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Ray Halbritter: Selfish Fool or Reckless Dreamer

By Luke Kerr-Dineen On July - 31 - 2010
Just when we thought those nasty greedy capitalists couldn’t get more annoying, they stick their hand in the cookie jar and snatch the last treat away from the general golfing public; Ray Halbritter announced last week he would grant himself a sponsor’s exemption to play in next week’s PGA Tour event. Halbritter’s company is the title sponsor, so he’ll of course argue that he has the right to grant a sponsor's exemption to whomever he may wants and, being an avid golfer himself, why not give it a go? “It’s just a dream,” Halbritter ...

Boyfriend as Caddy: A Partnership Destined For Disaster

By Luke Kerr-Dineen On July - 31 - 2010
About three weeks ago, a story emerged that was more shocking than Paul Gydos’ 59 and far more interesting than LeBron’s decision to ditch Cleveland for the shores of Miami. At the U.S. Women's Open, Kelli Shean, a 22-year-old amateur golfer from South Africa, is competing against the best lady golfers in the world, with her boyfriend Chandler Rackley on the bag. Now I pride myself on being an open-minded, non-traditionalist kind of guy, but on this issue, my mind is staying decidedly closed. I’ve been lucky enough in my golfing escapades to play in some note-worthy amateur tournaments and have, in the ...

Inside The 2010 Golf Census

By Luke Kerr-Dineen On July - 25 - 2010
In the midst of midterm election season and economic policy-making, the leaders of the golf industry have seized this moment as the time to designate their place in the ever-changing world of politics. Led the by the non-profit National Golf Foundation, the 2010 American Golf Census is designed to accurately account for the number and ability level of golfers in the United States, along with various other fun-facts about the game. That information will then be recorded, posted and relayed to the newly founded golf lobby “We Are Golf” who, armed with the new knowledge, will go to work badgering our elected ...

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