June 25, 2016

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Trump heads to Scotland to tend to business — and golf courses

NEW YORK — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire’s attention is divided Read More…

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Citing Zika virus concerns, golfer Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health Read More…

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10 things to know, Monday, June 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FBI to release Orlando shooting transcripts Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public. 2. Number of refugees reaches record 65.3 million The UN blames persecution Read More…

Spieth ready to move on after unlikely Masters meltdown

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Where does Jordan Spieth go from here? He could have been sailing along on the second act to one of the greatest years in golf history. Instead, the young Texan left Augusta shaking his head, and trying to figure out how to shake off one of the most epic collapses in the Read More…

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Masters starts with ceremonial tee shot from Nicklaus, Player — and with Arnie watching

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most meaningful start to this Masters was a ceremonial tee shot that wasn’t even hit. Arnold Palmer was on the tee Thursday morning. That was enough. Palmer, the four-time Masters champion known in the golfing world simply as “The King,” rode a cart out to the first tee at Augusta National, Read More…

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As Masters looms, Nicklaus talks tough shots at Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Augusta National has a mystique as the only major championship played on the same golf course every year. That doesn’t mean there are any mysteries to playing well. Just ask six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. “It’s not going to blow you apart,” Nicklaus said. “Sure, you can hit a bad shot off Read More…

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Tiger no longer burning bright; no timetable for return to golf

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods painted a bleak picture Tuesday on when he can return to golf or even get back to doing anything more than just walking. Woods had two back surgeries in a span of 18 months followed by what he described only as another “procedure” in the same area in October. He has Read More…

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District golf: Highland’s Butler ties as medalist, qualifies to state

MASSILLON — The Legends of Massillon Division I District was expected to be a wild race Tuesday, but no one could have predicted this. Standout Highland girls golfer Madison Butler tied four others for medalist honors with a 1-over-par 73 on a gloomy, windy day in Stark County, while All-Gazette teammates Alicia Porvasnik (76) and Read More…

Driving the golf ball farther…

[Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Todd Casabella, Director of Instruction at Grey Hawk Golf Club in Lagrange. Todd is a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.] No one is content with how far they drive the golf ball. It doesn’t matter if you Read More…

Putting Apps

[Editor’s Note: The following article was written by Todd Casabella, Director of Instruction at Grey Hawk Golf Club in Lagrange. Todd is a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.] Using your phone to improve your golf The only expression I’m tired of hearing someone say more Read More…