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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — “Gallus,” like “bahooky” (backside), “wheesht” (be quiet) and “dreich” (cold, damp weather), is one of the great Scottish words. It suggests someone has a wee bit of “a way” about them. Not quite a cockiness. Certainly not an arrogance. But an air of self-assurance that augurs well for their
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World No. 1 Justin Rose begins his 2019 campaign at this week’s Desert Classic. But while the biggest news surrounding his PGA Tour return has involved his big equipment change during the off-season, there will be another noticeable difference involving who is carrying that equipment around. No, this isn’t another high-profile player-caddie breakup, but Rose
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Justin Rose parting ways with TaylorMade to take up with Honma might not represent a tectonic shift in the equipment landscape, but it did produce a jolt. Rarely does an elite player at the peak of his career opt for a relatively unknown club manufacturer over a brand name. Think Nick
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Nike recently debuted the company’s first yoga-specific apparel collection, including pieces for both male and female yogis. This line is a fresh look from the typically high-impact focused brand, with a specific focus on yoga that the company calls a “clean, distraction-free aesthetic.” The Nike Yoga Collection from Nike Training is available now. The men’s
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171. Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club Jack Nicklaus (2000) A chance meeting during a hunting trip led Memphis eye surgeon Dr. David Meyer to hire Jack Nicklaus to design a private 18 holes on land 40 miles southeast of downtown Memphis. What particularly intrigued Nicklaus about the project was that Meyer wanted no homesites on
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166. The Stone Canyon Club Jay Morrish (2000) The Stone Canyon Club, which climbs the slopes of the Tortolita Mountains north of Tucson, is considered the consummate desert design of the late golf architect Jay Morrish. Restricted by Arizona law to 90 acres of grass, Morrish’s routing demands forced carries over barrancas off several tees,
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159. Eugene Country Club Robert Trent Jones (1967) / John Harbottle (2010) Eugene Country Club has occupied the same site since H.C. Egan laid out the original course in 1924. But in the 1960s, Robert Trent Jones was retained to upgrade the facility. Trent Jones totally remodeled the 18, reversing the direction of most holes,
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Titleist’s Scotty Cameron Select line rightly gets plenty of attention for its classic blade putters, but two new models added to the line stretch the Select’s offerings to include two new mallet offerings. Never fear, though, the attention to classic details remains. The new models, the Fastback 2 and the Squareback 1.5, reflect the author’s
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Srixon’s new Z-Star and Z-Star XV balls feature an inside distance story fueled by power and an outside spin story so detailed it reaches the supramolecular level. The point? To make balls for better players, you need complex constructions. That construction includes the three-piece Z-Star and the four-piece, dual-core XV. Both balls feature core designs
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172. Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside) Tom Fazio (1999) The Sea Island resort continues to credit famed British golf architect H.S. Colt for its Seaside design, but in truth the present Seaside Course is purely Tom Fazio, who incorporated a nine originally designed by Colt (previously called the Seaside Nine) along with a nine (the
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138. Streamsong (Blue) Tom Doak (2012) Although congenial rivals, Tom Doak and Bill Coore actually collaborated on Streamsong’s original 36-hole routing, walking the site and mentally weaving holes around stunning mounds, lagoons, sand spits, savannahs and swamp, all elements left after a strip-mining operation. Coore then gave Doak first choice on which 18 he wanted
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151. The Highland Course at Primland Donald Steel (2006) The Highland Course at Primland sits atop a mountain plateau overlooking some of the most unusual scenery in America, a deep river valley dotted with tall spirals of rock called the Pinnacles of the Dan River. The course design by veteran British architect Donald Steel is
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198. Kiawah Island Club (River) Tom Fazio (1995) Built half a decade before the club’s other 18, No. 148 Cassique, The River Course at Kiawah Island Club features an exquisite river setting. The course flows gently through forest and along lagoons the first six holes, then becomes truly great from seven to nine, with two
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136. Harbour Town Golf Links Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus (1969) / Pete Dye (2011) In the late 1960s, Jack Nicklaus landed the design contract for Harbour Town, then turned it over to his new partner, Pete Dye, who was determined to distinguish his work from that of rival Robert Trent Jones. Soon after Harbour
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128. Grandfather Golf & Country Club Ellis Maples (1967) / Bobby Weed (2015) Back when Grandfather Golf & Country Club made the 100 Greatest in 2001, we wrote, “This is a Grandfather we haven’t seen often enough. . . a reminder of the architectural talent of the late Ellis Maples. . . With roughs of
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163. The Golf Club of Tennessee Tom Fazio (1991) / Tom Fazio (2008) In the early 1990s, Tom Fazio, assisted by longtime associate Tom Marzolf, designed a sprawling golf-only layout just west of Nashville. They routed it over 317 acres, incorporating dense forest, rocky ridges and a river valley. Its first two holes play along
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186. Torrey Pines (South) William F. Bell (1957) / Rees Jones (2006) Torrey Pines sits on one of the prettiest golf course sites in America, atop coastal bluffs north of San Diego with eye-dazzling views of the Pacific. Rees Jones’ remodeling of the South Course in the early 2000s not only made the course competitive
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