Apr 17, 2015 | 06:52 am

Your Piece Of Paradise

If you have a few spare millions lying around and the hankering to be a course owner, this could be your lucky day. Makalei Golf Club is for sale. Located on the island of Hawaii, the course “is situated on the upper hillside of north Kailua-Kona and provides dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and western coastline of the Island of Hawaii,” according to the website of the broker Dornbush & Co. Known as one of the toughest courses in the state, Makalei—designed by Dick Nugent in the late 1980s—measures nearly 7,100 yards from the back tees, and cost most than $40 million to build, including the land. Meaning the current $6.9 million purchase price is a steal.

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Apr 16, 2015 | 02:35 pm

Air Jordan

Wow, that was quick! Just days after Jordan Spieth won the Masters, his newest sponsor, AT&T, put out a really nice commercial inter-cutting footage of him when he was 14 talking about how he wanted to win the Masters with him winning the tournament. But don't expect to see any AT&T logos on his clothes, or any of his other sponsors (Titleist, NetJets, Rolex, Full Swing Golf, SuperStroke, or Perfect Sense Digital), except for Under Armour, of course. His new 10-year deal with the sportswear company calls for a clean, uncluttered look like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have with Nike. UA took a chance on Spieth by signing him before he even had his tour card and it's paying off: The Baltimore Business Journal reported that the Baltimore-based company picked up $33.6 million worth of exposure on ESPN and CBS with Spieth's win. "Thanks to Jordan, our company grew up today," UA founder Kevin Plank told "He was challenged by the greatest players in the world on the biggest stage, looked them straight in the eye and never blinked. This is a global event, and he's the leading trending athlete in the world right now."

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Apr 15, 2015 | 10:00 am

Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder what happened to winsome Win McMurry from Golf Channel? Well, she's getting married this Saturday in The Bahamas to New Orleans-based investor Evans White, 42. They met in The Bahamas on a blind date "a year, a week, and a day" from their wedding day, says McMurry, 32. "We've been together everyday since. A whirlwind romance!" They got engaged in early November while paddleboarding at sunset in The Bahamas right in front of where the wedding will take place. "Evans luckily has good balance while he got on his knee and didn't drop the ring in the ocean! And luckily I didn't fall off when I said "Yes!" After a golf scramble on Friday at Lyford Cay (with guests receiving custom wedding logoed golf balls courtesy of Srixon), there will be a "day on the bay" celebration with boats flying wedding burgee flags before a rehearsal dinner at the Yacht Club at the Lyford Cay Marina. The ceremony in front of 250 guests will take place on the lawn facing the ocean at the Old Fort Bay Club with the 30-piece Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra providing the soundtrack. Dinner and dancing will follow on the beach under the stars with some surprise entertainment. After their honeymoon, the couple plan to reside in The Bahamas and Rhode Island. Talk about a win Win.

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Apr 14, 2015 | 08:46 am

Squeeze Play

There has never been a great golf movie, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying. The latest entry is The Squeeze. Neither a drama in the nature of Follow the Sun nor a comedy like Caddyshack, it’s a dramedy in the mold of Tin Cup, based on the true story of a promising young player who falls in with professional gamblers and finds himself in a no-win million-dollar golf match. Kudos go to writer/director Terry Jastrow for choosing a lead actor with credible golf chops. Jeremy Sumpter has a Jordan Spieth-like fresh face and a swing to match. Hollywood veterans Christopher Mcdonald and Michael Nouri gamely play opposing hustlers. Much of the movie has an over-the-top tone and the ending is about as believable as Roy McAvoy’s 12 on the last hole of the U.S. Open. But if you’re willing to suspend your disbelief and settle back for 90 minutes of mindless entertainment, you could do worse than The Squeeze which hits theaters on Friday. 

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