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TaylorMade's King gives golf a pathway to grow

TaylorMade's Mark King gives golf a pathway to grow with Hack Golf

For more than a decade, golf participation has been in decline despite the industry pouring tens of millions of dollars into grow-the-game initiatives. Which is why our Adam Schupak applauds the effort put forth by TaylorMade chief executive Mark King.

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Q&A: Alana Hughson, Bend, Ore., tourism chief

Q&A: Alana Hughson, Bend, Ore., tourism chief

At first glance, the tourism people in Central Oregon would seem to have their hands full trying to get golfers to visit them. After all, the top four courses in the state, according to the Golfweek’s Best rankings, are at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, 260 miles southwest of Bend on the Oregon coast.

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Central Florida captures Florida Challenge

Central Florida captures Florida Challenge; Florida State second

Four top-50 women's teams from the Sunshine State went at it in the Florida Challenge Monday, and the Central Florida Knights came out on top.

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Long Beach State begins spring with Anteater title

Long Beach State begins spring with Anteater Invitational title

Long Beach State went wire-to-wire to win its spring opener at the Anteater Invitational.

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Hagy, Stalter co-medalists as Cal wins in Arizona

Hagy, Stalter co-medalists as Cal wins Arizona Intercollegiate

Cal started the spring season off Tuesday with a victory, rallying to capture the Arizona Intercollegiate at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

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Cleveland 588 Custom, 588 Altitude drivers

Cleveland adds adjustable 588 Custom driver with 588 Altitude

Cleveland has expanded its 588 family into metalwoods, with a new 588 Custom driver available Feb. 7 alongside the 588 Altitude driver introduced in November.

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USF's Malloy eyes big spring for Bulls, Koepka

Chris Malloy eyes big spring for USF Bulls, Chase Koepka

USF Bulls head coach Chris Malloy discusses his team's success and his star Chase Koepka in advance of the 2014 spring season.

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Phoenix Open: Tee times, Round 2

Tee times: Waste Management Phoenix Open, Round 2

Phil Mickelson looks like he will give it a go this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The defending champion and also the 1996 and 2005 winner of the event, Mickelson is grouped with Bill Haas and Ryan Moore for the first two rounds at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Jones Cup draws NCAA, Walker winners for '14

Jones Cup draws several NCAA, Walker Cup winners for '14

The director of the Jones Cup says the international field is the amateur tournament's best yet, headlined in 2014 by several Walker Cup and NCAA championship winners as well as top mid-ams and juniors.

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Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 5)

Player diary: Bethany Wu (Part 5)

In Bethany Wu's first blog of 2014, Wu talks about becoming the first back-to-back AJGA Annika Invitational champion in history.

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Dubai Desert Classic: Tee times, Round 2

Omega Dubai Desert Classic: Tee times, 1st and 2nd rounds include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy

Fellow Nike golfers Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will join defending champ Stephen Gallacher for the first two rounds of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic -- here are complete tee times.

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Men's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

Men's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Sun Belt Conference.

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Women's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

Women's spring preview: Sun Belt Conference

During the month of January, Golfweek will preview the spring season for each conference. Today, we look at the Sun Belt Conference.