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Articles tagged with 'golf'

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Wayward Woods has dragged golf down

Published April 9, 2015

Believe it or not, we are now closer to a decade removed from Tiger Woods' last major championship than we are to his last run of sustained dominance in the game. The greats, always, lose their edge and become shadows of what they were. But Woods' decline was so sudden, the game hasn't quite yet recovered.

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Golf season now open in Milwaukee County

Published March 31, 2015

It must be spring! The Milwaukee County golf courses are now open, and the annual "group tee off" at Currie Park Golf Course with parks director John Dargle, Jr. commemorates the day as he tees off at 11 a.m.

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Put a fork in him! Tiger's toast

Published Feb. 10, 2015

He's 39 years old and shot an 82 just a week ago. Tiger Woods seems worn out, by injury, the spotlight, the scandals and the constant coaching changes that resulted in swing changes. It may well be that we have just about seen the last of him.

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Road to the LPGA Tour now winds through Milwaukee

Published Feb. 5, 2015

Wisconsin has supported women's golf in big numbers during two U.S. Women's Opens at Blackwolf Run, and now the state, and the city of Milwaukee, have a chance to watch the future of the game as the LPGA Tour's feeder circuit, the Symetra Tour, comes to Brown Deer Park Golf Course this summer.

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Pro golf returns to Milwaukee: Symetra Tour heads to Brown Deer

Published Jan. 28, 2015

Milwaukee hasn't had a regular pro golf tour stop since the PGA Tour's U.S. Bank Championship folded its tent in 2009. That is changing, as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is helping bring the Symetra Tour, the feeder tour of the LPGA Tour, to Brown Deer Park Golf Course this summer.

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Swing away the cold at FORE!

Published Jan. 12, 2015

There is nothing better to beat the winter blues than to swing a golf club, and you can do just that at FORE! Milwaukee's location at 530 N. Water St. It's always 72 degrees, you can play three dozen different courses or just practice. And, like any other round, grab a cold one after while you watch the game. When it snows and the wind whips, there's fewer places better to be.

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Figure skating has all the elements of great sport and theater

Published Nov. 4, 2014

Sunday was a great sports television day, but not because of the NFL games or because of golf or surfing or college football or NASCAR. It was a great day because of the International Skating Union broadcast from Skate Canada, featuring what I think is the most beautiful athletic competition around with the best color commentators on TV.

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Ryder Cup drubbing is symptom of a game in trouble

Published Sept. 30, 2014

In a takeoff of the old joke, I find myself asking today, "What if they held a Ryder Cup match and nobody in the United States really cared?" Because that's what it feels like after the Americans were once again walloped by the team from Europe on Sunday.

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After a three year hiatus I'm going to hit the links again

Published Sept. 25, 2014

I gave up a lifetime of playing golf three years ago for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the surprise and sudden death of my closest golf partner. Friday I am going to play golf again. Why, I'm not sure. I have cleaned my clubs, found my shoes and freshened my golf glove and I'm ready to give it another test. Like they say, no fool like an old fool.

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Team USA heavy underdogs in Ryder Cup

Published Sept. 25, 2014

Two years after the "Meltdown at Medinah" in which Team USA blew a commanding lead on the final day, the Americans head overseas as heavy underdogs to Team Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup. History says they'll come back without the Cup as well.

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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.