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Phil Mickelson: Tournament Ambassador

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The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the CareerBuilder Challenge and what formerly was called The Bob Hope Classic. Hope was the driving force behind his tournament for over fifty years. Hope was instrumental in building the tournament into a ‘must-play’ on tour as he brought his fellow celebrities, from the Rat Pack to sitting U.S. Presidents to play the game he so loved. He raised millions for charities and after his passing the torch was passed to former… Continue Reading

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Ice, Ice, Baby… Knucklehead Style

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Golfers are a dedicated and determined bunch.  We play through all kinds of conditions and a little cold weather wasn’t about to stop this determined golfer.  Normally this guys ball would be at the bottom of this pond but a nice smooth coating of ice allowed him to play from this “water hazard.”  Stupid move. He chunks it, slips, falls, bounces off the ice and then breaks through as his buddies snicker at his bonehead move. What a knucklehead.  You… Continue Reading

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Longer Than the Pro V1… & Cheaper

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I am as susceptible to the hype about the latest and greatest golf gear as the next hacker.  But the one constant in the world of golf is the Titleist Pro V1 ball.  Yes, you know the deal…all the pros use them, the best ball in golf and of course the longest, blah, blah, blah.  Or is it? The Pro V1’s are great but plunking down close to 50 bucks for a dozen goes against my thrifty Scottish nature. But… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Our Last Days

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Our two week escapade across the Scottish landscape was winding down and on Thursday we headed back to Castle Stuart. George had taken advantage of a 36 Hole Ticket deal and it was well worth it. Castle Stuart ranked as one of our favorite courses of the entire trip. The property, the views, the layout, the conditioning and the people combined to give us another magnificent day of links golf. The course itself is worth the trip and the money… 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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My Scotland Adventure…to the Highlands

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Our week in St. Andrews came to an end on Saturday morning as we headed north to the Highlands and our house in Dornoch. As in the Auld Grey Toon our accommodations were mere steps from the Royal Dornoch Golf club and a short walk into the quaint village of Dornoch. But before we settled down in Dornoch we had a quick stop to make on the Moray Firth. Lorne Rubenstein of “A Season in Dornoch” fame had recommended we… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure

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I am finally coming back down to earth after my two week trip to Scotland. And I don’t like it. My brother and I had two unbelievable weeks in the home of golf and being back in the real world isn’t cutting it. Frankly…it sucks. But I have figured out Flickr and have started to upload some pics and videos there so I can share our trip with my readers. Click here for my Flickr Pics. We spent a week… Continue Reading

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Play More Golf Mr. President

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I was glad to see our president taking some well deserved vacation time and hitting the course on Martha’s Vineyard. They say that Mr. President has just carded his 300th round since he’s been in office. That’s only about three rounds a month on average. I say he needs to get out more. I guess he’ll have that chance soon as he exits office and becomes a regular citizen once again. David Feherty had a chance to sit down with… Continue Reading

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Oh Yea…Knox Wins Travelers, But Furyk Makes History

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It was quite a day for Russell Knox at the Travelers Championship just outside of Hartford, CT. Knox continued his hot play and backed up his Saturday 64 with a final round 68 to edge out University of Hartford grad, Jerry Kelly by a stroke in his old stomping grounds. Knox said he felt like a superhero after he dropped his inning putt on the 72nd hole. “I felt like the Incredible Hulk when it went in,” Knox said. “I… Continue Reading

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PGA Beaks the Mold, Keeps Trend Going

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Soft, rain soaked conditions at Baltusrol had many expecting lights-out, record breaking scoring to be the order of the day, a day which saw both the completion of the third and fourth rounds of the 98th PGA Championship. But the pundits’, including Phil Mickelson, were all proved wrong, as the lowest score posted by anyone in the field was a 65. Dutchman Joost Luiten and the Dane Soren Kjeldsen both finished with 5 under rounds of 65 and ended tied… Continue Reading

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