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Search for Golf Weather Elusive

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It was 2 below zero when I woke up at my frozen Massachusetts home on the morning of  New Year’s Eve but I wasn’t fazed at all because I was headed for green pastures, warm ocean breezes and all the golf I could play. Florida here we come! My better half and I spent a brief, but lovely, layover on New Years’ Eve in Metro New York, enjoying holiday libations in the company of my brothers and sisters as we… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Nairn Golf Club

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Our Scotland adventure continued with a trip along the Moray Firth to another classic, historic links course, The Nairn Golf Club. Nairn has a wonderful pedigree and is consistently ranked as one of the best links courses in Scotland. With icons like Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid all having spent time designing or altering the layout over the years Nairn’s lineage is unrivaled. We were coming off our 36 hole day at Royal Dornoch and so very… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Royal Dornoch

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We continued our Scottish adventure on Tuesday with one of our most anticipated days of the trip: 36 holes at Royal Dornoch. The debates rage on over which is the best course in Scotland…and the world and Royal Dornoch is always in the mix. Some rate the Old Course as the best but the history of The Open and Old Tom has as much to do with that as the course itself. Royal Dornoch usually sits right behind the Old… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson + Stephen Hawking = U.S. Open Win

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One of the ongoing themes the players have been repeating this week is that Oakmont will be the toughest, most difficult U.S. Open ever. Put Phil Mickelson down as one of those players. “It’s one of the most difficult golf courses I think we’ll ever play. I think that it is a very strategic course that you’ll have to put the ball in the right, correct spots, and if you don’t, kind of accept the fact you’ll make a bogey… Continue Reading

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What Makes a Golf Course Great? More Than You Think

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Serious golf is about to be played this week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship as the top three golfers in the world will tee it up together for the first time in 2016. Trump National Doral, aka The Blue Monster will look a bit different this year as Gil Hanse was given the OK by his lordship The Donald to tweak his still fresh redesign. There will be some narrower landing areas for the long hitters as Hanse has moved in… Continue Reading

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Scots Get It Right, Look to Ban Donald Trump

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I’m yearning for the good old days. No, not the days of hickory and gutta percha. No, not the days of Bobby Jones and the Grand Slam. No, not the day of Jack versus Arnie or Jack versus Lee or everyone else. Not even for the days of Joe Willie Namath and my hometown New York Jets. I am yearning for the days when Donald Trump was just a rich big mouth buying golf courses and not a rich big… Continue Reading

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Scottish Open at Gullane: An Oldie and Still a Goodie

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The European Tour’s Scottish Open is playing host to a number of American golfers and others that want to use this week as a warm up for the true links golf they’ll be playing next week at St. Andrews. Gullane Golf Club is getting great reviews from the players as being a fair but firm test of links golf. And it has been that way for a long time. While Gullane, the golf club was established in 1882 (that’s pretty… Continue Reading

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Day 2 Takeaways from Chambers Bay: Brown Greens & Short Skirts

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For all the crying about the greens at Chambers Bay the greens seemed to play a bit better today. Of course there will be a differences from early morning to late afternoon but there isn’t a course on this planet that can avoid that. But all the players play the same course and whatever happened to “you play the course as you found it.” So Chambers Bay isn’t Augusta National and that’s a good thing. Golf courses are faced with… Continue Reading

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The Dye-abolical 17th at Sawgrass

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The PGA Tour’s flagship event, The PLAYERS Championship always generates plenty of buzz. It’s always one of the best fields of the season and played on a course that generates as much controversy as Miguel Angel Jimenez vs. Keegan Bradley, maybe more. No, definitely more. TPC Sawgrass has been both praised and reviled and love it or hate it Pete Dye’s creation changed the way golf courses and golf course architects were perceived. Dye’s Sawgrass was dug out from swampland… Continue Reading

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Report: Golf Is Growing, Not In U.S.

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For the past few years we’ve have been bombarded with reports of how golf is dying. That there are fewer players picking up the game and those regular players are playing less. Course closings out number course openings and the game is old, stale and slow so it will never appeal to this generation that demands instant gratification. Well all hope is not lost for the game of golf. According to a report by the National Golf Foundation, funded by… Continue Reading

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