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“Straight back, straight through,” I thought, as I stood over the final putt, a putt that would change my junior golf career. In spite of the large amounts of pressure that could have limitless effects, I stood the stance that I have used since I was old enough to walk and made a stroke blissfully nerve free.  Then the final …

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Here we go again. Yes, it’s time for our annual private club rankings. When we last published this issue in 2020, we had not yet entered the year of shutdowns, masks, pin flags remaining in and single-rider carts. The last year has been bizarre to say the least, but we continue to move forward and once again we are bringing …

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After a year of big changes in the North Texas golf scene, mainly related to the COVID-19 virus and the new PGA headquarters facility in Frisco, 2021 is starting out with some huge developments of its own as four of the area’s most prestigious private clubs are changing head professionals. While changes at the head professional level are a constant …

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When Tom Cox got into the golf business in the 1990s, little did he know that his journey would take him from country club general manager to entrepreneur to husband and now to father. Cox, like many in the 90s, began to soak up knowledge about the internet and how it might benefit not only himself, but the golf industry. …

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When it comes to golf sequels, the second edition is rarely as good as the original. Does Caddyshack II ring a bell? Sadly, it probably does to anyone who paid good money to see the disappointing sequel to the original. What about Tommy Armour 855 irons, Greater Big Bertha driver or any other club which tried to follow the classic …

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The caddy is a mysterious figure in the world of golf. They are constantly hovering in the background of camera shots, just out of focus, helping the world’s greatest golfers make decisions that can ultimately lead to swings of thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. But what do we really know about the pro jock? We know they …

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Thank God 2020 is in the rearview mirror! Truer words have never been spoken … the year was an incredibly trying one for us all. In some way – and unfortunately for some, in many ways – COVID-19 had a maddening effect on us all. The golf industry also was greatly affected by the coronavirus, but in many instances the …

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Pinehurst resort is on every golfer’s bucket list. For those that have been there, they will never play a round with a stranger and not brag about the time they went to North Carolina. For those that haven’t been, they can only dream about trying to replicate the putt Payne Stewart made to win the 1999 United States Open and …

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Since March when the pandemic took hold of the world, things have seemed bleak for many of us. There have been some hopeful moments. When we were told that it would only take a few weeks to “flatten the curve”, we bought in. We wear masks, we wash our hands for minutes at a time, we social distance. Now, months …

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Texas Golf ends its strangest, most stressful and in some ways most successful participation year ever this month, with two national professional events. The Volunteers of America Classic LPGA Tournament December 3-6 at Old American Golf Course in The Colony and the 75th U.S. Women’s Open December 10-13 at Champions Golf Club in Houston. That’s a brilliant way to end …

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