Archives for: April 2008

Why I'm pulling for Greg Norman to choke in Asian Open

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Greg Norman has it too good these days. Jets off in his private jet to Shanghai with his fiancé, a still gorgeous Chris Evert. Says he's going to do a little business over there. His "business" includes golf course design, real estate, a clothing… more »

Celtic-loving Trevor Immelman is now my new, favorite golfer

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Before the Masters, Trevor Immelman was just sort of a name, a good, solid pro, but essentially just an also-ran with a mildly-amusing name. Now, he's leapt to the front of my leaderboard! After his Masters win, Immelman did the whirlwind-celebrity… more »

What's in a name? A lot, if you're a marketer who wants to use John Daly's name

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You'd expect a golf course with the name: "John Daly's Murder Rock Golf and Country Club" to be a handful, wouldn't you? It isn't. It's a good course, definitely, but it's no John Daly-sized back-breaker. Daly had nothing to do with the design,… more »

Great mountain golf in Branson, Missouri

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Branson Creek, just outside Branson, Missouri, is one of those must-plays if you love mountain golf and are anywhere in the area. It plays up and down the hills of the high plateau that takes up most of southern Missouri. Those holes that play along t… more »

Best act in Branson, Missouri is Roy Rogers Jr.

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Branson, Missouri has a lot of slick performers, both country and otherwise. Beatles impersonators, formerly famous rock bands, wild comedians. They have elaborate stage acts, fancy hairdressers and all sorts of pyrotechnics. It's all entertaining, if… more »

Ledgestone Golf Course in Branson, Missouri a wild, mountain golf course

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Being from a very flat state, I love mountain golf courses. I found a gem just outside of Branson, Missouri, called Ledgestone Golf Course. It's set in a ritzy neighborhood called Bridgestone, and it has some serious elevation changes – I defy an… more »

Branson, Missouri makes a run at becoming a golf destination

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You may have heard of Branson, Missouri, most likely from your parents, grandparents or great-uncle. They probably had a great time and told you all abut it. What you might not know, and which might prompt you to pull the Trigger (get it? Roy Roger… more »

Tiger Woods certainly no Arnold Palmer at most boring Masters in memory

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Tiger Woods has shown time and time again he is no charger. He may be the most dominant player of all time, but he doesn't set hearts aflutter like Arnold Palmer used to do during one of his famous charges. Give Woods the lead and he's a pit bull. Pu… more »

Gary Player at the Masters: Fade away, Black Knight

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One of the semi-cool things about the Masters is the way it lets in the old-timers, past champions well past their primes who don't stand a chance in hell of contending. It's a link to the past, a historical showcase that's fun to watch. Most of the t… more »

Tiger Woods toughest athlete? No friggin way!

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Sports Illustrated was probably thinking shock and awe when it recently named Tiger Woods the toughest athlete, followed by Alaska dog musher Lance Mackey. We've all done it in the media, come up with something just to create controversy. Not me, of c… more »

The Masters at Augusta National is the weakest of the majors

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Hey, it's true. Don't blame me. The field is the weakest. Just ask Stephen Ames. "When you compare it to the other major events, it is the weakest field technically," Ames told the Calgary Herald. "There are only 90 players (at the Masters); the to… more »

Redneck Riviera goes to Augusta National for the Masters

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A few of the fellas from my neck of the woods are taking on Augusta National, Boo Weekley, Heath Slocum and Bubba Watson. They're all from the Florida Panhandle. Slocum doesn't actually live there any more, but you never really leave Milton. I'd… more »

Why Tiger Woods will win the Masters again

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Mark Sweeney of the New York Times has an interesting story about Tiger Woods. Sweeney delved into the stats to emphasize what most of us already knew: Woods is lackluster in some departments, like driving accuracy, but light years ahead in others, like… more »

Stewart Cink victim of golf's anal anarchy

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The obsession over rules is a big reason so many conservatives are drawn to the game of golf. Personally, I pay little attention to the rules when I play. Neither do my brothers, who like to tee it up on the fairways to make irons shots easier. People… more »

Palmetto course at The Landings not just for old folks

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The Palmetto course is where members of The Landings go when they're due for a whipping. There are six courses at the massive golf community just to the south of Savannah, and most of them are geared to the typical resident – he or she is generally… more »

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