• Boston Marathon_Mery Daniel gets instruction from Rick Johnson

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    Changing Lives

    Local pro helps bring traumatic injury victims back to the game. J.P. Norden lay in his hospital bed after losing his right leg in the bombing at last April’s Boston Marathon and assumed his days of playing golf were over. “I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do anything ever again, let alone play […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
  • In The News

    In the News: Local Happenings

    EVENTS The Seaside Le Mans, one of New England’s largest one-day fundraisers, will be partnering with Cape Cod Healthcare “to bring the event to the next level,” said Dewitt Davenport, president and CEO of Davenport Companies and founder of the event. Cape Cod Healthcare is expected to enhance the event’s visibility and awareness of the […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • In The News

    Product Launch: Titleist’s newest golf balls offer style and performance

    By Lou Sullivan There were 33 PGA Tour winners last season who played Titleist golf balls. Titleist is such an iconic brand that it was once used in a Seinfeld episode. George Costanza, pretending to be a marine biologist, rescued a suffocating whale that had a golf ball lodged in its blowhole as a result […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • In The News

    Runs With a View: From Woods Hole to Provincetown, exercise can be vigorous and visual

    By Bill O’Neill If you show up in Woods Hole on the second Sunday in August for a leisurely run, you’ll end up crammed alongside 12,000 other runners at the starting line of the Falmouth Road Race. On any other day of the year, you can run the 7.1-mile course that was named the Best […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • In The News

    Tips from the Pros: How to Develop Consistent Contact with Every Club

    By Sue Kaffenburg, PGA/LPGA Teaching Professional, Bayberry Hills Golf Course You’ve seen magazine tips that help improve one type of shot, such as chipping, pitching and putting. But in the three decades I’ve been teaching, the number one thing people ask for is consistency. So here’s a tip that will impact all your shots. All […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
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    Course Reviews

    White-Knuckle Rides

    Fasten your seat belts, these local holes are sure to rattle your nerves. BY KATHARINE DYSON Most golf courses have them, some more than others. They’re the holes you remember because they are the most challenging, even terrifying. It could be a long carry over a deep pond, a river or the ocean. You stand over your ball and the […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Leisure

    A Whale of a Good Time: Whale-watches offer action-packed views of the ocean’s largest creatures.

    By Rachel Arroyo Most people think of watching as a passive activity. But when you go on a whale watch, armed with binoculars, camera and wide-eyed eagerness, you will learn otherwise. I experienced the first adrenaline rush of the day as I sprinted down MacMillan Pier in Provincetown toward the Dolphin Fleet ticket booth. Fortunately, […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • In The News

    New Start: Willowbend Adds Long-time Cape Pro Rick Johnson to its Staff

    BY ADDISON WINDRUM When Paul Fireman regained control of Willowbend Country Club in January 2011, they turned a new page but with a familiar face. Last fall they turned yet another new page, but this time it was with someone completely new to the club. In September of 2011, Rick Johnson came on as the […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • In The News

    Shocking Success: Local entrepreneur turns Loudmouth Golf into unlikely fashion statement.

    BY WAYNE MILLS Oh, the outrage. Who is responsible for those flamboyant, audacious outfits on the golf course these days? The culprit is a Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design-educated graphic designer by the name of Scott “Woody” Woodworth, the founder of Loudmouth Golf. You’ve seen his outlandish clothing line on PGA Tour […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Course Reviews

    Golfing The Cape and South Shore

    A pair of local golf writers provide an inside look at six of the area’s golf courses By Rob Duca & Tom Gorman Highland Links – North Truro You could be in Scotland, in the 18th century, facing howling winds, playing on rock-hard, un-groomed fairways, hitting to postage-stamp greens. And loving every minute of it. […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Ask the Pro

    Ask the Pro: With Danny Caverly, PGA Pro and Director of Instruction at the Willowbend Club

    What’s Blowin’ in the Wind can lead to tricky ruling Q: Dear Pro: I was playing at a seaside course recently on an especially windy day. My partner and I both landed our balls on the green, but as we were walking up the fairway, a gust of wind blew my partner’s ball into mine, […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Leisure

    Drives & Dates: Where to find romance after that day on the golf course

    BY KATHARINE DYSON For golfers, sand and sea can mean more than a day at the beach. It can also be a romantic date that begins with a round of golf and ends at an ocean-side restaurant, hotel or a bed & breakfast. Call it “sand two ways,” and there are multiple options, depending on […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Profile

    Senior Moment

    Nantucket amateur won’t soon forget making the field at national championship By Rob Duca Brian Secia was flat on his back, with a doctor checking his vital signs, when he learned he qualified for last year’s U.S. Senior Open. “You won!” a USGA official informed him when told he shot 2-under par 70 last June […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Course Reviews

    Course Reviews

    From the Sagamore Bridge to Truro, Cape Cod offers a vast array of superb golf courses. HYANNIS GOLF CLUB ROUTE 132 HYANNIS, MA 508-362-2606 PAR 71, RATING 69.4, SLOPE 121 Situated at the center of Cape Cod, just minutes from a wide variety of local attractions, Hyannis Golf Club offers convenience and a friendly atmosphere that is […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Editor's Corner

    From the Clubhouse

    BY ROB DUCA When people learn that I’ve been writing about golf on Cape Cod and the islands for nearly 30 years, the question I hear most often is: “What’s your favorite course?” Believe me, that’s a thorny question. There’s no simple answer, because there are so many outstanding public and private courses in the […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Profile

    Master Builder

    Bill Polian, former NFL executive and current Woods Hole member, reflects on golf, Peyton Manning and the frustrations of facing Tom Brady. BY BRIAN TARCY PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA Bill Polian sat on the outdoor patio at the Woods Hole Golf Club and laughed when asked to describe his talent on the golf course. “One […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Profile

    All in the Family

    With her self-taught father as her coach, Rockland’s Megan Khang is opening eyes. BY MIKE STOLLER Most 15-year-olds probably spend their time quarreling with their parents about who gets to stay up late, perform the house chores or hold possession of the television remote. But on this day, Rockland’s Megan Khang is taking her father and coach, Lee, to task over what […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 15th 2014
  • Rhode Island’s favorite son talks about his career, the belly putter, Eastward Ho and Tiger Woods

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    Ask the Pros: The Full Faxon

    Rhode Island’s favorite son talks about his career, the belly putter, Eastward Ho and Tiger Woods INTERVIEW BY ROB DUCA PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CUTRONA Brad Faxon, 51, grew up in Barrington, R.I., and as a teenager would bike to the Rhode Island Country Club, where he caddied and worked in the bag room. Today, the […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    Health

    Keeping Cool When the Heat is Turned Up

    On a sweltering summer day during a tournament last June that would decide who would qualify for the U.S. Senior Open, Brian Secia, a local amateur, was feeling the effects of heat exhaustion. Stumbling and unable to add his own scorecard by tournament’s end, he was barely able to finish his round. Secia’s case is […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    19th Hole

    Golf Course Restaurants Serving More Than Just Golfers

    Sure it’s convenient to grab a sandwich at the restaurant at the clubhouse after a round of golf, but golf course restaurants offer so much more than a quick lunch. Many of them have incredibly talented chefs with creative menus and offer gorgeous views. Best of all, they are open to the public, so even […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    Ask the Pro

    Ask the Pros: Danny Caverly, PGA Pro and Director of Instruction at the Willowbend Club.

    Illustrations by Jeff Camish Question: I was recently playing a match when my opponent hit his ball into the woods. I was able to locate it, but I was down in the match and badly needed to win the hole. Am I required by rule to tell him that I found his ball? Best, Joe O’Regan. Answer: […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    In The News

    Home Sweet Home

    David Southworth strolled through the Willowbend Country Club Grille Room on a tranquil spring afternoon casually dressed in a blue blazer with an open-neck shirt and blue jeans. Well-heeled members, waitresses, and bartenders all offered animated greetings and congratulations. Southworth smiled amiably and listened patiently as members spun tales of the club’s recent woes. He […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    Editor's Corner

    Editor’s Corner: Spring/ Fall 2012

    I was disappointed to learn a while ago that President Obama would not vacation this summer on Martha’s Vineyard. It was a completely understandable decision for a president seeking re-election and hoping to differentiate himself from an opponent who has been painted as out-of-touch with middle-class Americans. With the campaign heating up, it would not […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    Ask the Pro

    Ask the Pro: Two balls in the same bunker is no day at the beach

    Q This past weekend my partner hit into a bunker. I then hit into the bunker and my ball rolled so close to his that the two were touching and it was impossible to hit one without hitting both. What action should we have taken? Thanks, Joe McNealy.

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014
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    Health

    Q&A: What are the benefits of routine golf play

    Golf has carried the weight of being considered one of the least active sports on the field. But, as many a golf enthusiast knows, a good round of golf can require more than a little coordination, strength and energy. We asked Falmouth hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott M. Harris and Jordan Spine Care Associate Medical […]

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    by New England Golf & Leisure Editor on April 14th 2014