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From the Fringe: Dad Testifies in Vegas Golfer Wrongful Death Case

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 22:30 Friday, 09 May 2014 22:14

Erica Blasberg

Canadian Press

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — The father of the late LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg testified that he knows a Las Vegas doctor he's suing in a civil wrongful death case didn't kill his daughter.

But Mel Blasberg made it clear that he blames Dr. Thomas Hess for pursuing a romantic relationship with his troubled 25-year-old daughter before she committed suicide in May 2010.



From the Fringe: Golf Coach Accused of Trying to Have Teens Killed

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 21:00 Monday, 05 May 2014 20:59

Andrew Nisbet


DUBLIN, California (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area golf coach who was set to receive an award from the PGA before he was arrested and accused of molesting three boys tried to hire a hit man to have them killed, prosecutors said.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has charged 32-year-old Andrew Michael Nisbet with three felony counts for solicitation of murder, authorities said. Nisbet already was facing more than six-dozen molestation charges.



From the Fairway: Schreefel Wins $100k for First LPGA Hole-in-One

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 18:46 Tuesday, 29 April 2014 18:34

Dewi Claire Schreefel

Canadian Press

DALY CITY, California (AP) — Dutchwoman Dewi Claire Schreefel has won $100,000 for her hole-in-one at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Schreefel aced the 157-yard 12th hole with a 7-iron at Lake Merced Golf Club, earning her the prize money from China Trust Bank. She joked it was her biggest check of the year, then told herself while walking up No. 18, "Wow, that's worth more than a car."



From the Fringe: Memes for the World’s Most Interesting Golfer

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:50 Wednesday, 23 April 2014 23:31

Miguel Angel Jimenez meme

That "Dos Equis guy" has nothing on Miguel Angel Jimenez. In fact, the former is a Madison Avenue creation, while Jimenez is the real deal. He just won in his first Champions Tour start, last week's Greater Gwinnett Championship, and he also made plenty of noise at the Masters Tournament the previous week.



FTF Video: adidas Golf Releases Third Episode of Innovations Video Series

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:28 Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:21


CARLSBAD, California — TaylorMade-adidas Golf has released the third episode in their “adidas Golf Innovations” video series.

In the new episode, adidas Golf Tour staff professional Jason Day is put through a series of scientific experiments to analyze how fatigue and foundation affect a golfer’s performance, highlighting the performance benefits of the all new adizero one against traditional golf footwear.



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