This Year’s Best Golf-Themed Halloween Costumes

Posted by Kristen on Oct 25, 2016 8:10:39 AM

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For many, dressing up for Halloween is one of the highlights of the year. It’s one of the few times in life when you can put on a costume and pretend to be someone else. But if vampires and zombies aren’t quite your thing, why not dress up as your favorite golfer? Here are five costume ideas for the golf fan this Halloween.

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The Changing Seasons of Golf

Posted by Perry Lefko on Oct 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM


This is the time of year when golfers have to cherish every chance they have to play a round.

The temperatures are dipping for people who live in the eastern part of the U.S. and Canada – and didn’t it seem like only yesterday when the thermometer was going through the roof in what became the hottest summer on record? It certainly felt like that.

And in a way, we were all spoiled. Yes, we sweated like crazy and had to drink tons of water to stay hydrated, and when we finished didn’t the prospect of sipping that first beer make you want to make a beeline for the clubhouse?

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Bill Murray Line Of Clothing Should Be Fun To See And Wear

Posted by Perry Lefko on Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Bill Murray and golf go hand in hand.

Whether he’s playing the game seriously or just to have a hoot, there’s no mistaking Murray on the course. He has dressed in some of the craziest outfits if for no other reason than to have fun and make people laugh.

After all, that’s what comic actors do, and although he is known for his career on Saturday Night Live and the many characters he portrayed, anyone who follows the game of golf knows Bill Murray for the role of the irreverent groundskeeper Carl Speckler in the movie Caddyshack.  He was terrifically funny trying various ways to kill gophers, along with the one scene in which he is dressed in rain boots and a rain cap taking some shots on the practice range, pretending to be the Cinderella story groundskeeper trying to win the Masters.

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The King: Arnold Palmer

Posted by Kristen on Sep 27, 2016 8:07:45 AM


On September 10, 1929, a man was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania that would not only change the sport of golf, but the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to cross his path. Arnold Palmer is undoubtedly one of the greatest golfers to ever walk this earth, but to limit our image of ‘The King’ to his sporting accomplishments is to sell short his accomplishments as a person. Arnie was as great an ambassador for the game as there ever was and his death will leave a hole that can never be filled.

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Arnold Palmer Will Be Remembered As One Of The Greats In All Of Sports

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died, reminding us yet again that the great ones in sports cannot live forever. Mortality does, indeed, have a time limit.

Earlier this year, we mourned the loss of boxer Muhammad Ali and hockey player Gordie Howe, two individuals who helped make their sports great, both with what they did as athletes, but more important what they did as people.

Now we are feeling that aching feeling again following the passing of Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday at age 87. Maybe he made his mark on golf, but he stitched his way into fabric of all of sports.

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Retired Sports Writer Nails A Hole In One With His Biography

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Imagine being paid to write about golf!

Dave Perkins covered the sport in his 40 years as a sports writer, a good chunk of that with the Toronto Star.

Perkins, whom I had the privilege of working beside occasionally during my 21 years with the Toronto Sun, covered 58 golf majors, 10 Ryder and/or Presidents Cups, and countless tournaments of one sort or another in the sport. He also had opportunities to play some of the best courses in the world and interview the best of the best from numerous eras.

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Star Horse Trainer From New Zealand Meets Fellow Kiwi Lydia Ko In Canada

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM


When the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour stopped off recently at Whistle Bear in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, New Zealand-born horse trainer Tony O’Sullivan had a chance to meet fellow Kiwi Lydia Ko.

O’Sullivan, who has been living in Canada full-time since 2004, is a club member at Whistle Bear. He wanted to take his daughter, Mackenzie, to the Pro-Am event at the club to meet the competitors and to talk to Ko.

“There was no one there and Lydia took the time to talk to us for 10 minutes,” he told me. “We didn’t talk about golf. We talked about New Zealand and how beautiful it is. It was awesome. She’s a really, really nice person. People say ‘Lydia Ko is unbelievable to watch. She’s so relaxed and nice.’ And she is. It was pretty cool. Not just because she’s a sports star, but she’s genuinely a good person; she genuinely wanted to talk to you.”

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Hockey Agent Don Meehan Loves To Golf

Posted by Perry Lefko on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Superstar hockey agent Don Meehan loves to golf, he just wishes he had more time to do it.

As the pre-eminent representative for many of the National Hockey League star players, including Steven Stamkos, P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Phil Kessel, Zach Parise and Corey Perry, to name a few of them, the Canadian-based agent who frequently travels to various parts of the world to do business is simply too busy to regularly get out on the course.

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Why Musicians Like To Golf

Posted by Perry Lefko on Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Many famous musicians also happen to be avid golfers.

Probably the most famous one of all is Alice Cooper, who wrote about it in his book: Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict.

Some other high-profile musicians include: Kenny G., Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Adam Levine.

To try to understand what it is about the game of golf that attracts musicians, I asked Gil Moore, who was the drummer for Triumph, a Canadian-based rock and roll band that hit it big in the U.S., beginning in Texas in the mid-70s and went on to play in some major international gigs, including the US Festival in California in 1983. Triumph was part of Heavy Metal Day that included acts such as Judas Priest, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Scorpion, Van Halen and Motley Crue.

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Absentee Golfers From Olympics Is Becoming A Huge Issue

Posted by Perry Lefko on Jul 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM


You can blame the Zika virus and other issues as the reasons some of the best male golfers in the world are passing up the chance to play in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but the reality is the International Olympic Committee created the potential for a problem by including golf in its roster of sports for the first time in more than a century and opening it up to professionals.

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