August 25, 2004 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Golf's Hidden Gems" Where: Fine Living Network, Saturday, 6 and 9 p.m. Golfers are always searching for a perfect swing and a perfect course. This one-hour special was created to help golfers find the perfect course.
December 8, 1994 |
What's golf without another new event? One less television program. The $2.1-million Diners Club Matches, made-for-television match play among members from the PGA, Senior PGA and LPGA tours, begin today at the Nicklaus Resort Course at PGA West. The regular tour matches start today with 16 teams. There is $890,000 at stake with $250,000 going to the winning team. Top-seeded is the duo of Lanny Wadkins and Paul Azinger; Loren Roberts and Rick Fehr are seeded second.
May 19, 1995 |
There's no telling who was correct in the Ben Wright flap of last weekend, but if he said anything remotely close to what was reported--that lesbians on the tour are hurting women's pro golf--Wright was wrong. Nothing seems to be hurting women's golf. Or men's golf. Or senior golf. It's all booming. There's even a 24-hour golf channel, for goodness' sake. And then there's tennis. There was a time when golf and tennis were considered equals. Not anymore.
December 8, 1999 |
Pelican Hill Golf Club, thanks to its location overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the Newport Coast, has been called "Pebble Beach South." Such remarks are usually made in promotional copy aimed at luring golfers to one of the two courses that sit on the bluffs above Crystal Cove State Park. Rob Ford, director of golf at Pelican Hill, knows the idea of such comparisons makes purists cringe. "The thing we just don't have," Ford said, "is the rich tournament history of Pebble Beach."
February 12, 1995 |
Because one of golf's natural inclinations is to search for something new (see graphite, titanium, oversizing), here comes a 24-year-old Floridian with a loopy grin, a surfer's haircut and a killer golf game. It's David Duval, who finished second to winner Peter Jacobsen last week at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and already has some good things expected of him.