TEE IT FORWARD
To help golfers have more fun on the course
and enhance their overall experience by playing
from a set of tees best suited to their abilities,
The PGA of America and the United States Golf
Association have partnered to support “Tee It
Forward,” a new national initiative to be proposed for facilities nationwide from July 5-17.
Tee It Forward encourages all golfers to play
the course at a length that is aligned with their
average driving distance. Golfers can speed up
play by utilizing tees that provide the greatest
playability and enjoyment. The program was promoted last week, at the Senior PGA Championship, and will be promoted at both the U.S. Open
Championship in June and the U.S. Women’s
Open Championship in July.
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the government anticipates will lure free-spend-ing tourists to a nation hungry for cash.
this New York Times report.
One of Fidel Castro’s first acts upon taking
power was to get rid of Cuba’s golf courses,
seeking to stamp out a sport he and other
socialist revolutionaries saw as the epitome of
bourgeois excess. Now, 50 years later, foreign
developers say the Cuban government has
swung in nearly the opposite direction, giving
preliminary approval in recent weeks for four
large luxury golf resorts on the island, the first
in an expected wave of more than a dozen that
Ten years ago, Jason Schechterle was a
rookie police officer in Phoenix when his squad
car was struck from behind
by a taxi traveling more than
100 mph. Schechterle’s car
burst into flames and for
eight agonizing minutes, he
was trapped inside. Once
freed, his life was changed
forever. He suffered third-
and fourth-degree burns to
more than 50 percent of his
body. The skin on his face,
head, and hands were essentially gone. But his
fighting spirit remained. Despite 52 surgeries,
despite having just five working fingers, despite
being blind for eight months, despite all the
therapy sessions just to learn to walk, talk and
eat again, he hasn’t just survived. He has thrived,
with golf part of his focus.
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before the car
You get him fresh-cut grass and
morning fog. Crumbling waves and
gentle kisses on the cheek from
onshore breezes. You put a bow on
briny inhales and well-deserved
exhales. You find the perfect time
to surprise him with generous
sunsets and well-placed tee shots.
And wrap it all up with storybook
memories. What did I get that man
this year? The chance to be a part of
golf history. Pebble Beach.
Spectators lined the course like dominoes,
holding their collective breaths in wonderment
if the old Tiger Woods had risen up out of the
ashes after a vintage performance in the second
round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
As the third day came to a close, Woods
finished shooting a 74, 2-over par. How quickly
a story can change. This has been the Tiger
saga since returning from a tumultuous social
cyclone in November 2009.
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