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AVIDGOLFER: You were born in Illinois. What was your childhood like?  Todd Hamilton: My childhood was nice. I grew up playing golf, baseball and basketball. Golf, I didn’t have too many kids in my school that played, so I played a lot with my father and his friends. I think that made me mature for my age, but I bet …

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As golfers run through their hierarchy of great local golf courses, most of the ones that come to mind are all in DFW proper. Cowboys, The Tribute, Old American, Southern Oaks all usually come up at some point. But if you head northeast, there is a course that should definitely be in that conversation. Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club …

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By: Art Stricklin The British Open, known as the Open Championship in most parts of the civilized golfing world, returns to Northern Ireland this month for the first time in 68 years, showcasing the fabulous Royal Portrush championship layout, the spectacular North Sea scenery and the golfing aura which is embedded in every part of this tiny town. Not since …

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By Art Stricklin and Eli Jordan The 100-year history of the Dallas Athletic Club includes three different locations, three generational head pros, two championship golf courses, one legendary major championship winner and decades of memories. Back in May, the club held one of several events planned to celebrate 100 years as part of the Dallas community. However, this event would …

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There has been a re-birth of a spectacular golf course deep in the East Texas pines. Once known Southern Hills Golf  Course, Tempest  Golf  Club is open for play after a major renovation.  Renovations started in 2016 and Tempest has done some serious work as they have maximized space from the previous layout while using the land to their advantage …

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When you think of the great dining experiences in Dallas, there are several that immediately come to mind, and for years, the original Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue has been one of the go-to destinations for steaks, chops and top-quality seafood.  After almost a decade away from the business, Bob Sambol stepped in and bought the licensing …

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Aaron Wise Q&A 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Champion The University of Oregon college star made the first AT&T Byron Nelson Championship held at Trinity Forest Golf Club his first PGA Tour title, outlasting a full field of top talented Tour players shooting a record low score of 23-under-par. While he hasn’t won since then, he captured PGA Tour Rookie of …

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The PGA TOUR is once again back in DFW and AVIDGOLFER will be along for the ride. The North Texas swing will have a little different flavor in 2019, as a scheduling change separates the AT&T Byron Nelson and the Charles Schwab Challenge. The Nelson will take place the week of May 6th through the 12th, followed by the PGA …

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Photography Courtesy of Kelly Galvin, Photographer of the Texas Rangers and Texas LIVE! Special thanks to Catalina Villegas Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez played 21 seasons in the Major Leagues. During his playing career, he played in 2,543 games, amassed 311 home runs, 1,332 RBI and hit .296. He won the MVP in 1999 with the Texas Rangers and was a 14-time …

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Knock on Dan Jenkins’ front door and you’re unexpectedly greeted by a kind, charming gentleman who belies the irascible, PC-bashing writer alter ego – an alter ego whose journalism has skewered the bland, clueless, dumb and under-performing sports figures for more than 50 years. In that span, the athletic climate has turned from blissfully innocent and genuine to increasingly cynical …

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