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From the Fairway: The ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ of Golf Courses

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:50 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:33

altDave Kaplan (@davykap) with Files from Golf.com

Tom Doak is likely familiar to Canadians for the integral role that he played in the reconstruction of St. Georges Golf Club in 2014.

Recognized as one of the preeminent golf course architects in the world, the Pete Dye disciple has designed some of the world’s most famous golf courses including Ballyneal in Colorado and Pacific Dunes in Oregon.

Recently, however, it was one of Doak’s lesser-known tracks that made headlines in the golfing world.

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Course Care: Keys to Effective Leaf Cleanup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:26 Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:19

altElliott L. Dowling, Agronomist, Mid-Atlantic Region

Fall days on a golf course are as close to perfection as one can hope to achieve. The leaves are turning, the weather is cool and it means another summer has passed. Focus on the course transitions from conditioning playing surfaces to renovation projects, leaf cleanup and planning for next season.

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From the Fairway: The 2015 European Tour Yearbook Available for Pre-Order

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:15 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:12

altPaul McGinley’s inspirational leadership of Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup triumph, Rory McIlroy’s iconic summer of success and Martin Kaymer’s incredible US Open victory are all captured in The 2015 European Tour Yearbook priced which can be ordered NOW for the exceptional price of £20.00 for delivery before Christmas.

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From the Fairway: Limited Number of ‘A Golden 18,’ Featuring Some of Nicklaus’ Best U.S. Design Work, Available

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:14 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:00

A Golden 18A limited number of copies remain of the first printing of A Golden 18—A Showcase of Legendary Clubs Designed by Jack Nicklaus, published by the Legendary Publishing Group. Released in June and already having sold through nearly 4,000 copies, the beautiful, oversized coffee-table book highlights 18 premier Jack Nicklaus-designed courses spread across the United States. To preview the book, click here.

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From the Fairway: Well-Known Tree at TPC Sawgrass Removed

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:53 Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:39

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — A couple of years ago William McGirt was playing a practice round at TPC Sawgrass when he heard the distinct sound of a ball hitting bark on the adjacent sixth tee.

It was Ernie Els and the large, overhanging branch near the tee box providing the knock.

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