Hobbs’ Rockwind: a Muni Where Kids Can Spend the Summer

Fred Couples Inaugurates New N.M. Muni

The City of Hobbs, N.M. has turned a piece of ironing board-flat desert into the kind of daily-fee muni that a kid like Fred Couples could play every day of every summer for years. Continue reading

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Hobbs to Open New $12 million Golf Complex

A host of sports celebrities, including PGA Tour legend Lee Trevino, Masters winner Freddie Couples and possibly former NFL star Brian Urlacher, will inaugurate the City of Hobbs, N.M.’s new 27-hole golf facility in late May. Continue reading

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New Mexico Golf Gets Major Market Exposure

New Mexico’s top golf courses got significant exposure recently in two of the nation’s largest cities, and the publisher of a leading New England golf magazine and blog is devoting resources to covering golf here and elsewhere in the Southwest. Continue reading

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ShipSticks: An Alternative to Checking Your Golf Clubs

Skip the Ticket Counter

If you’re tired of schlepping golf clubs through airports, rental-car centers and hotel lobbies, help has arrived. Continue reading

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Ryder Cup Putting: It’s the Grain

Take a look at the shadows at Gleneagles in Scotland. The majority of the well-struck putts at the Ryder Cup that miss are missing because they’re breaking toward the sun.

At 56 degrees north — more than halfway to the North Pole from the Equator — the grass is sun-starved this time of year. Notice how the shadows don’t shorten through the day. The sun stays low all day, skirting the southern horizon like a wallflower at the prom. Continue reading

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