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When summer in Texas rolls around, sometimes you double-think your outdoor tee time for a cooler activity. However, the residents of Grand Prairie have the best kept secret of an oasis around that will bring some breezes to your sweltering days: Prairie Lakes Golf Course. Not only do you get the small gusts of air coming off Mountain Creek Lake, …

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Now that we’ve entered into July, the full force of the North Texas summer is upon us. Humidity is on the rise, as are the temperatures, and there are very few places to venture to for an escape from the blazing sun. The upside to the seemingly endless Texas summer is the prospect of great golfing weather and long days …

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Typically, when I show up for an event on Tour, there’s not much thought into what I’m doing or where I’m going. I’ve been to most events numerous times and rarely need GPS to get from the airport to my hotel or the golf course. Most guys who have done this awhile will tell you the same thing, and all …

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The direction the golf swing travels in the downswing and then thru to the finish has been debated for years. Should it be at the target line? Some instructors say it should be to the right of the target line, while others say it should be left of the target line. Wow, very confusing if you’re an average golfer looking …

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If you had just one wish, what would you hope your golf swing might allow you to do better? Most PGA Tour pros, of course, would wish for better consistency because they have plenty of everything else – good full-swing distance and trajectory, good short game and good putting. What is consistency? Consistency can be at the shot level in …

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Missouri businessman Johnny Morris built a national hunting and fishing empire under the title of Bass Pro Shops with his father and other local visionaries from his dad’s humble ice and liquor store into the largest privately held outdoor shop in the country. But the golf mecca he is currently constructing near Branson, Mo. – 40 miles from his hometown …

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Fifteen or 20 years ago, the land out west of Houston along Highway 290 was predominantly cow pastures, tall grass, wooded areas and the occasional abandoned truck stop, oil well or oil and gas facility. Back in the ‘90s, it wasn’t until you reached Hempstead and the gigantic Lawrence Marshall car dealership (which is now shutdown) that you began to …

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What happens when you get hit by a rental car? It Hertz. For those who aren’t used to traveling, the rental car experience each week can be very unpredictable. Sometimes getting your car is smooth and easy, and other times it’s like pulling teeth without Novocain. These days, with all of the memberships and reward programs, the transition time between …

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Golf requires many things to be a good player. One of the areas that doesn’t get enough attention is aim. At this past month’s AT&T Byron Nelson players spent an enormous amount of time on aim. Using aiming sticks, clubs or their caddy they made sure they were going in the direction intended for the shot. When you hit the …

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The Volunteers of America Texas Shootout is the annual Dallas-Fort Worth area event of the LPGA Tour. One amazing observation was the difference between the field playing in the Monday Local Open Qualifier and in the main event – while there were only seven non-USA players of 60 (about 12 percent) in the Monday Qualifier, the main event had almost …

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