Archives for: September 2008

Pete Dye adding a sixth course at the Reynolds Plantation

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As if the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia wasn't already stocked with great golf courses, now Pete Dye is getting ready to add another one. The place, which is one of the best golf communities anywhere, has courses designed by people like J… more »

Edgewood Tahoe one of the most beautiful courses in America

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I've played some beautiful golf courses – the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Richard B. Russell in Georgia to name just two – and the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nevada is right up there with them. It's 6,000 feet above sea level and… more »

You think the Ryder Cup was thrilling? Wait til the last FedEx Cup playoff tournament

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I think I speak for all golf fans when I say I'm in breathless anticipation waiting for the big event at East Lake in Atlanta, site of the last of the four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments? Who will win? Will it be Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Paddy Harr… more »

Where are the Hooters girls? Lucky winner "inspired by Natalie Gulbis' personal story" gets to hobnob with the calendar queen in Vegas

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I know you've been holding your breath. The five finalists are in for the "Who's behind your success" essay contest sponsored by Natalie Gulbis and some accounting firm. I read through the five finalists' essays, and they were pretty impressive. One w… more »

Who needs Tiger Woods? U.S. would not have won Ryder Cup with Woods on team

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I'm not saying Tiger Woods isn't the greatest player on earth, so there's no need for you Tiger fans out there to treat me like I'm dirt or Lee Westwood. But, Woods isn't a team player, at least in the Ryder Cup sense. He has never made any bones abou… more »

Proper Brit Lee Westwood meets Southern, good ol' boys in the Ryder Cup, and all America should be ashamed

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I say we have Lee Westwood over to the Possum Trot Bar over there off Highway 319, you know the place, down that county-graded dirt road, past that fancy trailer park, back in them deep woods. Feed him a little poke salad, toss down a few Schlitz Malt… more »

Plea to Georgia: Don't privatize your state park golf courses!

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I don't mean to brag here, but I've been to a great many places in the world – Africa, Asia, Europe and all over the Caribbean -- and one of the best golf trips I've ever taken is a tour of the Georgia state park golf system. The courses may differ… more »

Unfair pressure on Boo Weekley to act the fool

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Have you ever been at a party and your wife, girlfriend or idiot-buddy says, "Hey man, tell everybody that joke you told me the other day!" Or a friend introduces you to a stranger, saying, "This is that guy I told you about who was so funny!" Now… more »

Come and get it -- the winning Ryder Cup combinations

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First of all, I'm going to pair up all the rookies with each other. That way, none of the stink or taint from previous Ryder Cup humiliations will rub off. 1- J.B. Holmes and Boo Weekley. I was tempted to put Weekley with Ben Curtis to calm Curtis' ne… more »

Sly Seve Ballesteros says Americans better win Ryder Cup this year -- or else

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Seve Ballesteros has said for the second time this year that the Americans need to win the Ryder Cup or else the public will start to lose interest. "In one way I'd like to see the Americans beating the Europeans because we're beating the Americans so… more »

The hardest golf course in the world

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I'm a guy who pays attention to slope ratings, that number they give to golf courses that supposedly tells you how hard it is for the average hacker. So I gasped a little when I played Mystic Rock at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania the… more »

Stop whining about the FedEx Cup just because Paddy Harrington is tanking

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A lot of people are griping about the possibility of Padraig Harrington missing the Tour Championship in Atlanta because he's missed two cuts in the PGA Tour playoffs. Harrington, of course, had a career year, winning two majors, the British Open and… more »

LPGA backs off on English requirement, sort of

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LPGA Commissioner Carolyn Bivens isn't stupid or racist or completely out of touch or jarringly, bone-headedly idiotic like many of you may believe. Oh, she may be crazy all right. Crazy like a foxhound. Here's the model: You do something so stupid… more »

Is Nick Faldo's Ryder Cup craziness based on prejudice? He doesn't like the Irish or the Scots?

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Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo must be associating with too many Democrats during his time in America. The Democrats can take a sure thing and screw it up – how on earth could John McCain be even-steven with Barrack Obama in the polls? – and Faldo s… more »
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