Category: General

Crow Creek in Myrtle Beach reopens after alleged act of vandalism

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Acts of vandalism aren't exactly frequent in the world of golf, but sometimes they can cause real damage. Crow Creek Golf Plantation in Myrtle Beach reopened all 18 holes last week after a disgruntled (former employees who commit vandalism are always des… more »

Another Myrtle Beach golf course closes: Members get shafted again

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Both of Deer Track Golf Resort's courses have closed, leaving members who have paid dues with no home course to play. The resort has been plagued by lawsuits and disputes with developers, and in early September, the owners, a group headed by North Car… more »

Surefire way for America to avoid losing another Ryder Cup

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Everybody in the media – at least in the U.S. – is now writing their obligatory "10 ways for America to win back the Ryder Cup" baloney. So here's mine. Don't worry, it's short. 1. Get better players. "Just five out of the top 20 players in… more »

Bring in Jack Nicklaus as Ryder Cup captain

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It's time to bring in Jack Nicklaus as the Ryder Cup captain. As much as I dislike the man personally, he alone can make a difference in the defensive, namby-pamby way the Americans play and maybe stop this national embarrassment. Tom Lehman can make… more »

Tiger Woods not a team player in Ryder Cup

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Tiger Woods is not a team player. I don't know why. You don't know why. I doubt even Woods knows why. He's showing signs of coming around in this 36th Ryder Cup, even though the Euros are kicking our ass again, but he isn't dominating like he should.… more »

U.S. media leads way in Ryder Cup competition

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I'm a big fan of harbingers and portents, but I'm also superstitious, so I'm a little leery about mentioning this. But... A U.S. media contingent whipped its European counterparts recently in a pre-Ryder Cup event. Whipped them good. Pounded them,… more »

Tune in next time for the Michelle Wie Comedy Hour

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I don’t watch as much late-night television as I used to, but I’m sure Michelle Wie is, or will be soon be, the butt of some nasty jokes. Even Wie fanatics are starting to question the wisdom of "following her dream" of competing on the PGA Tour.… more »

Martini's a great Myrtle Beach restaurant

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Myrtle Beach has a ton of golf courses, but even more restaurants. Try Martinis in North Myrtle Beach. It's a piano bar that gets rowdy at night, and the locals love it. Get the filet mignon, with the best sauce I've had on the Grand Strand. It's a local… more »

Golf courses getting to be dangerous places

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Golf courses are getting to be dangerous places. I was at The Pearl in the north Grand Strand recently, and saw an ambulance on an adjacent fairway, not something you want to see when you start a round. It turns out there had been a minor injury involvin… more »

Michelle Wie misses another men's cut, comes out with yet another excuse

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Michelle Wie may break the modern-era record for excuses. Another bogey, another excuse. Another double-bogey, another excuse. Another missed cut against the men, another excuse. This time, it's homework, of all things. After carving a 78 at the Om… more »

Pinehurst golf primed for Fall

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Those planning a visit to Pinehurst this Fall are in for a treat. Most of the courses in and around golf’s hallowed grounds are already in good shape, ready and waiting, the result of cooperating weather. "We’ve had a great growing season," said G… more »

Grand Strand golf gets a boost: Brunswick Plantation re-opens

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Some good news for Grand Strand golfers, or those who wish they were golfing on the Grand Strand: The Brunswick Plantation in the northernmost part of the Strand, in Calabash, N.C. has re-opened its three nine-hole layouts after renovations. "The look… more »

Tropical storm Ernesto mostly spares Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand

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Anyone planning to visit Myrtle Beach this weekend to play golf shouldn't be put off by Ernesto, the tropical storm that never quite reached hurricane status. The storm mostly passed by the Grand Strand, dumping a lot of rain and some wind, but basically… more »

American sporting dominance? Baloney. Oh well, we still have Tiger Woods

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Greece? We can't beat Greece? Forget Argentina or Spain or even Germany. We can't beat Greece? The U.S. basketball team lost to Greece in the semifinals of the world championships yesterday 101-95. Most of the U.S. team sulked back to the locker ro… more »

Top-10 golf courses in Myrtle Beach

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Not long ago, I did a story on what I believed to be the top-10 courses in Myrtle Beach. It was based on personal observation after many trips there, and input from golfers and pros. The story got a lot of responses, and I'm wondering what you readers th… more »
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