News for Friday, December 7, 2012



Love, Snedeker lead Franklin Templeton Shootout

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under 62 on Friday in modified alternate-shot play to take the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Central Michigan to add women’s golf team

After a 30-plus-year hiatus as a varsity sport, women's golf will return to Central Michigan. The Chippewas will field a women’s golf team beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

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In this issue: Dec. 7-14, 2012

Inside the Dec. 7-14, 2012 issue of Golfweek

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The Preserve Golf Club at Palace Casino Resort, Vancleave, Miss.

The Preserve Golf Club, designed by U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate, sits on 245 acres in the heart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Circling Raven Golf Club, Worley, Idaho

Circling Raven is in the back yard of Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort's sprawling grounds – the Gene Bates design flowing over 620 acres.

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Salish Cliffs GC, Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton, Wash.

Salish Cliffs GC challenges players with more than 600 feet of elevation changes amid lush forestry and serene wetlands amid its Gene Bates design.

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Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif.

Journey at Pechanga follows the rise and fall of the rugged terrain as it snakes its way through the Temecula Valley’s native canyons and ravines.

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Miss.

Created exclusively for guests of Beau Rivage, the Tom Fazio-designed course at Fallen Oak across 510 acres of native wetlands, marshes, pecan groves and hardwood forests.

Whirlwind GC at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Ariz.

Whirlwind Golf Club boasts two Gary Panks-designed golf courses, Devil’s Claw and Cattail, draped over 242 acres of desert landscape.

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Feng takes 5-stroke lead into final round in Dubai

Shanshan Feng shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a big five-stroke lead into the final round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.

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Missoula mixes college community with western lifestyle

If you fancy the Western lifestyle but don’t want to sacrifice life’s creature comforts or have the means to spend seven figures on a home in a private golf community, Missoula (Mont.) might be just the ticket.

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Montana combines cowboy lifestyle, modern amenities

Looking for the cowboy lifestyle with modern amenities? Our Martin Kaufmann says that Montana has it in abundance.

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Wardrobe change: Dress casual comes to golf

Michael Jordan was banned from a high-end Miami golf course because he refused to change his cargo shorts. Other course administrators feel “the message (from the Jordan episode) is not good for golf.” And they're doing something about it.

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Youngsters Guan, Zhang miss Australian Open cut

Asia-Pacific Amateur champ Tianlang Guan missed the cut at the Australia Open, but closed with a respectable 2-under 70 that was a dozen shots better than his opening round.

European Tour season-opener delayed again

The start of the European Tour's season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship has been delayed for a second straight day after heavy rain left most of the course under water.

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Fraser leads after 2 rounds of Australian Open

Marcus Fraser of Australia shot a second consecutive 3-under 69 to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Schwartzel increases lead in Thailand to 4 strokes

Charl Schwartzel increased his lead to four strokes at the Thailand Golf Championship with a second straight 7-under 65 on Friday.

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Caddies fight at Australian Open practice area

Golf officials are investigating a fight between two caddies near the practice chipping area at The Lakes before the first round of the Australian Open.