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skep·ti·cal /’skeptək(ə)l/ Adjective not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations. When AG first got wind that Barney Adams was part of a new business venture, this one centered around the art of putting, the staff could frequently be heard using the word listed above. Skeptical. We began to wonder how the Stability Putting shaft could possibly be an improvement over …

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By Gary Krupkin AG Special Guest Contributor Turn into the gate, and imperceptibly but inexorably, the hectoring of daily clockwork demands unwind as the roadway bends toward The Lost Pines Resort. Into view comes the hotel; a solid, prairie-inspired building of limestone, wood and Texas welcome. “Howdy’s” all around as the staff greets you like a long-lost cousin bringing good …

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The calendar has turned to January and the doors have officially closed on the 2019 golf year. With that in mind, we here at AG (and with the help of some friends) wanted to look ahead at what we would like to see occur on the PGA TOUR over the next 12 months. But before we get into our Wish …

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From the time Marshall native Shane Bacon could walk, he had a golf club in his hands. Trust me, there’s photos on social media to prove it. But while Bacon’s aspirations of playing professionally faded not soon after college, he always believed his career path would involve sports. Boy, was he right. What began as writing for the Daily Wildcat …

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To build a new resort, where one doesn’t exist for hundreds of miles and most don’t think ever will, as Mike Keiser found out, first you have to be called crazy, delusional and a soon-to-be epic golf failure. And that’s just for starters. But thankful for golfers worldwide, Keiser and then-unknown Scottish golf architect David McLay Kidd persisted, and the …

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On the debut journey of Tales from the Back Nine, we embarked into the great unknown with stubborn invincibility. Enthusiasm for exploring wilderness golf adventures trumped common sense. With my faithful F-150 loaded with golf, camping and fishing gear, we took off for the remote rugged stretches of West Texas in mid-December feeling bulletproof. Driving rural routes at night. Battling …

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2019 was a tremendous year for Dallas/Fort Worth golf. Favorable weather conditions and a Metroplex chock-full of talented agronomy teams kept courses fantastic throughout the year. With that in mind, 2019 was one of the most competitive ever in AG’s annual Best of Public rankings. From Old American and Cowboys to Prairie Lakes and Bear Creek, the area is loaded …

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Most native Texans, if they paid attention in grade school, or read the book, or saw the movie, or stumbled onto the hallowed grounds after sipping margaritas on the River Walk, know the Alamo as the enduring symbol of Texas’ heroic fight for independence. So, yeah, we like sorta remember the Alamo. But what about the small towns that made …

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With his now signature long hair dripping with sweat, Kyle Berkshire makes his final preparations to become a long drive immortal. Ball after ball sail into the Oklahoma night sky, seemingly never reaching for the ground below.  Berkshire, a 22-year-old destroyer of golf balls, known for his flowing brown locks and rock-step triggered, 155-mph swing, has been playing golf since …

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The 44th edition of the World Long Drive Championship was contested last month in Thackerville, Oklahoma and when all was said and done a new king and queen were left standing on the men’s and women’s sides.  It was the first time since 2013 that both events produced a first-time winner with Kyle Berkshire and Chloe Garner donning the respective …

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