Nature Valley Am tees off at TPC Scottsdale

Nature Valley Am tees off at TPC Scottsdale

As a pilot for Southwest Airlines, John Rutan has a built-in advantage when it comes to competing in the annual Nature Valley Amateur, a grass-roots tournament for the average guy that provides an authentic PGA Tour experience. And, no, it has nothing to do with his golf game even if Rutan was one of the big winners at last year’s championship …

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Antigua Fall Outerwear Line-up

In the fashion business, you’re always a season ahead. So while it may seem odd to talk about cool weather wear just when it is about to reach 100+ in the Arizona desert, we wanted to move past the dog days of summer with this update from our favorite AZ-based golf clothing manufacturer. Antigua’s fall line-up of outerwear is focuses on the “layering” trend – the idea it is more desirable to take off-and-add …

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Golf’s Great Debate: McIlroy or Manassero

Golf’s Great Debate: McIlroy or Manassero

Quick: Who is the better player between these two young international stars — Matteo Manassero or Rory McIlroy? And for that matter, who has the more wins, the 17-year-old Italian or the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland? Chances are most of you answered McIlroy, who looked like a world-beater through 63 holes of the …

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World’s Best Golf Sock by KENTWOOL

World’s Best Golf Sock by KENTWOOL

In 1843, about the time Allan Robertson defeated Willie Dunn in the 20-round “Great Match” at St. Andrews (2 rounds/day for 10 days), Englishman Thomas Kent was busy, on this side of the Atlantic, establishing the wool-textile company KENTWOOL in Philadelphia.

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SunRidge Canyon Provides the AZGA a Reason to Love Tuesdays

SunRidge Canyon Provides the AZGA a Reason to Love Tuesdays

The AZGA golf crowd knows not many folks pick Tuesday as their favorite day of the week. After all, it’s sandwiched between the “ugh, it’s Monday” and “yes, it’s hump day.” Now, the team at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club has people circling it in red on the calendar so they won’t miss “Tasty Tuesdays”.

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20-Years Reporting the Masters Is Not Enough

20-Years Reporting the Masters Is Not Enough

Call me jaded, as in Masters green. Seriously, I can’t help myself. I love the game’s annual magical mystery tour in Augusta, Ga., that much. I guess you might say that’s what happens after being fortunate enough to attend and report on 20 Masters from 1989 to 2009. The truth is, I was hooked after my very first experience in ’89 …

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