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In late January, the opportunity to play two of the nicest golf courses I have been fortunate to swing a stick on, Southshore and Southern Highlands, were alluring enough to get me to travel to Las Vegas in the midst of a pandemic.  Four days of staring at a Las Vegas Boulevard bereft of traffic, empty gaming tables with partitions …

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The Texas Hill Country is always awe-inspiring. It doesn’t seem there are a lot of Texans who appreciate just how infinitely different the various regions of our vast state can be. From the Gulf Coast to the vast, flat red dirt of West Texas, to the mountainous region known as the Big Bend, we have it all. The Hill Country …

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The upcoming renovation at historic Colonial Country Club by architect Gil Hanse will restore the site of the 1941 U.S. Open, 1991 U.S. Women’s Open and current PGA Tour host to its original 1930s grandeur, according to members who voted in favor by a huge margin. All without missing a beat in the annual tournament.  At least that’s the hope. …

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The Swing and the Dance Floor are the two latest additions to the massive PGA Frisco project steadily rising in north Frisco near Highway 380 and just west of Dallas North Tollway. While North Texas golf fans undoubtedly are excited about the 26 PGA of America golf events already announced for the two-course complex being designed by architects Gil Hanse …

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The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge was one for the record books as North Texas golf’s most historic event welcomed the PGA Tour back to full-field competition after a nearly two-month COVID-19 pause. With no professional tournament golf since the Players Championship in mid-March, players were left to own devices to get ready to play for their livelihood if the Tour …

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AT&T Byron Nelson  When we last published a preview for the AT&T Byron Nelson, we had yet to enter the pandemic and the tournament was scheduled to be contested at Trinity Forest in south Dallas. My, how things have changed since the 2019 Nelson, which was won by Sung Kang with a score of -23.  Since then, tournament officials pulled …

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For most travelers practicing and perfecting their golf game is not the number one reason they come to the Big Island of Hawaii. Practicing their suntan acquisition. Yes! Their beach walking and sea shell collecting. Yes!! Plus their Mai-Tai and Lava Flow drinking. Big, big yes. But the Fabulous Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the golf-rich Kona side of the …

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Will Zalatoris is rapidly becoming a household name. But if you are from the DFW area, you have likely been following his progress much longer. Since the end of 2018, the 24-year-old Plano resident has rocketed up the Official World Golf Rankings from number 2,006, to as of the publishing of this feature, number 43. This meteoric rise includes his …

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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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