News for Monday, December 12, 2011


News 2011 December 12


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October report shows rounds played fell again

Rounds down 3.8 percent

The number of rounds played in the U.S. dropped 6.5 percent in October and contributed to a 3.8 percent decline for the year-to-date total.

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Winner’s Circle: Dec. 5-11, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

Achenbach: A hang-up for smartphones

Smartphones on the course

When it comes to distance measuring in golf, smartphones may not be so smart. Many smartphones contain features and functions that do not conform to the Rules of Golf.

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Maginnes on Tap: Donald redefines success in '11

Maginnes on Tap

Luke Donald's 2011 season may have changed our perceptions of success in professional golf.

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Top 10 men's amateur storylines from 2011

Top 10 amateur stories

Patrick Cantlay put amateur golf on the map in a big way this summer, but so did the Walker Cup and international players Hideki Matsuyama and Tom Lewis. Here are our top 10 men's storylines.

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Ogilvy-Allenby spat looms at Aussie Masters

Geoff Ogilvy says it could be "quite interesting" if he's paired with Presidents Cup teammate Robert Allenby this week in the Australian Masters after their public spat last month.

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TaylorMade introduces new RocketBallz clubs

TaylorMade's new line

A year after a successful campaign with its white-headed metalwoods, TaylorMade reveals its new line of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons called RocketBallz, as well as a new R11S line.