• Louisiana Golf Showing Growth

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    Golf Courses Near Texas State Line Undergo Upgrades By Len Ziehm Casino courses Contraband Bayou and The Country Club at Golden Nugget tend to get the most attention when visiting golfers come to this popular golf spot near the Texas line. That’s not always the case, however. A couple other courses well known to the

  • PGA National Unveils Redesign

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    Honda Classic Venue Renovation Returns Greens to Nicklaus’ Vision By Leigh MacKay “It should be won or lost right here.” Everyone who has teed it up on The Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa has read that pronouncement on the plaque beside the rampant bear statue on the 15th tee. And everyone could

  • Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

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    Short Par 4 Event Growing, Thriving By Len Ziehm The Myrtle Beach Fall Classic had been a four-year success in the South Carolina golf mecca, but the fifth staging – which starts on Sunday and runs through Thursday, Nov. 15 – has turned into an event that’s both bigger and better. Landing Short Par 4

  • Calculate Altitude’s Effect on Golf Ball Distance

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    Calculate Wind, Heat, Humidity Effects, Too By Dan Vukelich We’ve all experienced that moment. You’re on vacation far from home, you pure an iron into a green and …. WTF … it comes up 8-10 yards short. Only then do you realize you hadn’t considered the elevation difference and the effect of altitude on golf

  • New Ozarks Gem Opens

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    Ozarks National is Coore-Crenshaw’s Latest By Len Ziehm Given the history of golf in the Missouri Ozarks, it’s shocking what’s been happening in that area these days. This area 20 miles south of Springfield, Mo., didn’t have a golf course until 1938 when Don Gardner, a club pro at two of the Chicago area’s premier

  • Pinehurst No. 4 Redesigned

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    Gil Hanse Also Builds Short Course for Resort By Len Ziehm The Pinehurst Resort dates back to 1895, but its leadership has never been reluctant to change with the times. The estimable contributions of course architect Gil Hanse are just the latest examples of that. Hanse’s portfolio had already featured the Brazil course used for