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Articles tagged with 'golf'

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8 top Milwaukee area golf courses that won't break your bank

Published July 29, 2014

You shouldn't have to drive half a day to play golf. You shouldn't have to take out a loan. You shouldn't have to lose an entire day of your life. With those thoughts in mind I've compiled a list of fun and challenging golf courses within a one hour drive from Milwaukee where you can play a course that demands some skill, provides some challenge and lets you walk away with enough money to take your wife out to lunch.

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Chula Vista is the natural choice for Dells vacationers

Published July 27, 2014

Because Chula Vista is located three miles from "the strip," it has the most rural setting for a water park. For some, this is the main appeal of the resort which means something akin to "beautiful view" in Spanish.

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Coldwater Canyon a golfer's treat

Published July 25, 2014

There is plenty of great golf to take advantage of in Wisconsin Dells, but Coldwater Canyon - now part of the Chula Vista Resort - is a must play for travelers and residents alike.

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Changing of the guard will continue at British Open

Published July 16, 2014

Phil Mickelson unexpectedly captured the British Open last year in Scotland at the age of 43. Tiger Woods last won a Claret Jug at the site of this year's Open Championship, Royal Liverpool, in 2006. They may be sentimental favorites, or players you want to see recapture some glory. But let's face it, the changing of the guard in golf will only continue this week in England.

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12 tips to look and sound like a real golfer

Published June 21, 2014

Over the years I've learned several things about the game, not the least of which is how to look and sound like you really know what the game is about. The look may be ruined once you actually swing at a ball, but you can sound like a serious player all the time. Read on for 12 tips to look and sound like a player.

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Encompass Championship a must visit for golf fans

Published June 20, 2014

The Encompass Championship is 73 miles away in the northern Illinois suburb of Glenview, and it's a must-stop for the Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin golf fan. With the PGA Championship a year away, there is no readily accessible pro event to check out. This Champions Tour event fills the bill.

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Erin Hills is great golf theater

Published June 18, 2014

It's rare that you can tee it up on a golf course and say, wow, "this will look great on television" and have it not affect your enjoyment of the game. Erin Hills has that. And, even without cameras following you around, you can enjoy the grand stage the course provides.

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PGA Tour killing itself with boredom

Published June 17, 2014

If any of these current PGA Tour players have a fan club larger than a couple of dozen people I would be shocked. It's not that they aren't skilled. There are dozens of players out there who are skilled. They can play their butts off. But the big question is, who cares?

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Mickelson's U.S. Open quest great theater

Published June 12, 2014

For a over a decade, it seemed like Tiger Woods' journey to 19 major victories was golf's greatest quest. In reality, it was Phil Mickelson's desire to win U.S. Open and all the heartbreak that has come along in his failed attempts.

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Run up to majors an exciting time for golfers

Published May 26, 2014

The PGA Championship returns to Wisconsin in 2015 when the tournament heads back to Whistling Straits. It seems like "forever" away, but the run-up to those events is an exciting time for state golf.

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2015 PGA Championship volunteer opportunities remain

Published May 20, 2014

There is still time to volunteer for the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and individuals who volunteer for the PGA Championship and complete all assigned and required shifts will earn the unique opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits prior to the general public.

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Wisconsin PGA schedule in full swing

Published May 19, 2014

The Wisconsin PGA schedule is now in full swing, and its tournament slate will offer a great variety of competitions for both WPGA professionals and amateurs.

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Smart work on your golf game now can bring summer success

Published May 5, 2014

The weather hasn't been the greatest for golf here in the "spring," but there are a couple places within the Milwaukee County Parks Golf system that you can quickly work on your game so you're ready to go once the good weather finally sticks.

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No Tiger, no problem: golf is great without him

Published April 15, 2014

Tiger Woods missed the Masters Tournament last week, which was won by Bubba Watson. Waton had to fend off 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to claim his second green jacket, and it proves to me that the game is better off without Woods.

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Minus Tiger, Masters lacks drama

Published April 10, 2014

Tiger Woods will miss The Masters this week after back surgery, and while the world's top player hasn't won a major championship since 2008, his drought and aura have made for compelling television. Now, the tournament is up for grabs with no real hook for the causal viewer.