News for Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The Hall of Fame election process for Tour players smacks of more of a popularity contest than the vote for class officers at a junior high school.
At an April 20 news conference announcing his election into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Vijay Singh made it clear that this was no time to rest on his laurels.
Duke, UCLA and Auburn are top-seeded teams for the three NCAA Division I Women’s Regionals, the NCAA announced April 25.
Hooters Tour and Gateway Tour officials say the most crucial issue for WCLGT owner Mark Canevari was the concept of guaranteed money in each tournament purse.
Those who say there’s no challenge left for the world’s best players should look to Harbour Town Golf Links, a diabolical gem that still manages to confound whatever modern technology throws its way.
At first blush, it appears the U.S. Golf Association deserves kudos for its efforts to engage manufacturers in the golf ball tradition vs. technology debate. But we’re withholding praise, for two reasons.
When it comes to how golfers evaluate a golf course, bunkers are the second-most important element they consider, yet the way bunkers have come to be maintained has created a race of heightened maintenance expectations.
Greywalls, a new course in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, makes the golfer might feel like he is battling fire-breathing dragons, armored knights and monsters from the netherworld.
Ball makers contemplate how to respond to a USGA request that many of them privately abhor: Roll back technology and create reduced distance golf ball prototypes.
With three consecutive rounds of 2-over-par 290 for a 6-over 870 total, Oklahoma State captured its fifth title of the season April 17 and solidified its No. 1 standing in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Ward, sporting a fresh, can-do mindset, held off a charging Lorena Ochoa by two strokes April 16 to win the Takefuji Classic at Las Vegas Country Club
After making birdies on four of his first five holes to reach 14 under for the tournament and take a four-shot lead, Clarke went 9 over the rest of the way at Harbour Town Golf Links to hand Lonard his first PGA Tour title.
Golf’s friendliest little major turned into an intense, exciting, don’t-dare-to-even-run-to-the-fridge-to-get-a-cold-beer showdown.
It was an extraordinary Masters, on several counts.
We love drivers, we hate drivers. We can’t live without them, we are very emotional about them, we believe they will change our lives. Maybe they will.
Clay Smith’s job is to help retailers find the best available real estate for new stores. And the real estate doesn’t get much better than the plains just north of Dallas – particularly, it seems, if you’re selling golf equipment.
As painful as this free fall might have been, this year's Masters wasn’t Thomas Bjorn’s most glaring failure at a major.
Five weeks before what was perhaps Jack Nicklaus' final Masters, 17-month-old Jake Nicklaus, son of Steve and wife Krista, died in a hot-tub accident.
Billy Casper, the 73-year-old two-time U.S. Open winner said, “I’m ready to play, man. Ready to play.”
For all the knowledge Langer imparted during Donald's Tuesday practice round, it’s not likely either anticipated Donald’s eventful finish to his maiden Masters.
A couple of weeks prior, world No. 6 Padraig Harrington wasn’t sure he was going to play the Masters.
A mini-tour opportunity for women opened in Florida, two days before a separately owned developmental circuit for women on the West Coast shut down.
Ryan Moore's summer included victories at the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Public Links, NCAA Championship and Western Amateur.
I keep listening to people talk about golf balls, and a whole lot of them are not telling the whole truth.
Trevor Immelman beat defending Masters champ Phil Mickelson by one shot – and at least 10 inches.
Former Masters champions Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh may have looked as if they wanted to pulverize each other over spike marks, but eventually they made peace.
At the 69th Masters, Tiger Woods brought a bit of everything to the table.
Jack Nicklaus announced he likely had competed for the last time at a place where he made an impact like no other player.
More golfers used Nike irons than any other brand at the Masters.
Viewers missed out on the second round because of rain, then didn’t see live coverage of Tiger Woods lapping Chris DiMarco on the back nine of the third round Sunday morning.
The Masters turned into something of a rules clinic for fans who closely followed Tiger Woods.
The inevitable march of time demands we start planning for a PGA Tour P.F. That’s Post Finchem.
Because of a computer malfunction, tournament officials had difficulty determining pairings and starting times for Round 3, and in communicating that information to contestants.
I loved the fact that Mr. Short and Straight Fred Funk won The Players Championship.
Ireland: Warm welcome, wonderful golf.
The Masters television sponsors are back, only this time there is a different lineup.
New chief streamlines for eventual sale.
The BellSouth Classic featured 25 players who were entered in the Masters, and 11 of those made it to yet another Monday finish.
Few people look through their sliding-glass doors and envision the 12th hole at Augusta National just beyond their pool. Jerry Tucker did.
John Crooks will lead both his women's and Campbell men's teams into conference championship play over the next two weeks.
The closing holes at Oitavos Golf Club turned the Portugal Open into the tournament no one seemed to want.
Louis Panesi got so upset with the poor quality of range balls available at the club where he was a member that he resigned – then sued for breach of contract.
The U.S. Golf Association has informed equipment makers it is studying three “research areas” that potentially could result in rules changes.
Just when golf’s longest year was being wetted down by golf’s longest tournament, the rain stopped and the wind started.
With adequate time, planning and budget, a club history can be an ideal way to commemorate a club’s past while helping to forge its identity for the future.
Regional development has brought new homes, shopping malls and Starbucks virtually leapfrogging past the golf grounds of Southern Highlands.
Equipment representatives from small and mid-sized companies chase the Tour hoping to get one or two clubs in play to validate their brands with consumers and retailers.
Cleveland Golf soon will have a new corporate parent.