Nov 25, 2013 | 10:20 AM

The 12 Plays Of Christmas

With the holidays approaching, the network of TPC clubs—32 properties designed to host PGA Tour events—is offering its own version of Black Friday but with a big difference: This one goes on for 12 days. On each day from December 2 through 13, the Tour will unveil a different TPC-based experience available in 2014, ranging from a golf/food fest at TPC Sawgrass to golf and NFL opening weekend at TPC San Antonio (shown above). Other activities pair a round with baseball spring training, March Madness, falconry lessons, even ice fishing, at a dozen TPC courses, both public and private. Details and purchase arrangements for the “12 Days of Golf Cheer” will be announced exclusively on the TPC’s website and through its social media channels: Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC), and Facebook. Ho, ho, ho—go!

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Nov 22, 2013 | 06:41 AM

We Buy Golf Clubs

The Buzz isn’t sure what kind of week you had, but around here it was a little crazy. And there’s no better way to end such a week than with a truly crazy golf video. Watch it and let us know if the Chattanooga golf shop being advertised would ever get your business. We’re crazy, but that crazy?

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Nov 21, 2013 | 10:43 AM

The Next Bandon Dunes?

Bandon Dunes has established itself as one of the finest, and most authentic, golf resorts in the country. It may soon have company. On the outskirts of Port Orford, Oregon, about 30 minutes south of the Bandon complex, a golf course is taking shape on a spectacular 330-acre parcel of land known as Knapp Ranch. Called Pacific Gales, the fledgling links is being developed by Jim Haley, a former Bandon shaper and now managing partner of Elk River Property Development. With a large natural dune running the length of the site, plus dramatic rocky cliffs, gorse-filled ravines, and groves of wind-twisted pines, the links—with construction slated to begin next year—was routed so that both nines finish at the edge of land and sea. Based on its natural attributes, Pacific Gales looks slated to take a place among the nation’s finest layouts, and further establish the southern Oregon coast as a must-play destination.

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Nov 20, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Concession to Age

Located in Bradenton, Florida, near Tampa, The Concession Golf Club was founded on the international match-play spirit of the Ryder Cup. It starts with the club name, which honors one of the most noble acts of sportsmanship in golf history when Jack Nicklaus conceded a two-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 1969 Ryder Cup to halve their match and result in the first tie in the event’s history. The two teamed up to design the course in 2006, too, and over the years the club has hosted some Ryder Cup-like matches against clubs from the U.K., so it’s only fitting that next April the club will host the first Walker Cup-style competition for mid- and senior amateurs from the U.S and Great Britain/Ireland, aptly named the Concession Cup. The name of the trophy will honor two of the greatest amateurs ever, Bill Campbell and Sir Michael Bonallack. Eight mid-ams, eight seniors, and two super-seniors on each side will compete in foursomes, four-balls, and singles over the three day, biennial event.

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