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When you first lay eyes on Chef Stefon Rishel, he appears to be a bit of a wild card. His large colored mohawk standing at attention is visible from across the room. In a day where those in the culinary industry make an extra effort to stand out, Chef Rishel certainly fits the bill. This 16-year veteran of the industry …

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Youth is king on the PGA Tour, and with the under-25s starting to dominate the sport, pros in their 40s are starting to look like antiques, and even the current stars in their late 20s and early 30s are starting to have to watch their back, as the current crop of young guns look to take over the Tour and …

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It’s no secret that the Metroplex has been a hotbed for young golf talent the last few decades. There are easily a half-dozen names that immediately come to mind as incredibly talented young men and women playing on the collegiate and professional circuits. Many of them have been featured right here, in the pages of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. It’s time we …

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It’s January, and we all know what that means – only three months until the PGA Tour rolls into the Lone Star State for a run of six professional tournaments stretching across a roughly eight-week span. The PGA Tour kicks off the golf season in Texas at the Houston Open, before jumping over to the Hill Country for a few …

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Jordan Spieth teed it up at Shady Oaks, Ben Hogan’s course, during a recent warm patch in the November chill. No one watched, or even cared. All eyes were on a 100-shooter. A hundred at least. Cody Campbell has been playing the game off and on since the fifth grade, but he’d never dipped into double digits. An ex-football player …

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Welcome to 2018! This will be my 16th year of writing a monthly instruction article for AVIDGOLFER. The process each time is challenging and enjoyable. One of my biggest thrills is when a golfer stops me to mention they’ve read a recent AG article and it helped their game. So, I’m going to start off the new year with a …

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Now that the holiday excitement is over, and it’s still too cold play golf, what might die-hard golfers do to while away a few weekend hours and perhaps also stay in touch with golf, so that the next season can start off with great success? Drag the putting mat out into a hallway now devoid of any festive decorations, and try …

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The Bahamas Islands chain, which sits just southeast of Florida, contains 700 different islands spread out over several thousand miles, but only 30 of them are actually inhabited. But it’s highly unlikely that any of them are as pleasant of a hidden resort find as the secluded and welcoming luxury golf and fishing enclave of The Abaco Club on Winding …

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I’ve loved living in Dallas the last five years, and one of the many perks of living in warmer climates is our (mostly) year-round golf weather. While friends and family up north are shoveling their driveways this time of year, I can be on the golf course with only an extra layer of outerwear. If sub-70 degree temps do not …

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The Cadillac Escalade has enjoyed ultimate domestic SUV status since first arriving in 1999. Its audience is younger, wealthier and better educated than buyers of any other Cadillac model and the choice for athletes, movie stars and just about everyone else desiring their bling in abundance. It’s truly a tough crowd to impress. The 2018 Escalade Platinum is a check-all-boxes …

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