BENRUS Open at the Preserve (Wrap Up)

WYOMING, RI _ Brad Valois did not earn the big prize he was looking for Thursday in the Benrus Open at The Preserve. He settled for a nice consolation prize instead. Valois, a four-time Rhode Island Amateur champion, began the day focused only on trying to win $1 million, which was the prize for any […]

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CVS Health Charity Classic

Top 12 Memories at the CVS Health Charity Classic

As the CVS Health Charity Classic gets set to tee off for the 12th consecutive year at Rhode Island Country Club later this month, here are a dozen of my fondest memories in inverse order from this great event: 12. In 2004 there was a Great White Shark sighting in Barrington.  Not to worry.  It was […]

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Trump and Nicklaus at Ferry Point

Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Opens in the Bronx

One of the most anticipated new golf courses in the country officially opened on May 26 with the grand opening of Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx, N.Y in front of dozens of dignitaries and about 100 members of the press. Present at the festivities were Donald Trump, chairman and president of […]

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A Great Field Set for the 54th Northeast Amateur

Each June the quiet hamlet of Rumford, R.I. comes alive for a few days as the best amateur players in the world descend on Wannamoisett Country Club for the Northeast Amateur.    One of the crown jewels of amateur golf, the Northeast (June 24-27) annually attracts many of the top amateurs to Rhode Island where […]

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BENRUS Open at the Preserve

The Greatest Day in Golf (June 18th, 2015) “Greatest Day In Golf” – features $20 million in cash and prizes. Each tee shot on the 18-hole par 3 course configuration comes with one breathtaking opportunity after another for golfers to win $1 million for scoring a hole-in-one. A New England PGA conducted event to be […]

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Ryder Cup History

It isn’t often that you get to root for a team in professional golf. Certainly we root for high school and college golf teams, but it the world of professional golf, those independent contractors are playing for themselves. Don’t do well—don’t get paid. The Ryder Cup is my favorite golfing event. It is all about […]

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Superb Resorts in Florida

For the last dozen years this reporter has been heading to Florida during January for the PGA Merchandise Show. There are always many good things to see and write about at the Show and it has always been a productive place for me to get stories that we run all year in Southern New England. […]

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The Secret to Lower Scores

Do you regularly read one of the many golf magazines? Do you watch videos online? Do you watch the instructional programs on The Golf Channel? If you do, then you might have realized that they all have one thing in common. They want you to believe that playing your best golf is a simple and […]

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Formidable Field Set for 49th Northeast Amateur

There will be no shortage of great players descending on E. Providence, R.I. later this month for the 49th playing of the Northeast Amateur at venerable Wannamoisett Country Club (June 18-21), but some of the top amateurs, including last year’s defending champion, Casey Whitsett of national champion Alabama, won’t be here because they have elected […]

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CVS Caremark Classic Set for June 28-30

Very quietly, and we mean every word of that, Jason Dufner, has oddly developed what some might call a very popular cult-like following along the PGA Tour. He just plays his game, doesn’t say a heck of a lot while he’s on the course or off it, but folks who march along with him at […]

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