Gotta-Go Golf Destinations For 2020

A Look At Some Favorites, Near And Far
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Now that we’ve chewed our way through Thanksgiving, it’s time to get cooking on what golf destinations we’ll feast on in 2020. After all, if there’s one pursuit that merits extra calendar carve-out time and effort, it’s golf. Does anyone disagree? Didn’t think so. That’s why you’re here, right? Problem is, stuff happens, life unspools Read more…

Payne’s Valley Opening Is A Big Deal

Branson Puts A Tiger Woods Design In Everyone’s Reach
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When Tiger Woods so much as sneezes (we all know he struggles with allergies), it somehow blows up into a headline, a social media blast at minimum. But when his first fully public golf course built in the United States, Payne’s Valley in Branson, Missouri, opens for preliminary rounds, it truly is big news. Perhaps Read more…

These Oregon Resorts Really Get My Golf Goat

Silvies, Pronghorn Are Far From The Coast And Close To My Heart
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Though they’re three hours and a big chunk of wide-open Outback apart, two Oregon resorts are helping remind golfers that there’s a lot more to the Beaver State than Bandon Dunes in the worth-the-drive department: The Retreat, Links & Spa at Silvies Valley Ranch, 40 miles north of Burns, and Pronghorn Resort about 20 minutes Read more…

Safeway Open Spices Up PGA Tour’s Fall Swing

Big Stars, Free Concerts, Napa Food & Wine: It’s A Winner
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As far as I’m concerned, every regular PGA Tour event should be run like the Safeway Open Presented by Chevron, at least in terms of putting fan fun first. The event, which returns for its fourth edition Sept. 26-29, has it all. It has the perfect getaway-for-a-day venue — Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Read more…

Tour Players Lead Abaco’s Dorian Relief Effort

Hurricane’s Destruction Spurs Millions In Donations
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Editor’s Note: As the devastation in the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian’s wake is revealed with every passing day, I thought it appropriate to dedicate some space to the following press release on continuing relief and fundraising efforts spearheaded by the islands’ Abaco Club — Vic Williams Professional golfers and thousands of people from around the Read more…

Indiana, French Lick And The Symetra Tour

Tomorrow’s LPGA Stars Return To A Donald Ross Gem
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Anybody who knows me knows how much I love Edgewood Tahoe and the tournament for which it’s most known — the American Century Championship, which is rolling through its 30th edition on the south shore of Lake Tahoe through July 14. I’ll be there for Sunday’s final round as Steph Curry, Justin Timberlake, 2018 Champion Read more…

Mark Mulder Geared Up For ACC Win No. 4

Former MLB Pitcher Offers Lessons For All Golfers
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Former Major League pitcher Mark Mulder has pretty much owned the American Century Championship over the past decade, winning three and nearly a fourth in 2018, a few Stableford points behind first-time champ Tony Romo. When the 30th edition of the popular tournament — which is known as the golfing celebrity set’s version of the Read more…

Women’s PGA Championship Diary, Day 7

Crowning The Champ, Then Back To Teaching
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Just as I did with Rob Labritz during the PGA Championship in May, during this year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship I’ve turned my column space over to Top 25 Instructor and LPGA and PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt, who competed in the event for a sixth consecutive time. Each day Alison — who teaches at Read more…

Women’s PGA Championship Diary, Day 6

From Player To Observer To Top Golf Fan
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Just as I did with Rob Labritz during the PGA Championship in May, this week I’m turning my column space over to Top 25 Instructor and LPGA and PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt, who competes in her sixth consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 20-23 at Hazeltine Country Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Each day Alison Read more…

Women’s PGA Championship Diary, Day Five

Tough Conditions, Missed Cut, But Great Experience
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Just as I did with Rob Labritz during the PGA Championship in May, this week I’m turning my column space over to Top 25 Instructor and LPGA and PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt, who competes in her sixth consecutive KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 20-23 at Hazeltine Country Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Each day Alison Read more…