September 2, 2013 |
An E-Z-Go golf cart, a Yamaha grand piano, some Lladro figurines. It's the stuff of two long and remarkable lives - the lives of Bob and Dolores Hope. He lived to be 100, she 102, and together they hosted more than six decades' worth of presidents and stars at their Toluca Lake and Palm Springs homes. On Sept. 20 and 21, Julien's Auctions will sell more than 600 items from the Hopes' two homes, a collection including antiques, memorabilia and personal property from his show business career and their political and philanthropic work and golf avocations.
June 26, 2013 |
Thought the Casey Martin golf cart controversy was a thing of the past? Think again. It was back in 2001 when Martin, who suffers from a debilitating birth defect that makes walking painful, sued the PGA Tour for the right to drive a cart while playing tournaments. He won by citing the Americans with Disabilities Act. On Tuesday, Martin again clashed with golf officials over cart use. This time, Martin was working in his current role as the coach at Oregon, watching young players at a U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier in Oceanside, when USGA officials told him to remove his cart from the course.
June 13, 2013 |
If Dad's a golfer, you may want to hit the road and head to Mammoth Lakes. The Sierra Star Golf Course, opened for the summer season at Mammoth Mountain, sits at 8,000 feet above sea level. Along with fantastic views amid Jeffrey pines and red firs, Dad can score a free round of golf -- when you buy a round for yourself. The deal: Book a round of golf -- at the $40 junior rate up to $129 for 18 holes -- and Dad receives the freebie. Greens fees include a golf cart, tees, ball markers, bag tags and practice facilities.
May 16, 2013 |
A malfunctioning golf cart, a faulty electrical system or even arson could have led to the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, but federal and state officials said Thursday that their $1-million investigation had yet to find the cause. Fourteen people died in the April 17 blast, including 12 first responders who arrived nine minutes after the fire was reported - and just eight minutes before the explosion shook the town, devastated two schools and shattered a nursing home.
May 6, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A round of golf with the president of the United States is a rare treat, to be sure. So hitting a hole in one while in a foursome with the commander in chief quickly became the stuff of legend on Capitol Hill after word that Sen. Saxby Chambliss had done just that. “This one's pretty special,” the Georgia Republican told reporters after returning to the Senate for a late vote. It was his second hole in one. Chambliss was part of a bipartisan outing with President Obama on Monday that included Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, a fellow Republican, and Mark Udall of Colorado, a Democrat.
December 15, 2012
We recently toured Rome with private guides from Gioia Private Tours & Trips. They provided a wealth of fascinating history, facts and perspective while we covered the top sights as well as lesser-known sites, with no waiting in line. It was worth the price. Roberto Contursi, Gioia Private Tours & Trips, 4 Francesco Netti; 011-39-335-525-2852, http://www.tours-europe.com . Half-day tour about $353; full day about $523. Admission fees not included. Cost covers up to three people in a golf cart or up to six in a regular vehicle.