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8 Out Of 9 Golfers Added Up To 21 Yards Off The Tee By Leonard Finkel With advances in golf club technology, most golfers could easily hit the ball further and more accurately. Yet a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. A Golf Digest study found that 8 out of …

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Texas’ Largest Golf Star Bluejack National Showcased During Lavish Media Preview

MONTGOMERY, Texas — Bluejack National, the world-class private club and community, achieved another important milestone toward its late fall 2015 opening as it was showcased during a lavish media preview to rave reviews during Shell Houston Open week. The exclusive event, which included Bluejack executives and Tiger Woods Design team members, along with club members and course executives, showcased the …

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Texas Golfer Hot List: The Golf Glove Keeping Us Cool

The Texas Golfer Magazine team has had the pleasure of trying out Caddy Daddy’s new Talon Golf Glove over the last couple months, as this notorious Texas heat begins to set in on us all. What we have on our hands is a leather and micro-suede glove with mesh and a perforated design on both sides. Basically, it’s like your …

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Quality prints of Chapman’s ‘Infamous 18 Holes’ available

While some of today’s younger golfers may not be aware of them, many of their parents and grandparents do remember seeing the “Infamous 18 Holes” painted by golfer/artist Loyal H. (Bud) Chapman when they were introduced in the late 1970s. After being featured on the cover of Golf Digest Magazine, art prints posters of the unique imaginary course were made …

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Big Changes at the A&M Traditions Club

By RJ Smiley On October 11, 2014 the largest crowd ever to watch a football game in Texas, watched the Aggies battle Old Miss. That day, 110,633 rabid Aggie fans set an attendance record for the SEC- widely touted as the best college football conference in America. Anyone who has been to Aggieland can speak to the impact these record-breaking events and other …

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Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa – Old West meets luxury.

By RJ Smiley Lajitas Golf Resort is wedged between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, overlooking the Rio Grande River. For centuries Native American and early Mexican peoples crossed the Rio Grande at Lajitas where the river bottom is firm and smooth, carved through solid rock. In the early 1900s, Pancho Villa used the crossing at Lajitas to raid the settlers …

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Top 5 Indoor Golf Games

Golf is one of the best followed and participated sports in the world, but there is one factor that can ruin it in an instance – the weather. If it is belting down with rain, you might as well stay at home rather sitting in the club house waiting for the grey clouds to blow over. If you are still wanting to get your …

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Improve Your Game with New Irons

By Ed Travis Having the proper irons can make all the difference in your scoring and the best way to ensure the set you are carrying meets your needs is to be fitted by a PGA Professional. Iron makers are using many of the features found in drivers such as more flexible faces and multi-material construction to improve performance, forgiveness …

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Hot Drivers for Next Season

By Ed Travis Golf may not have a hot stove league like baseball but that doesn’t mean during the off season we can’t look ahead at the new equipment coming on the market and at least get an idea which of the new number one woods we want to check out. We surveyed club companies and came up with a …

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Golf Courses in Los Cabos on the Rebound from Hurrican Odile

Cabo’s world-class line-up of courses sustained only minor storm damage LOS CABOS, Mexico (Oct. 6, 2014)  Despite the impact of Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm that make landfall in Los Cabos on Sept. 14, the destination’s golf courses sustained only minor damage and are bouncing back quickly. Directors of golf at Cabo’s leading facilities report that cleanup and restoration …

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TGA Wins Inaugural Gold Tee Award from IAGA

DALLAS—The Texas Golf Association’s Championship Department in early November won a national award for best practices in Tournament Operations during the 48th International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) Meeting. The TGA won in the “Large Association” category, which is reserved for state associations with at least 40,000 members. There are approximately 127,000 individual TGA members. From oversized digital scoreboards and …

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Deane Takes Game to a Higher Level

After accomplishing something no other Northern Texas PGA golf professional has done, Stuart Deane competed in May’s HP Byron Nelson Championship at the Four Seasons TPC in Las Colinas. Deane, the teaching professional at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington, completed a “Grand Slam” on the local level in 2013 when he won all four of the NTPGA’s major …

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TCU’s Brun, Texas Team Capture Big 12 Championships

Julien Brun’s second-straight 66 made him the runaway individual medalist at May’s Big 12 Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity. Brun’s 9-stroke win over Iowa State’s Sam Daley tied for the third-largest margin of victory in Big 12 Championship history. Brun’s 72-hole score of 277 was just one stroke behind the Big 12 record of 276 by Oklahoma …

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The Brothers Hogan Shows the Legend’s Warmer Side

Many books have explored with awestruck reverence the Ben Hogan “mystique” and the legend’s remarkable record inside the ropes. The Brothers Hogan: a Fort Worth History endeavors to humanize and demystify the golfing icon in a way few golf fans have ever seen. With details collected and shared by Hogan’s niece Jacqueline Hogan Towery, her late husband Robert Towery along …

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Texas’ Largest Golf Star Bluejack National Showcased During Lavish Media Preview

MONTGOMERY, Texas — Bluejack National, the world-class private club and community, achieved another important milestone toward its late fall 2015 opening as it was showcased during a lavish media preview to rave reviews during Shell Houston Open week. The exclusive event, which included Bluejack executives and Tiger Woods Design team members, along with club members and course executives, showcased the …

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Long Cove opts for unique golf option

By James McAfee Long Cove developers believe they have come up with a solution to the problem many golfers have of not having the time to enjoy the game because of work and/or taking care of a family. It’s the 17-acre Proving Grounds, an innovative blend between a quality practice facility and a family-friendly short par-3 course designed by Architect Tripp …

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Tiger Woods to Design Bluejack National in Montgomery

Former Blaketree Site to Become Luxury Lifestyle Club After already announcing one of the most ambitious and newsworthy private club community developments to hit in Southern Texas in many years, Beacon Land Development sent the buzz off the charts in May by revealing that Tiger Woods and his company, Tiger Woods Design, will be designing the 18-hole golf course at …

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Texas Becomes Center of Junior Golf Universe This Summer

This summer, two of golf’s most prestigious junior events are coming to top-ranked clubs in the Greater Houston area. The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be contested on the Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods (The Woodlands), July 21 -26. The following week, the Junior PGA Championship (presented by the PGA of America) will be conducted from July …

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Know Your “Reference Swing” for Consistent Pitch Shots

By Dave Pelz To learn a good pitch swing motion, use my simple method of finding a “reference swing.” Using my lofted (60-degree lob) wedge, I stop my backswing when the shaft is parallel to the ground, then swing through until the shaft is perpendicular. This length swing, with this club and my normal pitch-swing rhythm, flies the ball 15 …

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Texas Becomes Center of Junior Golf Universe This Summer

This summer, two of golf’s most prestigious junior events are coming to top-ranked clubs in the Greater Houston area. The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be contested on the Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods (The Woodlands), July 21 -26. The following week, the Junior PGA Championship (presented by the PGA of America) will be conducted from July …

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Big Changes at the A&M Traditions Club

By RJ Smiley On October 11, 2014 the largest crowd ever to watch a football game in Texas, watched the Aggies battle Old Miss. That day, 110,633 rabid Aggie fans set an attendance record for the SEC- widely touted as the best college football conference in America. Anyone who has been to Aggieland can speak to the impact these record-breaking events and other …

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Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa – Old West meets luxury.

By RJ Smiley Lajitas Golf Resort is wedged between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, overlooking the Rio Grande River. For centuries Native American and early Mexican peoples crossed the Rio Grande at Lajitas where the river bottom is firm and smooth, carved through solid rock. In the early 1900s, Pancho Villa used the crossing at Lajitas to raid the settlers …

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Top 5 Indoor Golf Games

Golf is one of the best followed and participated sports in the world, but there is one factor that can ruin it in an instance – the weather. If it is belting down with rain, you might as well stay at home rather sitting in the club house waiting for the grey clouds to blow over. If you are still wanting to get your …

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Interview with Pura Vida Tequila Founder Stewart Skloss

By Scott  Talley   First of all, how did you wind up in business with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top? Well, Billy and I have been friends for many, many years, and when I first mentioned the idea of building an ultra-premium tequila company he told me he turned his back on tequila …

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Texas Golfer Hot List: The Golf Glove Keeping Us Cool

The Texas Golfer Magazine team has had the pleasure of trying out Caddy Daddy’s new Talon Golf Glove over the last couple months, as this notorious Texas heat begins to set in on us all. What we have on our hands is a leather and micro-suede glove with mesh and a perforated design on both sides. Basically, it’s like your …

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Top 5 Indoor Golf Games

Golf is one of the best followed and participated sports in the world, but there is one factor that can ruin it in an instance – the weather. If it is belting down with rain, you might as well stay at home rather sitting in the club house waiting for the grey clouds to blow over. If you are still wanting to get your …

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Premium Club Fitting Equals Instant Success

8 Out Of 9 Golfers Added Up To 21 Yards Off The Tee By Leonard Finkel With advances in golf club technology, most golfers could easily hit the ball further and more accurately. Yet a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. A Golf Digest study found that 8 out of …

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Texas Golfer Hot List: The Golf Glove Keeping Us Cool

The Texas Golfer Magazine team has had the pleasure of trying out Caddy Daddy’s new Talon Golf Glove over the last couple months, as this notorious Texas heat begins to set in on us all. What we have on our hands is a leather and micro-suede glove with mesh and a perforated design on both sides. Basically, it’s like your …

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Quality prints of Chapman’s ‘Infamous 18 Holes’ available

While some of today’s younger golfers may not be aware of them, many of their parents and grandparents do remember seeing the “Infamous 18 Holes” painted by golfer/artist Loyal H. (Bud) Chapman when they were introduced in the late 1970s. After being featured on the cover of Golf Digest Magazine, art prints posters of the unique imaginary course were made …

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Top 5 Indoor Golf Games

Golf is one of the best followed and participated sports in the world, but there is one factor that can ruin it in an instance – the weather. If it is belting down with rain, you might as well stay at home rather sitting in the club house waiting for the grey clouds to blow over. If you are still wanting to get your …

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Improve Your Game with New Irons

By Ed Travis Having the proper irons can make all the difference in your scoring and the best way to ensure the set you are carrying meets your needs is to be fitted by a PGA Professional. Iron makers are using many of the features found in drivers such as more flexible faces and multi-material construction to improve performance, forgiveness …

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Hot Drivers for Next Season

By Ed Travis Golf may not have a hot stove league like baseball but that doesn’t mean during the off season we can’t look ahead at the new equipment coming on the market and at least get an idea which of the new number one woods we want to check out. We surveyed club companies and came up with a …

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Golf Courses in Los Cabos on the Rebound from Hurrican Odile

Cabo’s world-class line-up of courses sustained only minor storm damage LOS CABOS, Mexico (Oct. 6, 2014)  Despite the impact of Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm that make landfall in Los Cabos on Sept. 14, the destination’s golf courses sustained only minor damage and are bouncing back quickly. Directors of golf at Cabo’s leading facilities report that cleanup and restoration …

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Don’t overlook golfing in Costa Rica

By James McAfee While eco-tourism remains the main attraction for visitors to the Central America country of Costa Rica, golfers are definitely not overlooked with six artfully-crafted and well-maintained 18-hole golf courses that rank right up there with the best in the United States and at the same time puts them in touch with Mother Nature because of the environments surrounding …

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Texas’ Largest Golf Star Bluejack National Showcased During Lavish Media Preview

MONTGOMERY, Texas — Bluejack National, the world-class private club and community, achieved another important milestone toward its late fall 2015 opening as it was showcased during a lavish media preview to rave reviews during Shell Houston Open week. The exclusive event, which included Bluejack executives and Tiger Woods Design team members, along with club members and course executives, showcased the …

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Haney, Cook, Devlin plus four others inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame

SAN ANTONIO –Hank Haney and Chuck Cook, two of the greatest teachers in the state, along with Australian Bruce Devlin and four others were inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in a gala celebration at the San Antonio Country Club in October. “This game has been very good to me, especially since I moved to Texas 30 years …

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TGA Announces 2014 Players of the Year

The Texas Golf Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Players of the Year. The honorees are: Stratton Nolen of Austin for the Statewide Player of the Year; Mike Booker of The Woodlands for the Senior Player of the Year, John Dowdall of Fulshear for the South Regional Player of the Year and Clarke Kincaid of Trophy Club for the …

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STPGA takes bragging rights

WESTLAKE—The Southern Texas PGA captured the 34th edition of the Joe Black Cup Matches, 14-10, here at The Vaquero Club thanks to domination of the opening day team matches, assuming a 17-16-1 lead in the series. The STPGA jumped off to a 4 1/2-1 1/2 lead in the four-ball matches and stretched the lead to 8-4 in the foursome matches …

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U.S. Open Sneak Peek – A Venue Unlike Any Other

North Carolina’s Pinehurst No. 2 will host two U.S. Opens this June, showcasing a different kind of setup than is seen in most U.S. Open set up by the USGA. Thanks to a restoration by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, No. 2 has no rough. The design duo went back to the site’s original plans and removed irrigation from the …

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Haney, Cook, Devlin plus four others inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame

SAN ANTONIO –Hank Haney and Chuck Cook, two of the greatest teachers in the state, along with Australian Bruce Devlin and four others were inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in a gala celebration at the San Antonio Country Club in October. “This game has been very good to me, especially since I moved to Texas 30 years …

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Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa – Old West meets luxury.

By RJ Smiley Lajitas Golf Resort is wedged between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, overlooking the Rio Grande River. For centuries Native American and early Mexican peoples crossed the Rio Grande at Lajitas where the river bottom is firm and smooth, carved through solid rock. In the early 1900s, Pancho Villa used the crossing at Lajitas to raid the settlers …

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