Category: General

Jack Nicklaus plans course in Nicaragua; maybe Donald Trump should consider Latin America

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Jack Nicklaus, who's taking his design business outside the U.S. more and more these days, is designing a course in Nicaragua. The course is supposed to be the centerpiece of the Seaside Marina Spa and Golf Resort, located on 923 acres along a pristin… more »

Big hitters a dying breed in golf?

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I agree with monster driver J.B. Holmes, who says the PGA Tour may be taking some of the fun out of the game by setting up golf courses that favor the dinkers of the world. "A lot of fans go out there to watch somebody hit it a long way," Holmes told… more »

Kids, but still no women at Augusta National

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Just kidding. Augusta National Golf Club Chairman Billy Payne said Thursday they'd let kids between the ages of 8-16 attend The Masters free when accompanied by am accredited patron. "We want to inspire the next generation of golfers now," Payne said… more »

Scotland's rejection of Donald Trump not over

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You didn't really think Donald Trump would accept any ruling against him, even if it were correct, did you? Trump has undoubtedly pulled some strings since his mega-golf development in Balmedie, north of Aberdeenshire was rejected by the local council… more »

Fun golf facts: Who hit the longest drive in the world?

4 feedbacks » has a list of some amusing golf facts. For instance, it says the busiest golf course in the world is Ala Wai municipal in Hawaii, which does 500 rounds a day. The most expensive is not a Donald Trump course. It's said to be Liberty… more »

Ways to spice up golf's "Silly Season"

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Johnny Miller writes in Golf Digest how he would spice up the Silly Season to make it more interesting to fans. As usual, his ideas are good. Pair John Daly with Laura Davies in a mixed team event. A senior-junior event with teams made up of Champions… more »

Don't sneer at par. Par would have won you the Masters and made you rich

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Are you one of those golfers who sneers at par? You don't excited about anything but birdies and eagles? Check this: The LPGA did a study in which it concluded that a player who finished at par at all official events would have won $600,000 and finish… more »

Golden Ocala is a great replica compromise

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I've always been ambivalent about replica, or "inspired by" golf courses.It can be fun playing copies of famous holes you've read about or seen on television or, if you're lucky, played yourself.The other school of thought is: I've paid my green… more »

Natalie Gulbis, you go, girl. Or not.

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Anybody see Natalie Gulbis lag her putt at No. 18 at the ADT Championship? Crazy. She mounts this terrific charge - combined with a near-collapse by Lorena Ochoa - to get to within a Sunday stroke. She knocks it to 15 feet on the last hole before O… more »

Diamond Back in Myrtle Beach undergoes name change

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Diamond Back Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach has changed its name to the Woodland Valley Country Club, though it is staying open to the public.The club made the name change in September, and is offering memberships to the burgeoning and nearby Woodla… more »

Slow play solution: Whack the offender with your putter

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Actually, in this case, it was the offender, or a friend of the offender, doing the whack job. South Korean golfer Youn Youn Hyeon, now based in the Philippines, yelled at a group of players ahead of him recently whom he considered slow, which include… more »

How does Zach Johnson the Christian reconcile gambling in the Skins Game?

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Zach Johnson, Masters champion, is a professed Christian, and I've always liked the way he's made it known in a forthright though low-key manner. Still, I wonder how he reconciles his religion with what is essentially a gambling game, the LG Skins Ga… more »

Real estate crunch? Not if you're either ultra-wealthy or own a golf course home

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The real estate downturn has everybody in a dither, but there's good news for golfers, or more specifically, those who own golf course homes. "Even when a market is really getting hammered people will find a golf course home more appealing than a non-… more »

The 10 best golf tips EVER now revealed!

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Golf Tips magazine is coming out with its 10 best swing tips ever. They're a "collaboration of the best instruction from Golf Tips magazine's top-notch professionals," according to a press release from the magazine. See the problem? Golf instructors d… more »

Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia a sublime golf experience

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I had heard a lot about the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia before I traveled there this past week, and all of it was good, even glowing.After visiting, it even exceeded my expectations.The plantation is in hilly, rolling terrain, perf… more »
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