Author Archive | Bruce Vittner

Rickie Fowler at the DBC

Rickie Rises at the DBC (Cover Story)

With eight holes to play crowd favorite Rickie Fowler found himself three strokes behind after Henrik Stenson, the 2013 DBC winner, rolled in a birdie putt. “I knew what I had to do then,” said Fowler who rolled in a 12-footed for birdie on the tough par 3 11th while Fowler was making a bogey. […]

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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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Lakeville Country Club is Back

What would make a couple want to buy a golf course? Is it that they love golf? In the case of Derek and Madelyn Maksy, it was that the golf course sat right behind their home in Lakeville, was in disrepair with poor outdated equipment, lacked maintenance and was heading for foreclosure. There was talk […]

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Legends of Golf Trail in Florida

Imagine a golf trail across Florida? The Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a Salamander Collection, has launched one of the country’s best golf packages with the creation of the Legends of Golf Trail. We had the opportunity to play golf all nine courses on this Florida Trail last winter with the Golf Travel Writers Assn. […]

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Scottsdale, A Glorious Golf Destination

We have had the opportunity to visit Scottsdale for media trips most every winter. What a delightful getaway from the cold New England weather. We’re running out of adjectives to describe this Mecca of golf, entertainment, sight-seeing, outdoor activities, fine dining and spectacular desert and mountain views. Thought that GLORIOUS fit. Golf Digest rated Scottsdale […]

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Fairmont Scottsdale Princess—Outstanding

There cannot be very many places to stay in this country better than the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. This distinctive AAA Five-Diamond resort set in the heart of the Sonoran Desert with TPC Scottsdale course sitting right door might be the nicest place that this writer has ever stayed. Granted, we were housed in the Casita […]

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Southern New England Golf Course Listings