Ironhorse Golf Club in Tuscola, Ill. too arrogant

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I don't have a problem with a golf course trying to go upscale. But, the Ironhorse Golf Club in Tuscola, Ill. is letting this thing go to its head. First, director of golf Jerry Williams complains to TravelGolf about a recent review, which was overwhe… more »

Caribbean: not all of it is a rip-off

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Brandon Tucker makes some very good points in his blog about golf in the Caribbean, especially his point about the need to go back and take a hard look at some of our old Caribbean copy. A lot of those stories were written by a former editor who seemed t… more »

Great to see Mike Reid win the Senior PGA Championship

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I was pulling for Jerry Pate to win the PGA Senior Championship this past weekend, but after Mike Reid's emotional response after he won the tourney in a playoff, I switched allegiances fast. It was hard to watch Reid almost break down in tears during… more »

TravelGolf's Tee Time Girl exposed

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TravelGolf columnist Nicole Kallis, aka the Tee Time Girl, is getting a lot of exposure lately, good news for her fans. Kallis writes a racy column for, and will make an appearance on Real Golf Radio Saturday 6 am Pacific time. "Don't tu… more »

Callaway, Titleist, Ping: stop the bragging -- your fancy new clubs do nothing for golfers

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A New York Times story confirms what most of us already know -- despite all the new high-tech golf equipment, most of us still stink at the game. The National Golf Foundation reports that Americans spent $4.7 billion in 2002 on new golf equipment, but… more »

PGA Tour hates Kenny Perry winning PGA Colonial

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I've been wondering for a long time why the PGA Tour, along with its television partners, tournaments, sponsors, advertisers, and everybody else associated with, seems to hate no-name players winning its tournaments. They don't come right out and say it,… more »

Ironhorse Golf Club in Illinois just doesn't get it

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For all you golfers out there looking for honest, unbiased golf course reviews, let me give you a glimpse of what we here have to deal with sometimes. Kiel Christiansen wrote a good, objective review of the Ironhorse Golf Club in Tuscola, Illinois. It wa… more »

unwilling to donate to Jackie Gallagher-Smith

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Jackie Gallagher-Smith's caddie is using the lamest excuse I've ever heard for doing the big nasty with a married woman. He claimed he was an "unwilling sperm donor." Does that mean he was raped? Did she threaten to use her 1-iron on him? Or was it t… more »

Chris Baldwin should definitely take a lesson

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I think TravelGolf's West Coast Bureau Chief and blogger Chris Baldwin should quit his convoluted rantings about golf instructors and take a lesson. I'd like to say he definitely needs it because I've seen his golf game, but I haven't. The one time I was… more »

Vijay Singh in the golf Hall of Fame? Isn't he still playing?

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I know golf is a different kind of sport and you can play until you're 106, but it still doesn't seem right to me to have a guy still playing on the PGA Tour and be in the Hall of Fame. Nothing against Vijay Singh, who was just named to the HOF, but he'… more »

John Daly: smoke 'em if you got 'em

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So I'm watching John Daly warm up for his playoff with Vijay Singh at the Houston Open by chain-smoking and joshing with buddies and officials, whoever happens to pass by. He finally warms up when he gets to the first tee, cigarette dangling from his mo… more »

Where's the National Golf Course Owners Association in all this?

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It seems to me that the problem of golf courses charging premium fees even while their courses are udergoing aerification or other types of maintenance that disrupt the golf, should be addressed by the National Golf Course Owners Association. This is a… more »

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Brandon -- name that course!

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Brandon Tucker recently wrote a good blog about a course with bad conditions, but a reader pointed out that Brandon didn't NAME the course, which is why a lot of people read, to learn which courses to avoid as well as which courses to play… more »

Santee strippers challenge Rebel!

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I don't know what The Rebel blogger has against Santee, but he's at it again, disparaging the small, South Carolina town -- even though he has apparently never been there. How can you 'diss a place you've never been to? Easy, you call on all the old ste… more »
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