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The Economic Boom in Golf Stores and Courses

If you talk to a few people and ask them what golf means to them you will get lots of varying opinions. For some it is a rich man’s hobby and for others it is just another boring sport. One thing you may never hear is that it is a huge money spinner. In this…

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Where Are The Ryder Cup Headlines This Year?

The 2014 Ryder Cup is just around the corner with final team selections now announced. Play is scheduled to begin on September 23 at the Gleneagles Hotel golf course in Perthshire, Scotland. The event is the most counter-intuitive in the game of golf because it is a team event based on match play. This takes…

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How Will Online Streaming of The Masters Change Sports Broadcasting?

This year, viewers who wanted to watch the Seahawks beat the Broncos had a new option: stream the game online. Fox offered Super Bowl XLVIII live streaming on FoxSportsGo.com and the Fox Sports Go iPad app, and viewers were able to load up streaming video and keep track of every touchdown. Although online sportsbook TopBet…

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Emirates Spans The Globe With Tons Of Sports Sponsorships

It seems almost crazy that an airline company such as Emirates has a fleet of just over 200 aircraft.  This notion is in relation to the amount of sponsorships they hold in the sporting world and how they go about promoting them.  Name a sport and Emirates probably has a sponsorship hand in it. With…

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Masters Winners From 1934-2012 (INFOGRAPHIC)

There’s nothing like the majestic nature of The Masters. This legendary tournament seems to transcend time, getting better year in and year out as millions tune in to see who will be the one to win the lustrous green jacket. The action has already seen some fireworks with a 14-year old making the cut and Tiger…

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What Will a Victory at the Masters Mean for Rory McIlroy?

Last year was perhaps the best of Rory McIlroy’s career. Coming off of his first major win at the 2011 US Open, he followed it up in 2012 by with a USPGA title. He was then a key part of one of the most remarkable sporting comebacks in history, when Europe fought back from down…

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What Makes the Masters so Special?

It is finally April and soon the attention of the golf world will be on Augusta National, and the Masters. Many golfers would choose the Masters as their favorite tournament, and many golf fans feel the same way. But what is it that makes the Masters so special? What is it that makes it such…

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The Social Side of Golf – The Masters of Social Media

For the big names in golf, Twitter is a great way to keep the fans posted on the goings on in the golfing world. With the golfers in the world getting ready for the US Masters, there’s a bit of a buzz on the social networking site for all things golf. Regardless of whether you…

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Sports Social Media: Nike in Hot Water over Tiger Ad

Tiger Woods is back on top of the golf world. On Monday, golf’s most illustrious player regained his world #1 ranking, which he lost in October of 2010. Just as things seem to be turned around for the superstar, his name is back in the media in a negative way. Nike, one of Tiger’s main…

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Golf as a Networking Tool

Golf as a Networking Tool Strengths in Playing Golf Everybody knows that it’s not what you know, but whom. Creating, maintaining and growing networks of business contacts however are difficult and time-consuming tasks, and unfortunately there is no silver bullet, no quick and easy answer. There are however, useful and practical tools for accomplishing this…

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Seve’s Spanish Sporting Legacy

On May 7th the sporting world lost of one its finest ambassadors. Golfing legend Severiano ‘Seve’ Ballesteros sadly passed away at his home in Pedrena, Cantabria, Spain. Ballesteros, diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008, was aged 54. Seve’s golfing record speaks for itself. The Spaniard won five Majors – three British Opens (‘79, ‘84…

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Playing Golf Without A Membership

(This is a guest post by Debra Miller) Golfers use approximately $800 million in golf balls every year. We all know how expensive the game of golf can be, let alone a golf membership at an exclusive country club. However, there is a way to play at famous private courses without mortgaging your house or…

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