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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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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – First time or fairly regular visitors to Myrtle Beach golf will find exactly the kind of Myrtle Beach experience they are expecting or have heard so much about. The original Godfather of discount public golf for more than 30 years provides outstanding, value-priced golf options along with similar accommodations plus a seemingly endless string of T-shirt …

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It’s no secret Frisco is rapidly becoming THE entertainment mecca north of Big D.  As Arlington did in the ‘70s and ‘80s, this suburb is expanding faster than a black hole in deep space, as they seemingly announce another high-profile event and open another high school biweekly.  The rapid growth can partly be attributed to the Dallas Cowboys relocating their …

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Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to meet many celebrities and sports figures. I’ve met musicians Glenn Frey, Branford Marsalis and Huey Lewis, to name a few. Professional athletes Penny Hardaway, Joe Theismann, and Drew Brees. And actors George Lopez, Andy Garcia, and Josh Duhamel. I’ve even met President George H.W. Bush – he shoved me in jest on the …

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Every day you’re at the golf course, driving range or watching golf on TV, you see many different styles of golf swings.  That’s what makes this game so great is that there’s a lot of different ways to swing the club.  However, there’s a common trait to all the different styles of swings: a good impact. I really couldn’t tell …

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Kelly Kraft, a native of Denton, Texas, has been a golf professional since 2012, and, just earlier this year, finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. By now he must know a lot about his own game and how to keep it in shape and what he needs to do to continually perform at peak level. So it was …

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