News for Thursday, November 7, 2002


News 2002 November 7


2002: A quick spin on wedges

These smart-spin wedges do something the old spinaroos didn’t: They produce shots that bounce once and spin to a stop.

2002: A seaworthy bed-and-breakfast

This is South Carolina, where the fabled low country speaks in a soft and seductive voice.

2002: Captain’s choice

Par at Royal St. David’s turns out to be an enticing 69.

2002: Safest prediction: Count on witnessing the unpredictable

When you least expect it, a star is born.

2002: Mercurial Monty

Europe’s leader – and the player U.S. fans love to hate – is a man of many contrasts.

2002: Reese steps down as Wilson GM

Luke Reese, the Wilson Golf executive resigned Sept. 13.

2002: PGA Show: Sex appeal over substance

A basic adage of advertising is that when you don’t have substance to sell, you rely upon sex appeal.

2002: Steps to save PGA Show

The Jan. 23-26 edition served only to fuel fears about the industry’s health and vitality.

2002: Course raters should consider environment

It’s time to evaluate golf courses on the basis of their environmental sensibility.

2002: Rare combo: Quality, affordability

Opened in April 2002, Rustic Canyon is a low-profile layout with a classical design sensibility.

2002: Ingenuity on an upward curve

The spirit of invention and innovation is alive and well in the golf industry.

2002: Companies clamor for PGA Show changes

Frenzied discussions on ways to save golf’s preeminent trade expo permeated the 2003 PGA Merchandise Show.

2002: New York duo wins Golfweek Pro Team

Tom Joyce and Kevin Morris posted a matching 8-under-par 64 to create a sudden-death playoff.

2002: Zhang takes unlikely path

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.

2002: Plan for Lefty: Not to be so hefty

Players keep getting longer off the tee and stronger in the body.

2002: Fine at (almost) 40

Singh’s game seems strong as ever in Phoenix triumph.

2002: College response fends off NCAA cutbacks

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.

2002: AJGA revamps entry system

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.

2002: Longtime caddie Edwards diagnosed with ALS

Bruce Edwards, Tom Watson’s longtime looper, has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

2002: Tour events jockey for Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam has expressed interest in sampling a PGA Tour stop.