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Chauncey Billups loves golf for its camaraderie

Chauncey Billups
KCNC-TV
Chauncey Billups began playing golf because he was looking for an activity where he could spend quality time with friends but still be home with his family in the evenings.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 | 3:48 p.m.

Rickie Fowler buys a lot of beer after making hole-in-one

Alex DePallo via Twitter
Rickie Fowler provided some liquid refreshment for the media to commemorate his hole-in-one on Thursday.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 8:28 p.m.

Jason Day makes 94-yard eagle, high-fives a whole bunch of fans

Jason Day
PGA Tour via YouTube
Jason Day found plenty of friends to celebrate with after his eagle out of the rough Thursday at the RBC Canadian Open.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 7:58 p.m.

Robert Allenby fires caddie in mid-round, fan carries his bag rest of way

Robert Allenby
USA Today Sports Images
Robert Allenby finished his first round at the RBC Canadian Open with a different caddie than he started out with.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.

Ping unveils GMax distance irons and i irons for precision players

Ping GMax and i irons
Courtesy of Ping Golf
The Ping GMax irons (left) have a Custom Tuning Port housed in the cavity structure behind the face, while the i irons feature a head and hosel geometry that ensures trajectory control.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 2:56 p.m.

Callaway expands wedge offerings with new Mack Daddy 3 wedges

Callaway Mack Daddy 3 wedges
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
They circular weight ports in the back of each Mack Daddy 3 wedge allow Callaway the company the freedom to reposition weight for better shot-making.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, July 10, 2015 | 6:45 p.m.

783-yard, par-6 hole is longest in European Tour history

Par-6 hole at Penati Golf Resort
EuropeanTour.com
This marker on the tee box of the 15th hole of the Legends course at the Penati Golf Resort warns of what lies ahead.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 7:15 p.m.

Robert Streb's sand wedge has an awesome inscription this week

Robert Streb
Getty Images
Robert Streb's sand wedge, after serving as his putter last week, now boasts an encouraging message.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 6:09 p.m.

Hell Bunker at St. Andrews rebuilt ahead of Open Championship

Hell Bunker at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Links Trust via YouTube
Course workers laid in new sod faces and dropped in 60 tons of new sand during the rebuilding of the Hell Bunker at St. Andrews.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 1:54 p.m.

Phil Mickelson planning visit to Muirfield, where he won 2013 Open

Phil Mickelson
USA Today Sports Images
Phil Mickelson calls Muirfield "a very emotional place for me," and says his win there is "probably the most special victory of my career."
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Published: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | 7:23 p.m.

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