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The greatest four weeks for golf in Dallas-Fort Worth are upon us once again, and the ladies of the LPGA are here to kick things off at the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. For the fifth consecutive year, the event will be held at Las Colinas Country Club during the last week of April. Although this star-studded spectacular hasn’t been …

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Through nine decades of his incredible golfing life, Houston’s Jack Burke, Jr., has lived and embraced almost every instance of the amateur and professional golf experience: from a hard-working caddy at Houston’s River Oaks Country Club, who shot dice and hauled clubs with the other caddies while his dad served as head pro, to a golf professional himself at the …

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Chester W. Ditto Golf Course has been a North Arlington staple since 1982. Over the years, it’s seen countless shots from thousands of players, including 35,730 rounds in 2016 alone. With its popularity, many were excited when they heard the news that  the city would close the facility for a complete redesign in late 2016. Starting this month, AVIDGOLFER is …

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It is that time again, DFW, where all of us at AVIDGOLFER Magazine get together for our Best of Private Club rankings. There have been a lot of changes and improvements at the country clubs and golf clubs across the Metroplex in the past year, and it has made the task of ranking them all that much more difficult. We …

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Congratulations to the AvidGolfer 2016 Cart Girl of the Year, Anna De-L! Anna was the Cart Girl of the Month in September 2016 representing Coyote Ridge Golf Club. See the stunning photos from her photo shoot below (originally published in the February Issue of AvidGolfer Magazine).

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Salesman. Negotiator. Organizational expert. Mentor. Cheerleader. Sounding board. David Winkle has a lot in his job description. As the president of Hambric Sports Management and agent to some of the top players in golf (such as Dustin Johnson), Winkle has walked through some of the sport’s greatest moments and heart-wrenching defeats with his clients over the course of three decades …

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For the vast majority of us, diving into the clear waters of the Bahamas for conch shell, cooking with space food or making fried chicken at the White House is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For Chef Tiffany Derry, adventures like these are just her typical Tuesday. The 33-year-old Beaumont native has spent the last 15 years ascending the culinary ladder and …

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Storylines, players, tournaments and topics to watch in 2017 on the PGA and LPGA Tours The AT&T Byron Nelson plays its final year at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas. We all knew this was coming a few years ago when the announcement was first made about the building of Trinity Forest Golf Club in south Dallas, but many had targeted …

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CHASKA, Minn. – One of the first lessons you learn in journalism school is that a real golf writer keeps his or her personal feelings strictly personal. That means you can be secretly happy when a favorite golfer wins (which I am when Jordan Spieth, Nick Price or Ben Crenshaw ever does) or even glad when a less favorite loses, …

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Exactly one year ago, we were at a complete loss over what to do with our annual Best of Public rankings. 2015 was, by all accounts, a brutal year for the golf course business in the Metroplex, as Mother Nature unleashed a once-in-a-century storm that dumped record amounts of rain across North Texas (and the entire state) for most of …

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