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From The Fringe: Sports Vision Introduces New Online Tournament Interface

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 19:47 Thursday, 21 February 2013 18:08

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BETHEL, Maine -- Sports Vision Technologies, which manufactures the P3 golf simulator, today announced a new online format and website that enables golfers to meet up for foursomes and tournaments.

"This isn't virtual golf played with a keyboard," said company founder Les Otten. "We've developed a system that enables players to play with their own clubs, in their own homes, and compete in real time with players around the world."

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From The Fringe: Dave Pelz's Back Yard Is Better Than Yours - Or Anybody Else's For That Matter

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 01:16 Wednesday, 20 February 2013 00:38

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Short-game guru Dave Pelz has created what may well be the world's greatest home office.

In this case that translates into 2½ acres for practicing pitching, chipping and putting - in his back yard.
 
One could easily call Pelz eccentric for transforming the rocky terrain around his new house in Dripping Springs, Texas into scale replicas of famous golf greens—the 12th at Augusta National, the island 17th at TPC Sawgrass, the 14th at Pebble Beach—and draping it all with artificial turf.

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From The Fringe: Swede Daniela Holmqvist Uses Tee To Extract Venom

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 23:45 Wednesday, 13 February 2013 23:26

 

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CANBERRA, Australia -- Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist says she was bitten by a spider and used a tee to extract what she thought was potentially fatal venom before finishing her round during qualifying for the LPGA Tour's season-opening Women's Australian Open.
 
The Swedish Golf Federation reported on its website that Holmqvist was hitting out of the rough on the fourth hole at Royal Canberra Golf Club when she felt a sharp pain on her ankle.

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Dinosaur Forces PGA Australia Championship Move

Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 16:16 Monday, 11 February 2013 12:08

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The PGA of Australia will move the venue of its PGA Championship, which was overshadowed last year by the billionaire resort owner's decision to position a giant robotic dinosaur outside the clubhouse and post unusual signage around the course.

 
PGA of Australia chief executive Brian Thorburn announced Monday that the tournament would be moved away from the Sunshine Coast region where it has been staged since 2000.

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From The Fringe Video: Nike - Apologies Ad

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 February 2013 23:26 Saturday, 09 February 2013 23:10

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A couple of weeks on the heels of releasing the 'No Cup Is Safe' ad starring their newest signing, Rory McIlroy and longtime Nike spokesman Tiger Woods, the swoosh company has put out another ad this time featuring Woods on his own for their latest driver The Nike VR_S Covert .

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