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While I have heard many people talk of visiting The Land of Enchantment for the shopping, art galleries, historical churches, and perusing items available at craft shows or the items available from the local Native American artisans, when I think of visiting the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area my thoughts turn to two of my favorite activities: golf and casino gambling. Though …

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Scottie Scheffler is yet another player on the long list of young PGA Tour phenoms that are from or live in the Dallas area. Of course, the success of Jordan Spieth has been well documented, and over the last few months, we have seen Will Zalatoris and Harry Higgs both grace our cover.  Scheffler has been on the DFW golf …

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The Porsche brand brings visions of quick, superb handling, engaging sound and downright adrenaline driving cache, delivering on the euphoric promise their rides check the boxes on all sensational counts. And now with three four-door options, Porsche is no longer deemed all fun but light on practicality.  For those who relish their two-door 911 but need practicality with a growing …

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We Texans adore our trips to Colorado. Beautiful weather (spring to fall for golf; winter for snow sports), mountainous topography and a quick plane ride to this lovely nirvana make this a must-do destination. The factors ramp up further when escaping the summer furnace of the Bluebonnet State.  AG President Craig Rosengarden and I visited the incredible Cornerstone Club property …

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You may recognize the lovely Sam Gannon as the co-host of the popular Free 4 All on FOX 4 here in Dallas. On that nighty sports program, she sits beside veteran anchor Mike Doocy. Doocy has been in DFW since March of 1994 and has become a staple of Dallas sports broadcasting. Free 4 All covers everything DFW sports, from …

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At AVIDGOLFER, we like to keep our fingers on the pulse of local golf, especially when it comes to our local professionals. We have covered many careers over the years, and we have helped spread the word about up-and-coming local talents. Just a couple months ago, we were able to chat with Will Zalatoris, who went on to finish second …

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“Here we are” my mom remarked. Her voice possessed a softness that only she could accomplish. She promised she would video this moment, the moment I took one giant leap into my future, but in a tired haze we marveled at the sight before us, free of the obstruction of her cracked phone screen.  I looked up to see a …

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In late January, the opportunity to play two of the nicest golf courses I have been fortunate to swing a stick on, Southshore and Southern Highlands, were alluring enough to get me to travel to Las Vegas in the midst of a pandemic.  Four days of staring at a Las Vegas Boulevard bereft of traffic, empty gaming tables with partitions …

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The Texas Hill Country is always awe-inspiring. It doesn’t seem there are a lot of Texans who appreciate just how infinitely different the various regions of our vast state can be. From the Gulf Coast to the vast, flat red dirt of West Texas, to the mountainous region known as the Big Bend, we have it all. The Hill Country …

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The upcoming renovation at historic Colonial Country Club by architect Gil Hanse will restore the site of the 1941 U.S. Open, 1991 U.S. Women’s Open and current PGA Tour host to its original 1930s grandeur, according to members who voted in favor by a huge margin. All without missing a beat in the annual tournament.  At least that’s the hope. …

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