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Callaway adds Alpha 815 models to its Big Bertha family of drivers

Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 drivers
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
The Callaway Big Bertha 815 (l) blends distance and forgiveness, while the Double Black Diamond is for experts only.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 | 9:33 p.m.

Baltusrol Golf Club named a National Historic Landmark

Baltusrol Golf Club
Courtesy of Baltusrol Golf Club
"Baltusrol Golf Club comprises arguably the most important and influential design of leading early-20th-century golf course architect Albert W. Tillinghast," said Department of the Interior.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, October 03, 2014 | 7:02 p.m.

Trevor Linden does the glass-break shot hockey-style

Trevor Linden
Canucks TV via YouTube
Trevor Linden scored on his first try in the glass-break challenge – though not with a golf club and ball.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 3:12 p.m.

Mark Brown shoots 59 on New Zealand's Charles Tour

Mark Brown
Mark Brown said he "lost track" of his score before realizing after 17 holes that he had a chance to post a 59.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 2:59 a.m.

Rory McIlroy practicing with new driver, might play it in Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy
Getty Images
Rory McIlroy's new Nike Vapor Pro driver has a distinctive gold sole color.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 8:12 a.m.

Phil Mickelson to design 8,000-yard golf course envisioned to host Canadian Open

Phil Mickelson
Getty Images
Phil Mickelson's new golf course in Calgary will be his first design project in Canada.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 | 8:41 p.m.

Tom Brady gave up golf career to become a star quarterback

Tom Brady's resume
Tom Brady via Facebook
Tom Brady got his career in the golf industry off to a solid start before football got in the way.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 7:31 p.m.

John Daly to sell or close his Lions Den Golf Club in Arkansas

Lion's Den Golf Club
Lion's Den Golf Club
John Daly has owned Lion's Den Golf Club since 1995.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 10:44 p.m.

Greg Norman had a premonition that he'd have an accident

Greg Norman
Greg Norman via Instagram
Greg Norman was out and about soon after his chainsaw accident, but his left hand remains bandaged after surgery to repair nerve damage.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 7:13 p.m.

Billy Horschel daughter born two days after he wins FedExCup

Billy Horschel's wife and daughter
Billy Horschel via Twitter
After daughter Skylar was born on Tuesday, FedExCup champion Billy Horschel tweeted, "Greatest day of my life/greatest month of my life! The man upstairs has been so gracious to shine the light on me this past month!"
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 10:37 p.m.

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