Stories for September 2006
Saturday, September 30
Adams Golf’s new Idea Pro forged hybrid iron set targets skilled players, a rarity in a category that primarily has been focused on game improvement.
Willett’s delivery on time for Gamecocks
Duke opened the fall season with a victory at Vanderbilt and many wondered if the reigning NCAA champions were beatable. Seven days later, they got their answer.
Correct call delayed overnight on extra club mishap at Senior Am
When Dave Womack arrived at Forest Highlands Golf Club for his first U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, he was pretty much an unknown
Mike Bell won the 2006 USGA Senior Amateur
“(College students) have grown up with computers and they do not see threats from computers. They trust computers.”
Despite months of hype and hope, the Ryder Cup stays in Europe
Pitch & Putt takes a grass-roots approach to Irish golf
For owner Pat Ruddy, the European Club has been just that – a grand links he envisioned as a child
Northern Ireland tournament provides a glimpse at the history
Each year more than 138,000 golfers from around the world tote their sticks to Ireland to play some of the world’s greatest courses. Last week’s Ryder Cup only served to heighten the focus on Irish golf, which we celebrate with this issue of The Golf Life.
Saturday, September 16
These days, not even an excellent score guarantees a berth in a USGA event
Paige Mackenzie’s improved putting, focus and training will help the new professional
Cristie Kerr and Annika Sorenstam square off
Three months after a near-miss at the U.S. Open, Jim Furyk added to his monster year in Canada.
Seven years later, The Country Club endures a Ryder Cup hangover
Home of the Ryder Cup, Ireland’s K Club is a far cry from your typical Emerald Isle layout
History reveals rookies have had impact on matches
Is the U.S. team ready to turn this thing around?
Thursday, September 7
Tiger Woods somehow has found a way to win four of the last eight majors.
Clubmaker focuses on factors influencing the flat stick.
Premium golf shoes often employ plenty of technology in their construction, but it is rarely perceptible from the exterior.
Matthew Nixon gave new meaning to the old adage “a good putter is a match for anyone” in defeating Bjorn Akesson after 38 holes Aug. 19 to take the British Boys Championship.
Craig Bowden knew exactly what he needed to win his third career Nationwide Tour title.
Tom Kite has played enough golf to know that putting wins golf tournaments.
Pat Hurst had been knocking on the door all season before finally busting through at the Safeway Classic.
Billy Mayfair went from being happy to be here, to thinking about leaving, to in contention, to out of gas, to back in the pack.
Starting with the 1990 U.S. Open, Medinah has had a setup problem that has called into question the integrity of the course for majors.
Woods and Mickelson were the top cards, Ogilvy a warm-up act with plenty of potential.
Players on the bubble heading to the PGA find no Ryder Cup relief at Medinah.
Woods orchestrates another masterpiece in his pursuit of Nicklaus.
Setting, affordability resonate with buyers.
Gaylord (population 3,730) bills itself as a “Golf Mecca,” a reference to the 24 courses within a 45-minute drive.
Food magnate John Tyson counts his Blessings among golf’s stiffest challenges.
It took just 40 days from the time Herb Kohler heard the Old Course Hotel and its Duke’s Course were for sale to close a $40 million deal for the properties in 2004.
New Mexico’s natural beauty paints the backdrop for course and cultural diversity.
The Ryder Cup is the latest victim of the new FedEx Cup system introduced by the PGA Tour earlier this year.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman picked Stewart Cink and Scott Verplank.
Saturday, September 2
Customized driver shafts suit individual players
Richie Ramsay’s path to the 106th U.S. Amateur title was anything but a straight shot
Ochoa remains hot, torches Tartan Fields
A 9-iron over the clubhouse roof, four consecutive bogeys and a blown three-shot lead over the final three holes all added up – somehow – to another victory, his fifth overall at Firestone, for Tiger Woods.