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Five Reasons to Kick the Golf Cart Habit

Golf Cart

Last time out, I tried to shame you into breaking the golf cart addiction and embracing the joys of walking. In case that didn’t work, I’m back with a few concrete reasons why you should just say no to the cart’s powerful yet hollow allure. Consider this an intervention. 1) Walking is … [Read more...]

Golf is A Good Walk Spoiled…By Carts

virtues of walking a golf course

So I’m out playing golf on a recent sunny Sunday, and it’s a cool one by South Florida standards – temps in the low 50s, steady breeze of 10-15 mph. The venue is the Village Golf Club, one of the few public courses in the area to allow walking any time, any day. It’s busy but not crowded, with … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks to Golf, from Augusta to Zoysia

Give Thanks to Golf

Is there another game that gives as much as golf and asks for so little in return? Actually, I can think of several. Golf is pretty expensive, when you get down to it. But hey, you get what you pay for, and golf delivers the goodies like Santa in a Kangol cap. Sorry, skipped a holiday ahead. … [Read more...]

Basics for Beginner Golfers

beginner golf tips

With the Ryder Cup having come and gone, and so much exposure on the biennial event, golf clubs all over the world are once again preparing themselves for a surge of novice players keen to take up the wonderful game. Guest Article: The Ryder Cup One of the high exposure events which really … [Read more...]

Ryder Cup Foursomes Pairings Announced

2012 Ryder Cup

The 2012 Ryder Cup day 1 will air at 8:20 am on ESPN Match 1 Europe - Graham McDowell and Roroy McIlroy United States - Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk Match 2 Europe - Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia United States - Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley Match 3 Europe - Lee Westwood … [Read more...]

Ryder Cup Predictions: Other White Ball Steals the Spotlight

Ping pong at Ryder Cup

What if they held the Ryder Cup and a ping pong tournament broke out? I swear, if I hear one more adorable anecdote about Matt Kuchar’s table tennis tenacity or Phil Mickelson rallying the U.S. squad with the swish of his backhand, someone is going to get hurt. The only thing worse: predictably … [Read more...]

Fun Golf Courses Finally Getting Their Due

What Makes a Course Fun?

“Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun (goshdarnit).” That’s Kevin Costner as Crash Davis in Bull Durham, only he didn’t say goshdarnit. And though he was talking about baseball, the line popped into my head while reading Golf Digest’s new ranking of America’s Most Fun Golf … [Read more...]

View from the Gallery: Rory Roars, Johnny Just Yaps

Fed Ex Cup Standings

Football season has officially commenced, meaning golf’s audience has dwindled to the core of the hardcore. I consider myself a diehard golf fan, and even I can’t help flipping from the FedEx Cup to the NFL field goal-fest du jour. Such is the lure of the pigskin. Golf news keeps coming … [Read more...]

Golf Boyz 2.oh – Golf Gets Weird

Golf Boyz New Video

Golf Boyz, Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan at it again. It's going to be an interesting Champions Dinner at Augusta this year! … [Read more...]

View from the Gallery: Woods Family Tops Golf News

Tiger at Deutsche Bank

Golf, thank goodness, doesn’t quite keep pace with the 21st century’s 24-hour news cycle. A couple of noteworthy items make for a pretty busy day. Naturally, it’s all hands on deck in the newsroom any time Tiger Woods is on the course. The leisurely pacing gives the thoughtful likes of yours … [Read more...]

Golf Trending in Right Direction

Green Jacket Augusta

Well hi there, Augusta National. So glad you could join us in the 21st century. There’s no point spilling a lot of ink over Augusta’s landmark decision to bring on Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore as the club’s first female members. Smarter, better writers than this one have opined ad … [Read more...]

Picks for 2012 Go Predictably Wrong

golf crystal ball

Pundits are rarely held accountable for their predictions, and that’s a good thing – for them. Otherwise, CBS and the Golf Channel would have slapped a double-suspension on David Feherty for picking Sergio Garcia to win the Open Championship. Not the 2002 Open. Not 2006. This year. Seriously, … [Read more...]