Category: General

2008 PGA Show: Hybrids, and recessions

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ORLANDO - What did we ever do without hybrids? Hybrids continue to be hot, and have replaced putters in many stores in individual club sales, and makers continue to churn them out. Feel Golf debuted two: The 18-degree Competitor and the 21-degree Butt… more »

2008 PGA Show: Password for St. Andrews, shafts taking off

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--- Simulators are always popular at the show, and one of the most popular was About Golf’s Sim Surround. It shows a high-definition, crystal-clear screen of St. Andre3ws, so like-life you’d swear you were there on the hallowed grounds. One gu… more »

2008 PGA Show: Big boy toys

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ORLANDO – Everybody, or at least all males, want to hit the golf ball further. Here are some of my favorite big-boy toys from the PGA Show for long-johns. --- I need to get a “Fat Bastard” driver. Their motto is “If you have the balls, we have… more »

2008 PGA Show: China shows up for first time

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ORLANDO -- The Chinese are everywhere these days, including the PGA Show. Everyone, especially businesspeople, is all a-titter about the economic potential of the sleeping giant. A Chinese delegation gave its first PGA Show press conference at the con… more »

2008 PGA Show: Zombies, three-piece studs and Adidas jokesters

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ORLANDO - Weird and not-so-weird news and notes from the 2008 PGA Show: --- Adidas Golf has taken the current golf club fad, lowering the moment of inertia (MOI), to a new low. It’s building its new SHOES with a low MOI. Adidas’ Tour360 LTD sho… more »

2008 PGA Show: Hate your putter? Slew of new ones coming out

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ORLANDO - Putters are always a big deal at the PGA Show and this one is no different. Most of the major makers and many of the off-brands are introducing new putters here. High MOI (moment of inertia) is the hot trend these days. Wilson unveiled five,… more »

2008 PGA Merchandise Show: The bad

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ORLANDO - Bad golf inventions are usually either overly technical or laughably cheap. There are plenty of both at the PGA Show this year. One sure-fire indication of the overly-technical is when you see guys wearing white lab coats. They’re not rea… more »

2008 PGA Show: The good

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ORLANDO - I finally got into the 2008 PGA Show alive and intact, despite security. When I tried to enter the indoor demo range, an elderly security man pounced on me, thrusting a hand-held machine directly at my chest. I thought I was about to get tasere… more »

Secession Golf Club near Hilton Head a rare, private treat

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Every now and then in this job, a rare treat comes along. Every now and then I get to play a private course so good it makes you drool, a course very few others get on. I’m not trying to brag, it’s just a nice perk.And so I found myself last week… more »

Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, South Carolina a throwback to golden age

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You always know what you’re getting when you see the names Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, more so than most other golf architects. You get a traditional, low-key course short on length but heavy on strategy. That’s what the private Chechesse Creek C… more »

Good restaurants in Beaufort and Okatie, South Carolina

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I’m not sure the good Lord intended shrimp and grits to be eaten in the same mouth at the same time, but since I’m in the South Carolina lowcountry, I had to try. Blackstone’s Café in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina gives you a big bowl with… more »

High fuel prices cost Myrtle Beach golfers

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It's always been kind of amazing to me that Myrtle Beach can be the golf epicenter of the East Coast while being so difficult to get to.It's an hour or more from Interstate-95, depending on traffic, and the area is very dependent on air travel.Th… more »

Great family restaurant in Myrtle Beach: The Spring House

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I'm always on the lookout for good barbecue joints and down home cookin,' since I'm essentially a hillbilly, and I found some good eats today in Myrtle Beach. There are more than a few restaurants along the Grand Strand that advertise themselves as "f… more »

Leopard's Chase a great addition to Ocean Ridge Plantation on Grand Strand

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Most average golfers will tell you they want a "challenge," but when asked to name their favorite courses, they usually end up naming layouts wider than Oprah. Such is the case with the newest course at the Ocean Ridge Plantation, Leopard's Chase. Leo… more »

Carnivores and rum-heads: Try Cheesburger in Paradise in Myrtle Beach

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Sometimes after a round, by god, a man wants a shot of rum and a big, fat cheeseburger, to hell with calories, cholesterol or good sense. Cheeseburger in Paradise in Myrtle Beach is where that man should go. Yes, it's a little cheesy – sorry –… more »

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