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Golfer Alert! Most Area Courses Close After This Tuesday

I enjoy golf, and I try to get out to play at least 3 times per season, schedule permitting. My late father, however, lived for golf and would play 3 times in a day, every day, if my mom would have agreed to it. He had to make due with 6 times per week. He always said that the saddest day of the year (not including April 15th) was when the golf courses shut down for the winter.

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Play Some Golf to Benefit Veterans Dealing With PTSD and Help Dogs, Too

Friday on the WROK Morning Show, Joe Dredge and I spent some time discussing the upcoming Circle of Change Veterans Dog Program Golf Outing that takes place Saturday August 5th in Winnebago. I've gotta tell you golfers that this is something you'll want to get behind.

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Rockford’s Aldeen Golf Club is Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 25 Courses

I've talked about the different "gems" that the Rockford area has to offer, not only to those of us who live here, but also to the many visitors to the Rockford area. I've highlighted places like Anderson Gardens, MercyHealth Sportscore Two, The UW Sports Health Factory, Tinker Cottage, and more. If Aldeen Golf Club and Practice Center isn't on your list, it's long past due to add it, because others certainly are.

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4 Reasons Why Golf in Rockford is Better Than Golf in Florida

As hardcore Rockford area golfers are no doubt aware, the area's golf courses are open and ready for action. Many golfers who just can't handle the long winter layoff from the links drop some serious cash every year on golf trips to Florida, which bills itself as a "Golfer's Mecca." Let me show you 4 quick examples of why Rockford golf beats the Sunshine State.

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Up For Some Winter Golf? Head For Elliot Golf Course Through Friday

If you're one of the many who received new golf equipment of some sort for Christmas, you're probably jonesing for the chance to get out and test that stuff out. The Rockford Park District's Elliot Golf Course is ready and waiting for you right now.

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Only Two Days of Fall Golf Are Left Before A Golf-Free Winter

We've got a couple of great days of weather left in the fall season before the temperatures really start to drop, so why not work in some practice or a round or two before old man winter forces your golf game to hibernate?

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Tee Shot Off Man’s Face Is How Golf Was Meant to Be Played, Right?

There are few things as satisfying as a solid drive in golf. Except maybe surviving a solid drive in golf.

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Rockford Park District Golf Courses Set to Open Next Week

Why is this man smiling? Probably because he's looking at the same info I'm looking at. That info comes from our good friend Laura Gibbs Green of the Rockford Park District, and if you're a golfer, you'll be happy to know that the Golf Rockford staff is busy prepping to open their courses for the season. If that new club or clubs you got for Christmas is whispering to you "let's go, already!" it's almost time.

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Kangaroo Really Hates Golf Practice

For Steve Martin's character, Navin Johnson, it was "He hates these cans!" For Aussie pro golfer Daniel Popovic, it's "He hates these flagsticks...

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Golfer Throwing Away Clubs Gets Head Stuck in Garbage Can

As an occasional golfer, I know first-hand (as many of you do) how frustrating the game can be. I've even been tempted to break, throw, and/or trash my clubs after playing particularly poorly...

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