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PGA Professional Max Doster brings golf to veterans through PGA HOPE

PGA Professional Max Doster
WIAT-TV
The goal of his PGA HOPE program "is to get veterans out here to use golf as therapy to improve their skills and provide a way to meet other veterans," says PGA Professional Max Doster.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 | 6:45 p.m.

European Tour stars try to break record for fastest hole of golf ever played

Sergio Garcia
European Tour via YouTube
Sergio Garcia captained one of the four-man teams trying to break the world record for the fastest hole of golf ever played.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, April 15, 2016 | 8:06 p.m.

Niall Horan and Justin Rose are writing songs for charity

Justin Rose and Niall Horan
Justin Rose via Instagram
When they're not playing golf, Justin Rose and Niall Horan are creating tunes about golf.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 7:28 p.m.

Jack Nicklaus remembers Lee Trevino's "snake" practical joke on April Fool's Day

Lee Trevino and rubber snake
ScotchBladeGolf via YouTube
Lee Trevino's rubber snake broke the tension on the first hole of the playoff for the 1971 U.S. Open.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, April 01, 2016 | 5:42 p.m.

Abby Wambach jumps into Poppie's Pond at ANA Inspiration

Abby Wambach
Xochitl Pena via Twitter
Soccer superstar Abby Wambach (in black) checked out Poppie's Pond, then took a running leap into the water.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 7:42 p.m.

DeMarcus Ware plays golf on vacation in New Zealand

DeMarcus Ware
DeMarcus Ware via Instagram
DeMarcus Ware teed it up on a gorgeous course called Jack's Point on his vacation to New Zealand.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 12:32 p.m.

Bubba Watson's half-court shot at the Orlando Magic game has to be seen to be believed

Bubba Watson
Orlando Magic via Twitter
Bubba Watson's half-court shot at the Orlando Magic game Tuesday night was even cooler than it if had gone in.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 11:17 p.m.

Japanese company will test deliveries of snacks to golfers via drones

ACSL Mini-Surveyor drone
Courtesy of ACSL
The Mini Surveyor drone that'll test on-course deliveries can carry loads of 10 to 12 pounds per trip, according to drone maker Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 5:18 p.m.

Rory McIlroy to skip Par 3 Contest day at the Masters this year

Rory McIlroy
USA Today Sports Images
"The year I had my best chance at Augusta ... I didn't play the Par 3 Contest," says Rory Mcilroy of his decision to skip the Wednesday staple of Masters Week.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 5:06 p.m.

One Direction singer Niall Horan is focusing on his golf game

Niall Horan
Niall Horan via Instagram
Even some recent cool weather couldn't keep Niall Horan of One Direction off the golf course.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, March 25, 2016 | 5:38 p.m.

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