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July 24, 1988 | By Terry Bivens, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Al Barkow isn't playing golf, he's talking about it. Or writing or thinking about it. On the wall of his office is his framed membership certificate from the Golf Addicts Society; on a shelf nearby is his Golfaholics Anonymous visor. Ah, but can Barkow and Golf Illustrated, the magazine he edits, cash in on the obsession that grips him and millions of other Americans so tightly? Three years ago, that was a good question. "When I took this job in 1985, people said to me, 'Hey, we've already got the Big Two: Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
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September 26, 1994 | By Michael Bamberger, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The sandy shoulder of East Atlantic Avenue, the long paved road that leads to the entrance gates of the Pine Valley Golf Club, near Clementon, N.J., was lined with cars yesterday afternoon, hundreds of them, each one bearing witness. Yesterday was the third and final day of the George Arthur Crump Memorial Tournament, the lone day of the year on which Pine Valley is open to the public, and the mile-long line of cars served as testimony to the depth of Pine Valley's mystique. There were more than 1,000 spectators climbing up and down Pine Valley's landlocked sand dunes yesterday afternoon.
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February 9, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They haven't squared off on the golf course yet this year, but Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are taking shots at each other in the media. In the March issue of Golf magazine, Mickelson, who has chased Woods on the course and never been his best pal off it, is quoted as saying his relationship with the world's top player is better than most people think - but then he seems to take a couple of digs at the world's best player. "In my mind, Tiger and I don't have issues between us," Mickelson told the magazine.
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June 1, 1991 | By Ralph Cipriano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Francis W. Sullivan, 90, a Center City lawyer and avid golfer who once represented player Ben Hogan in a landmark case, died Tuesday at his home in Center City. Mr. Sullivan was a quiet, serious man who in 1960 was nominated by Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to become commissioner of the National Football League. Mr. Sullivan said he wasn't interested. "He was a very private guy," said his nephew, Ed Sullivan. "A very proper and formal person. I once drove from Atlantic City to Philadelphia with him and there was never a word spoken.
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June 18, 2000 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A golf magazine for the "hip crowd, not the hip-replacement crowd"? A golf magazine with regular features called "Hacker of the Month" and "Cart Girl of the Month," and a column titled "Vice" that explores "gambling, drinking, and other questionable on- and off-the-course pursuits"? You bet. Maximum Golf - the premier issue is on newsstands - is as fresh and irreverent as it is weird and, at times, over the top. Not surprisingly, it's also aimed at a younger generation of golfers - a Tiger Woods generation that editor Michael Caruso believes yawns its way through such traditional bulwarks of the genre as Golf Digest and Golf magazine.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected Malvern-based Hanse Golf Course Design to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, when golf returns to the program after an absence of 112 years. Hanse Golf Course Design was selected from eight finalists as the candidate that most aptly met the selection criteria that were issued by Rio 2016. The proposal was cited for its design characteristics, including accentuation of the natural dune formations and retention of the natural contours of the land.
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January 29, 2003 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Allan I. Sussel, 78, who picked up his first golf club at age 24, then used it to tee off on a fine amateur career that included several high-profile championships, died Saturday of lung cancer at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Sussel had been a part-time resident of West Palm Beach for more than 20 years before moving there in 1991. While living, working and playing golf in this region, he lived in Villanova and later Bala Cynwyd. Mr. Sussel grew up in West Philadelphia and Center City, graduating from Friends Select School in 1942.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By James Osborne INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's election day in Pine Valley, population 12. And if all 12 residents don't turn out, it's assumed somebody is either deathly ill or stuck in one the borough's infamous 18th-hole bunkers. Behind the gates of the Pine Valley Golf Club, home to one of the world's finest and most exclusive golf courses, lies a one-square-mile borough where residents reportedly brush shoulders with visiting U.S. presidents and Arab sheikhs. Borough elections are genteel affairs, where running against an incumbent just isn't done, and the less said by candidates about their neighbors, the better.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's election day in Pine Valley, population 12. And if all 12 residents don't turn out, it's assumed somebody is either deathly ill or stuck in one the borough's infamous 18th-hole bunkers. Behind the gates of the Pine Valley Golf Club, home to one of the world's finest and most exclusive golf courses, lies a one-square-mile borough where residents reportedly brush shoulders with visiting U.S. presidents and Arab sheikhs. Borough elections are genteel affairs, where running against an incumbent just isn't done, and the less said by candidates about their neighbors, the better.
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October 12, 1997 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
So this was what all the fuss was about. For three or four years now, ever since they completed Stonewall, it was impossible not to hear the talk about the exclusive, members-only "modern-day classic" golf course in Bulltown, in the far reaches of Chester County. "Best golf course in the Philadelphia area, and I've played 'em all," one club pro I respect told me. "Pack extra balls," another accomplished player advised. "The rough and the fescue will kill you. In fact, the whole course can wear you down, especially on a windy day. " "Golf at its purest," said another.
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June 16, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
SEEKING TO KILL some time the other day, Rory McIlroy climbed the Art Museum steps and had his photo taken with his arms raised, as so many tourists of Philadelphia have done. He did so in jeans and a clean, white T-shirt under a Phillies jersey bearing his name, a red Phils hat turned backward. The visual, at least for me, looked much less Rocky Balboa and much more Bruce Springsteen on his 1984 "Born in the USA" album cover. Not exactly what he was going for. But - and this is important when discussing the young Irishman - it still kind of made sense.
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May 29, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FOR EAST Germantown's own Jack Whitaker, the 1950 U.S. Open turned out to be his career-altering experience. Even though he was never within 50 miles of Merion's East course that historic week. The North Catholic and Saint Joseph's graduate ("I'm almost a Quaker," he quipped), who'd just turned 26, was working at Allentown radio station WAEB. Which for whatever reason isn't even listed in his Wikipedia bio. Nevertheless, he did pretty much "everything" there that needed to get done, from disc jockey to newscasts.
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May 31, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yani Tseng loves to play pickup basketball with friends to stay in shape. Even at 5-foot-6, she prefers to take the ball inside rather than hang out along the perimeter. "I'm not good from the outside," she said. That's OK. Tseng's main game is golf, in which she looms as a towering presence in the LPGA even though she is just 23 and in her fifth year on the tour. Entering this week's ShopRite LPGA Classic, Tseng, of Taiwan, has three victories this year and 15 in her career.
NEWS
March 7, 2012
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected Malvern-based Hanse Golf Course Design to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, when golf returns to the program after an absence of 112 years. Hanse Golf Course Design was selected from eight finalists as the candidate that most aptly met the selection criteria that were issued by Rio 2016. The proposal was cited for its design characteristics, including accentuation of the natural dune formations and retention of the natural contours of the land.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By James Osborne INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's election day in Pine Valley, population 12. And if all 12 residents don't turn out, it's assumed somebody is either deathly ill or stuck in one the borough's infamous 18th-hole bunkers. Behind the gates of the Pine Valley Golf Club, home to one of the world's finest and most exclusive golf courses, lies a one-square-mile borough where residents reportedly brush shoulders with visiting U.S. presidents and Arab sheikhs. Borough elections are genteel affairs, where running against an incumbent just isn't done, and the less said by candidates about their neighbors, the better.
NEWS
May 11, 2010 | By James Osborne, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's election day in Pine Valley, population 12. And if all 12 residents don't turn out, it's assumed somebody is either deathly ill or stuck in one the borough's infamous 18th-hole bunkers. Behind the gates of the Pine Valley Golf Club, home to one of the world's finest and most exclusive golf courses, lies a one-square-mile borough where residents reportedly brush shoulders with visiting U.S. presidents and Arab sheikhs. Borough elections are genteel affairs, where running against an incumbent just isn't done, and the less said by candidates about their neighbors, the better.
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December 10, 2006 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
With 15 shopping days left before Christmas, here is a cross-section of golf books published this year that might delight the golfer in your life: Coffee Table Division Where Golf Is Great: The Finest Courses of Scotland and Ireland. James W. Finegan ($60, Artisan). Pricey, but a welcome addition to any collection of coffee-table tomes. It has heft, plenty of gorgeous, glossy photos and quality prose from a respected travel writer - especially on Scotland and Ireland - who happens to be local.
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February 9, 2003 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They haven't squared off on the golf course yet this year, but Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are taking shots at each other in the media. In the March issue of Golf magazine, Mickelson, who has chased Woods on the course and never been his best pal off it, is quoted as saying his relationship with the world's top player is better than most people think - but then he seems to take a couple of digs at the world's best player. "In my mind, Tiger and I don't have issues between us," Mickelson told the magazine.
NEWS
January 29, 2003 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Allan I. Sussel, 78, who picked up his first golf club at age 24, then used it to tee off on a fine amateur career that included several high-profile championships, died Saturday of lung cancer at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Sussel had been a part-time resident of West Palm Beach for more than 20 years before moving there in 1991. While living, working and playing golf in this region, he lived in Villanova and later Bala Cynwyd. Mr. Sussel grew up in West Philadelphia and Center City, graduating from Friends Select School in 1942.
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August 26, 2001 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
We have not heard much about it. The folks at Merion Golf Club have been very quiet, seeking no publicity. But for more than a year, the East Course at Merion, one of the most respected and revered golf courses in the world, has been undergoing the most sweeping face-lift and restoration project in its storied 90-year history. "Back to the future," is how Buddy Marucci, a Merion member and a top amateur on the national stage, recently described the restoration. Once the project is completed early next month, Merion will have gone a long way toward taking the course back to the way it was in 1930, the year Bobby Jones completed the Grand Slam on the 11th hole at Merion, perhaps the greatest individual achievement in the history of the game.
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