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Originally featured in the April 2009 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Interview by Art Stricklin & Rick Arnett Shy Swede turned American-based golfing superstar Annika Sorenstam has certainly come a long way from purposely tanking golf tournaments so she wouldn’t have to give a victory speech. The 38-year-old, who recently retired, spent years as the world’s No. 1 female golfer and …

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Originally featured in the October 2008 issue of AVIDGOLFER Magazine. Story by Robert Rodriguez The grey whiskers are quite evident on Jason Kidd’s beard, but you won’t see him joining Emmitt Smith as the new spokesperson for Just for Men. Still, the white speckles under his chin have fueled criticism that Kidd has lost a step, that he’s not the …

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Originally featured in the February 2006 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by AG Staff Hansenstyle. It’s been a mainstay on the evening news in the Metroplex for the past 20 years thanks to a rambunctious sports anchor. You may love or hate Dale Hansen, the weeknight sports anchor on WFAA-TV (Channel 8), but there’s no denying the skins on his …

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Originally featured in the April 2007 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by Robert Rodriguez Kevin Millwood dwarfs many men. Although he’s listed at 6’4” and 230 pounds, the Texas Rangers ace is actually much bigger. He smacks of Paul Bunyan – tall, brawny, a deep voice and a full beard. And in some ways he reminds you of the (ho-ho-ho) …

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Featured in the September 2010 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by Robert Rodriguez   Before every home game, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team enters Kinnick Stadium, their home field, and jogs slowly onto the field, hands locked, with the captains in front. The showcase of team unity, nicknamed “The Swarm,” will make anyone – no matter if they’re …

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Originally featured in the May 2009 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by Michael Davis   Knowing that the J Golf Phoenix International was making a stop at the freshly re-worked Papago Golf Club, my publisher and I were kicking around story ideas. We both agreed that AG needed to cover of the event, but I was hoping for a different …

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Texan Patrick Reed came out on top during The Barclays last weekend, and on notoriously difficult The Bethpage Black course no less. How did our readers fare on the same track? Story by Brad Gentry, Martin Pepper and Joe Deane. Featured in the June 2009 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine     Editor’s Note: Gentry, Pepper and Deane, all loyal readers …

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Originally featured in the January 2011 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by Art Stricklin     Golf legend and Dallas icon Lee Trevino moves over to the window at the newly re-named The Honors Golf Club in Carrollton on a cold December morning, stares briefly in the distance, and begins to speak. There are others there, but he could be …

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Originally featured in the June 2005 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Interview by Robert Rodriguez   Expect the unexpected. That was the mindset I had going into the interview with David Feherty. The CBS Sports on-course commentator and Plano resident was back home for the annual PGA Tour stops and had a commercial shoot for the sunglass company he endorses, PeakVision …

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Originally featured in the February 2011 issue of AvidGolfer Magazine. Story by Roy Lang III   Wires dangling from his body, Brett Waldman resembled a hospital patient as he strolled across the room to click refresh on a computer on Jan. 6. Still no update. Waldman was interpreting minutiae at Jon Sinclair’s Training Center at the Texas Star Golf Course …

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