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When Hidden Creek first opened for play in 1997, it was a welcome addition to the south Fort Worth/Burleson community. Until then, residents of the area didn’t have many options if they wanted to tee it up. In the 20 years since, Hidden Creek has seen its share of rounds, to the tune of almost 17,000 in 2017 alone. Fair …

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When you first lay eyes on Chef Stefon Rishel, he appears to be a bit of a wild card. His large colored mohawk standing at attention is visible from across the room. In a day where those in the culinary industry make an extra effort to stand out, Chef Rishel certainly fits the bill. This 16-year veteran of the industry …

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Originally featured in the August 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. As told to Robert Rodriguez These days have been a little rough for John Colligan. The Arlington-based course architect is a bit uncomfortable with all the attention that’s been placed on him. He hasn’t done anything wrong (we think), nor has he embarrassed himself. No, Colligan is just uncomfortable with …

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Originally featured in the May 2014 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine One of the newest faces on CBS 11 and TXA 21, Jane Slater is a sports anchor with a sports addiction. She’s done it all – covered Super Bowls, World Series games, the NBA playoffs and even the Pavilion at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. It hasn’t always been easy …

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Originally featured in the January 2010 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Art Stricklin Brent Harman has hundreds of employees and multiple locations in his multi-million dollar Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse Empire. But the 38-year-old says he uses the game of golf to remain sane in the pressurized industry, staying connected with his family and the game he loves. “What is …

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Originally featured in the February 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Jay Reynolds The PGA Tour Superstore in Scottsdale sold nearly 3,200 pairs of golf shoes in 2008. What was seemingly just another footwear sell that increased the golf store’s profit margin translated into one of the more pivotal moments in a young man’s professional career. To PGA Tour …

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Originally featured in the July 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Mike Fisher Deron Williams is a sportsman. He loves his Texas Rangers so much that he recently attended church services in New York while wearing his Sunday best – a Josh Hamilton jersey. He’s so addicted to golf that one of his first post-NBA-season calls was to buddy/mentor …

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Originally featured in the June 2008 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. As told to Robert Rodriguez. Television station directors, want to increase your Nielsen ratings among men? Simple – hire a hot, female reporter who also knows her stuff. It’s worked for ESPN, CNN and all the other cable networks. And even our local newscasts have some eye candy that captures …

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Originally featured in the April 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Interview by Robert Rodriguez It’s been a whirlwind 15 months for Trevor Immelman. First there was the health scare in December 2007, when Immelman had to withdraw from the South African Airways Open due to severe discomfort around his ribcage area and breathing problems. He went into surgery three days …

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Originally featured in the January 2012 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Jonathan Wall When three-time PGA Tour winner Ryan Palmer first told noted sports chiropractor Dr. Troy Van Biezen he wanted to play in the Mercedes Championship, the doctor thought he was crazy. Palmer’s goals weren’t over-the-top, mind you. Having won the 2008 Ginn sur Mer Classic, he had …

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