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By Art Stricklin and Eli Jordan Country music has long been a staple of southern living. From Luckenbach to San Antonio, from Cheatham Street and Gruene Hall to Billy Bob’s, Waylon, Willie and the boys were the beginning of a music revolution. Country music was eventually thrust into the mainstream with the emergence of mega-stars like George Strait and Garth …

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By Robert Rodriguez The tropics are quiet right now – gone are the days of hurricane-force winds and menacing rainstorms. We hope it stay like that for quite a while, as Mother Nature has shown she can be quite menacing over warm waters. It was heartbreaking to see the destruction left in the wake of these major storms at many …

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Nestled into the suburbs of Keller, lies the majestic Sky Creek Ranch. A beautiful 18-hole course designed by the world-renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr., a man whose courses are synonymous with possessing uniqueness while being environmentally conscious. Sky Creek Ranch’s design and layout is no different from that. The first thing you notice when pulling into Sky Creek ranch is …

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Fun layout at an affordable rate for the Westoplex By: Eli Jordan Weatherford Texas isn’t exactly what you would call a metroplex golf mecca. More known for its peaches, cutting horses and its courthouse, this suburb of Fort Worth gives you the small-town country feel, without having to travel far for your everyday needs. On the east side of town, …

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Whiskey Ranch is crafting great spirits, while preserving Fort Worth’s rich golf history. By Art Stricklin Leonard Firestone never considered himself a Texas golf history restoration devotee, a golf architect or even a whiskey expert, but thankfully, the 10-year Fort Worth resident has become all three and local avid golfers are the grateful recipients. Because Firestone, a California native and …

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How Robert A. Hudson became the hero of the 1947 tournament By CURT SAMPSON Perhaps you’ve been thinking about the Ryder Cup, witchcraft, Ben Hogan, and exploding whales. I know I have. These oddly linked topics came together for me at green, serene Portland Golf Club, a jewel-like acreage in Oregon’s largest city. PGC owns an underappreciated but vital history …

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Fort Worth has always been a golf town. Its rich history, which includes Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan caddying as teens at Glen Garden, Marvin Leonard and his passion and near obsession for seeing bent grass greens thrive in the Texas heat, to Colonial and the Horrible Horseshoe, Panther City has always been a place where golfers and the golf …

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It’s August, so that means it is time once again for AVIDGOLFER’s Luxury Edition. It is our pleasure to highlight some of the finest things that the world has to offer in 2018. From top-of-the-line vehicles, to the world’s most expensive fountain pen, we have everything that you need to be the essence of luxury among your social circle. Whether …

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In a simpler, sleepier much more sedate travel lifetime, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and its nearby geographical cousin San Jose del Cabo, was basically known for only two things, deep sea fishing and Tequila plus other alcoholic liquid creations. In fact, back then, one of the most popular souvenirs from your trip here was a T-shirt which proclaimed Cabo as, …

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The PGA Tour schedule has been, for decades, like a giant, un-moving monolith in the sports landscape. It didn’t change. Players and fans could always count on the same run of tournaments every year, plan their travel and TV watching accordingly, and only adjust to different sponsor names. Good or bad, the consistency of the Tour’s yearly tournament schedule made …

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