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From The Fairway: Haircuts Gone Bad at the Presidents Cup

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 04:57 Wednesday, 02 October 2013 04:51

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Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel treated themselves to some of the amenities at the Presidents Cup when a barber came to their team room to give haircuts to half the team.

The barber won 2-up.

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From The Fairway: The Presidents Cup On-site Features

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:12 Monday, 30 September 2013 22:04

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There’s plenty to see and do during tournament week besides just watching golf. While you’re at The Presidents Cup, take in the sights and visit some of the fan feature areas noted below. Plan ahead with the downloadable map and you’ll be navigating the course like a pro.

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From The Fairway: Alberta’s Sadlowski Qualifies For Long Drive's "October Eight" In Las Vegas

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:20 Sunday, 29 September 2013 22:10

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MESQUITE, Nevada — The eight longest drivers of the golf ball on earth have been determined and ready for the finals of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to be held October 30, 2013, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The group is known as the "October 8" and will be featured during a series of television shows that premiere October 9 on Golf Channel with additional shows on October 16 and 23 prior to the live, two-hour finale in Las Vegas. (October is "Long Drive Month" on Golf Channel.) A highlight show will air on NBC on December 28.

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Bush Says Obama Shouldn’t Be Criticized for Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 22:31 Wednesday, 25 September 2013 22:22

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ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says President Barack Obama should not be criticized for the amount of golf he plays.

In an excerpt from "In Play with Jimmy Roberts," airing on the Golf Channel, Bush says he understands the pressures of the White House and that playing golf is a good outlet.

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Maybe Pigs Really Can Fly!

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 15:07 Monday, 23 September 2013 14:49

by: Gayle Moss (www.golfgal.ca)

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I was reading the latest edition of Golf Business Magazine this week and the Message from the CEO was, to say the least, disturbing.
 
Although I am well aware of the state of the golf industry and the lack of women in the game, it still upsets me when I read that less than 20% of golfers in the U.S. are female -- especially when 40% of German and Austrian golfers are women.
 
I tried to find out what percentage of Asian golfers have two X chromosomes, but couldn't locate any data (if you have some, please share).
 
But given their domination on the LPGA Tour, I expect their numbers are higher and growing, especially in Korea.
 
But my level of frustration really took a massive spike when I learned from a recent sports industry survey of 40,000 people that out of 123 leisure activities in the U.S., golf ranks 112th in terms of participation by women -- it's behind martial arts, rugby and football. Seriously....Rugby!?

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