Stories for March 2006
Saturday, March 25
Miss. Miss. Miss. Greg Owen’s stunner hands Rod Pampling victory at Bay Hill
An ever-growing portfolio of fine courses lures golfers to Spain’s booming southern coast
Saturday, March 4
Avoid the drink at Wigwam Resort, including the Blue Course’s 15th hole above, until after the round in the Southwestern-style bar.
After Katrina, the Gulf Coast’s golf industry plots comeback; sailboats in the fairway
A souped-up Audi coupe. The Greek Sponge Docks and Cuban stogies. More top-flight courses than you can shake an 8-iron at. That can only mean a road trip along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
A soldier’s quixotic mission to bring golf to a golfless, war-torn country
Can’t decide whether to take that golf vacation in Scottsdale or Naples? Tired of maintaining a second home in Palm Springs? Destination clubs, with their premium pads in popular resort areas, claim they have a better idea.
The oldest girls break the standard of wanting ‘study, shop or watch films.’
2006: By Rex Hoggard Bradenton, Fla. Of the 22 juniors who schlepped halfway around the world and arrived at the sprawling IMG Academies bubble-headed, yet
The middle group of boys wasn’t above a little ribbing among themselves.
In the first visit by a Chinese team to America, junior golfers learn finer points of the game.
Michelle Wie looked right at home with a Sunday 66, but Meena Lee played the role of uninvited guest by ending Wie’s hopes, then winning a playoff.
Overlooked and underappreciated, Geoff Ogilvy plays 129 holes, escapes a few certain defeats, beats four major champs, then calls it a week
Stretching expert Roger Fredericks has brought his teachings and techniques to the La Costa Resort, while Pinehurst has teamed with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on its fitness lab (inset).
After growing up in fear of what exercise might do to his swing, Davis Love III has lunged onto the exercise caravan
A test of two fitness labs
Those seeking perfection on the course are discovering that a golfer’s success can depend as much on the condition of the body as what the body does during the swing. Thus, today’s players are the latest generation in the fitness evolution.