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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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Mike Davis, Merion and The USGA Museum

by Jeff Skinner U.S. Open Countdown: 44 days Today was Media Day for the 113th U.S. Open to be held at Merion Golf Club in June.  USGA Executive Director Mike Davis spoke to the Morning Drive this morning and you could hear the excitement in his voice. Returning The Open to Merion is one of “the highlights of my career” he said and he used the word “magical” many times when speaking of the iconic course which has an unparalleled… Continue Reading

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The Colonial is Hogan and History

The boys of the PGA Tour are going low at Colonial. The leaders are shooting six or seven under par each day, but the real attraction at Colonial is its attachment to Ben Hogan, one of the greatest of all time. The Clubhouse at Colonial has a “Ben Hogan Room” which houses some of Hogan’s memorabilia. Check out the videos and get a tip from the man himself and a tour of The Hogan Room.

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Nicklaus and Palmer and Their Memories from the Game

As I was digging through the golf section of a bookstore recently I came across a book by Jack Nicklaus that I hadn’t seen before. Since I am a big Nicklaus fan, and I often wander the sports section of all the local bookstores, I was surprised to find a book by Nicklaus that was new to me. I was sure I either had them all or at least read most of them while I sat in one of those… Continue Reading

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