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The caddy is a mysterious figure in the world of golf. They are constantly hovering in the background of camera shots, just out of focus, helping the world’s greatest golfers make decisions that can ultimately lead to swings of thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. But what do we really know about the pro jock? We know they …

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Thank God 2020 is in the rearview mirror! Truer words have never been spoken … the year was an incredibly trying one for us all. In some way – and unfortunately for some, in many ways – COVID-19 had a maddening effect on us all. The golf industry also was greatly affected by the coronavirus, but in many instances the …

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Pinehurst resort is on every golfer’s bucket list. For those that have been there, they will never play a round with a stranger and not brag about the time they went to North Carolina. For those that haven’t been, they can only dream about trying to replicate the putt Payne Stewart made to win the 1999 United States Open and …

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Since March when the pandemic took hold of the world, things have seemed bleak for many of us. There have been some hopeful moments. When we were told that it would only take a few weeks to “flatten the curve”, we bought in. We wear masks, we wash our hands for minutes at a time, we social distance. Now, months …

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Texas Golf ends its strangest, most stressful and in some ways most successful participation year ever this month, with two national professional events. The Volunteers of America Classic LPGA Tournament December 3-6 at Old American Golf Course in The Colony and the 75th U.S. Women’s Open December 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston. That’s a brilliant way to end …

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2020 will go down as one of the most bizarre years ever for the DFW golf industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered families, businesses, and our day-to-day lives like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Throughout the topsy-turvy year, courses have been forced to adapt and evolve as the rest of us have. Some closed by local mandates for several weeks only …

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Great golf and great food are two must-haves for any golf trip and the Mississippi Delta region offers them in abundance with the added attraction of a rich history that includes being the home of the quintessential American music form, the Blues. A recent visit began by learning a geography lesson. The area called the Mississippi Delta, which runs approximately …

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Ezekiel Elliott has been an athletic stud since he was a tyke. On the field, court and track he has been dominant. As a three sport standout at John Burroughs School in Missouri, he piled up rushing yards on the football field, was an ankle breaking small forward on the basketball court, and was a superstar on the track, winning …

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You can hammer it with hurricanes and close it with COVID, even change owners, but no matter what traveling hurdles you put in front of the spectacular oceanside Hammock Beach Resort it keeps improving and wowing golfing visitors to the East Coast of Florida. Now with industry leader Troon Golf, which arrived earlier this year before the worldwide Pandemic shut …

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Marty Leonard has filled plenty of roles in her decades of service to Texas golf. The daughter of Colonial Country Club founder Marvin Leonard, she has served as a longtime committee member at Colonial, spent 18 years on the USGA Women’s Golf Committee, played and long promoted the game, but the one she enjoys the most is as the keeper …

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