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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:38:42 -0700
China has closed down nearly 70 "illegal" golf courses, a government statement said, in what appears to be the first sign of enforcement of a decade-old ban. The announcement by China's ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, which has seen crackdowns on banquets, lavish gift-giving and other official excesses. The ruling ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:50:03 -0700
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on courses built in contravention of rules designed to protect arable land and save water, China's top economic planning body said on Monday. The central government last year ordered the demolition of courses built by five mainly little-known developers, the first real sign of enforcement of a 2004 ban ...
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:40:20 -0700
President Obama is on a weekend golf getaway in Florida at the resort where he once caused a stir by playing with Tiger Woods. Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama stayed at home. 
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:50:45 -0700
President Obama is on a weekend golf getaway in Florida at the resort where he once caused a stir by playing with Tiger Woods. Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama stayed at home. 
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:18:11 -0700
After months of legal wrangles sparked by green protests over the choice of a nature reserve to host the return of Olympic golf after 112 years, Rio Games golfers can now plot how to deal with a tough course. Rio already has two private courses, neither deemed suitable for the Games by the world golf authorities, which is why Rio opted to find 60 million reais ($20 million) of private cash to ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:07:27 -0700
(Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods has dropped to 104th place in the Official World Golf Rankings, his lowest since he turned pro in 1996. Woods missed the cut at the Phoenix Open at the end of January after shooting ...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:18:26 -0700
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – One day after playing golf with President Barack Obama, Astros owner Jim Crane noted that Obama’s golf game has improved since they last played together in 2013. “He’s fun to play with,” Crane said of Obama. “He’s a lot of fun. He jokes around. He’s gotten better. He had Butch (Harmon) working on his swing. He’s very competitive.” Obama spent two days at Crane’s The Floridian ...
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:23:20 -0700
Volkswagen’s hot new hatch, the Golf R, is a blazing gem of a German car, says Dan Neil.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:20:34 -0700
THE City Golf Club Inc smashed its competition at last night’s Keno and Clubs Queensland Awards for Excellence, taking home three awards for the region.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:54:36 -0700
- Former golf number one Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 100 for the first time in his career as he continues his battle against injuries and loss of form. The 14-time major winner, who first broke into the top 100 when he turned pro in 1996, has fallen to 104th from 96th in the latest rankings issued after the weekend's tournaments.


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