Stories for November 2003

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Saturday, November 29

2003: Perspective - Revelations and confirmations

The WGC-Accenture Match Play revealed and confirmed truths and suspicions.

2003: Our Opinion - Not-so-welcome signs

The signs of the times to come, or the time that is here, are disturbing.

2003: The Skilled Player - An exercise in trust

Scott Sackett and Brian Ingraham meld to reconstruct swing

Wednesday, November 26

2003: Business - Frank talk typifies Nike’s ad alliance

It remains to be seen whether Nike's campaign, which debuted this week, will be a success. But it certainly continues Nike's legacy of unconventional creative content.

2003: Business - Owners chart new course in depressed market

What emerged from the Feb. 22-26 “Solutions Summit” was an entrepreneurial spirit that encouraged creative initiatives in a tradition-based business environment.

2003: Business - Doral deal reflects PGA Tour’s auto focus

Whether you’re on site or watching on television, you’ll see Ford’s familiar blue oval logo splashed across Doral’s Blue Monster during this weekend’s Ford Championship.

Sunday, November 9

2003: (Good) Yankees needed overseas

After 2005, The Amateur, as it’s known on this side of the puddle, will be held two weeks later than its current early June date.

2003: Equipping golf’s future

If the PGA Merchandise Show, the 49th edition of which kicked off Jan. 23 in Orlando, is the barometer of the golf industry, then the game has problems.

2003: Punta Cana a sensational blend

If you’re going to schlep all the way down to the Dominican Republic, you owe it to yourself to taste life on both sides of the resort wall.

2003: The perfect swing strikes a balance

What is balance in the golf swing?

2003: Cobra out to maintain its ’02 momentum

New Tour, SS 380 drivers, enhanced irons lead way.

2003: TaylorMade offers new RAC options

TaylorMade has churned out a slew of new products and brand extensions in anticipation of this week’s PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

2003: Knife, MAC showcase intriguing technology

Manufacturers are fond of innovative products that convey a strong visual image.

2003: It’s good to be King

TaylorMade CEO sees himself as just one of the guys.

2003: Perfection takes time for clubs, balls

Acushnet employs more than 1,500 people in golf ball research and operations.

2003: Hogan strives for golden revival

In its 50th year, Spalding flagship sets ambitious goal.

2003: Blue-chip twins nearing goal

Aree and Naree Wongluekiets already have said the LPGA will be their first priority this year.

2003: Aree edges Naree again for Sally win

Aree, ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings, capturing her fourth consecutive title.

2003: Foster logs first victory, survives six-man playoff

Mark Foster won the Dunhill Championship Jan. 19.

2003: Not Badd . . .

Baddeley’s reshaped swing, revamped confidence pay dividends in season debut.

2003: Wie, 13: ‘Women strive harder’

Michelle Wie already is 5-foot-10 and hits 300-yard drives with regularity.

2003: Course causes problems for Thunderbirds

The organization that annually plays host to the wildly successful Phoenix Open recently had its $12 million course placed on the auction block.

2003: British Am moves away from NCAAs

The British Amateur Championship will be held June 19-24, two weeks later than its current date, to avoid a clash with the NCAA Championships.

Friday, November 7

2003: British Am moves away from NCAAs

Beginning in 2006, the British Amateur Championship will be played at a later date to try to attract top college players from the United States.

2003: IMG’s McCormack suffers cardiac arrest

Mark McCormack went into cardiac arrest.

2003: GCSAA sets sights on Florida

Orlando and Jacksonville have emerged as frontrunners in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s search for a new home.

2003: Halfway houses: The simpler, the better

Halfway houses have become as much a part of the American golf experience as cart paths and GPS systems.

2003: Augusta can do whatever it wants

The issue of distaff membership at Augusta National is damaging the game of golf.

2003: Pace enforcement is key

The PGA Tour has introduced a stricter pace-of-play policy for 2003.

2003: More than reggae

Jamaica no longer offbeat choice for golf.

2003: New Pro V1 models set to hit shops

Titleist is set to introduce two new models of the popular Pro V1 golf ball to consumers in 2003.

2003: Mass appeal

Premium golf brands show signs of warming up to major discount outlets.

2003: Clubmakers ‘supersize’ drivers in ’03

Consumers should be very careful about picking the right driver.

Monday, November 3

2003: Immelman breaks through at home

The South African Open was a thriller for home fans, with two South Africans battling for the victory in a one-hole playoff.

2003: Tiger who? Focused Els raises the bar

Ernie Els is now No. 2 in both the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and World Golf Ranking.

2003: Green’s back

Dogged determination leads to veteran’s return to the PGA Tour.

2003: Nike adds Faldo to fold with 3-year deal

Nike Golf announced Jan. 10 the addition of Nick Faldo to its tour staff.

2003: Ploeger tops senior rankings

The Golfweek/Titleist Senior Amateur Rankings title went down to the wire in its first year.

2003: Minnesota probes compliance issues

Despite the turmoil and distractions, the men’s golf team captured the NCAA Division I Championship last June.

2003: PGA show viability in question

The 50th annual PGA Merchandise Show, golf’s largest trade extravaganza, is set to take place in Orlando, Fla., next week.

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