News for Tuesday, October 26, 2010


News 2010 October 26


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Illinois, South Alabama win in Memphis

The Illinois women won its first title of the season Tuesday, claiming a six-shot win at the Memphis Women’s Invitational after the third round of the tournament was rained out.

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Georgia Tech wins first U.S. Collegiate title

Georgia Tech, White win titles

James White and Georgia Tech earned a spot in U.S. Collegiate history Tuesday, winning for the first time at their home event. Ron Balicki reports.

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Grillo, Argentina chasing WATC title at home

Grillo, Argentina on home soil

Emiliano Grillo is in position to become a hero on home soil at the World Amateur Team Championship. Sean Martin reports.

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Whitsett leads Alabama to Isleworth title

Alabama wins at Isleworth

Alabama cruised to victory Tuesday at the Isleworth Collegiate on the shoulders of freshman Cory Whitsett. Ryan Lavner was there.

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Byrd bound for Disney for all the right reasons

Byrd extends schedule

Sure, that Vegas ace assures Jonathan Byrd exempt status, but that doesn’t excuse him from his kids’ trip to golf’s autumn playground.

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Notes: Sun Mountain bemused by complaints

Rick Reimers looked out from his hotel room in Wales and saw nothing but sheets of rain. It was his last day at the Ryder Cup before flying to a business meeting that Friday afternoon, and he didn’t even bother going out to Celtic Manor.

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Toy box notes: Callaway octane driver in play

Callaway already has introduced an Octane line of metalwoods, and Ernie Els won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf with an Octane Tour driver.

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Sights and sounds from the U.S. Collegiate

says corporate skyboxes at the 18th hole were a hit at the U.S. Collegiate.

This and that from this week’s U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia.

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Houston area golf raises over $2.1 M for charities

The PGA Tour’s Houston Open and the Houston Golf Association have generated $2.145 million this year for city charities.

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Golf courses employ goats for maintenance

Goats maintain courses

Goats graze in places where you don’t want to hit your golf ball, helping courses tackle some rugged maintenance assignments.

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Poipu Bay set for December reopening

Poipu Bay Golf Course, which has been closed since April 1 for greens refurbishment, is scheduled to reopen Dec. 16.

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Texas Tech, UCF to co-host ’11 Isleworth event

The Isleworth Collegiate, one of the premier events in college golf, will return in 2011 with a new co-host. Central Florida will join Texas Tech in hosting the event at Isleworth Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

For Mampieri, state team title ends crazy day

Anthony Mampieri had one heck of a final outing as a high school golf coach Oct. 23, even though he didn’t see much of it.

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Manassero out of Andalucia, focusing on visa

Matteo Manassero has pulled out of this week’s Andalucia Masters at Valderrama to focus on getting a visa in time for next week’s HBSC World Championship in Shanghai.

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Moore hooked on barefoot-like TRUE shoes

TRUE golf shoes

As far as Ryan Moore is concerned, TRUE golf shoes aren't just another trend, they're a breakthrough in barefoot technology. James Achenbach reports.

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Poulter, Ryder Cup wow college crowd

describes the scene at the Isleworth Collegiate when Ian Poulter brought the Ryder Cup.

Each year, the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational tries to wow the players and coaches.

Balicki to become 1st non-coach in GCAA HoF

Ron Balicki, who has covered college golf since joining Golfweek in 1983, will be one of seven inductees into the GCAA’s Hall of Fame this fall. He will be the first non-coach inducted.

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Player of the Week: Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell, of Carollton, Texas, shot 2-over 73 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., to win the Texas Junior Tour’s Sooner Junior by one shot.

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Player of the Week: Zachary Coats

Zachary Coats, of Springdale, Ark., shot 4-under 67 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., to win the Texas Junior Tour’s Sooner Junior by two shots.

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2010 Golfweek’s Best New Courses

2010 Golfweek’s Best New Courses

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Golfweek's Best New U.S. Courses

GW's Best New Courses

Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho, showcases visionary design work, and trails only Old Macdonald on Golfweek’s Best New Courses list.

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Q&A: Mike Fox, Isleworth Collegiate director

relays some little-known details of the Isleworth Collegiate after talking with tournament director Mike Fox.

Each year, it seems there is one tournament to which teams hope to score an invite.