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  • Streamsong
    A Jewel in the Dunes: Florida’s Streamsong Resort

    When plans for the Streamsong Resort were first announced in 2010, I’ll admit I was skeptical. Nothing about a golf resort built in the absolute middle of nowhere sounded like a great idea, especially given the number...

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  • _ELY5192
    Unfiltered: A Q&A with Callaway CEO Chip Brewer

    We could say a lot about Callaway CEO Chip Brewer, and trust us, there would be plenty to talk about. There’s the quantum leaps Callaway has made in revitalizing its image since Brewer took over three years...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • TedBishop
    Bishop’s exit clears way for eradication of sexism in golf

    On Thursday, newly ex-PGA of America President Ted Bishop responded to criticism Ian Poulter levied against Nick Faldo in Poulter’s new book, first by calling Poulter a “lil girl” in a now-deleted post on Twitter, and subsequently...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    PGA President Ted Bishop calls Poulter a “Lil Girl,” loses his job

    Editor’s Note: After this story was published, the PGA of America Board of Directors voted to remove Ted Bishop, the 38th PGA President, for insensitive gender-based statements he posted on social media toward Ian Poulter. The Board deemed...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • SlowPlayGolfWRX
    Does golf need a shot clock?

    We all know the “golfers’ stance.” Not the shoulder-width apart, knees bent, back straight stance at address, but the other golf stance — the one where you obnoxiously stand on the teebox, leaning on your club with...

    • Posted 9 days ago
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  • Adams TaylorMade Mark King 620x400
    How TaylorMade’s marketing slayed Callaway and saved golfers money

    I’m going to start this one with a disclaimer. Understand that I have no motive outside presenting an accurate historical accounting. Back in March of 2012, TaylorMade-adidas purchased Adams Golf. At the time, Adams was a public...

    • Posted 9 days ago
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  • TigerWoodsCourse
    Tiger markets his new course with cargo pants

    Tiger’s smarter than we all give him credit for. After we called for a Tiger Woods’ fashion intervention, it’s become obvious that Woods is not only trolling Twitter, the golf media and fashionistas everywhere to get a rise,...

    • Posted 9 days ago
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  • Florida Historic Golf Trail
    The Sunshine State Introduces The Florida Historic Golf Trail

    Recently, the good folks in Tallahassee launched a new initiative known as the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The objective of the trail is to not only help grow the game of golf, but also raise awareness of...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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  • Tiger at Bluejack
    The real intervention Tiger Woods needs right now

    If you haven’t seen Golf Digest’s retrospective on Tiger Woods’ regrettable history with denim, you need to do that. But be prepared for a dose of Dad Jeans that would put President Obama to shame. The Golf Digest...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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  • millen golf marketing
    What golf brands do millennials want?

    Sponsorship permeates American sports and is arguably most ubiquitous in golf. Corporate America loves golf, so much in fact that the PGA Tour has raised more money for charity in the past year than the NFL, NBA,...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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  • GolfCaddyWRX
    Where have all the caddies gone?

    Professional golf events often support certain causes or foundations, helping to raise both money and awareness. The BMW Championship, one-of-four events in the 2014 FedEx Playoffs, has raised over $16M for the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has sent...

    • Posted 23 days ago
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  • untitled
    10 Players Who Will Rise (or Fall) in 2015

    Before last season, I ran through the players that were projected to rise and decline in the 2013-2014 season. With the start of the 2014-2015 season coming this week, I wanted to go through the projections. The...

    • Posted 24 days ago
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  • Shankar's Flightscope session was part of his coaching program
    Take the coaching route to more successful golf

    Above: Shankar’s Flightscope session was part of his coaching program. I’ve thought for a little while now that the golf industry’s traditional paradigm for game improvement was flawed. I’ve been playing competitive golf for 23 years and...

    • Posted 24 days ago
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  • JohnDalySong
    Breaking down John Daly’s “Hit It Hard” lyrics

    John Daly, the stage is yours. But hasn’t it always been? Since Daly blessed the stage of the PGA Championship in 1991, eyes have been fixed on the long-driving, nicotine-inhaling golfing rockstar. He’s rocked the golfing universe...

    • Posted 25 days ago
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  • TomWatsonRyderCup
    Watson admits he screwed up, but where did he go wrong?

    “This is no democracy. It is a dictatorship. I am the law,” Coach Herman Boone proclaimed in Remember the Titans. Maybe U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson would have done better to adhere to Paul Azinger’s tactics...

    • Posted 26 days ago
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  • Bashing or brilliance? The value of Mickelson’s latest media stumble

    Phil Mickelson’s recent comments about Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson are the latest addition to “Mickelson’s Greatest Hits.” And whether you thought Phil was right for speaking his mind in response to a direct question, or you...

    • Posted 32 days ago
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  • Clark Ryder Cup Format Change
    Should residency requirements play a role in the Ryder Cup?

    Another Ryder Cup loss has most of American golf shaking their heads and asking a collective “why?” There is a tendency to overlook the bigger picture here, but the bottom line is still rather clear. The balance...

    • Posted 32 days ago
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  • Adams three shots
    In club fitting, three swings is all it takes

    I had a recent experience that reminded me of some lessons I learned as a club fitter. My wife and I were headed to a cooler climate to escape the August heat in Texas, and I threw...

    • Posted 37 days ago
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  • RyderJimFuryk
    Mr. Consistency: A video analysis of Jim Furyk’s swing

    The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles will be Jim Furyk’s ninth Ryder Cup appearance, which is proof of his consistency throughout his career. Although he has a swing often pegged as “quirky” and “unconventional,” it’s also a...

    • Posted 38 days ago
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  • RyderCupPairings
    Statistically-based pairings for the U.S. Ryder Cup team

    The U.S. Ryder Cup team appears to be — based on popular opinion — the heavy underdog against the Europeans. The U.S. team lost some key members due to Dustin Johnson’s leave of absence and Jason Dufner’s...

    • Posted 39 days ago
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  • RyderCupCourse
    Gleneagles Scouting Report: Who does the course favor?

    It’s that time of year (or two) again where national (or continental) pride is on the line, and the Americans desperately search for a method to trounce their European overlords. For the 2014 affair in Scotland, the...

    • Posted 39 days ago
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  • Carney: Who will win the Ryder Cup? It’s all about the BIG GUYS

    Come Friday, when the U.S. faces Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup, I’ll be watching through Irish eyes. Paul McGinley’s eyes. I won’t be worried about how the captain’s picks are doing. I won’t be thinking, What...

    • Posted 41 days ago
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  • TourChampFedEx
    FedEx Cup Playoffs points system still not right?

    If we are measuring the FedEx Cup’s major points system overhaul in 2009 by its stated goal—to infuse more drama into the Playoffs finale—the sea change has been a resounding success. Following a Vijay Singh performance in...

    • Posted 43 days ago
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  • GolfBallBifurcation
    Bifurcation of USGA rules for golf balls

    Let’s start with a major topic of discussion: the golf ball. Many respected names in the world of golf have made it clear that they feel the current ball goes too far and needs to be re-engineered...

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  • Adams: When modern day fittings aren’t so modern

    In the comments from my story on golf equipment costs, there was some confusion on how equipment companies could be restricted by the USGA on distance and still be marketing drivers that “go farther.” It brought to...

    • Posted 51 days ago
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  • TourChampionshipFedEx
    Who are the favorites to win the FedEx Cup at East Lake?

    We have one event left in the 2013-2014 PGA Tour season, and the eighth FedEx Cup champion will be crowned by week’s end. Twenty-nine players (Dustin Johnson isn’t competing) will vie for the FedEx Cup crown at...

    • Posted 53 days ago
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  • Hunt Tiger Foley Haney Harmon
    Hunt: Advanced break down of Tiger’s stats under Harmon, Haney and Foley

    Last week Tiger Woods announced that he was parting ways with instructor Sean Foley. I wanted to examine Tiger’s game over the course of his professional career to get a better understanding of what was going on...

    • Posted 58 days ago
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  • SlowPlayCollegeGolf
    In search of answers to improve pace of play

    I loved playing college golf, but hated the 5 hour and 30 minute rounds. Pace of Play is an epidemic in golf and the biggest players—the PGA of America, USGA, and AJGA—have all taken strides to quell...

    • Posted 59 days ago
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  • PingTurbulator
    We Want Your Cartoons!

    The pen is mightier than the sword, they say. We agree, but think it’s time our front page started appealing to those golfers who would rather see pens used to create pictures instead of paragraphs. That’s why...

    • Posted 59 days ago
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