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Golf and gaming growing together in Japan

Pachinko parlor
With revenue at pachinko parlors across Japan trending down, some of their owners are looking to add golf to their mix of activities.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 6:19 p.m.

Can your present beat this?

Abe Espinosa, Denny Shute and Al Espinosa
PGA of America Archive
Was this club the inspiration for today's big-headed drivers? Well, probably not.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 | 11:59 p.m.

Angry Shark done with Medalist GC

Greg Norman
Getty Images
Greg Norman designed the Medalist Golf Club layout with uber-architect Pete Dye in 1995, but the club hired another architect for its redesign work.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 | 6:24 p.m.

Christmas gifts for world's top 10 golfers

Lee Westwood
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Jake Mann at Bleacher Report says Lee Westwood wants more PGA Tour victories in the coming year.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, December 23, 2012 | 8:38 p.m.

Military golf courses come under fire

South Course at Andrews Air Force Base
Courtesy of Andrews AFB
The par-3 11th hole on the South Course is a nice example of scenic beauty of the layouts at Andrews Air Force Base.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012 | 10:19 p.m.

OneAsia to hold Q-School in California

Garrett Sapp
Getty Images
OneAsia Tour veteran Garrett Sapp could have some company next year if some of his fellow Americans succeed in the circuit's California Q-School.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 | 1:56 p.m.

Bubba Watson and Ping present $250,000 to children's hospital

Bubba Watson
Getty Images
Bubba Watson's pink driver doesn't just stand out because of its color; it stands out for the good it's doing for Phoenix-area charities.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 6:06 p.m.

Callaway Golf unveils X-Hot and X-Hot Pro irons

Callaway Golf X Hot and X Hot Pro irons
Courtesy of Callaway Golf
In both the X Hot (left) and X Hot Pro irons, Callaway incorporated a Deep Undercut Cavity Design and its powerful Speed Frame Face Technology to strike a balance of high ball speed and great feel.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 1:54 p.m.

Phil Mickelson drops out of Padres ownership group

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson gave no reason for his decision to walk away from an ownership stake in the San Diego Padres.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 3:46 p.m.

Wounded soldiers get homes thanks to Harmon's Heroes

Harmon's Heroes Golf Classic
Courtesy of Harmon's Heroes Golf Classic
The money raised at the recent Harmon's Heroes Golf Classic helped two wounded soldiers secure their own homes.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | 2:26 p.m.

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