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The famous sports book, “Heaven is a Playground,” was a passionate ode to the game of basketball. But for TPC-Craig Ranch Assistant Golf Professional Brian Kleckner, heaven is the first tee on any local golf course, with the chance to grow the game and help others. Kleckner, who has battled and transcended Cerebral Palsy in his life and golf career, …

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It’s been a long … and we do mean long … two years since our lives were drastically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some of the things we did prior to March 2020 are now a thing of the past or no longer considered a part of society (think greeting strangers with a handshake or eating at all-you-can-eat buffets). …

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Over the years, we here at AVIDGOLFER have previewed many seasons and events on the PGA Tour. We always take a look at the upcoming AT&T Byron Nelson and Charles Schwab Challenge in May, and there have been occasions where we take a look at the upcoming PGA Tour season in our January issue. The 2022 season arguably has the …

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In 1992, the Minnesota North Stars were planning to relocate to a new market. Originally, owner Norm Green was planning to take the franchise to Los Angeles to play in its new arena, which is now the Honda Center. However, a cheeky hockey movie called The Mighty Ducks and Disney were already in negotiations to create a new franchise in …

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Golf in December can mean a lot of things to golfers, depending on where you play on a regular basis. But golf in December in San Diego means about the same thing it does the rest of the year: perfect conditions, sunny days, light winds and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the adjacent hills and canyons. For an …

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San Antonio is known to Texans for many things. The Riverwalk, the Spurs, SeaWorld, and, of course, we all remember the Alamo. However, for those Texans who love golf, leisure and relaxation, San Antonio should be on your radar for another reason. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has been a golf destination for over a …

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After a turbulent and trying 2020, this year has been better. We saw the COVID-19 pandemic slow, and life is returning to some semblance of normalcy. Ironically, one of the few industries that has seen a significant increase in revenue is the golf industry. Equipment sales boomed and courses have been busy over the last 20 months as people have …

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From taekwondo to putts for dough, Danielle Kang is already a superstar on the LPGA. With a major championship, five total wins, three Solheim Cup appearances, an Olympic appearance, a Vare Trophy, and almost $7 million in earnings, this Korean American sensation has accomplished a career’s worth of success despite having yet to reach her prime. In addition to her …

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Florida has long been known as one of the premiere destinations for golf in this great country of ours. From Bay Hill to Sawgrass and Doral, the sunshine state is one of the must travel places for great food, an adventure in culture and fantastic golf. Steamsong is another one of Florida’s finest golf resorts, and how it came to …

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Tom Fazio has been called America’s greatest living architect by several publications, and for good reasons when you consider his highly ranked body of work. But looking through a Lone Star lens, he might be Texas’ favorite golf visitor.  This month’s soft opening of the first nine holes at Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club just south of Austin will usher …

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