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Reporter, Golf Channel
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Covering courses, resorts and avid amateurs for Golf Channel's Morning Drive. (Born at Sports Illustrated, raised at Golf Digest.)

National Interest in Sharp Park Golf Course Restoration — ANOTHER ANTI-GOLF LAWSUIT DISMISSED - SHARP PARK GOLF/HABITAT RECOVERY PROJECT BEGINS Sunday, June 7, 2015 On May 28, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Garrett Wong dismissed the lawsuit Wild Equity Institute, et al vs. City and County of San Francisco, finding that San Francisco's environmental review has been adequate.

Top 10 budget buddies trip destinations in the U.S. — I'm often asked about not only where the world's best golf destinations are, but also where I can go to find exceptional value. Over the years covering buddies trips for Golf Digest and now Golf Channel's Morning Drive, I've determined these ten destinations do golf on a budget better than anywhere else in the United States.

30A’s Truman Makes Special Appearance on Golf Channel — The 30A Company's own mascot, Truman the beach cruiser, made quite the splash in a recent feature on the Golf Channel. Matt Ginella, the network's travel correspondent, made a trip to South Walton to explore not only the area's 13 top-class golf courses, but also the culture and lifestyle that make 30A such a sought-after place to live and visit.

Whistling Straits ready for 2015 PGA Championship — SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- The Straits course at Destination Kohler is a bit of a Midwestern phenomenon. Having risen from the "dunes," by way of thousands of truck loads of dirt and sand, Pete Dye transformed an old military test site into the host of multiple major championships, including the 2015 PGA Championship.

Teeing It Up Near Whistling Straits — Herb Kohler got into the golf business to create a first-rate destination in the upper Midwest. Now, with 72 impressive holes in his Wisconsin portfolio, the Kohler is preparing to host Whistling Straits' third PGA Championship since 2004.

Cape Breton Island's thrilling Cabot Cliffs officially open — INVERNESS, Nova Scotia -- Cabot Cliffs is now open for preview play, with nine tee times available per day through September. The green fee is $150 (CAD) and you have to stay in one of Cabot's 76 rooms to play it.

Jack Nicklaus Has Gone Fishin' — For my most recent Away Game on Central Oregon, which appeared in the October Issue of Golf Digest, I called Jack Nicklaus. He designed one of two courses at Pronghorn and I know he appreciates a good river for fishing, so I asked him if he had ever fished the Deschutes.
Jul 08, 2015

If you like tale of Nicklaus landing 1,358-pound marlin, he tells of "The fish that Jack lost"

Explore South Walton, Florida — In the south, as it relates to golf, we know all about Pinehurst, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah, Sea Island and the RTJ Trail. And in Florida, stealing a majority of the ink, it's TPC Sawgrass, Trump Doral, Streamsong and other high-end resorts, such as The Breakers. Tucked into the Panhandle of the No.

Doak previews reversible course design at Forest Dunes in Michigan — ROSCOMMON, Mich. -- Bobby Fischer was a lot of things. Most notably, he is considered the greatest chess player of all time. So much so that in order to find a challenge he would compete against himself. There is a passionate group of architecture enthusiasts who would argue that Tom Doak is the Bobby Fischer of his time.
May 22, 2015

Tom Doak has sand, topography & an owner willing to take a chance on a reversible routing:…

Where to play golf while in Augusta for the Masters — They come from all over the world. Passionate patrons absorb spring in Augusta as they wander about one of the greatest venues in sports. They get an up-close glimpse of tour tempo, hear the sound of pure contact, combined with a little sun on the back of their necks and legs, and they're overcome with the undeniable urge to tee it up.
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Sep 01, 2015

Questions about courses, resorts or buddies trips? Ask now, I'll answer as many as I can on Friday's @GCMorningDrive.

Sep 01, 2015

Today on @GCMorningDrive (7-9amET) celebrating September with sweet deals at some of my favorite spots for Fall golf.

Aug 31, 2015

@AlanShipnuck @HarryArnettCG (Poor Harry...caught in the middle of a brotherly "social" spat amongst two 8-handicappers.)

Aug 31, 2015

@HarryArnettCG @AlanShipnuck Al takes liberties with facts and zeroes. Both make for more compelling narratives.

Aug 31, 2015

Really, @AlanShipnuck?! 36 & 2?! There's a reason why Sports Illustrated is one of the last print outlets still investing in fact checkers.

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