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Branson offers variety of fall golf packages

Ledgestone Country Club in Branson, Mo.
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Green fees are as low as $49 at Ledgestone Country Club in Branson next month.

LPGA grieves loss of beloved rules official Brecht

Cristie Kerr and Doug Brecht
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Doug Brecht, shown here with Cristie Kerr in 2010, was an LPGA rules official for 22 years.

Greenbrier buys historic Oakhurst Links, will keep it intact

Oakhurst Links
Many players don period clothing to tackle the old-time challenge at Oakhurst Links.

New golf course opens – stop the presses

Ninth hole at Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course
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With five sets of tees and wide, inviting fairways, "the Max" can be configured from a tournament test of more than 7,200 yards to an ideal challenge for beginners at less than 5,000 yards.

Orlimar Montego mallet boasts 360-degree alignment aids

Orlimar Montego putter
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The Montego mallet from Orlimar contains two separate alignment aids for proper stance and aiming.

Long putter = long layoff for Levin

Spencer Levin
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Spencer Levin's belly putter has been beneficial to his career -- until now.

Not so fast, says Clarke to Ryder Cup supporters

Jose Maria Olazabal and Darren Clarke
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Darren Clarke's time to take over the Ryder Cup reins seems to be coming. The question, it appears, is when.

Ireland ups Olympic ante for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup
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Rory McIlroy draped himself in the flag of his native Northern Ireland to celebrate Europe's victory in the Ryder Cup.

Did you see Bubba on Leno?

Bubba Watson on "The Tonight Show"
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Bubba Watson's destruction of a full-sized cake was the grand finale of his appearance on "The Tonight Show."

You can play where Arnie learned how to play

Lobby at SpringHill Suites in Latrobe, Pa.
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The walls of the SpringHill Suites in Latrobe, Pa., are covered with reminders of Arnold Palmer's career.

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