• Orlando-bound? Think Kissimmee Instead

    Orlando-bound? Think Kissimmee Instead0

    Kissimmee is More Affordable, Closer to Courses, Magic Kingdom By Dan Vukelich If you’re thinking about a golf getaway to Orlando before winter loosens its grip, set your sights a little to the south, to Kissimmee, Fla., a happening town that boasts easy access to 22 public and private courses. Kissimmee, population 60,000, is a

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  • Golf Travel Writers Hold Annual Meeting in Orlando

    Golf Travel Writers Hold Annual Meeting in Orlando0

    PGA Merchandise Show Provides Venue for Annual Gathering Members of the Golf Travel Writers of America held their annual meeting at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando on Jan. 22. Twenty of the organization’s 50-some members attended. Announced new members included Bigg Jon Vic and Bill Cuebas of Biggs Golf Talk , heard on iHeart

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  • Troon Prive’ to Manage Club at Hammock Beach

    Troon Prive’ to Manage Club at Hammock Beach0

    Troon Prive’ is the Private-club Arm of Industry Giant Troon By Dave Daubert The Club at Hammock Beach Resort, which features the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course and the Tom Watson-designed Conservatory Course, has chosen Troon Prive’ to manage the 36-hole-resort in Palm Coast, Florida. Troon Prive’ is the private-club operating division of Troon, the leader

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  • Wanted at World Am: Alaskan Golfers

    Wanted at World Am: Alaskan Golfers0

    World’s Largest Tourney Seeks Golfers from ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ Offers Expense-paid Trip to Myrtle Beach By Len Ziehm The Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship is already the world’s largest tournament with its annual entry number around 3,200, but that’s apparently not good enough. When the event tees off for the 37th straight

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  • Remembering Pete Dye

    Remembering Pete Dye0

    Golf Course Designer Pete Dye Dead at 94 Dye’s Golf Course Architecture is His Legacy By Len Ziehm It was back in 2010 that then Indiana governor Mitch Daniels triggered the creation of the Pete Dye Golf Trail to stimulate tourism in the Hoosier State. The following year, Joy and I became among the first

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  • Sea Island Redesign Labor of Love

    Sea Island Redesign Labor of Love0

    By Dave Daubert Inspired by the traditional profile of Walter Travis’ 1928 original nine-hole course, the new Plantation layout at Sea Island reopened in time for the RSM Classic after a complete redesign by Mark and Davis III of Davis Love Golf Design. It is truly a labor of Love-a vision and ongoing conversation between

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