Golf apparel at the 2007 PGA Show: They’re all missing the guaranteed, can’t-miss “Big Idea”

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For the past couple years, I’ve been on a personal quest to bring back the Ban-Lon, and wandering around the apparel section of the 2007 PGA Show has only made me more committed. Golf apparel is as boring as Vijay Singh. But, put Vijay Singh in a Ba… more »

Best gizmo so far at the PGA Merchandise Show: a hat full of GPS

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Best gizmo so far at the PGA Merchandise Show: a hat full of GPS The 2007 PGA Show is full of worthless stuff, old and new, and most of it is expensive. Here’s a little invention I think could catch on. GPS in a hat. You ask your hat a question more »

Sexiest women at the PGA Merchandise Show

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Sex sells, even in golf, with its conservative, button-down image. Especially in golf, with its conservative, button-down image. There are some buttons popping at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, on blouses and elsewhere. A quick review of th… more »

Another good bag for travel golf at PGA Merchandise Show

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Being a travel writer and golfer, I’m always on the lookout for a good travel bag. There are a lot of good ones out there. One that I find at the 2007 PGA Merchandise Show is the Cargo Golf Hybrid. One of the things I’ve always disliked about big,… more »

PGA Show has two good putting helpers

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The 2007 PGA Merchandise Show has dozens of putting booths, and I found two good ones, both designed to eliminate the hands and get you to use your shoulders. The P3 Perfect Pendulum is basically a training aid. It’s a two-handled gizmo, with the tw… more »

MacGregor Mac Tec best driver so far at 2007 PGA Show

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Demo Day at a PGA Merchandise Show is like a wet dream for anyone who likes to try out different clubs. Every major manufacturer and many of the wacky ones are here in Orlando, BEGGING you to try theirs. The entire practice range was surrounded by pre… more »

Want to be a head pro or director of golf? Click here

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Ever thought about getting a job in the golf industry? Like say, a head pro or director of golf? Why not? Hang out on the course, play golf every day, have a ball. Only, it ain't like that. The golf pros I talk to never have enough time to play.… more »

Who pays for course closures at Myrtle Beach? You do, especially if you're a local

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All the golf course closures in Myrtle Beach in recent times - 20 in the last seven years - have caused economic ripples through the Grand Strand golf scene. Rounds are down overall, but because there are fewer courses, rounds are up at individual cou… more »

Clearing up airline service to Myrtle Beach from New York, Charleston, Atlanta, Niagara Falls and others

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There have been so many changes to the airlines flying in and out of Myrtle Beach in the last few months – all of which we have reported – we here at TravelGolf believe we are doing you a service by summing up all the new flights in a tight, little i… more »

Michelle Wie has become carnival act and national embarrassment

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Have you ever been to a carnival and seen the guy who sticks pins in his flesh, without apparent pain? There are people all over the world who are apparently impervious to all sorts of things. Michelle Wie, who once again missed a cut at a PGA Tour t… more »

Historic Pine Lakes in Myrtle Beach is history, will re-open in 2008

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You say you've always wanted to play historic Pine Lakes International Country Club, the granddaddy of golf in Myrtle Beach, but never got around to it? Well, it's too late, at least in its original layout. The course has closed for a dramatic renovat… more »

Airline merry-go-round continues at Myrtle Beach: U.S. Air adds direct flights from LaGuardia

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The airline circus continues at Myrtle Beach, which has lost and found several airlines in recent months. The latest is U.S. Airways announcing it will add direct, daily flights from LaGuardia. Bookings are available now. Flights are available on U… more »

Golfers in Miami for Super Bowl should head for Doral and Blue Monster

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If you're going to Miami for the Super Bowl and want to play the best golf course around, the Blue Monster at Doral is the way to go. The Blue Monster has been recently refurbished and in great shape. It doesn't look like that difficult at first glanc… more »

Burroughs & Chapin "grande" lawsuit in Myrtle Beach is preposterous

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Now I've heard it all. A Myrtle Beach corporation is suing another for one of the most trite, overused and pretentious adjectives in all of golf: Grande. Note the silent "e" at the end of the word. More than one golf writer has called for the end o… more »

Another Myrtle Beach golf course closes

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Eastport Golf Club is the latest course to close down in Myrtle Beach. The course shut its doors Friday and officials said plans call for the course to be redeveloped with condos. Eastport was not one of the top-tier Myrtle Beach courses, but it was a… more »

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