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By Kris Fay on 4/27/2009
I was watching the Golf Channel the other day - I can't remember which show - and the hosts were talking about John Daly.  Big John's been on suspension for several months now, so it surprised me that he was a topic of discussion.Daly recently celebrated his 43rd birthday and the guys on this show were talking about whether or not the fan favorite would ever rejoin the PGA Tour.  Opinions were split on whether that would happen, but I have to believe it will.The big fella made a surprise appearance at Bill Murray's Caddyshack event over the weekend and he looked pretty darn good.  Rumors had been flying that Daly was serious in his comeback attempts and he clearly looked like he'd been taking things seriously, losing close to 40 pounds.In addition to the weight loss, Daly has also been working on  his swing with coach Rick Smith.  He's going to play in the Spanish Open this weekend, a good test for the two-time major winner.I think we all need to root for Big John, regardless of the fact that he's made a lot of...
By Kris Fay on 4/25/2009
Nick Price recently got his first win on the Champions Tour. You'd think that getting back to the winner's circle would encourage him to get ready for the British Open at Turnberry.  That's not the case, though.It seems that Price, the 1994 Open winner, will give up his spot in the world's oldest major so that a younger golfer can chase one of the special 'career altering' moments he experienced at Turnberry.  One of the game's fiercest competitors, Price continues to also be one of the classiest competitors.Why would he pass up a chance to relive that past glory?  According to him, it's simple. "A lot of people have said, why don't I go back to the British Open or the PGA because I won?" he said. "I say, well, I can't win, I would rather give my spot to a guy who can win it. Maybe there's a 25-year-old who sneaks into the championship like I did (at Troon] in 1982, you have a chance to win, and that might change his whole life. I certainly don't want to go to a major championship trying to make the cut. Geez,...
By Kris Fay on 4/23/2009
It's always great to get out on a new course. Let's face it, a lot of the courses that golfers want to play are private clubs that are next to impossible to play.  For Oregon Golf Association members, a new opportunity has arisen.The OGA Tour is a new way to players to enjoy one-day events (non-competitive) at the regions best private, resort and daily fee courses.  For reasonable greens fees, it's possible to go out with other OGA members and enjoy rounds of golf on courses you would otherwise not have access to.The list of courses on this Summer's tour include Awbrey Glen, Riverside, Persimmon, Royal Oaks and Crosswater. Each of these great courses are private and awfully fun to play. There are also several great daily-fee courses like Lewis River and Aspen Lakes that you can enjoy.This is a great deal for OGA members and, if we want to see it succeed, there have to be players who go out and support it.  I hope to see a few of you signed up to play in a few of...
By Kris Fay on 4/21/2009
Over the last three weeks, probably just about every course in the Pacific Northwest has plugged and sanded their greens.  At our club, there are plenty of guys who bitch and complain for weeks afterwards and refuse to play there.

Ridiculous, I say.

There are plenty of reasons to get out there and play despite the sandy greens. First of all, the public courses have all kinds of great discounts for the days surrounding aerating.  Regardless of the low prices, the course is bound to be a little emptier, meaning you can take your time out there and work on a few more shots. It's great practice time.

Getting out to play and have more time on the course is better than hanging at the range for two weeks. You'll get your tee shots and irons shots grooved while getting an edge on your regular playing partners.

You'll thank me later. Just send me a cut of your extra winnings this Summer.
By Kris Fay on 4/19/2009
I've been accused of wearing some really ugly golf clothes.  Being a Lewis and Clark College graduate, I'm a fan of the orange and black. I also like clothes that stand out a little, have a little color and just look different.My wife says I'm going for a Euro look on the course.Whatever the case, I found a new site that I highly recommend.  The company is called Subseventy and they've got a great line of golf shirts, sweaters, trousers, shorts and belts.  This is high quality stuff made from performance materials.  Best of all, the choices are awesome when it comes to colors.When you go to the site (www.subseventy.co.uk), you'll notice that there are several options for stores.  You can choose US, Canada, or UK shopping sites.  I recommend the UK site because there are so many more choices.I ordered two shirts recently on a Wednesday. The order was processed and shipped the following day and I had my new attire the following Wednesday.  One week, all the way from London! ...
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Kris FayKris Fay
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In addition to owning Northwest Golf Adventures, I've been writing golf and travel articles since 2000. My main focus has always been golf in the Pacific Northwest, but I've had stories appear in association magazines across the country, several national publications and on radio and television. I'm always looking for great stories to write about!

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