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When you take a look back at his career so far, Cole Hamels lives up to every bit of his “Hollywood” nickname. The laid-back California kid who is known for his wicked changeup was drafted in the first round in 2002, 17th overall, to the Philadelphia Phillies. He worked his way up through the minor leagues, and, only four years …

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Well sports fans, it is that time of year again, where those of us here at AVIDGOLFER Magazine get together and ponder the greatness that is the private club industry here in DFW … and bang our heads against the wall until we figure out which of the dozens of awesome clubs is the most awesome (at least for this …

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For more information on the new Texas Rangers Golf Club, check out their Facebook page, Twitter account @rangersgolfclub, and website. Since the Texas Rangers debuted in Arlington in 1972, the franchise has seen its ups and downs. They’ve been in the cellar and advanced as far as the World Series. Of course, if you follow baseball, you know how those …

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When Hidden Creek first opened for play in 1997, it was a welcome addition to the south Fort Worth/Burleson community. Until then, residents of the area didn’t have many options if they wanted to tee it up. In the 20 years since, Hidden Creek has seen its share of rounds, to the tune of almost 17,000 in 2017 alone. Fair …

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When you first lay eyes on Chef Stefon Rishel, he appears to be a bit of a wild card. His large colored mohawk standing at attention is visible from across the room. In a day where those in the culinary industry make an extra effort to stand out, Chef Rishel certainly fits the bill. This 16-year veteran of the industry …

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Youth is king on the PGA Tour, and with the under-25s starting to dominate the sport, pros in their 40s are starting to look like antiques, and even the current stars in their late 20s and early 30s are starting to have to watch their back, as the current crop of young guns look to take over the Tour and …

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What’s it like to be the man (or woman) behind the scenes, pulling the strings, making the big calls, and running successful companies and organizations without all the public exposure, headline time and local notoriety? In some respects, maybe it is a bit frustrating, to know that your hard work and contributions to your field, while noticed and respected by …

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If you are an avid golfer, you have surely had this fantasy – waking up on a Saturday morning and sitting out on your deck or patio with a nice warm cup of coffee, staring out over your backyard, and beyond the fence is a beautifully manicured fairway, dotted with trees and rough, and a green just a few houses …

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Once the Lone Star State’s most promising young golfer, McKinney boy Hunter Mahan is now a 35-year-old father who has found his life’s truest passion – his family THE PLAYERS Championship, golf’s so-called Fifth Major, draws one of the best annual fields on the PGA Tour, with nearly every top player competing or commentating if they’re injured and can’t actually …

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There’s not much Kaime Stroot can’t accomplish when she sets her mind to something. This former cheerleader-turned-multimedia journalist is the Swiss Army knife of North Texas sports broadcasting. She can write, edit and produce segments, host pre-game shows and be the fan liaison for any team, ranging from local high schools to professionals. The 29-year-old is not only the beauty …

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