News for Monday, September 26, 2005
The 108-hole marathon otherwise known as PGA Tour Qualifying School often is likened to a six-day root canal. One major difference: At least a root canal offers novocaine as an option.
Carolyn Bivens may possess limited knowledge of golf and golfers, but she demonstrated a stroke of political genius by organizing “Phenoms to Professionals: Successful Transitions."
I determined that the people who allegedly are interested in picking up golf, or playing it more, are the primary problem, not the game itself.
The Vegas story is too good to stay in Vegas.
By offering custom-fitting in a new way, Jeff Harmet says, Cobra is ready to set itself apart.
Buffeted by declining profit margins, operational problems and shareholder unrest, Ashworth Inc. announced it has hired a financial adviser to help explore the sale of the company or other strategic alternatives.
Shinnecocks’ suit faces long odds, but payoff might be gaming rights.
Jason Gore’s rise was part “Rudy,” part “Raging Bull.” Even more intriguing than his meteoric ascent, however, is a group of players who could scale the same unlikely ladder in 2006.
At the Cox Classic Aug. 7, Roger Tambellini was part of the story as Jason Gore won his third consecutive Nationwide Tour title.
Purdue coach Devon Brouse is a perfect example of how success can make people say the strangest things.
The usual suspects are hovering near the top of college golf. And flying just under the radar is San Diego State, a program that is hoping to become much more recognizable in the near future.
Tunisia? That was close, but not actually a part of Europe. The geography appeared wrong. But wait, everything else was right.
Brad Sutterfield is trying hard to find positives in the season just past. There are many. He’s just having a difficult time identifying them.
England’s Tom Whitehouse earned the top card at PGA European Tour Qualifying School, thanks to a little fatherly advice.
The MBNA WorldPoints Father/Son Challenge is undergoing a youth movement.
Massy Kuramoto, of Hiroshima, Japan, finished the 108-hole event at 3-under-par 429.
Diminutive but dominant, Miyazato shows America what it’s been missing.
Three years ago, we were lamenting the possibility of Annika Sorenstam retiring. Twenty-four victories and $7 million later, it all seems so absurd.
This time around, Bob Heintz wasn’t as fortunate as he had been at second stage. As the late groups finished, there were few train wrecks and the magic number drifted to 11 under.
Bill Haas already had tasted the disappointment of narrowly missing a PGA Tour card once this year. But in the final stage of Q-School, there would be no repeat performance.
During the past two years, leaders of the PGA of America would have us believe they’ve done yeoman’s work in advancing the cause of player development.
With the opening of Seven Canyons in 2003, Sedona has a course that’s solid tee to green and up to the standards of the area’s natural beauty.
By its very nature, Q-School is about train wrecks, not triumphs.
Today’s avid golfers have heard it over and over: The big muscles are in, the hands are out.
When he won his third Re/Max World Long Drive Championship last month with a 377-yard blast, Sean “The Beast” Fister was concentrating on hand speed.
Sadly, most women won’t venture out to their local muni alone.
Jim Furyk became the first American since Corey Pavin in 1995 to win the Nedbank Challenge.
Fresh off winning his eighth PGA European Tour Order of Merit, Colin Montgomerie has gotten a good jump on a ninth.
Generation of women looms as golf’s X factor.
The Ladies European Tour was determined to find a Swede to lead the 2007 European Solheim Cup team in Sweden. On Nov. 24, it selected Helen Alfredsson, who fits the profile perfectly.
Mark Simpson put up a courageous fight, but it was one battle he did not win. Not many do when the enemy is cancer.
Since the 1990s, golf industry research has indicated that reaching out to bring women into the sport is one of the best opportunities for increasing business and growing the game.
Debate intensifies as golf struggles to tap women’s market.
Matt Every, the University of Florida senior earned an exemption into the second stage of Q-School.
In marketing terms, the Southern Farm Bureau Classic was at least a stand-up triple, if not a home run.
Being at East Lake Golf Club meant more to some than it did to others, and it wasn’t something Billy Mayfair took for granted.
Bart Bryant needed to convince himself that he was on the grounds at East Lake Golf Club because he truly belonged there.
A former PGA Tour venue in New Orleans will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for at least two years for rebuilding efforts in the wake of two hurricanes.
Oklahoma’s Anthony Kim did not make the trip with the Sooners to the Nov. 4-6 Carpet Capital Collegiate in Georgia.
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem’s confirmation that the 2007 PGA Tour schedule will have a different look will bring opportunity for international tournaments and players.
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem last week provided a glimpse into the Tour’s fast-lane future.
After spending much of the week watching his PGA Tour hopes slip away like a runaway 5-footer from above the hole, Charley Hoffman delivered.
Golf courses always have been part of the Gold Coast landscape.
Five new courses have opened in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and another two are planned.
The president of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club invited Alister Mackenzie Down Under so he could make recommendations for a course members wanted to build.
The eight elite Melbourne golf clubs that are the Sandbelt are tied together only by status.
Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links opened earlier this year and is proving popular, especially with golfers from Victoria and New South Wales.
Barossa, a region that encompasses the Barossa and Eden valleys, is regarded as the wine center of Australia.
Located about 75 miles south of the South Australian capital, the island of Kingscote is a vast hideaway some 90 miles by 40 miles in size.
Adelaide is home to two of the best courses in the country – Royal Adelaide Golf Club and Kooyonga Golf Club.
Australia has some of the finest golf courses anywhere.
Recent years have brought green NV shafts from Aldila, a rainbow of Mojo balls from Nike Golf and a technicolor explosion from J. Lindeberg and other apparel companies.
PGA of America is rolling in cash, but some members fear for the future.
After his team’s season-opening trifecta, Lott’s mailbox overflowed with letters from possible recruits.
The second version of the Isleworth/UCF Collegiate Invitational turned into a 54-hole playoff to decide the outright individual champion from a year ago.
Before the final round Oct. 30, the Senior British Open champion told his daughter Meg that Jay Haas was “probably going to run away” with the title.
Even after 36 holes and a three-stroke lead, Jee Young Lee wasn’t at all sure she had what it took to win her first LPGA event.
Jean Van de Velde is unhappy at the double standard that now exists in golf, whereby women can play in men’s tournaments, but men cannot play in women’s events.
Paul McGinley may have won the golf tournament, but the Volvo Masters winner was only a subplot in a bigger drama.
Veteran rides emotions to season-ending victory, 2006 PGA Tour card.
With the PGA Tour bound for the negotiating table to decide what the autumn schedule will look like in 2007, know this about 2005: It was a huge month for three first-time winners.
Lupo consulted industry.
Emilee Klein was hired to be the women's coach at the University of Central Florida on Oct. 31, replacing Jill Fjelstul, who resigned Aug. 11.
Proceeds from the PGA Tour’s events during the final weekend of October pushed the all-time level of charitable contributions past the $1 billion mark.
With negotiations set to begin on a new TV contract, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem made a final push last week to sell his membership on a drastically revamped schedule.
The PGA of America culminated its yearlong search for a new chief executive officer by settling on its longtime rainmaker to run the 28,000-member association.
In her first pro start at this week’s Samsung World Championship, Michelle Wie will carry 14 Nike clubs.
PGA Tour seeks ‘playoff’ excitement to revitalize its schedule.
McGraw, 45, replaced Mike Holder as Oklahoma State men’s golf coach Oct. 6, becoming only the third coach in the Cowboys’ illustrious history.
New Orleans coach, players find solace in the storm.
Michelle Wie formally announced she had turned professional on Oct. 5.
Barb Trammell, one of the LPGA’s highest-ranking officials, abruptly resigned Oct. 1, ending 18 years of service with the organization.
Course, event set for all-new look.