Jan 03, 2017 | 08:50 am

PGA Tour Says Aloha To 2017

While most of the country is under snow and ice, making golf a dream still months away, the PGA Tour says Aloha to the 2017 calendar year by resuming its wraparound season in Hawaii.

For the next two weeks, the Tour will take part in the “Hawaii swing,” beginning this week with the SBS Tournament of Champions in Maui before moving to Honolulu next week for the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Events in Hawaii also means primetime golf for the majority of the country. With TV coverage getting under way at 6pm Thursday and Friday there will be plenty of opportunity to watch live golf over the next two weeks, even if you can’t get out and play yourself.

The Tournament of Champions will feature the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Justin Thomas and all the winners from the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some primetime golf from the Aloha state for the next two weeks before they make their way back to mainland. 

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Jan 02, 2017 | 09:16 am

2017 New Year’s Resolutions That Every Golfer Can Follow

As we turn the calendar to 2017 it’s time once again for the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. You know, when you say stuff like “this is the year I go to the gym every day,” only to last a week or so. Well, have no fear. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions that you can actually keep this year, and have fun doing it!

Play more golf – We will keep this one simple, just get out on the course more. Are you someone that plays once a week? Once a month? Only when your buddy is passing through town? Make a point to play golf more in the new year. If that means squeezing a quick nine in after work before it gets too dark, go for it! Trust me, playing more golf will lead to more happiness in the New Year.

Lower Your Score – One of the benefits of playing more often is that you will notice your game improving. What golfer out there doesn’t want to shave a few strokes off their scores and handicaps? Make it a goal this year to shave strokes off your game. Have a number in mind and go after it. For some it might be to simply shave a stroke a round. For others it might be to finally reach scratch golfer status. Whatever it is, make it your goal and go after it.

Finally Get a Hole-In-One – For those of you that have already gotten a hole-in-one in your golfing careers I would just like to say I, and everyone still waiting for our first, secretly hate you (joking). For the rest of us, let’s see if we can finally get our first in 2017! This resolution is a lot more difficult than the other two, but hey, it will be worth it in the end.

Stick to those resolutions in 2017, and you will have a fun and successful year on the golf course. Happy New Year to everyone, and hit ‘em straight!

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Dec 23, 2016 | 09:26 am

Tiger Teeing it up with Trump?

As originally reported by Golf Digest, Tiger Woods and President-Elect Donald Trump are set to play golf today at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. This will not be the first presidential golf for Tiger, who played with President Obama just over three years ago. The news keeps Tiger at the top of golf fan's minds, especially after his latest tweet and the now-infamous "Mac Daddy Santa" making a return. 

With that news and Christmas image in the books, The Buzz signs off for the remainder of 2016. We will return on Monday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays!

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Dec 22, 2016 | 06:22 am

Chicago Golf Gets A Big Boost

First the Cubs, now golf.

As The Buzz first reported back in September, it has been confirmed that Tiger Woods’ TGR Design will be restoring two historic golf courses on the South Side of Chicago. The announcement came this week with the creation of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance, to be led by NBC golf analyst Mark Rolfing, a native of the Windy City. The alliance was formed to redo the existing 18-hole Jackson Park and 9-hole South Shore courses—which opened in 1899 and 1907, respectively—turning them into one facility.

“This is more than simply a unique opportunity to restore a historic public golf course, it’s a unique opportunity to drive resources and investments on the South Side,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “And even with this restoration the course will remain a real community asset because we’re going to ensure that the neighborhood golfers who have been hitting the links here for years will be able to continue to access and enjoy it at a reduced rate.” 

The $30 million restoration is scheduled to begin in 2017 and be completed in late 2020; it will be financed primarily with private funds. The plan is that golfers will be able to start and finish at either South Shore (shown above) or Jackson Park. The facility also will include a short course designed for family play.

Also involved in the project is the Western Golf Association, which will promote caddie programs drawing on local youngsters who will be eligible for the organization’s Evans Scholarships, and the PGA Tour, which plans to eventually host the BMW Championship on the course. The First Tee of Greater Chicago has been using the two courses for its various programs for more than 15 years. And behind the scenes is Bandon Dunes creator Mike Keiser, another Chicagoan, who is acting as an advisor to the project.

“Over the past few years, I have enjoyed meeting many avid golfers on the South Shore and Jackson Park courses,” said Rolfing. “The community’s passion for the site motivates the vision to enhance these lakefront facilities they are already so proud of.”

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