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Martin Kaufmann

Managing Editor / The Golf Life

Martin Kaufmann joined Golfweek in January 2003 as a business writer, and has been managing editor of the magazine’s Golf Life section since 2006. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in old Memorial Stadium watching the great Orioles teams of the ’70s and early ’80s. Kaufmann graduated from Towson State University with largely pointless degrees in English and Psychology, and subsequently has worked for anyone who was foolhardy enough to offer him employment.
 
• First set of clubs: Hand-me-down PGA irons
• Favorite golf memory: Playing Machrihanish in intermittent rain with a former club champion serving as caddie.
• Dream vacation: Spending March in Phoenix playing golf and watching spring training games every day.
• Best golf shot seen live: Watching 2005 U.S. Mid-Am champion Kevin Marsh hit driver off the deck from 265 yards for eagle at the par-5 third on the Engh Course at the Club at Black Rock. Even Black Rock resident Rich Beem said it might have been the best shot he ever saw.

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American pro becomes South African pitchman

Jeff Clause, the CEO and director of golf at St. Francis Links in South Africa talks things South Africa (golf, moving to a foreign country, etc.) in this Q&A.

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Report: Buck, Norman to broadcast '15 U.S. Open

Anchor Joe Buck will be paired with Greg Norman in the 18th tower when Fox Sports broadcasts its first U.S. Open in 2015, according to media reports and other sources.

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South Africa, Day 1: In Cape Town, thrills and thieves

Now settled in on a two-week trip to South Africa, our Martin Kaufmann took in Cape Town with a walk and found himself confronted with a plethora of panhandlers.

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Pinehurst Resort on verge of acquiring National GC

Pinehurst Resort is on the verge of acquiring National Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature design.

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In Season 2, 'In Play' expands its repertoire

The second season of “In Play,” Jimmy Roberts' magazine show that airs on Golf Channel, starts at 10 p.m. EST Monday. The monthly show has been lengthened from 30 to 60 minutes, giving Roberts the opportunity to do the kind of expansive storytelling that he most enjoys.

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Gleneagles pro shares tips on Ryder Cup course

Andrew Jowett, head professional at The Gleneagles Hotel, recently gave Golfweek a scouting report on Gleneagles, the site of this year's Ryder Cup.

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Early sales indicate Americans have Ryder Cup fever

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Blown coverage: The year’s worst days of TV golf

With the celebrity factor, coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am can be one of the toughest events to watch on TV. That got our Martin Kaufmann thinking about the worst days of televised golf on the PGA Tour calendar.

Unlike some sports, at least golf shows class

As Patrick Reed coasted in the American desert while Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson came up short in the Arabian desert, it was easy to lament a lack of drama. One NFL interview made golf more appreciable.

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