The Shed: Great barbecue in Biloxi, Miss.

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As many of you long-time, rabid Tim McDonald fans know, I'm always looking for great barbecue joints in my travels, and Biloxi, Miss. has one of the best, both in terms of ambience and food.The Shed in Ocean Springs ( is a local le… more »

A great Italian restaurant in Biloxi

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Ever heard of Italian soul food? I’m always on the lookout for great, local barbecue joints, but I can’t resist talking about the Italian restaurant I ate at here in Biloxi the other night. It’s called Bragozzo, and it’s the focus of the I… more »

Golf courses in Biloxi, Mississippi both thriving and suffering

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Biloxi, Mississippi is suffering from both an image and a perception problem. The image problem relates to New Orleans, such a forlorn place since Hurricane Katrina flooded the grand old city in August and September of 2005. All you hear from New Orle… more »

WorldGolf quiz: Is it The Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open or the PGA Championship?

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I will send out a valuable WorldGolf gift and leisure coupon packet to anyone who can quickly name the only championship in all of golf that still uses an 18-hole playoff system. You must respond within 10 seconds from the time of this posting to clai… more »

Analyzing Natalie Gulbis: Gee, what's behind those calendar spreads?

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I'm a big, Natalie Gulbis fan – what red-blooded, heterosexual American male wouldn't be? But, when she starts talking about her reasons why she does her famous calendars, she comes off as either a phony or delusional. In a podcast with our own D… more »

FBR Open in Scottsdale a model for golf's rowdy future: learn the art of heckling

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If golf ever seriously wants to embed itself into the sporting mainstream, it needs to learn how to cuss. Or at least embrace good cussers, like Tiger Woods. Notice how they always bleep out Tiger's better curses? He throws a club, it's front page new… more »

Tiger Woods winning streak can't touch Byron Nelson's

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Tiger Woods' streak is nowhere near as impressive as what Byron Nelson did. Nelson won 11 straight back in 1945 over the course of about five months. Woods won five straight from the British Open through Deutsche Bank Championships, then lost in the f… more »

Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer - dude, the Senior Tour rocks!

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One of my many guilty pleasures is watching the Senior Tour, even if they've changed the name to the Champions Tour, another of the marketing triumphs that is heralding the decline of civilization (Is EVERYBODY on the Champions Tour a champion?) Of co… more »

Best and worst of PGA Merchandise Show

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Worst customer service: Chiliwear. I saw a shirt there that I liked and asked the Chiliwear rep if he had one in a medium. "Probably," he growled. "But, I'm not going to waste my afternoon looking for it." Oh. I see. Thanks for your help." Runne… more »

A golf ball that won't hook or slice? Here's a hint: the idea is behind the 8-ball

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"Dimples are cute on women and kids, but not on golf balls." – Che Guavara Every once in a while, somebody in golf comes up with an idea so brilliant, so revolutionary, it changes the face of the game forever, and makes you wonder why nobody had tho… more »

Boom in rangefinders promises speedier pace of play

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When the USGA and Royal and Ancient Golf Club basically legalized distance-measuring devices last year, you could hear the gears grinding – or more accurately, the lasers buzzing, or whatever they do. Their ruling, which allowed local rules allowing… more »

Golf for women: where are the new women's clubs?

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Study after study shows that women are one of the fastest growing newcomers to golf, but you’d never know it here at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. I saw exactly three women hitting clubs at the demo day, which drew an estimated 6,000 people.… more »

Is there anything David Leadbetter, the brand, won't endorse?

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By my count - and I stopped counting after a while - golf teaching guru David Leadbetter has endorsed at least nine golf products ranging from training aids to wireless instructional systems. What, this guy doesn't make enough money from his lessons -… more »

Some most unattractive losers at the PGA Show

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Stink-A-Way is a super absorbent shoe pod. I need say nothing more. Bad Golf Pants, from Loud Mouth Golf. Golfers dress badly enough as it is. Don’t encourage them. "Divot," the world’s greatest golf clown. I thought that was Charles Barkley.… more »

Some little golf gizmo winners at the PGA Merchandise Show

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The PGA Show has a little corner with booths manned by those little companies you sometimes read about in the back pages of golf magazines. They always seem to have some patent pending gizmo. Some promise amazing results, others are more practical. Some… more »
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