Pick Up the Pace!

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I love golf. I love the history and tradition. I love the challenge of the game. I love rolling putts on the putting green before a match. I love the side bets that start over breakfast and continue all the way to the first tee. And then my love for the game comes to a […]


An Idea We All Should Support

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Tom Duetsch had a charity golf outing added to his club’s event calendar pretty late in the game this year—not until the end of April, in fact. And because it was scheduled so late, about the only available time to hold the outing was July 3rd and 4th. As General Manager, those dates weren’t his […]


Have Your Members or Guests “Play Like a Tiger”

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I like Nike television ads, in general.  ESPN’s, too, for that matter. But I particularly liked the most recent Tiger Woods ad where club manufacturers at Nike tooled up a set of mini-golf clubs, complete with bag and all.  Tiger, the expectant or new father (depending on when you saw the ad), received the box […]


Give a Cow A Nice Place to Sleep

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When it comes to save-the-animals causes, I have to admit, I don’t get too charged up about whales or spotted owls or Amazon tree frogs, or other species I rarely see. But I have always had a soft spot for cows—there are few sights that I find more idyllic than a bunch of heifers chillin’ […]


Cell Phones, BlackBerries, Civility and Peace and Quiet

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When you get to know me better, you will learn that, for the most part, I am not a fan of cell phones, BlackBerries or any other portable communication devices.  What I detest even more is the use of these devices while on the golf course.  My hat is off to those courses and clubs […]


Rights (and Wrongs) of Spring

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It’s that time of year again, when local newspapers’ golf writers often herald the arrival of another season by devoting an article or column to their assessments of the state of the industry within their respective coverage areas. Often these articles come with side lists that recommend good new courses—and/or clubs that are proven leaders—that […]