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New golf course opens – stop the presses

Ninth hole at Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course
Courtesy of Max A. Mandel Municipal Golf Course
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
Courtesy of Orlimar
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"
Courtesy of NBC
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.

Mizuno 'players' cavity' MP-64 irons available to public

Mizuno MP-64 irons
Courtesy of Mizuno Golf
The Mizuno MP-64 irons are made from high-quality 1025E Pure Select steel using Mizuno's patented Grain Flow Forging Process, and feature a compact head size for additional workability and modified U-Grooves to produce proper spin for maximum playability in all conditions.

Harvey Penick's old stomping grounds set for renovation

Harvey Penick
The PGA of America
PGA instructor Harvey Penick, shown here with a student in 1975, spent his life helping golfers improve their games.

Michael Phelps sinks 153-foot putt

Michael Phelps and Oscar Pistorious
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Michael Phelps (l) and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorious posed for a photo after both lost their balls in the tall grass on the third hole at Kingsabarns on Friday.

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