers. It's so brand new you can almost smell the wrap… more »

LPGA players: "Beautiful, well-dressed and weak"

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The Bangkok Post certainly doesn't consider itself politically correct. Here's what an article in the paper says about the Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya at the Siam Country Club, an event that attracted Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Petterson, Morgan Pres… more »

Similarities between John Daly and Michelle Wie? You bet

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Yes, it's true there are similarities between Big John Daly, the chain-smoking big guy with the liquor and gambling problem and Michelle Wie, the presumptuous, would-be superstar. Both are fan favorites, partly because they hit it a mile. Both get far… more »

Florida resorts - save the turtles and clear our conscience

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I'm always struck by the hypocrisy of big, oceanfront resorts that beg you to save the turtles.I'm driving around a fancy, Florida resort island. I used to come down here years ago, fishing the Ten Thousand Islands. It was an unbelievable paradise.… more »

Dining in Naples - the ultimate chocolate cake's at Tony's Off Third

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I never order chocolate or carrot cake any more when I'm on the road. Restaurants, no matter how good their reputation, somehow manage to turn two of the world's best desserts into a bland semblance of what they're supposed to be.Wait! Tony's Off Thi… more »

The favorite food of Scotland after some Florida golf

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So, you're in the Bradenton-Sarasota area, you've played your little game of golf, now you're hungry as a lumberjack. What kind of restaurant are you looking for? Haggis! Who'd have thought you could get Scotland's favorite food down here? But, you… more »

Island course at Innisbrook Golf Resort wants to be compared with famous Copperhead

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The Island golf course has sat for years at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club near Tampa and stewed, like the lesser known brother of a Hollywood star. Say, one of the Sheen or Baldwin brothers. The Island course was actually the first built at thi… more »

Michelle Wie: No comment

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I'm not going to comment on Michelle Wie's terrible day at the Samsung. I'm not going to say anything about the 79 she shot, leaving her in last place, three shots behind the next-to-last competitor after the first round. The blind worshippers of Wie… more »

Donald Trump - get ye arse out of Scotland

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With George Steinbrenner ailing, I guess all we have left for our global, sporting corporate horse's ass is Donald Trump.I wish they'd just kick Trump out of Scotland. If this guy loves the country so much, as he repeatedly claims, why does he keep t… more »

Superintendent of one of the most controversial golf courses of our times, TPC Sawgrass, is retiring.

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Fred Klauk, superintendent of the TPC Sawgrass for a quarter of a century, will retire after the 2008 Players Championship, according to Gary Smits of the Florida Times Union. The Stadium course, if you will remember, was blasted by nearly every pro w… more »

In golf architecture, there is only one modern genius: Pete Dye

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You can have all the Fazios, even Tom, and all the Jones, even Rees and Robert Trent Sr. You can take Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Arthur Hills. Take them all, I don't care. Just leave me Pete Dye. Play this game for a while and… more »

Sneak equipment review of a great, new wedge: the F2

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I don't normally preview equipment reviews, but this is one I'm pretty excited about. I've been carrying around an F2 wedge in my bag for a while, but I've been avoiding testing it because it's so ugly. I glanced at it from time to time, but did a… more »

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