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Articles tagged with 'golf'

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Review: Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 golf irons, Nexus carry bag

Published Sept. 12, 2014

It's late summer, but there is still plenty of good golf to be played, and now might be a good time to think about upgrading your old equipment. I finally did, after playing the same clubs for the better part of six years. Here's a look at the Wilson Staff FG Tour M3 irons and the Nexus Carry Bag.

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Golfer's delight: Irish Course at Whistling Straits

Published Sept. 10, 2014

Herb Kohler and architect Pete Dye have a championship legacy up in Kohler, with Blackwolf Run and The Straits course having hosted multiple majors. But there is another course, woven beside The Straits that offers up an unexpectedly different layout than the other two. Add in some of the amenities at The American Club and Kohler Waters Spa and you've got quite an experience.

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No time for golf? Play nine

Published Aug. 18, 2014

The game of golf is losing more players than it's gaining, and one of the primary complaints is that in today's fast-paced world, it simply takes too long to play. One way to get your fix is to just play nine holes. It's an idea the Milwaukee County courses, and even golf's governing bodies, are promoting.

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Wilson Golf: Not your father's clubs anymore

Published Aug. 11, 2014

Wilson Golf is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, and its history is as rich as the game itself with over 60 major championships won, and players on its roster from Gene Sarazen to Arnold Palmer to Padraig Harrington. Despite that history the manufacturer slipped from the golfing consciousness, until a renewed effort the last few yeares has restored its place in the game. Wilson isn't just your father's clubs anymore.

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Wisconsin Club Country Club to undergo renovation

Published Aug. 9, 2014

One of the city's, if not the state's, top golf courses will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation beginning next month. The Wisconsin Club Board of Directors approved a $3.5 million makeover of its private Country Club, located at at 6200 W. Good Hope Rd., by renowned architect Bruce Hepner.

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Golf's most competitive major? The PGA

Published Aug. 7, 2014

The top 100 players included in the Official World Golf Rankings committed to play in the PGA Championship this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky, marking the first time that many of the world's best will tee it up at one tournament. It solidifies the year's last major as its most competitive.

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Stricker named Ryder Cup vice captain

Published Aug. 6, 2014

Madison resident Steve Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour who is now in semi-retirement, was named as a vice captain for Tom Watson's United States Ryder Cup team. He joins fellow Madison resident Andy North alongside Watson.

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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?