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Nestled about 75 minutes outside of Tampa Bay, on the site of a once thriving phosphate mining operation, sits a golf wonder of the world. Streamsong Resort is astonishing in almost every way conceivable. From its four courses to its resort amenities and dining, this majestic Florida property must be seen to be believed. The land on which the resort …

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Just about every red-blooded American kid took a spin through collecting baseball cards at one time or another. From picking up packs in convenience stores, to checking out card shows or popping into your local card shop, ripping packs and seeing our heroes immortalized in card form was a great pastime among friends.  Over the last several years, there has …

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Would you rather tee it up in temperatures reaching the mid-90s or between 75 and 80 degrees?  We all know the answer to this question.  The average daily temperatures in Dallas – soaring to 96 degrees in July and August, according to weatherspark.com – sound downright painful compared to those blissful 75- to 80-degree summer days in Traverse City, the …

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If you have ever picked up a golf club, then you have undoubtedly, at some point, questioned why you even play this stupid game. The ebbs and flows of consistent play can be downright cruel at times. One of the main things I hear, especially from amateurs, is bellyaching about short game woes … and, more often than not, those …

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THE CJ CUP BYRON NELSON The CJ CUP Byron Nelson is happening a couple weeks earlier than normal this year. So, rather than focus our attention on a preview of the tournament as we would normally do, we wanted to spotlight the Salesmanship Club and the Momentous Institute, both of which are critical to the CJ CUP Byron Nelson’s success. …

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Hill Country road trips are a staple among those from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. There isn’t anything quite like hitting the open road and heading south for a weekend of majestic rolling hills and all the other attractions that area of our great state offers. Located just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and …

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Alfonso Ribeiro is probably best known for his role as Carlton Banks on the ‘90s smash-hit TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Alongside Will Smith, Ribeiro carved out a nice career, buoyed by his nerdy, but charming, portrayal of Carlton and his now infamous “Carlton dance.” But, this 52-year-old actor, who has been a Hollywood mainstay since age 12, …

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North Texas has long presented one of the strongest golfing participation rates in the country, and Dallas has been ranked No. 4 among the 10 Best Golf Cities in America by GOLF Magazine based on the number of quality courses, affordability and weather.  But when the summer temperatures top out in excess of 100 degrees, where can these highly educated …

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Dallas native Justin Leonard has won at every level of golf, except one. As he embarks on his second full PGA TOUR Champions season, he is still looking for his first victory on the 50-and-over tour. He played 19 events in 2023 and had 12 top-25 finishes and five top-10 finishes, including a playoff loss in the Pure Insurance Championship …

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Best Overall Country Club 2024 Once again for 2024, Northwood Club holds AVIDGOLFER’s top spot for best country club in the Metroplex. Northwood has everything, from its modern, beautiful clubhouse to a world-class golf course. Conditions are always stupendous, with its rolling parkland architecture and one of the most scenic tee shots you will find in the state, the par-5 …

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