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The new year is off and running and before we know it, the PGA Tour will hit our shores. The top players in the world will be teeing it up in four events, searching for a share of nearly $48 million in prize money. That's a lot of oranges, grapefruits and mojitos.

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Golfers are obsessed. We have a fetish for distance when it comes to hitting a golf ball. Not only is this obsession ruining many an amateur’s swing, it has invaded my golf telecast. It needs to end. Someone must put a stop to it!

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Who else is relieved and ready to roll now that 2022 is finally here? True, I did ask the same question at the beginning of 2021, but this time I promise things will be different.

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On Christmas morning, many of us will wake hoping to find our stockings stuffed with goodies. For me it is usually a sleeve of golf balls, some chocolates and some other non-golf related items. I am hoping that Santa is good to me again this year.

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You’ve waited until just past the last minute to get that golfer on your list a gift. What to do? What to get? In today’s world of overnight shipping and curbside pickup, you may just be in luck. There is still a chance to find something. Now what something should you get?

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This time of year brings times both good and bad. The best part is that the weather is usually mild. Instead of seeing heat indexes in triple-digits, we get temperatures that require a light sweater or jacket. The bad comes with crowded courses and expensive greens fees. What do you do if yo…

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While there was no PGA Merchandise Show this past January, this did not mean that yours truly was not checking out products and seeing what was out there to improve my or your game.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Anyone who knows me knows that I love this holiday. It may have something to do with the combination of food, football and family.

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With the holidays nearly upon us, I am betting many of us, myself included, will be hitting the highways and airways to visit family or, perhaps, to get away from family. Chances are, you may wish to sneak in a round if possible.

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Happy Halloween everyone. The past year and change has been quite strange and on Halloween, things became even more weird as I had several of my favorite golfers trick or treating in my neighborhood.

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Is it just me or do you also feel the lack of excitement on the PGA Tour at this time of year? Gone are the unofficial-money events that used to fill the end of the year. No more Skins Game. No more made-for-television events that pit the top male professionals against the top females. Even …

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The “Happiest Place on Earth”, is getting even happier. Walt Disney World in Orlando continues to invest a ton of money on new rides, new worlds and more in its effort to get guests out of the pandemic funk.

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If there is one thing that drives me nuts, it’s a golf course over-run with homes. When it comes to golf courses and the houses and development that go along with many new courses the wounds are usually permanent scars.

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It is probably high time that many of us amateurs realize that we may never shoot par over the course of 18 holes. In fact, most psychologists will tell us that one of the best ways to improve is to set reachable goals and, once achieved, set another and then another. You must learn to walk …

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I have said before that I truly enjoy playing a new course. Seeing the layout and the architect’s vision for the first time can be a treat. Just a couple of Fridays ago I received just such a treat. This new course, however, is not your normal course. It is also played under different rules …

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 I’ve noticed this phenomenon while instructing new computer users: A lost look will come over many new users when asked to click an object because they can’t find it. Usually, I will hear “I don’t have that,” a short pause, and then the inevitable “Oh! Here it is!”

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Soon it will be September 11th. On that day, we will mark the 20th anniversary of 9-11. Like so many others, I have found myself thinking back to that day. I remember the pain, the feeling of hopelessness, the anger, and then the pride in my fellow man.

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Sometimes in life, circumstances present themselves and put one in a situation simply too good to pass up. This past weekend I found myself in the position to give you, my faithful and loving readers, a great interview.

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With golf season in full swing, it’s difficult to swing a club without hitting a charity or fundraising golf event. Most of these are played in a scramble format. The idea is to have fun and allow everyone, no matter their skill level, to have a good time. All while donating money to a good cause.

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Ask any of my golf buddies and they will tell you that I tend to carry more than the 14-club limit the rules allow. Being in the media, I get to test new clubs all the time. I hate not having my trusty old version with me if the new one happens to not quite work for me.

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The 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics is over. If you are anything like me, you watched quite a bit of it. I enjoyed watching team USA win medals and salute the entire team.

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A friend of mine told me a while back that the next time I was in the Daytona or Deland area, I should look up and play Victoria Hills Golf Club located in Deland, just off I-4, west of Daytona.

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Five years ago, Great Britain's Justin Rose became the first golfer to win an Olympic Gold Medal in 112 years. It was a long time coming, and the event lived up to everything we had hoped for.

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If you watched any of the Open Championship this past weekend, you may have found yourself pining to play some “links golf”. There is nothing quite like watching yo0ur golf ball take crazy bounces, roll forever, or wind up in the gorse. There is an entirely new kind of frustration to the gam…

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When you win The Open Championship, you become “Champion Golfer of the Year” and your name is engraved on The Golf Champion Trophy, or as it is more commonly known, The Claret Jug.

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Being a true “sports nut”, I love the month of July. Hockey playoffs have reached the Stanley Cup finals, baseball is in full swing, football training camps are set to open, and golf’s final major is here. What I admit to enjoying the most is waking up early, flipping on the television and w…

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We all know what July 4th means to our country. Our beloved union of states turns 245-year-old this Sunday, July the 4th.

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While the saying golfers hear most often is “Drive for show, putt for dough”, it always helps to have a long drive in the fairway to start each hole. You’re not going to be putting for much dough if your first putt is for bogey or worse. Besides, don’t we all want to hit our drives well down…

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June 1 marks the beginning of a special season. No, not summer. Not golf season either. It officially marks the beginning of Hurricane Season.

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I have always maintained that golf is not only the greatest sport, but also one of life’s greatest lesson givers. We learn a lot from our game. It teaches us honor, integrity, sportsmanship, how to depend only on ourselves, and a myriad of other lessons that form what we become.

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After 15-plus months of being shut-in, quarantined, needing to wear masks, seeing the same few people every day, the world needs a vacation! With vaccinations in full force, rules being loosened and portions of the world coming out of the pandemic, now may be as good a time as any to just get away.

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I grew up a huge baseball fan. Every week through the summers of my childhood I could recite baseballs' leaders in hitting, pitching, runs batted in, and on and on. Stats were the gauge most young men used to prove why Mike Schmidt was a better third baseman than George Brett.

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How often have you watched professional golf on television and wished that you too had your own caddie? Have you longed to have someone carry your clubs, rake the bunkers, provide you accurate yardages to carry lakes, cut a corner or put the ball on the middle of the green?

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Do you remember when we were much younger, playing Super Mario on our game system, and there was a level where the angry Sun would try to fry your character? I think we have reached that time of the year now. It’s early May and being outside has become less than desirable.

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The PGA Tour holds most of its events on resort courses all over the country. Places where most of us can stay and then play the very same course as the pros we see on television. If we’re smart, we play from a different set of tees, but none-the-less, we get to experience what the pros do w…

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This weekend I stepped outside and came to a quick conclusion. Summer is coming and fast. It's getting hot out there and the Sun can be relentless. Just a few minutes outside was enough to make my cheeks a little red. In just those few moments I realized that I should have protected my skin …

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Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, I've had a lot of spare time on my hands. I've been researching and hunting for the very best in golf information to bring to you while you may be holed-up in your home.

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It's an early Sunday evening in April. You roll in the final putt on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club. The crowd rises to its feet and enthusiastically applauds you as you remove your cap and nod, recognizing their ovation. You've just won The Masters.

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If you have read any of my columns from this time of year, you will know that The Masters is my favorite of all the Majors.

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Have you ever thought about what happens when the sun sets at a professional golf tournament? When the sun sets on a golf course it usually marks the beginning of peace and tranquility. The only sounds one may hear are the crickets chirping or the occasional animal taking an evening stroll. …

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By now most of us have watched at least one of the PGA Tour's events as they traveled through our wonderful state. The Tour’s season just completed the Honda Classic, its last stop in Florida until the end of April.

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Spring is my favorite time of year. The weather is great, professional golf is in the state, motorsport has kicked off its season at Daytona and Sebring, and even ice hockey is deep into its season.

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Watching the Arnold Palmer Invitational from the Bay Hill Club in Orlando this past weekend, and seeing Bryson DeChambeau bite off a huge portion of the lake that the sixth hole runs around, brought back memories of the time John Daly put down more than just a crooked number on his scorecard…

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When people think about the history of African-Americans in golf, they are usually familiar with just a few names. Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Calvin Peete, Althea Gibson, and of course, Tiger Woods. Not many have heard the name Bill Wright. That's too bad because his is a name that should b…

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Who doesn’t love an underdog story? Who doesn’t love it when the underdog’s story includes an unbelievable comeback from adversity? I would say that most of us do. This week I have a comeback story about an underdog.

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Many Florida golfers take the winter off. Between crowded tee sheets and higher prices, many of us choose to let our games hibernate. Throw in the current pandemic and you have good reason to just leave those sticks in the garage.

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We see it all the time on the professional tours. Players switch up equipment either due to changing conditions, contracts or just to try something different or new when their game needs a boost. Many changes in a pro’s bag come from their club contracts which usually require them to play th…

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Anyone who knows me is well aware of how I feel about golf courses that wind their way through a development, with houses guarding the edges of the fairways. I realize that the course is usually an amenity designed to compliment the development, but I simply prefer my golf to not involve dri…

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Miniature Golf, Mini Golf, or Putt Putt, has been around since the early 20th century. The earliest documentation of a true miniature course was in the June 8, 1912 edition of the Illustrated London News.