Archives for: February 2008

To save the image of golf, get rid of Tim Finchem and put a Democrat in charge of the PGA Tour

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I was completely disgusted by the Congressional hearing involving Roger Clemens. It wasn't Clemens' testimony that disgusted me, although it's starting to look like the Rocket is a little looser with the truth than his slider. It was the way the R… more »

Tiger Woods the architect isn't exactly doing his part, yet, to help make golf affordable for the masses

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Tiger Woods' first golf course design is due to open in Dubai next year. It will not be open to the public. It will be open only to members and guests of an exclusive, 80-suite boutique hotel It's called Al Ruwaya and will be located in Dubailand, th… more »

Raul Castro better than Fidel in at least one respect: Bring on the golf

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Most people know Fidel Castro is a baseball fan and considers golf a sport of the upper crust, and therefore suspect. But, since his brother Raul has taken over, Cuba is showing a willingness to build golf courses, in order to help the country's ailin… more »

Nick Faldo: TaylorMade huckster?

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First of all, I like Nick Faldo and think he's doing a good job for The Golf Channel and CBS. All those critics who say he should tone down his irreverence are humor-less drones. His humor injects some much-needed irreverence in the game, which has very… more »

Another bold prediction about Tiger Woods

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OK, so my prediction about how Tiger Woods would not win the Accenture Match Play championship was slightly off. It's early in the season and besides, I have a wrist injury; my predictions may never be the same. Nevertheless, I will forge ahead with a… more »

The Great Golf Decline? Blame it on the younger generation, like Chris Baldwin, a bunch of lazy slugs

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I've heard a lot of reasons why golf is in such decline in the U.S., with hundreds of course closings and literally millions of people giving up the game. Most of them are true to some extent – too expensive, too time-consuming, etc. -- and there's… more »

Michelle Wie: same old story, making excuses already

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The season is barely underway and already Michelle Wie is making excuses. Wie, who had a season last year that could only be described as a travesty, said she will never be the same, physically, after her wrist injuries. "I just accepted the fact t… more »

LPGA superior to PGA Tour in at least one aspect: Guts

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If you ever grow weary of watching Tiger Woods' Complete and Total Dominion of the PGA Tour, switch that channel over to the pink station. There is actually some competition over here. First off, this could be the year of a gargantuan battle between L… more »

Prediction: Tiger Woods will NOT win the World Golf Championships Match Play tournament this week outside Tucson

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Yes, Tiger Woods has won this event twice, but he's also lost to the likes of Nick O'Hern, last year, and Peter O'Malley in 2002. I'm not sure how good a player Woods is in match play. He's obviously king of the universe in stroke play, but look at hi… more »

Want to improve world economy and become a hot golf destination: Invite golfers

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Golfers may dress blandly, like your high school class president, but they are always popular at countries trying to lure the kind of tourists who don't smoke dope, stay at hostels and buy the cheapest beer. Bulgaria – Bulgaria! – is the latest po… more »

Lost Key Golf Club in Pensacola a rare beauty

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I have to admit I'm a sucker for island golf courses. Even though I'm Florida born and bred, I've never spent much time in the Pensacola area. But, I've recently played a couple courses here that make me wonder what I've been missing. Tiger Point G… more »

New golf trail in Florida wants to challenge Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

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Golf trails are always welcome. Even if they're just marketing ploys, they give golfers options, themes and, most importantly, usually discounts and packages. At their best, they can be thrilling. The people at Meadowbrook Golf Group say they hope to… more »

Unlikely design duo: Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia

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How's this for an architectural pairing: Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia.The fidgety Spaniard and the ambitious Aussie, who was known for blowing the big ones in his playing career.I hope they don't choke on the TPC of San Antonio. Norman and Garci… more »

Big win for handicapped golfers over Marriott

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A federal judge in San Francisco recently ruled against Marriott in a lawsuit involving accessible golf carts for handicapped golfers. Marriott, which operates 26 courses in the U.S., has said it has no obligation to provide handicapped carts, essenti… more »

Joe Lee designed golf course in Delray Beach to be renovated

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I've always enjoyed playing Joe Lee-designed golf courses. He might not be wild and spectacular like a Pete Dye or have the artful bunkering of a Rees Jones, but his courses are always low-key, thoughtful and well thought out. He designed a course in… more »
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