Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer sparked golf revival in Ireland

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It used to be that golf in Ireland, like many European countries, was the domain of the rich, moneyed and titled. But, in 1960, the Canada Cup came to Portmarnock, and all the Irish wanted to see Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer. The demand for courses the… more »

Playing links golf in Ireland is fine, but don't limit yourself

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Americans come to the United Kingdom, certainly Scotland and Ireland, to play true links golf. That's understandable, but they are missing out on some great golf courses. The Woodenbridge Golf Club, south of Dublin in County Wicklow, looks like it was… more »

Ryder Cup venue favors Americans

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So I'm walking down the fairway of the Palmer course at the K Club, not far out of Dublin, Ireland, and I ask the European guy I'm playing with who he thinks will win the Ryder Cup. "The Americans, obviously," he said. "I mean, look at this course. Th… more »

Golf in Ireland -- but first, battle of the British brats

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I thought Americans led the world when it came to over-indulgent parents and spoiled kids. But, the British may be worse. On a golf trip to Ireland and Scotland, I boarded a British Airways Jet in Orlando. Almost all the passengers were British, and a… more »

Can The Masters be boring? Yes, with Phil Mickelson

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Yes, it was a masterful performance put on Sunday by Phil Mickelson. He tamed Augusta National, the rest of the high-falutin' field and, by extension, the television audience. This is not to take away from Mickelson's round -- maybe the most impressiv… more »

Ben Crenshaw at the Masters: Is Augusta National a time capsule?

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I started watching the Masters a little late Friday, and when I turned it on they were talking about Ben Crenshaw. Good, I said, I didn't miss much -- they're showing old, highlight reels. But, the Crenshaw they showed was a little, gray-haired old ma… more »

Hills at the Gulf? Rock Creek Golf Club near Mobile, Alabama

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I really didn't expect to find any elevation when I came to Mobile, Alabama. Having not played much golf in Alabama, I figured southern Alabama, down by the Gulf, was flat as the beach. At least it's been that way the hundreds of times I've driven throug… more »

Azalea City in Mobile, Alabama a great muni

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In my continuing hunt for good municipal courses, I've found another -- Azalea City in Mobile, Alabama. The conditioning could rival that of a resort course. The fairways are luscious and green, the greens are in impeccable shape and even the tee boxe… more »

Michelle Wie's putt at Nabisco was no choke

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Much as I hate to disagree with Chris Baldwin, who is doing the world good with his ongoing, winning battles against the whacked-out Michelle Wie Warriors, I think Wie's putt on the 18th at the Nabisco was telling on Sunday. This wasn't a putt she ble… more »

Al Franken responds to Rush Limbaugh on TravelGolf.com

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Heads up, all you Rush Limbaugh critics, those of you who complained that a BadGolfer.com story on him promoted his racist and sexist views: Liberal spokesman Al Franken has responded.TravelGolf conducted a question-and-answer session with Franken th… more »

Angels Trace to close North course; next Grand Strand course to close?

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Angels Trace Golf Links in Brunswick County, N.C., in the norternmost reaches of the Grand Strand, is closing its North course for renovation April 17, but club officials said they can't say how long it will be closed. Director of Golf Bill Long said… more »

Hooters Air abandons Myrtle Beach

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Hooters Air is pulling out of Myrtle Beach. The company, whose owner, Bob Brooks, lives in Myrtle Beach, will no longer have public charter flights as of April 17, according to company officials, though it will continue to fly private charters for big gr… more »

Rush Limbaugh's defense: Always blame the media

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I wonder, is there a conservative out there who does not blame the media for ... whatever. Whenever they say something ridiculous or outlandish, which is about 90 percent of the time, they blame their favorite whipping boy, the media. They can get caught… more »

Rolex Women's World Rankings bogus! Michelle Wie much better than Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer!

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Michelle Wie the third-ranked player in the world? Unbelievable. There's no way! It's a travesty! She absolutely should be No. 1. Wie is MUCH better than Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer, the two no-names ranked above her. True, Sorenstam and Cre… more »

To The Players Championship winner, Stephen Ames: Go to Augusta!

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I was pulling for someone -- anyone -- to do something Sunday at The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass. No one did, of course, and Stephen Ames won in a walk. I was also pulling for Ames to win, even as I was pulling for others in the field to… more »

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