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We have all been there - four putt from 7 feet

T.J. Oshie did not have any luck when he turned a promising birdie to a double bogey at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The only thing to say is that we have all been there and know exactly how it feels.

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Golfing Dangers: When Animals Want to Play Through – Let Them

When you step out on a golf course, while away on holiday, it is perhaps one of life’s most enjoyable and relaxing moments. So too should it have been for Dougie Thompson last week as he celebrated a friend’s wedding, in the Mexican resort of Cancun, with a round of golf at the local Iberostar Cancun Golf Club.

 

The 58-year-old Scotsman, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, had shot his ball into a bunker on the course, near to a bush shrouded lagoon.

Mr Thompson lined up his bunker shot and was happy to see his ball fly onto the green, however as he turned to leave the bunker an 12-foot long crocodile leapt from the bushes, clamping its jaws around Mr Thompson’s leg.

The video below was taken by a visitor to the same golf course and shows the kind of croc’s that lie in wait for the unsuspecting golfer.

 

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LDC Italian Hotels Golf Trophy 2014

MyGolf SA has teamed up LDC Italian Hotels, a company that owns luxury hotels in Italy in several beautiful locations.

On May 23, 2014 LDC Italian Hotels will be holding it’s premiere Golf Trophy, at the Lavaux Golf Course in Puidoux, Switzerland in the rolling hills of the La Côte countryside overlooking the magnificent Lac Léman.

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Fancy Buying your Own Golf Course?

The sad news that Torphin Hall Golf Club near Edinburgh, Scotland was forced to call in the Administrators this week after failing to find a buyer, highlights the increasingly worrying times facing many British golf clubs and courses.

With research from KPMG showing that membership has fallen by 20% over recent years, clubs are struggling and owners of private courses are starting to jump ship, with courses now going on the market.

 

So the question is, how much do you think it would cost to buy your own 18-hole golf course?

Gorilla Golf think you may be in for a surprise.

 

 

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Could 2014 be the Greatest Year of Golf Ever?

It’s not often that we can head into a new year thinking that we may be on the verge of a very special year in the golfing world, but 2014 may well be shaping up to be that way.

Seldom has the professional golfing world been in such rude health, with so many genuinely top quality players vying for the top spot in the world rankings.

 

So could 2014 be arguably the greatest golfing year of the modern era? Possibly so, and here is why:

 

 

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Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson

With a final round 64, Swede Henrik Stenson became the first ever player to win the season-ending finale of the European Tour, the World Tour Championship in Dubai, as well as the lucrative end of season FedEx Cup in the United States.

 

In doing so, Stenson confirmed himself not just as the top player on both the European and US Tours, but confirmed that over the past six months, no golfer has been able to match his run of blistering form.

 

Yet at the start of 2012, Stenson was ranked 230th in the world and things looked very different.

 

 

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Not-so-Crazy Golf? Championship Adventure Golf‘s new approach to an old favourite

Crazy Golf has been around in many forms for many years. Indeed, there is now a world championship for the game which sees competitors using a putter and a golf ball to work their way around all sorts of manic obstacles in as few shots as possible.

For many years, the sites of windmills, large ducks, helter-skelters, ramps and more always signified a Crazy Golf course. Their appeal for people tended to focus more on the Crazy aspect of the name, rather than the golf. However, that could be set to change.

 

 

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