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Colonial Country Club, the historic Fort Worth golf mainstay, birthed in the Great Depression, having survived fire and flood and the annual assault on par, is ready to regain its relevance and step back to the worldwide stage. Twice in the last two decades, Colonial has been the site of a worldwide golf event, relevant for its overall impact on …

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When most people consider their bucket list destinations for golf travel, the ones that come to mind are often the heavy hitters: Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Bandon Dunes and others. However, a recent trip to Indiana has me thinking there is a new candidate for a must-see golf destination. French Lick, Indiana is probably best known as the hometown of basketball …

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In 34 years of golf and life, North Texas native Colt Knost has packed in plenty of both in a remarkable three-plus decade span which is still going strong now in its next chapter as a new media member.  After a stellar high school career in Pilot Point, he arrived to play college golf at SMU and became one of …

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The AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tour event and the Salesmanship Club ,which has overseen it’s operation for more than five decades, has built the most successful golf fundraising event in the U.S., with more than $110 million raised for its charity through hard work, inspired vision, leadership and knowing where the next big thing might be. With the most recent …

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By Robert Rodriguez Golf lost a special ambassador when legendary course architect Pete Dye passed away earlier this year at the age of 94. Many in the golf world memorialized the Indiana native, and tributes throughout this year were set at many of his layouts, both on and off the PGA Tour schedule.  Who would’ve thought his passing would be …

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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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