Sep 04, 2015 | 10:58 am

The Mole Truth?

It’s the unofficial end of summer. Days getting shorter, tans fading, and chances to tee it up starting to blow away like the soon-to-be falling leaves. Plus, the news from the golf world is crazy: Feherty leaving CBS? No Grand Slam of Golf? The Donald is a cheater? Caitlyn Jenner is applying to private clubs as “Bruce”? (Which tees does she want to play from?) It’s enough to make you want to stick your head in the sand. The BUZZ thinks you need a “head-in-the-sand” kind of silly video to cheer you up. So here it is, something we found on YouTube that, honestly, we have no idea if it’s authentic or doctored. It features a disembodied hand, a really silly-sounding English accent, and—purportedly—a golf course superintendent who can find moles underground as if he’s dowsing for water. Is it real? Is it fake? Don’t know, and honestly, don’t care. It’s good for a laugh, which is just what we need right now. Enjoy, and make the most of this last long weekend of the summer. You’ve earned it!

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Sep 03, 2015 | 03:26 pm

Good Call

With the Deutsche Bank Championship starting tomorrow at TPC Boston, the news of a federal judge lifting New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension was the talk of the range on Thursday. "I think it was the right decision,” said Rory McIlroy, who played with Brady at Augusta National in March. "I'm very happy for him, obviously. He obviously felt like he didn't do anything wrong. There was no evidence to suggest he did anything wrong, so it's great. It's great for the area. It's great for him. It's great for the team. So, hopefully, everyone can put it behind them and move on. I'll definitely send him a text." Even diehard Cowboys fan Jordan Spieth approved, despite the fact that Brady would have missed the game with Dallas on Oct. 11 had the suspension been upheld. "You always want to beat the best when they're playing their best," Spieth said. "I think that the Cowboys are fully capable beating the Patriots."

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Sep 02, 2015 | 10:00 am

Free Golf!

Got your attention? Good because Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, is offering guests a free birthday round now through next September. The resort is doing it to commerorate its own anniversary on September 5th when it turns 18 years old. What started as a private country club in the mid-1980s became a great golf destination in 1987. Today it has four courses, two by Tom Fazio, one by Arnold Palmer, and another by Austin native Ben Crenshaw—his first solo design that helped launch his impressive architecture career with partner Bill Coore. The great thing about the birthday deal is you get to choose the course and can play your round within seven days of your birthday. Getting older does have some advantages.

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Sep 01, 2015 | 08:57 am

Go Canada!

While golf participation continues to flag in the U.S., north of the border things are heating up. According to a recent report from the National Allied Golf Associations of Canada, golf play was up 27 percent for the first half of 2015, compared to last year. Nearly 90 percent of the nation’s 2400 courses are open to the public and just shy of 20 percent of the country plays golf, one of the highest participation rates in the world (among adults, more play golf than hockey!), despite—or perhaps because of—a short season. This year, they are truly making up for lost time.

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