Brilliant, Bountiful Bandon

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In 1998, 22 years ago, a golf course by the sea opened to the paying public. It was the brainchild of Mike Keiser, who grew up in East Aurora, NY, not far from Buffalo. Keiser's affection for traditional, sand-based golf courses was known among his traveling band of friends. That group roamed the world on a yearly basis, visiting the wondrous layouts of golf's golden ages. The common theme was fast and firm layouts, quick play, and great fellowship. The original layout, called Bandon Dunes, paid homage to the town of Bandon By The Sea, Oregon. Nowhere close to anywhere,...

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Ovations: Dave Antill

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Welcome to Ovations, the OnCore Golf salute to its most loyal clientele. Many golfers from around the world have put their faith in the AVANT55, the ELIXR, or the VERO X1. We recognize their commitment to OnCore Golf with this new series of mini-views. Learn a little bit about golfers like you, and thank you for your support of OnCore Golf. 1. Who are you and where are you? Dave Antill, Ohio 2. Where is your favorite place to play golf? My current home club is Kinsale Golf Course/Scioto Reserve.  My favorite course played is Scioto CC in Columbus. 3. Which...

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Ovations: Peter Davis

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Welcome to Ovations, the OnCore Golf salute to its most loyal clientele. Many golfers from around the world have put their faith in the AVANT55, the ELIXR, or the VERO X1. We recognize their commitment to OnCore Golf with this new series of mini-views. Learn a little bit about golfers like you. Thank you for your support of OnCore Golf. 1. Who are you and where are you? Peter Davis, western New York 2. Where is your favorite place to play golf? My favorite place to play is Ironwood golf course, in Cowlesville, New York. 3. Which is your go-to OnCore ball...

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Where else to play when you have to play Arcadia Bluffs

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Some golf destinations are remote. It makes the arrival more special, and the experience, more memorable. Along the Michigan side of Lake Michigan, there are no large cities. The closest large airports are Chicago and Detroit, each a healthy hike from the Wolverine state's west coast. There is a course, high on a bluff, that looks out over the most American of the great lakes (the only one entirely within USA territory) that calls to golfers everywhere. Check that: make it two courses. Until a few years back, Arcadia Bluffs was a one-off destination. The admins took a gamble, and...

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Where else to play when you have to play George Wright

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Who dat? George Wright? He's the next big name in golf. You may know his older cousin, Bethpage Black. Still stumped? OK, here's the 411. Back in the mid 1990s, David Fay was the executive director for the United States Golf Association. He convinced the USGA that, with a little love, Bethpage Black could host a US Open. He convinced New York state to give that love to its state park course, and the 2002 and 2009 Opens were played at the Farmingdale course. George Wright is the Boston equivalent of Bethpage Black. Designed on gorgeous, broken ground waaaaayyyy back...

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Where else to play when you have to play TPC Sawgrass

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Say the word "Florida" and most golfers risk whiplash. Their heads snap and swivel around at an alarming pace. The sunshine state is known for its cornucopia of golf courses, and the Jacksonville area is no exception. Standing out from all the wonderful public and private courses and clubs is the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass. Built in the early 1980s, the drained swamp became a memorial to the power of the bulldozer and the back hoe. Pete Dye's most famous course, with its island-green 17th hole, host the Players Championship each March. It is also yours to play, provided...

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