Old School Golf

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Golden Eagle Golf Club – A Not So Hidden Gem

Just a hop, skip and a jump north of Brainerd lies a nugget of golf gold. It’s well known in golfing circles as a high-value course with championship features and enough twists and turns that even the most seasoned player will relish the opportunity to take it on. I’m talking of course about Golden Eagle Golf Club.

Minnesota National Golf Course – The Proof Is In The Play

Minnesota National Golf Course in McGregor has become one of Minnesota’s “Must Play” top courses. We all know Minnesota golfers talk and the incredible buzz, fantastic word of mouth and overwhelmingly positive online reviews of Minnesota National say it all.

Izatys Resort – Much More Than A Golf Resort

Since 1921 Izatys Resort has entertained fishermen and their families from the breathtaking shores of beautiful Lake Mille Lacs.

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay – A Star Among Stars

My son and I spent the first few days of April in Texas with legendary golf architect Jeffrey Brauer – designer of The Wilderness. We watched the Dallas Stars clinch the NHL playoffs and reminisced about the good ole days when those Stars were ours.

Cragun’s On Gull Lake – Cruising Along

I don’t need another reason to visit Cragun’s. I have plenty. But the resort isn’t focused on just me and my family. They are focused on YOU and your family… you and your friends.

Breezy Point Resort – Believe The Hyperbole

At some point praise becomes hyperbole. I’m not exactly sure what that point is, but I’m sure I’m well past it with Breezy. But… I can’t go back to simple praise, nor would I modify ANY of my affectionate statements.

An Interview With Kerry Haigh, Chief Championships Officer For The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Recently, Tee Times spent a few minutes with Kerry Haigh, Chief Championships Officer for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Haigh has a behind-the-scenes job and is seldom in the spotlight, but has his finger on the pulse of every PGA of America Championship.

Play, Train And Entertain At X-Golf Woodbury

Play, Train And Entertain At X-Golf Woodbury

It hits me as I’m unloading my clubs in the -15 degree wind-chill that in 10 minutes I’ll be teeing off at Pebble Beach. How’s that for a mood swing? For the next hour or two there will be many catch-yourself moments like that as X-Golf immerses you in a virtual reality, state-of-the-art golf experience.

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Burnsville Indoor Golf – High (Definition) Five

Burnsville Indoor Golf – High (Definition) Five

Golf is a blast in Burnsville. “Blast” as in super fun. “Blast” as in the setting for this simulator studio – inside the vibrant Soccer Blast facility. “I had no idea there was indoor golf there,” a guy said to me at last year’s golf show.

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The Time Is Now For Playing Willingers

The Time Is Now For Playing Willingers

Tee Times caught up with two Fridley golfers on Willingers scenic 12th tee box and inquired about their motivation for traveling 50 miles south to play golf. Seconds after the question was asked, two stately Sandhill Cranes strolled from the woods to within 20 feet of the golfers.

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Whispering Pines – Something To Shout About

Whispering Pines – Something To Shout About

50 miles isn’t very far. Traveled at the right time of day or week it would take you less than an hour to drive that. That’s the drive from Minneapolis to one of the Twin Cities highest rated golf courses on GolfAdvisor.com… one of the Twin Cities highest rated golf courses on Google – Whispering Pines.

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Majestic Oaks Golf Club – Fun For All Seasons

Majestic Oaks Golf Club – Fun For All Seasons

Chances are, since you’re reading this periodical, that you’ve been to Majestic Oaks Golf Club. With three different courses that provide about 75,000 rounds of golf each year, most golfers have made their way up to Ham Lake, MN at least once.

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GreyStone Golf Club – Not To Be Overlooked

GreyStone Golf Club – Not To Be Overlooked

Take the guy who built one of the best public courses in the Twin Cities (if not the best)… the guy who built one of the best private courses in Minnesota (if not the best) and give that local legend a plot of wild Sauk Centre land to build on, and how can he possibly fail?

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Old School Golf

Old School Golf

We all know that the Internet has changed our lives, and mostly for the better. Information and ideas are vital to civilization. Cavemen expressed themselves by drawing on caves. More advanced people wrote on parchment.

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Jackpot Junction And Dacotah Ridge – Double Pleasure, Double Fun

Jackpot Junction And Dacotah Ridge – Double Pleasure, Double Fun

Just a hop, skip and a jump north of Brainerd lies a nugget of golf gold. It’s well known in golfing circles as a high-value course with championship features and enough twists and turns that even the most seasoned player will relish the opportunity to take it on. I’m talking of course about Golden Eagle Golf Club.

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Golden Eagle Golf Club – A Not So Hidden Gem

Golden Eagle Golf Club – A Not So Hidden Gem

Just a hop, skip and a jump north of Brainerd lies a nugget of golf gold. It’s well known in golfing circles as a high-value course with championship features and enough twists and turns that even the most seasoned player will relish the opportunity to take it on. I’m talking of course about Golden Eagle Golf Club.

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Call Your Bluff At Mount Frontenac Golf Course

Call Your Bluff At Mount Frontenac Golf Course

When you read even a little bit about the City of Red Wing the word bluff tends to jump out at you. Barn Bluff, Sorin’s Bluff, and Minnesota Bluff Country are all woven into the fabric of the region. Play 18 holes at Mount Frontenac Golf Course and these bluffs are evident from every vantage point.

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The Wilderness at Fortune Bay – A Star Among Stars

The Wilderness at Fortune Bay – A Star Among Stars

My son and I spent the first few days of April in Texas with legendary golf architect Jeffrey Brauer – designer of The Wilderness. We watched the Dallas Stars clinch the NHL playoffs and reminisced about the good ole days when those Stars were ours.

read more
Breezy Point Resort – Believe The Hyperbole

Breezy Point Resort – Believe The Hyperbole

At some point praise becomes hyperbole. I’m not exactly sure what that point is, but I’m sure I’m well past it with Breezy. But… I can’t go back to simple praise, nor would I modify ANY of my affectionate statements.

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Assessing Your Game

Assessing Your Game

A good friend of mine always says, “A goal without a plan is nothing but a dream!” As we approach the golf season, what are your goals?

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Golf Is Fun…When You Know What You Are Doing

Golf Is Fun…When You Know What You Are Doing

Not that long ago I was teaching a beginner golfer. He told me right away about a big work tournament he had coming up in a couple months. Like most golfers new to the sport he thought it was important to get the ball into the air with some regularity.

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Screen Golf

Screen Golf

Over the course of the golf season, each month in this column we will be sharing ideas to help improve your golf game without changing your golf swing. We will talk about things like efficient practice methods, equipment, course management and new technology.

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Making The Most Of Winter

Making The Most Of Winter

October/November means the end of the golf season for most of us in Minnesota. But just because the season is ending, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop working on your golf game.

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Lowering Your Scoring Barrier

Lowering Your Scoring Barrier

Getting comfortable shooting lower scores and analyzing and working on the areas impacting your game will go a long way in lowering your comfort zone and scoring barrier!

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Practice For Performance

Practice For Performance

If a player is on the range prior to a round, they aren’t practicing, they are warming up. There is a big difference between the two.

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Give Yourself The “Acid Test”

Give Yourself The “Acid Test”

It would be best if each range practice session began with a number of ¼, ½ and ¾ length pitch shots with your sand wedge. Not only is it a small swing to get your muscles warmed up, it helps you build up to the full swing, and of course, it’s a REAL shot.

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Using Analytics To Improve Your Game

Using Analytics To Improve Your Game

The use of analytics has become a huge part of the professional game. At the PGA Tour level the players have a big advantage in that every shot they hit in every tournament round is recorded through Shot Link.

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Dad’s Day Bevis

Dad’s Day Bevis

As we head into the month of June, and our weather finally turns true to its season, we know we can prepare to gear up for a few things – more time for grilling outside and more libations for pairing!

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

According to the country’s most recent wine industry reports, Americans really only consume approximately four grapes. Considering there are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes in the world, we have a considerable way to go before we can begin to categorize ourselves oenophiles.

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

It should come as no surprise that the instinctive wine choice for a mouthwatering pan seared or perfectly grill marked steak hot off the grill is red, but have you ever truly analyzed the exact choice of red grape when pairing to your favorite cuts of meat? I

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Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

As many know we are fortunate to be hosting the 2016 matches of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National and the U.S. team is captained by golf professional, Davis Love III. A gentleman that not only shares great passion for the game of golf, but of another subject that happens to be quite near and dear to my own profession and passions, wine.

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Destination Extraordinaire – The Resort at Pelican Hill

Destination Extraordinaire – The Resort at Pelican Hill

From the moment you pass through the vaulted lobby for that first look at the Pacific, The Resort at Pelican Hill is calling for your attention. What is found spread out below you is the stunning, infinity designed Coliseum pool in all its Italian Renaissance splendor.

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Island Resort & Casino From Sweet To Sage

Island Resort & Casino From Sweet To Sage

Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan doesn’t just have a BRAND NEW course at Sage Run (opening in full this Spring), and it doesn’t just have another course that’s an annual contender for “Best in State” at Sweetgrass.

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Amana Colonies Golf Club – Emerging Target

Amana Colonies Golf Club – Emerging Target

Not all golf courses like to be considered a “hidden gem.” It implies, somehow, that you have to really dig to find the value. In that instance, Amana Colonies is NOT a hidden gem. Its value is blatantly obvious.

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MEDORA, North Dakota – Explore It. Adore It.

MEDORA, North Dakota – Explore It. Adore It.

It’s a trip you have to take… at least once. At least twice. It’s a place you have to spend a night… at least one. Okay, at least two. Really, at least three. Medora may geographically, for all intents and purposes, be in Montana, but it’s also a lot closer than you would think to the Twin Cities.

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The Links of North Dakota – Connect Four

The Links of North Dakota – Connect Four

Ten years ago, almost to the day, I made my first golf loop through North Dakota. I started in Bismarck, at Hawktree, then drove the 140 miles to Medora to play Bully Pulpit, then 150 more miles to play The Links of North Dakota.

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King’s Walk  – A Legacy To Love

King’s Walk – A Legacy To Love

I never have to be asked to write an article on Arnold Palmer. My editors will say, “Hey, there’s an Arnold Palmer…” and I cut them off. “I’ll do it,” I say, not caring in the least what the actual angle is.

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