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By Eli Jordan and Art Stricklin Over the last several weeks, the way we live our lives has been dramatically altered. The COVID-19 pandemic has risen like a storm and swept its way across the world, wreaking havoc in various forms. Menial tasks have become infinitely more difficult. Schools and universities have closed their doors and are utilizing distance learning. …

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It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone as we say goodbye to a decade and enter the 2020’s. As we always do, AVIDGOLFER put in the work in 2019 to see as many of the local private clubs here in Dallas-Fort Worth and again, we bring you our Best of Private rankings.  Over the years, we have …

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Bent Tree Country Club 5201 Westgrove Drive Dallas, TX 75248 972-931-7326 www.benttreecc.org Designers: Muirhead, Nugent & Foster Year Opened: 1972 Initiation Fee: $75,000 Monthly Dues: $1,100  Greens: Bent Equity Club: Yes General Manager: Dan Burkett Director of Golf: Danny Coughlan Membership Director: Lisa Heward    Brook Hollow Golf Club  8301 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75235 214-637-1914 www.brookhollowgc.org Designer: A.W. …

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Sweet Home Alabama is more than just a song or a movie, although they both certainly evoke the spirit of the beautiful state. It’s also a mantra for the hard-working, friendly folks that travelers encounter along the way. From the bagboys and beverage cart girls on the world-class golf courses to the servers and chefs in the award-winning restaurants, visitors are …

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The name Stoops is legendary in the Sooner state.  The winningest coach in Oklahoma history, Bob Stoops’ indelible impact on the University of Oklahoma and their football program cannot be understated. “Big Game Bob”, as he quickly became known, led the Sooners to a school-record 190 victories, surpassing Barry Switzer’s 157 wins during the 2013 season.  In addition, Stoops led …

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The cold fronts are now swooping in, bringing snow to those up north and chilly temps and brisk winds down south. For golfers, that means either pulling out the long sleeves and beanies, or stowing away the clubs until spring … late spring (for some). That also means scouting the top-100 lists and best-you-can-play rankings to see where to play …

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Creating a VIP Experience – By Carla Goss, Clubcorp How would you define a VIP experience?  A VIP Experience is what we try to do every day with our tournaments. It starts with the planning process, ensuring we understand what they want the guests to remember. It is incorporating elements that WOW players by making them feel special and creating …

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skep·ti·cal /’skeptək(ə)l/ Adjective not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations. When AG first got wind that Barney Adams was part of a new business venture, this one centered around the art of putting, the staff could frequently be heard using the word listed above. Skeptical. We began to wonder how the Stability Putting shaft could possibly be an improvement over …

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By Gary Krupkin AG Special Guest Contributor Turn into the gate, and imperceptibly but inexorably, the hectoring of daily clockwork demands unwind as the roadway bends toward The Lost Pines Resort. Into view comes the hotel; a solid, prairie-inspired building of limestone, wood and Texas welcome. “Howdy’s” all around as the staff greets you like a long-lost cousin bringing good …

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The calendar has turned to January and the doors have officially closed on the 2019 golf year. With that in mind, we here at AG (and with the help of some friends) wanted to look ahead at what we would like to see occur on the PGA TOUR over the next 12 months. But before we get into our Wish …

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