Stories for November 2002
Saturday, November 30
Is there a secret of golf? It’s an expression that you most likely have used on a variety of occasions, including at dinner after a great round.
Balance is critical in all sports, and golf is no exception.
In the spirit of listmaking, here are the nine best teachers who ever ate a vegetarian lunch at my kitchen table, listed alphabetically.
Ireland’s Smurfit, a Euro golf powerbroker, eager to host 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club
Golf can be so many things. It sort of depends on who you are and what you are all about.
Canadians preserve, present their treasured Rocky Mountains
Friday, November 29
Nike Golf executives are confident that they have accomplished two feats which, they say, few others can pull off.
To the end of the COR confusion that had stifled their business for nearly three months, retailers uttered a collective good riddance.
Golf equipment companies that had erred on the side of caution were pleasantly surprised by the Aug. 6 announcement regarding spring-like effect.
Two industry giants, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Callaway Golf, stand to be affected the most by the Aug. 6 ruling on spring-like effect.
Following 20 victories on the PGA Tour, Hale Irwin turned his sights to the Senior PGA Tour in 1995. So far, it has provided a pretty handsome pension plan.
Even after a victory that was about as comfortable as it gets in professional golf, Paul Lawrie was exhausted.
At the Buick Open Aug. 11, Esteban Toledo went toe-to-toe with the biggest heavyweight of them all – Tiger Woods.
Sweden’s Catrin Nilsmark was to be named European Solheim Cup captain Aug. 14 for the 2003 match to be held in Barseback, Sweden.
Karrie Webb's exploits in women’s golf equal Woods’ in the men’s game, but she has achieved a feat even Woods will never accomplish – win five different major titles.
At R&A exec’s urging, ruling bodies unify against high-COR drivers
Achenbach’s U.S. Open top 10
Jeff Rude sprays it off the tee
The early consensus is that Spaldin's new ball will indeed create something of a stir.
With Tiger Woods winning majors, a new ad campaign running and a host of products shipping to retail, Nike Golf is operating on all cylinders – well, almost.
Instructor Smith leads group purchase of Midwest complex.
First it was Anders Hansen to the winner’s circle. Now, it’s Soren Hansen.
If pride is what Bob Clark was seeking, he scored all he could hope for at the 23rd U.S. Senior Open.
This time, Kate Golden couldn’t stop Annika Sorenstam. Neither it seems, can the rest of the LPGA.
Len Mattiace had a mistake-free day. Glen Hnatiuk, however, had plenty of errors.
If you don’t believe May Wood has major game, ask the folks at Pinehurst Resort.
Don Pooley makes Open his first Senior Tour victory.
Saturday, November 16
Only Clubman is not actually a man. Rather, he is a brand, of hair tonics, talcum powders and after-shave lotions that fill the locker rooms of clubs everywhere.
One golf course and a spectrum of action
Having been roughed up in a rookie season in which she missed as many LPGA cuts as she made in 2001, Australia’s Michelle Ellis established modest goals at the outset of this season.
He doesn’t live in Europe anymore, but Carl Pettersson’s sterling 2002 season had him feeling right at home on the PGA European Tour.
Healthy Kuehne roars up rankings
They call it the Silly Season, or at least they used to. It now is called the Challenge Season, and perhaps a new name is justified, because there was nothing silly about the cash earned by two of golf’s biggest names at these year-end exhibitions.
In July, it looked as if the PGA Tour would have to toss in the towel on its attempts to salvage a full 2003 schedule.
Iron reign over, but company confident in new initiatives
It is impossible to underrate the importance of having a consistent, goal-oriented practice routine.
Annika Sorenstam was as good at the finish as she was at the start.
While some players do not have a place to play in 2003, Germany’s Alex Cejka, England’s John Morgan, and Swedes Carl Pettersson and Richard S. Johnson are among those fortunate golfers who have two choices.
Casey Martin is a living, breathing metaphor for golf. His life reflects the turmoil, the struggle, the emotion, the disappointment, the joy that are undeniable elements of the game.
The PGA Tour’s Q-School was a torture test that doubled as a golf tournament. Never before have so many golfers been eaten alive. I think the tournament director was named Hannibal Lecter.
Surviving infamous Q-School pressure special to 1st-timers, Tour veterans alike
After a remarkable year in 2001, we wondered if Annika Sorenstam could top it. Incredibly, she did. But now, even she says 2002 was ‘probably as good as it gets.’
Skeptics will tell you golf is in trouble.
The tentacles of the golf story that dominated 2002 reached from Augusta, Ga., to Washington on Dec. 9 when the White House announced that Treasury Secretary nominee John W. Snow intended to resign his membership in the Augusta National Golf Club.
This is a story about everybody’s new best friend, the wedge.
Travel perks provided to four board officers of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America have sparked a cyber protest among the group’s membership.
Dick’s Sporting Goods won’t be able to avoid the spotlight much longer.
This quaint, charming village deep in the Georgia pines is a place where PGA Tour players love to get away from it all.
FootJoy is making the best of the situation in the glove category – mostly at its competitors’ expense.
Callaway addresses USGA and retail concerns.
The $55 million merger between Huffy Corp. and Gen-X Sports has been completed.
For Ron Dodson, president and CEO of Audubon International, converting golf course developers and owners into environmental stewards has become his life’s calling.
A battered U. S. stock market, fretful consumers and a struggling Japanese economy were just some factors that conspired against Callaway Golf Co. and caused its net sales to drop 18 percent during the third quarter.
United Sports Technologies has tapped the golf swing expertise of the Harmon brothers – Butch, Dick, Craig and Billy – to develop a line of graphite shafts for tour-caliber players.
An educated guess would project 2002 sales for Fiddler’s Green at $9 million to $10 million.
Golfsmith International Inc. has sold a majority interest in its retail operation to First Atlantic Capital Ltd. – a New York-based private investment firm that specializes in acquiring and growing mid-size companies.
For 90 minutes, I watched Suzy Whaley game over nine holes from the most revealing vantage point in the business – as her caddie.
As the need for diplomacy in the Middle East increases, perhaps an unexpected source has been found: Golf.
What a joke – I, the puffball hitter supreme, acting as if I know the first thing about driving a golf ball long distances.
60 Golfweek course raters gather.
Whenever you see a player interviewed on television after winning a tournament, especially if it’s for the first time, at some point the player invariably will talk about breathing and how it kept him or her relaxed.
Despite all the hellish indictments I deliver in this space, I do admire the way performers actually get up before the camera and face the inevitable insults.
The U.S. team overcame a three-shot deficit to France thanks to D.J. Trahan at the World Amateur Team Championship.
The longest hitter in the world is a javelin thrower who turned to golf just three months ago.
The Women’s World Amateur Team Championship came down to three shots – the difference between Australia’s and Thailand’s No. 3 players.
Tour finale: Tales of wonder and woe
The Senior PGA Tour’s most durable performer continues to hit shots, collect checks and earn victories. Dana Quigley was at it again Oct. 20 winning the SBC Championship at Oak Hills Country Club.
The conditions were brutal and the pressure even more intense than usual, but Se Ri Pak found a rather cosmic way to win.
There was a time when Gary Player practically owned the Cisco World Match Play Championship. These days it belongs to another South African superstar.
The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Mass., is offering a unique holiday gift for the avid golfer.
Links 2003 has many of the upgrades necessary to keep pace with its competitors.
Funny, but it wasn’t until Bob Burns was on his way out of Las Vegas Oct. 11 that he decided to roll the dice.
Tom Watson knows how to play in bad weather. Five British Open titles prove that, and now so too does the Senior Tour Championship.
A fortuitous bounce off the back of his wife-to-be was about all the help Jonathan Byrd needed in the final round of the Buick Challenge Oct. 27. The rest he did on his own.
Three female golfers have filed a legal complaint against Coatesville (Pa.) Country Club, alleging that the club denies female members full-voting privileges and weekend tee times during men’s tournaments.
Aree and Naree Song Wongluekiet are heading to the University of Florida next fall – even if only for a year.
Division I men’s and women’s golf coaches hope to amend some of the changes being considered by the NCAA regarding playing and practice time for student-athletes.
By any measure, The First Tee is gaining momentum.
Mirabel, a “private golf community” in north Scottsdale was born in controversy.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton sounds as if he’ll start at the top by working on Tiger Woods.
Tod Leiweke remembers when the fledgling First Tee program was based in a utility trailer at PGA Tour headquarters, and doubled as a "will call" ticket pickup location and a bathroom.
One issue many people have with the official rules is that they are much more geared to serious tournament play than the weekend games.
Don Wood, a senior designer for Cleveland Golf, is tooling down a series of California freeways. The more he gets stuck in traffic, the more he chatters.
Sad to say, but most golfers today will go through their lives (i.e. “playing careers”) without knowing the joys of caddying.
Among the many joys of being an itinerant student of architecture is seeing a golf course brought back to proper form. Consider the case of Aronimink Golf Club, 12 miles west of downtown Philadelphia.
When Josh Gregory was named as men’s golf coach at Augusta (Ga.) State University Sept. 16, he wasn’t sure what to expect or what response he would receive from the Jaguar players.
The latest chapter in Thompson’s illustrious career will read four consecutive USGA Senior Women’s Amateur championships.
When you’ve played golf as long as Tom Kite has, sometimes you have to just hang in there. Sometimes you win with the ‘A’ game, sometimes you don’t.
If Tag Ridings earns a PGA Tour card for 2003 at next week’s Buy.com Tour Championship, the turning point might have been a week off in mid-August.
Oahu: Ocean spray and places to play.
Germany’s Alex Cejka earned his fourth PGA European Tour title Oct. 13, but victory was hardly a familiar feeling.
Se Ri Pak has stopped another Annika Sorenstam streak.
Lovander leads LPGA qualifiers, but Marti misses
Trailing by five strokes at the start of the final round, Phil Tataurangi didn’t think he had a chance to win the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
Joe Louis Barrow will have an impressive story to tell when The First Tee celebrates its fifth anniversary Oct. 24-26 during the organization’s annual meeting at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
Her week at the Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions said a lot about Nancy Lopez. The 48-time winner wanted desperately to be competitive to the very end.
Roland Thatcher finished at 5-under 283 to beat two-time Australian Open champion Aaron Baddeley (final-round 71) by two strokes.
Hale Irwin birdied the first playoff hole Oct. 6 at the Turtle Bay Championship, beating McCord to win the event for the third consecutive year.
You don't want to be without a radio at the Ryder Cup at The Belfry.
Padraig Harrington won the Dunhill Links Championship.
Sorenstam surpasses 8 wins of a year ago by crushing elite Samsung World field.
Charles Howell III turned professional after winning the 2000 NCAA individual championship as a junior at Oklahoma State.
Greg Reynolds had many to thank for his USGA Senior Amateur victory.
Michigan’s Reynolds, inspired by mother, wins Senior Amateur.
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews announced Oct. 1 it will limit the spring-like effect on drivers at next year’s British Open.
The U.S. Golf Association announced Oct. 2 that it has invited 23 top amateurs to participate in a three-day practice session for the 2003 Walker Cup match.
Augusta National Golf Club, closed since May 18, reopens for play Oct. 10.
Candidates for the 2003 U.S. Walker Cup team gather Nov. 29 near Hilton Head, S.C., for a three-day practice session.
Precept launches its Tour Premium 320LS Moon Sole driver.
Wilson Golf and Adams Golf have included hybrids as part and parcel of their new iron sets.
CEO’s changes move Hutin into spotlight.
Paula Marti led a group of 30 players into the final stage of LPGA qualifying.
Arron Oberholser, 27, is making the most of a special medical extension this year on the Buy.com Tour.
Jason Gore shot a tournament-record 18-under 270 for his first Buy.com Tour victory since the 2000 Buy.com New Mexico Classic.
For the second time this season, Bob Gilder recorded back-to-back victories.
Bruce Fleisher shot 67 Sunday to set a Senior Tour 54-hole record at 19-under 191 for his first title since the 2001 U.S. Senior Open.
Robert Karlsson dedicated his victory to sports psychologist Bengt Stern, who died Sept. 6.
Stephen Leaney earned his first victory since the 2000 Dutch Open at the German Masters on Sept. 15.
Annika Sorenstam changed to a new cross-handed grip during the Williams Championship and rolled in birdies.
The LPGA staged a double celebration at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, with Annika Sorenstam’s eighth victory of the year.
Neal Lancaster's double bogey on the 18th hole of the Bell Canadian Open forced a three-way playoff and gave John Rollins the opening he needed for his first PGA Tour title.
On Sept. 13, Dan Forsman handed in his application for PGA Tour Qualifying School.
North Carolina has soared to the top of the nation’s list of most desirable places to stay and play.
Lake Oconee is now being trumpeted as a “golfer’s paradise,” a dream destination.
Thursday, November 14
On Jan. 1, 2008, Cinderella voluntarily will turn back into a chambermaid. The prince freely will turn back into a frog.
The ruling bodies have succeeded only in creating more confusion. And for many golfers, that confusion will translate to resentment in 2008.
The piercing concern for retailers revolves around their ability to get an eclectic and diverse offering of goods if the show downsizes greatly or disappears altogether.
Unlike their brawny brethren, small businesses depend on the PGA Merchandise Show virtually for their very existence.
Changes likely needed to revitalize PGA Show.
The driver compromise between the U.S. Golf Association and The Royal & Ancient Golf Club had one interested onlooker in Latrobe, Pa.
Golf club manufacturers praised the USGA and the R&AGC for their attempt to unify the game’s rules, but many expressed concern that their compromise could cause more problems than it solves.
After entering the day with a seven-stroke advantage, Jason Owens began his Sunday round by spraying the ball all over the PGA Golf Club’s North Course.
Although the Cowboys won the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate last fall, things have been shaky much of the spring.
It was a nail-biter for several schools at the NCAA Division I Women’s West Regional. For Lorena Ochoa, it was anything but.
The premier tandem of Maxfli’s product lineup will be its “Performance Series:” the M3 Tour LT and M3 Tour.
Fairway & Greene Ltd. is now a $20 million corporation that turned a profit after four years in business.
Miriam Kraschinski surged to a commanding victory at the women’s Fall Preview Sept. 17 at Purdue’s Kampen Course.
Jason Gore has moved from No. 62 to No. 4, ensuring his return to the PGA Tour in 2003.
Bruce Lietzke captured the SAS Championship for the second consecutive year Sept. 22.
K.J. Choi lost a chance to play in the $5 million American Express Championship.
Another event against the world’s best just another walk in the park for Woods, who was almost perfect at Mount Juliet.
European captain Dale Reid sent out out Spaniard Raquel Carriedo in the opening singles match against reigning U.S. Open champion Juli Inkster.
Patty Sheehan left four of her best players on the sidelines, resulting in a 4-0 whitewashing by the Europeans.
The United States won three of four Saturday morning foursomes matches.
Americans were overjoyed to forget about the morning foursomes and return to familiar turf: four-ball.
The Solheim Cup began Sept. 20.
Several players gathered for the Solheim Cup weren’t shy in stating where they stand on the subject of female membership at Augusta National Golf Club.
The Solheim Cup, for better or worse, has finally grown up.
U.S. singles rally gives Minnesotans another fine finish.
Two Florida players have finished atop the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings.
Suzy Whaley would be the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event.
Circumstances have presented the Augusta National Golf Club with an opportunity to help golf take a giant step forward.
Wednesday, November 13
On the eve of the NCAA Division I Women’s Central Regional, Tulsa senior Stacy Prammanasudh said she would accept just playing well, but really wanted to win the national championship.
The NCAA Division I Women’s Regionals are the most nerve-racking time of the season for players and coaches. Many say it is even more tense than the NCAA Championship.
If John Daly could have limited his bogeys in the final round of the Benson & Hedges International Open, he might have hoisted the trophy.
Although she only had to make up one shot in the final round, Sorenstam’s triumph again came down to a Hurst mistake on the final hole.
It was the week the grim game face took on a subordinate role, supplanted by the ever- present smiles of animated winner Shigeki Maruyama and the wide-eyed runner-up, rookie Ben Crane.
Curtis Strange was standing alone on the back of the practice range at English Turn Golf & Country Club, working on his wedge game for nearly 45 minutes in mid-90-degree Cajun heat.
I have mixed emotions about the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, more commonly known as Muirfield, the venue for this year’s British Open.
Staff opinion on the latest topics.
Owners’ experience, passion help Golf Galaxy succeed.
With no seniors on his 2001-02 roster, Larry Penley knew that for Clemson to continue its success, someone would have to assume leadership. And he knew exactly who that would be: D.J. Trahan.
In the final round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, Juli Inkster made winning look downright easy.
After a winless streak of 508 tournaments on the PGA European Tour, one would expect Malcolm Mackenzie to have a little trouble closing the deal.
With veterans such as Irwin and Nelson atop the leaderboard with one round remaining, many players feel they’re playing for second or third. Not Sammy Rachels and Dana Quigley.
After his first trip to America, K.J. Choi flew back to Korea and immediately developed a 10-year plan, with the main objective to earn and keep his PGA Tour card.
Saturday, November 9
Recent news that Mark McClure had left Orlimar Golf after only one year on the job prompted two primary questions among industry watchers.
From an equipment standpoint, the most fascinating aspect of the U.S. Open probably was the large number of golfers who included higher-lofted fairway woods in their bags.
The U.S. Golf Association has delayed a decision on which of its 13 national championships, in addition to the U.S. Open, will be covered by a “condition of competition” that limits competitors to drivers with a coefficient of restitution of .830.
Bruce Fleisher’s victory at the 2002 U.S. Senior Open was much more than just another crown to add to an already crowded trophy case.
Winning isn’t getting old for Annika Sorenstam.
The final round of the U.S. Open started well for Phil Mickelson when the crowd at the first tee sang “Happy Birthday” as he prepared to tee off.
The best round of the 102nd U.S. Open belonged to Nick Faldo, a six-time major champion who needed a special invitation from the U.S. Golf Association just to play at Bethpage Black.
Every U.S. Open player who had his eardrums pulverized by the New York fans packed along Bethpage State Park’s Black Course knew that he was witnessing a record-setter, only the record was for decibel count.
So how did Phil Mickelson, runner-up in the U.S. Open, cement his position as the second-best golfer in the world?
Welcome to the 102nd U.S. Open. Root canals to the left, thumb screws to the right. It’s about as much fun as a bank safe atop the head from 40 floors up.
The crescendo of kudos began in 1999 with its management of Bandon Dunes, quickly making the Michael Keiser-owned gem in Oregon a favorite among golf aficionados.
et ready for the Larrazabal brothers, coming soon to a major championship near you. Alejandro is the one hitting the shots. Pablo is the one sprinting up the fairway with Alejandro’s golf bag.
Dillard Pruitt was just here to have fun. Ditto for Tripp Davis.
Carson Herron is the patriarch of Minnesota’s unofficial First Family of Golf, and the middle link in a three-generation run in the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur.
Precept has set its sights on wresting ball marketshare from some of its higher-priced brethren.
With no henpecking shareholders or Wall Street analysts to deal with, privately held Ping is a rarity among major equipment manufacturers: It can pretty much do as it pleases.
How tough have the last 12 months been for U.S. golf equipment manufacturers and retailers?
The British Open is regarded as a great test of golf skill and savvy, and a tournament that attracts the very best players in the world.
In his first season at California State-Chico, coach Keith Thomas led the Wildcats to a pair of team titles and within 15 shots of advancing to the NCAA Division II Men’s Championship for the first time in 36 years.
Start of fall season more stable for Minnesota programs
Hull, Wright give Pepperdine an Aussie punch
Experienced Tigers aim for NCAA championship
U.S. Amateur runner-up at home on the range in Stillwater, Okla.
he thought of leaving school a year early and turning professional weighed on his mind.
Fact: Thanks to Title IX, participation in college women’s golf is at an all-time high.
Bob Gilder won six times in a 24-year career on the PGA Tour/Buy.com Tour.
Thursday, November 7
These smart-spin wedges do something the old spinaroos didn’t: They produce shots that bounce once and spin to a stop.
This is South Carolina, where the fabled low country speaks in a soft and seductive voice.
Par at Royal St. David’s turns out to be an enticing 69.
When you least expect it, a star is born.
Europe’s leader – and the player U.S. fans love to hate – is a man of many contrasts.
Luke Reese, the Wilson Golf executive resigned Sept. 13.
A basic adage of advertising is that when you don’t have substance to sell, you rely upon sex appeal.
The Jan. 23-26 edition served only to fuel fears about the industry’s health and vitality.
It’s time to evaluate golf courses on the basis of their environmental sensibility.
Opened in April 2002, Rustic Canyon is a low-profile layout with a classical design sensibility.
The spirit of invention and innovation is alive and well in the golf industry.
Frenzied discussions on ways to save golf’s preeminent trade expo permeated the 2003 PGA Merchandise Show.
Tom Joyce and Kevin Morris posted a matching 8-under-par 64 to create a sudden-death playoff.
When Ernie Els couldn’t make par on No. 18 at the Singapore Masters Jan. 26 at Laguna National Golf and Country Club, victory was Lian-Wei Zhang’s.
Players keep getting longer off the tee and stronger in the body.
Singh’s game seems strong as ever in Phoenix triumph.
One of the major items concerning legislation that could affect playing and practice time for student-athletes dealt with cutting back, or perhaps eliminating, the fall golf season.
The road to American Junior Golf Association participation became much more inviting Jan. 24 with the release of the organization’s new performance-based entry system.
Bruce Edwards, Tom Watson’s longtime looper, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Annika Sorenstam has expressed interest in sampling a PGA Tour stop.
Saturday, November 2
If you like Cinderella stories, you’re going to love this one.
Though most of the industry’s biggest names haven’t departed, their commitment to stay is tenuous at best.
The era’s golf hat disappearing act makes for one of the more intriguing chapters in The Secret History of Golf Fashion.
If anybody had asked me, I would have told them that...
What’s the formula for calculating effective distance?
There is nothing quite like deep reflections on golf to unshackle the mind from the tensions of the day.
First prize for the biggest development in golf this decade should go to the growing prominence – and perceived importance – of club logos.
Pebble Beach’s aura of exclusivity is well merited.
U.S. Golf Association presidents commonly arrive on the train from nowhere, and golfers outside the USGA’s inner circle know little or nothing about them.
Low country a tasteful contrast to the excesses of Myrtle Beach.
Drivers are making most of the news these days, but wedges are just as active – and interesting – a segment of the golf club market.
Trying to capitalize quickly on the likelihood of a new COR limit, TaylorMade Golf announced it will ship to retailers Aug. 1 a line of “hot” drivers – the R500.
The Titleist driver family tripled in size with the introduction of two new clubs, the 975J-VS and the 975L-FE.
With apologies to Julie Andrews, Callaway Golf is betting that the sound of music is more a solid whack and less a high-pitched explosion.
If the proposal for a higher coefficient of restitution limit becomes a statute, retailers expect a smorgasbord of “hot” drivers to be introduced.
Not many college golf coaches are as fortunate as Pat Goss.
Karyn Stordahl may leave the school she loves.
Community steps up to save Gophers golf.
Division III champs make it look easy, cruising to 31-shot victory at NCAAs.
Schools from the state of North Carolina dominated the NCAA Division III Men’s Championship.
All week, Tyrone Van Aswegen, a 20-year-old sophomore, was the most composed player in the 142-man field.
A month after the golf program was “dropped” and then given a one-year reprieve, Minnesota will advance to the NCAAs for the fifth consecutive time.
Purdue senior Lee Williamson closed the tournament with rounds of 77-77 – his worst back-to-back rounds of the season – and tied for 27th.
You couldn’t have asked for a better showdown than the final round of the $2.5 million Deutsche Bank–SAP Open TPC of Europe.
On another wet LPGA weekend, Scotland’s Janice Moodie made sure there wasn’t another Annika Sorenstam comeback.
Nick Price said his four years without a PGA Tour victory felt like 10. Thanks to a brilliant back-nine stretch at the Colonial, the drought is over.
Similar to Oscar Night, where “it’s just great to be nominated,” qualifying for the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship is a notable achievement on its own.
We are headed toward a head-on collision, and there is no turning back. Either the rulemakers or the manufacturers will prevail. In
From the time he helped carve his first club out of a maple limb from a Virginia swamp at age 7, the swing was Sam Snead’s thing.
The newest driver proposal could become an economic nightmare for golf club manufacturers.
There is one group of builders as bullish as ever on course construction: Native Americans.
Coach Kyle Frakes borrowed a piece of golf history to help guide Rollins College to victory May 24 at the 2002 NCAA Division II Men’s National Championship.
Life came full circle for Duke sophomore Virada Nirapathpongporn at this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Championship.
There’s a hard edge to Denmark’s Anders Hansen. He says it’s something that came from playing college golf in the United States.
Laura Diaz is quickly learning how to win. And the rest of the LPGA is taking notice.
Three-time champion Tiger Woods not a factor as Ryder Cup teammate grabs 7th victory.
Man, if I ever win $58 million, I’m building me a golf course.
As drought conditions continue to worsen in areas across the United States, superintendents are faced with trying to satisfy two diametrically opposed demands.
Desmond Muirhead, one of golf’s most innovative course designers, died of respiratory failure May 2.
A number of regional turfgrass shows around the country have distinguished themselves as opportunities for selling products directly to superintendents.
The communications revolution is probably the most important technological change to affect the irrigation industry.
In the old days of golf, before automated irrigation systems, there existed a special niche in the maintenance crew – the night waterman.
It seems disingenuous to neglect the price of green. It’s also important to do as much as possible to promote efficient water management.
For a golf course manager with a tough, highly variable site where the clientele expects consistent high quality, it can be a job or no-job situation.
Wolf Creek at Paradise Canyon Resort in Mesquite, Nev., opened Oct. 13, a Friday. But that wasn’t an unlucky day for this course.
For the first time in five months, national rounds played for a monthlong period dropped compared with the same month last year.
Two turf equipment technicians associations have held discussions on the possibility of forming a national organization for techs.
A study of waterbirds in golf communities has spawned optimism about the viability of course wetlands and ponds as breeding grounds for such wildlife.
Bankrupt Ocean Trails handed over to creditor.
Defections unlikely, but some companies are weighing costs.