New golf trail in Florida wants to challenge Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

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Golf trails are always welcome. Even if they're just marketing ploys, they give golfers options, themes and, most importantly, usually discounts and packages. At their best, they can be thrilling. The people at Meadowbrook Golf Group say they hope to… more »

Unlikely design duo: Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia

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How's this for an architectural pairing: Greg Norman and Sergio Garcia.The fidgety Spaniard and the ambitious Aussie, who was known for blowing the big ones in his playing career.I hope they don't choke on the TPC of San Antonio. Norman and Garci… more »

Big win for handicapped golfers over Marriott

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A federal judge in San Francisco recently ruled against Marriott in a lawsuit involving accessible golf carts for handicapped golfers. Marriott, which operates 26 courses in the U.S., has said it has no obligation to provide handicapped carts, essenti… more »

Joe Lee designed golf course in Delray Beach to be renovated

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I've always enjoyed playing Joe Lee-designed golf courses. He might not be wild and spectacular like a Pete Dye or have the artful bunkering of a Rees Jones, but his courses are always low-key, thoughtful and well thought out. He designed a course in… more »

Good oyster bar and grill in Florida Panhandle

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If you happen to be driving down the Coastal Highway in that part of the eastern Florida Panhandle, you could do worse than stopping at Outz's Too Oyster Bar and Grill. It's one of those old-time Florida oyster bars, hard by the St. Mark's River. Oyst… more »

Difference between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson: Guts

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The difference between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson was never more apparent than Sunday, even though they were playing continents apart. Mickelson played great in the final round of the FBR, firing a 67. J.B. Holmes, however birdied No. 18 to force… more »

Ian Poulter's mouth is louder than his pants

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Stephen Ames, Rory Sabbatini, Woody Austin. Now, Ian Poulter. I have enormous respect – at first – for guys who take on Tiger Woods verbally. Especially given the history of Woods' payback on guys who diss him. It gets tiring watching Woods dom… more »

Europeans cooler when it comes to pro golfers smoking dope

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Imagine Tim Finchem and the suits at the PGA Tour implying it was okay to use "social drugs." That's a picture that refuses to form in the brain. Peter Dawson, the Secretary of the Royal and Ancient, the organization who makes the golf rules for all o… more »

Phil Mickelson, eyeing The Masters, plans to play Shell Houston Open as "warmup"

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Among the handful of golfers who can stop Tiger Woods from winning the Grand Slam, Phil Mickelson is as good a bet as anyone. When Mickelson is on, he's as close to Woods as anybody. The trouble is, of course, you never know what wild stunt Mickelson… more »

Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort gets five-star award

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The first time I stayed at the Sanctuary at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, I thought someone had slipped a crown on my head while I was sleeping.I'm not used to being treated like a prince by anything other than my dogs at feeding time, but at the Sa… more »

Creek Course at Reynolds Plantation named one of top-10 new private courses in the country

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I knew I wasn't the only one who loved this course. One of my favorite courses, the Creek Club at the Reynolds Plantation, has been named one of the top-10, new private courses in the U.S. by GOLF magazine.Designed by Jim Engh, the magazine called it… more »

New renovations at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club and Deltona Club

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Bobby Weed is a fine golf architect in his own right, but where he really shines is doing renovations.I played two Bobby Weed renovations this week, one in Ponte Vedra Beach and one in Deltona, where he essentially just bulldozed the existing course… more »

Golf in Florida: Where golfers ride Harley Davidsons and the barbecue stinks

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My favorite interstate exit in Florida is Exit 273 off I-95. You've probably seen it, or at least seen it advertised. All those billboards hawking the world's largest Harley Davidson store. You should see it sometime, even if you're not a biker. It's… more »

Phil Mickelson a wildfire casualty?

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Phil Mickelson apparently is in jeopardy of missing his scheduled debut on the 2008 PGA Tour, this week’s Buick Invitational. Mickelson has been spending time in bed battling a respiratory problem, according to his manager. It’s unclear whether… more »

Fred Funk golf's first $2 million man?

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Some time ago, I predicted Fred Funk would dominate the Seniors Tour (sorry, I insist on calling it that and avoid the marketing-speak.) His win last weekend at the season-opening Master Card Championship in Hawaii with a stunning 21-under was his thi… more »
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