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The Triumph of The Preserve
Baha Mar: Bahamas Gem

Instruction The Good Stuff
Travel Archives
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Hot Stuff!

Wine and Sprits

Stoatin Brae

France to Host Ryder Cup

The King at Tree Tops

Linksoul Apparel

Glenview Park Golf Club

Kiawah Island  Golf Resort

Wild Dunes

2015 BMW Championship

12 Oaks Foundation

Gary Player at the Western Golf Associiation

Oak Meadows Golf Club Renovation


Race To Bermuda Golf Tournament


Oahu's Turtle Bay Resort


In The News

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:30:07 GMT
The 2016-17 PGA Tour regular season ends at Sedgefield Country Club, with players looking to break the top 125 and make the FedExCup playoffs.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:38:00 GMT
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – U.S. captain Juli Inkster is doing her best to avoid any more controversy over conceded putts in a Solheim Cup. American players got reminders from rules officials Tuesday about how conceded putts work, and Inkster was taking her own measures to assure there isn’t another debacle over a concession, or the lack of a concession. On every one of the foursomes or fourball teams Inkster sends out, she will designate one of her players to be responsible for conceding putts. “That’s kind of the way I’ve done it with my team,” Inkster said. “One person takes control of giving the putts. That way, we don’t really have any controversy.’ Two years ago, American Alison Lee was penalized
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:32:44 GMT
It’s been a rough summer for Brandt Snedeker. The 36-year-old hasn’t played since a T-14 finish at the Travelers Championship in June due to injury, and announced Wednesday he is shutting it down indefinitely in order to get healthy. “I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes over the last few weeks, it has meant a lot to me,” Snedeker posted on Twitter. “Unfortunately I have not progressed in my rehab like we would have hoped and therefore will be shutting it down for an indefinite period of time until I get back to 100% healthy. My sternum joint has become unstable and does not allow me to hit a golf ball without pain. My medical team and I are looking into every option to
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:55:00 GMT
LOS ANGELES – Joaquin Niemann’s reward for two days of strong play at the U.S. Amateur was an opening match against Braden Thornberry. In what may have been his final event as an amateur, Niemann took the NCAA individual champion to the final hole before falling, 2 down, in the Round of 64 at Riviera. Niemann earned the sixth seed in qualifying but faced off in the first round against Thornberry, who needed to survive a 13-for-8 playoff Wednesday morning. Ranked No. 1 in the world, Niemann, 18, had signed to play college golf at the University of South Florida but now seems unlikely to ever set foot on a college campus. Niemann, from Santiago, Chile, said he did not perform well on the TOEFL
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:21:23 GMT
Golf's complicated rulebook found another victim Tuesday, this time at the U.S. Amateur, where former Drexel golfer Chris Crawford was disqualified for using a distance-measuring device that had an activated slope reader accessed by his fill-in caddie. Crawford, 23, who lives outside of Philadelphia, got off to a good start earlier in his second round of stroke-play qualifying at Bel Air Country Club in Los Angeles and was in position to make the 64-player match play when he heard his caddie mention something about slope when getting a yardage from his distance-measuring device. "I was a little flustered and knew something was wrong," Crawford said via phone on Tuesday night. "I asked my caddie what the deal was with his range finder.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:00 GMT
This shot could be considered somewhat of a miracle. In fact, even after Jim Powers teed off on the 16th hole last Friday at Heritage Hills Golf Resort, he turned to his friend and said, in his estimation, that his drive drifted too far right.  Powers said the green is not visible from the tee box of the Par 4, 330-yard hole. The fairway wraps to right, Powers said, and is protected by a tree line. "You actually want to hit it a bit further left than I did," Powers, of Spring Garden Township, explained. Not that it mattered on this fateful attempt. Scroll up to watch a video of Powers' reaction Apparently, Powers' ball careened off the cart path, bounced off a cement bridge, proceeded through
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:31:18 GMT
It's not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut in all four majors this year, and he has the longest active streak of cuts made among those who have played them all. Westwood last missed the cut in 2014 at the British Open, making it 13 in a row that he has played the weekend. That's the good news. "I'm playing steady, but not well enough," Westwood said. His best finish was a tie for 18th in the Masters. Westwood tied for 55th in the U.S. Open, tied for 27th in the British Open and tied for 67th at the PGA Championship. He has only one top 10 in the majors since he last missed the cut, a runner-up at the Masters to Danny Willett
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:30:00 GMT
Players in the early rounds of the U.S. Amateur golf championship might have a couple of friends, maybe their parents, walking the course with them, quietly urging them on. The atmosphere almost seems more like a weekend club tournament than the most prestigious amateur event in the world. Sahith Theegala has more of a throng following him, maybe 15 vocal family members and a similar number of enthusiastic friends and teammates from Pepperdine, where he will be a junior in the fall. Quiet? Hardly. When Theegala made a 25-foot, double-breaking birdie putt on the par-five 17th hole at Riviera Country Club on Wednesday, the response was instant and loud. “After that fist pump on 17, how loud they
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:45:01 GMT
I started thinking about this during the PGA Championship last week when Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els played their 100th career major championship together. As many have pointed out, that's nearly two years worth of just playing golf majors, which is completely insane. But it also made me wonder how far they, and specifically Mickelson, can go. The all-time record for majors played is held by Jack Nicklaus, who played in 164 of them. But it's not unreasonable to think Mickelson can reach No. 2 (currently Gary Player with 150). Here is a look at all the golfers who have played in 100 or more. Barring injury, let's look at whether Mickelson can get to 150. He will be invited to the Masters for
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:04:19 GMT
There were many happenings in the world of Georgia athletics. Here they are just in case you missed them……• Kevin Kisner became the second former Georgia golfer in the last three majors to lead after three rounds (see Brian Harman in the U.S. Open),


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