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Ridgewood battered by microburst

Ridgewood Country Club
Ridgewood Country Club Greens and Grounds Department via Twitter
The microburst that hit Ridgewood Country Club on Monday knocked down more than 50 trees and sheared the tops off more than 100 others, according to the greenskeeping staff.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Players celebrate Presidents Cup in their own way

Angel Cabrera, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson at the Presidents Cup
Cabrera by the PGA Tour via Twitter, Dufner and Johnson from Johnson via Twitter
Angel Cabrera was looking for some new hair-wear after the Presidents Cup, while Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson got down and did some dufnering.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Half-price golf for furloughed federal employees

Davie Golf & Country Club
Courtesy of Davie Golf & Country Club
Davie Golf and Country Club just north of Miami is offering furloughed federal employees half-price green fees as long as the government shutdown continues.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Jack Nicklaus drops the puck at Columbus Bluejackets game

Getty Images
Jack Nicklaus dropped the puck between Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets (l) and Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames before the start of the Blue Jacket's opening game of the 2013-14 NHL season.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Sammy the Squirrel gets a new home, whether he wants it or not

Davis Love III and Sammy the Squirrel at the Presidents Cup
Davis Love III via Twitter
Davis Love III took to Twitter Friday to show us that he put Sammy the Squirrel in a tree at Muirfield Village. Sammy, however, didn't stay there for long.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Ryder Cup captains scouting Presidents Cup

Jordan Spieth at the Presidents Cup
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What's the deal with Jordan Spieth at the Presidents Cup? Both Ryder Cup captains want to know.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

A couple of cool commemorative clubs

Cleveland wedge, Odyssey putter
Cleveland Golf (l) and Mike Soroka (r)
The Cleveland wedge on the left was made for Keegan Bradley, the Odyssey putter on the right for Will Wilcox.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Ping introduces S55 irons to replace popular S56 model

Ping S55 iron
Courtesy of Ping Golf
The Ping S55 irons feature a compact head made of 17-4 stainless steel head with tungsten toe weighting to help improve stability and a vertical stabilizing bar for distance control.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Jack Nicklaus unveils his own golf ball line, and ball-choosing philosophy

Jack Nicklaus golf balls
Courtesy of Nicklaus Golf
Jack Nicklaus designed his new line of golf balls to make it easy for golfers of every skill level to determine which ball is most appropriate for their game.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Bubba Watson has a Dawg Day afternoon at LSU-Georgia game

Bubba Watson and Georgia mascot Uga
Bubba Watson via Twitter
Bubba Watson got to hold Georgia mascot Uga during the LSU-Georgia game, but had to leave him at the stadium. He did, however, get a souvenir ball to take home.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

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