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Aledo is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Fort Worth. Just about 25 minutes south of downtown, this area is known for its killer high school football team and its small-town feel. If you are a golfer in this area, then your course selections are pretty thin, however, Aledo is blessed to have one of the most unique public …

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The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter is the only Fred Couples’ design in the great state of Texas. So, if you want to play a course “Boom Boom” had his hands on, then you might consider making the hour drive north from DFW to check out this par-72 layout.  Couples collaborated with noted designer Jeff Brauer to complete the architecture, …

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you likely know how dominant golfers from Dallas have been over the last several years. Jordan Spieth, although he isn’t winning at the clip he was several years ago, still has 13 PGA TOUR wins, a trio of majors, and a whole lot of money at age 28.  More recently, Scottie Scheffler …

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If you have been a regular reader of AVIDGOLFER, then you are likely familiar with the name Stefon Rishel. We have featured several of his restaurants in the publication over the years, including Wishbone and Flynt, which has been one of Fort Worth’s most talked about restaurants since it opened in January 2020. Now, Rishel and his investors, the Trident …

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McKinney is another North Texas suburb that is now busting at the seams with population growth and activity. With a population of about 220,000, McKinney is home to the AT&T Byron Nelson, as well as plenty of golf-obsessed folks who are champing at the bit to get out and tee it up. Oak Hollow Golf Course is located right in …

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If you run among Texas pitmasters, then you often hear about the “King of Texas Barbecue.” While many may default to brisket as the title holder, the real ones know that the true mother of all cooks is the beef rib. Also known to many as short ribs or plate ribs, these colossal bone-in big daddy’s are the undisputed flavor …

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The Dallas area is chock full of municipal courses for your golf dollar, but if you’re looking for cheap and challenging, the options can be limited. So, I would like to direct you to Lancaster and a hidden gem that not only maximizes your golf dollar, but also your creativity while managing a golf course. I speak, of course, of …

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Last month, Dallas sports radio giant The Ticket held its second April Fool’s Open at Prairie Lakes Golf Course in Grand Prairie. If you are a Ticket listener, you likely remember the first incarnation of the event held at the same venue back in 2016. The inaugural event featured several Ticket personalities all vying for the title of best worst …

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For starters, no fiesta is complete without some heat. So, to add some spice to our meal, I smoked some Texas Twinkies. These are super simple and are always a crowd pleaser, especially for those chili-heads among us.  There are a couple ways to do these stuffed jalapeños. You can either split the peppers down the middle (which I have …

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If you have been following along as we have continued our meaty adventure, then you have now heard some tips and tricks for both beef and pork, but what about our friend the yard-bird? Chicken is a staple of dinners across the country, night in and night out. It’s healthier than red meat, cheaper and more versatile, so it’s not …

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