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Our best of private club rankings issue is always one of the most enjoyable endeavors we embark on annually at the AVIDGOLFER office. We always relish the opportunity to see how the upper crust lives and the amenities and courses they enjoy as members of clubs around the Metroplex. From the highfalutin, hyper elite clubs to the properties that feature …

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Texas Longhorn senior golfer Cole Hammer, the latest in the seemingly never-ending Lone Star State assembly line of great golfers, is nearing the end of his amateur career after this summer’s NCAA Championships and looking forward to his next step. Hammer, 22, a native of Houston who is known by his friends and fellow competitors on the golf course as …

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Long ago, Mickey Mouse conquered the world for anybody with kids under the age of 12, especially for those who ventured to his headquarters at Disney World in Orlando.  But if you combine another legendary figure who conquered the world for a slightly higher age demographic, Arnold Palmer Golf Management, with the orchestrators of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” then …

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The idea of great golf, great food and beverages of all variety, all during an 18-hole round, might be the greatest sporting combination since the afternoon tea break during the World Cricket Test Matches. The game, in its most refined form – golf, cricket or just about anything else – is a celebration; it’s not a duty or a punishment. …

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Joe Trahan, Texas born and bred (with stops in South Carolina and Louisiana), replaced a true Texas TV legend when he took over from retiring WFAA-Channel 8 Sports Director Dale Hansen as the lead Sports Anchor in September 2021. Hansen spent 37 years as the leading sports voice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, before retiring to golf, poker and pool …

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Options Make for a Better Tournament By Megan Calmes, Cowboys Golf Club When given a variety of course options to hold a tournament what factors should I consider? The size of the outing and projected number of participants, their abilities and skill levels should be taken into consideration. And, since most golfers enjoy eating and drinking as much as playing, …

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The famous sports book, “Heaven is a Playground,” was a passionate ode to the game of basketball. But for TPC-Craig Ranch Assistant Golf Professional Brian Kleckner, heaven is the first tee on any local golf course, with the chance to grow the game and help others. Kleckner, who has battled and transcended Cerebral Palsy in his life and golf career, …

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It’s been a long … and we do mean long … two years since our lives were drastically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some of the things we did prior to March 2020 are now a thing of the past or no longer considered a part of society (think greeting strangers with a handshake or eating at all-you-can-eat buffets). …

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Over the years, we here at AVIDGOLFER have previewed many seasons and events on the PGA Tour. We always take a look at the upcoming AT&T Byron Nelson and Charles Schwab Challenge in May, and there have been occasions where we take a look at the upcoming PGA Tour season in our January issue. The 2022 season arguably has the …

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In 1992, the Minnesota North Stars were planning to relocate to a new market. Originally, owner Norm Green was planning to take the franchise to Los Angeles to play in its new arena, which is now the Honda Center. However, a cheeky hockey movie called The Mighty Ducks and Disney were already in negotiations to create a new franchise in …

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