Tag: golf

How to dress ‘Better than Most’ for THE PLAYERS

After years of attending golf’s 5th Major as a fan, I’ve been a credentialed member of the media for four years now. Therefore, I know a thing or two about what to wear for golf’s 5th Major. Read on to discover these handy tips as you embark on a week full of 90 degrees and little access to air conditioning… With THE PLAYERS occurring in early May in the outdoors of Northeast Florida, challenges exist when trying to decide what to wear. But if you follow these handy tips, you can spend more time comfortably researching how to attack...

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How a $1 Transaction Led To Building THE PLAYERS Championship

Early in the wee hours when the sun is just peering over the horizon, the shadow of an industrial-sized lawn mower can be seen rolling over the greens while sprinklers are watering the bright pink azaleas with the faint smell of jasmine in the air. Nearby, servers are setting up tables and golf carts are getting the 5-star detail treatment in preparation for the day’s festivities. It’s this calm before the storm where only those who arrive early enough, can take in the true beauty that is TPC Sawgrass before thousands upon thousands of spectators show up to cheer...

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Pete Dye’s Diabolical Course Design is Featured in PGA Video Series

In a video series by the PGA, the network features great men who have helped shaped the game of golf into the powerhouse sport that it is today. And they couldn’t really do this series without talking about legendary course designer, Pete Dye. Dye has designed hundreds of golf courses all around the world including TPC Sawgrass has said he has never drawn a course plan in his life. Instead of following a rigid plan, Dye uses his senses while out on a construction site to build what his mind imagines. From a similar video series,  former PGA Commissioner...

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Forget Alligators, Golf Course in Australia Has Aggressive 10ft Bull Sharks

Growing up in Florida, I’ve worked my fair share as a server and cart girl for various golf courses. I’ve seen a pack of wild dogs and cats steal a golf ball right off the green. I’ve seen a hawk capture a fish only to be then hunted by nasty crows to have the hawk give up on a 15lb pound catfish. I’ve had a squirrel pee on my golf cart seat in anger because I took my snacks (that were for sale) away from him. I’ve also driven past dozens of alligators that frequent the courses in Florida....

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The Marriage Between a Caddie and a Golfer

“Show up. Keep up. Shut up.” That infamous phrase by Dave Musgrove, caddie to golfers Seve Ballesteros and Sandy Lyle, has been repeated for years as the defining characteristic of the relationship between a pro golfer and his caddie. But for most golfers, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Such is the case for Jacksonville local, John Limanti, who caddies for PGA TOUR golfer, Chris Stroud. “Chris and I are best friends both on and off the course. We have great chemistry, a lot in common, an incredible open line of communication, we’re both extremely loyal people,...

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