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Originally featured in the August 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. As told to Robert Rodriguez These days have been a little rough for John Colligan. The Arlington-based course architect is a bit uncomfortable with all the attention that’s been placed on him. He hasn’t done anything wrong (we think), nor has he embarrassed himself. No, Colligan is just uncomfortable with …

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Originally featured in the May 2014 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine One of the newest faces on CBS 11 and TXA 21, Jane Slater is a sports anchor with a sports addiction. She’s done it all – covered Super Bowls, World Series games, the NBA playoffs and even the Pavilion at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It hasn’t always been easy …

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Originally featured in the January 2010 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Art Stricklin Brent Harman has hundreds of employees and multiple locations in his multi-million dollar Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse Empire. But the 38-year-old says he uses the game of golf to remain sane in the pressurized industry, staying connected with his family and the game he loves. “What is …

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Originally featured in the February 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Jay Reynolds The PGA Tour Superstore in Scottsdale sold nearly 3,200 pairs of golf shoes in 2008. What was seemingly just another footwear sell that increased the golf store’s profit margin translated into one of the more pivotal moments in a young man’s professional career. To PGA Tour …

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Originally featured in the July 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Mike Fisher Deron Williams is a sportsman. He loves his Texas Rangers so much that he recently attended church services in New York while wearing his Sunday best – a Josh Hamilton jersey. He’s so addicted to golf that one of his first post-NBA-season calls was to buddy/mentor …

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Originally featured in the June 2008 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. As told to Robert Rodriguez. Television station directors, want to increase your Nielsen ratings among men? Simple – hire a hot, female reporter who also knows her stuff. It’s worked for ESPN, CNN and all the other cable networks. And even our local newscasts have some eye candy that captures …

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Originally featured in the April 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Interview by Robert Rodriguez It’s been a whirlwind 15 months for Trevor Immelman. First there was the health scare in December 2007, when Immelman had to withdraw from the South African Airways Open due to severe discomfort around his ribcage area and breathing problems. He went into surgery three days …

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Originally featured in the January 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Jonathan Wall When three-time PGA Tour winner Ryan Palmer first told noted sports chiropractor Dr. Troy Van Biezen he wanted to play in the Mercedes Championship, the doctor thought he was crazy. Palmer’s goals weren’t over-the-top, mind you. Having won the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic, he had …

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Originally featured in the April 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Interview by Art Stricklin & Rick Arnett Shy Swede turned American-based golfing superstar Annika Sorenstam has certainly come a long way from purposely tanking golf tournaments so she wouldn’t have to give a victory speech. The 38-year-old, who recently retired, spent years as the world’s No. 1 female golfer and …

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Originally featured in the October 2008 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Robert Rodriguez The grey whiskers are quite evident on Jason Kidd’s beard, but you won’t see him joining Emmitt Smith as the new spokesperson for Just for Men. Still, the white speckles under his chin have fueled criticism that Kidd has lost a step, that he’s not the …

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