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Golf Insight

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Have you ever played golf at midnight?

Have you ever played golf at midnight?
Playing golf in the middle of the night? What madness! How do you play at midnight when you can’t even see an inch from your nose? Do you fill the field with spotlights? Do you play in the dark, with all that goes with it? No, impossible. … Read More

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18 holes in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains

Adventurous golf addicts are not looking for new golf courses: they are looking for adventures, for experiences to tell. For them, for you reading this, there is nothing better than a round in the Rocky Mountains. Here the wilderness and the orderly beauty of the greens come together, resulting in an experience that goes far beyond just a passion for golf. … Read More

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Golf heaven is in Mauritius

The Mauritius Islands-or simply Mauritius-are the dream of anyone who loves crystal clear seas and beaches as far as the eye can see. There are only two seasons here, at least by our standards: spring and summer. This, along with the great golf culture that permeates the place, makes Mauritius the perfect vacation destination for a golf addict. … Read More

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The Riviera Country Club, the temple of old Hollywood

The Riviera Country Club is still one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the United States and a true legend. Between the 1930s and 1960s, it was indeed frequented by the great film personalities of the time. Today, although competition has increased, it remains a golf club frequented by prominent personalities. What is his story? … Read More

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For Viktor Hovland, the PGA Tour is on the road

Anyone who has to travel at this time knows how uncomfortable it can be to take a plane right now. In the United States, the situation is even worse, as the acute phase of the Covid-19 emergency is still ongoing. It should come as little surprise, then, that some people rely on alternative means of transportation.

Like golfer Viktor Hovland, who is following the PGA Tour by car. … Read More

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Cypress Point Club: paradise has only 250 seats

Cypress Point is any golfer’s impossible dream, the Everest of golf addicts-a peak too high for most of us. In fact, it is one of the most exclusive and beautiful golf clubs in the world. Its 250 seats are reserved for prominent politicians, businessmen, and movie stars. There is very little room left for anyone else, and unfortunately, all we can do is look at the photos and dream. … Read More

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With Justin Timberlake, golf is getting “greener”

That Justin Timberlake is an avid golf addict has been known for years now. The artist has cultivated a love of green since he was a child, and he has done so quite literally, if we look at his history. Indeed, it has given birth to one of the most eco-friendly golf courses in existence, a veritable temple for lovers of the game and nature. … Read More

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In Dubai, golf is also played in the desert

Dubai is now a destination for all those who love entertainment, luxury tourism, and nightlife. More than a city, it is a glittering oasis in the desert in the most literal sense. What about golf? For the past few years, Dubai has also become a pilgrimage destination for golf addicts from around the world. How? … Read More

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Clint Eastwood: even cowboys play golf.

Clint Eastwood’s most well-known things? The wide range of expressions (with hat and without hat) and the love of golf. The now legendary actor and director has in fact been a golf addict since he was a kid in Oakland. When he was 12 or 13 years old, he started working as a caddie, and it was love at first sight. … Read More

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Golf ball tees you buy at Tiffany’s

There are golf tees in all shapes and materials. Looking for economic support? Here are the plastic tees? Do you wish for something environmentally friendly? Orient yourself to bamboo tees, 100% biodegradable. But what if you are looking for something luxurious and exclusive? In this case, you buy the golf tees at Tiffany’s. … Read More

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Jon Rahm, aka the Caravaggio of golf

Twenty-five-year-old Jon Rahm became the second Spaniard in PGA Tour history to touch the top: first in classic, best Professional in the world. Will it be due to a cool mind, tempered by hard practice and hours on the green, as in the case of Brooks Koepka? Not really. … Read More

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Muirfield and the company of gentleman golfers

The history of the Muirfield Golf Course goes hand in hand with that of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, one of the oldest golf associations of which we have evidence. The green meadows of Muirfield were in fact the last stop on an incredible journey that lasted more than a century. … Read More

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Till death do you part.” Why get married on (and with) a golf course

You met after your canonical 18 holes. You stayed for hours chatting at the golf club bar, comparing each other’s techniques. Eventually you promised to meet there again, this time to play together. Now you are ready for the most important tee time of your life, and it would be nice to relive the atmosphere of that first meeting.
Can you do that? Is it possible to get married on a golf course?
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Shadow Creek, or how to make the desert bloom.

The Nevada desert is a place of great fascination, in which nature shows its wildest and most inhospitable side. Not exactly the right place in which to play golf, it would seem. Against all odds and against all logic, however, there is someone who has succeeded in the feat. More: that he managed to recreate a grass golf course in the middle of the desert. … Read More

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The hard struggle for the lands of Erin Hills.

The Erin Hills Golf Course has a history as bizarre as it is sad. In fact, it was born from the dream of an American entrepreneur, Robert Lang. Over the years, the man has amassed quite a fortune and now wants to use it to realize a grand plan: a golf course of his own. Too bad things are not going as planned. … Read More

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How many calories are burned by playing golf

Golf is a head sport with, however, a strong physical component that is often underestimated. In this article we will see how many calories are burned by playing golf, even if only in spans. In fact, remember that the amount of energy spent on an activity also depends on your weight and the amount of lean mass.
In any case, let’s start by getting an idea. … Read More

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A 24-karat gold golf ball.

After seeing Tiffany’s silver tees, 24-karat gold golf balls could not be missed. Just as in the case of tees, we are talking about objects born more for living rooms at home than for the green. Nevertheless, there is nothing to stop you from taking a gold golf ball to the course and seeing what happens.

At your own risk, of course. … Read More

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For Andy Garcia, green is the color of love

After seeing Tiffany’s silver tees, 24-karat gold golf balls could not be missed. Just as in the case of tees, we are talking about objects born more for living rooms at home than for the green. Nevertheless, there is nothing to stop you from taking a gold golf ball to the course and seeing what happens.

At your own risk, of course. … Read More

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Morikawa, 23 years old and a passion for records

Twenty-three-year-old Collin Morikawa is a wave of newness, in the post-quarantine golf world. Although he has only been a Professional for one year, he made those who saw him in action at the PGA Championship dream. This victory, however, is only the tip of an iceberg of achievements, many of which were made even more extraordinary by their young age. … Read More

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How a pine tree made Eisenhower “hate” golf

Until a few years ago, there was a tree at Augusta National with an unholy reputation. He was said to have turned on one of the great minds of World War II, starting an all-out fight against him. It was called the Eisenhower Tree and was the obsession of the general and future president of the United States. … Read More

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How many people play golf in the world?

While we have already talked about the popularity of golf in different countries, we have talked little about the number of golfers in the world. We focused mainly on the number of golf courses and holes, which can be frequented by both native golf addicts and tourists. … Read More

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In Spain, you reach the golf course by jet

In these times, there is no such thing as too much security. Also on the golf course. Reserva Sotogrande Golf Resort has found a solution for those who live abroad but fear the risks of air travel: a package with a stay at the resort, access to the golf course, and a private jet to fly to Spain. Covid-19-proof. … Read More

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Colonial’s old 18-hole course is about to get a big cut

When Colonial Country Club closed in 2014, it was a blow to golf addicts in the area. For nearly 70 years, the golf club had been a central element in Jackson’s golf community. It didn’t seem real that it should end like this, overnight.

In fact, that may not be the case: the Colonial Country Club may be making a comeback, albeit in a reduced format. … Read More

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The golf course? In the midst of greenery and with the spa

For the United States (and beyond) this is a special time. The pandemic has dealt a severe blow to many sectors, most notably tourism. Yet, there is one type of tourism that seems to enjoy excellent health: luxury wellness tourism, which is often complemented by golf tourism.

U.S. golf addicts are flocking to resorts with not only beautiful golf courses but also dreamy spas. Why this phenomenon? What’s going on? … Read More

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Who are the richest golfers in the world?

Who are the richest golfers in the world? – Golf is a sport that turns over millions worldwide. In the highest-paid tournaments, the first-place finisher can earn up to $5 million at one time. Entrepreneurs like Donald Trump spend up to $269 million, to build golf courses of extreme luxury. In short, green is the symbolic color of the sport: the green of grass and the green of the dollar. … Read More

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How Eisenhower turned golf into a sport for the middle class

Historian Catherine Lewis devoted an entire book to President Eisenhower’s passion for golf. In “Don’t Ask What I Shot,” he talks not only about Eisenhower’s terrible pine, but also about how the president made golf a sport for the middle class. At least in the United States. Indeed, it was his love of sports that turned it into entertainment for everyone, not just the rich. How did all this happen? … Read More

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What was the largest margin of victory in a tournament?

The widest margin of victory in an official golf tournament is an impressive 16 strokes, and it is not Tiger Woods’ doing. In fact, the champion’s personal best stops at “only” 15 strokes, earning him a very respectable second place in history. Who sits at the top of the podium, then?
Strange as it may seem, that first place is quite crowded.
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