Players react to alert of ballistic missile: ‘Grab a Mai Tai, go to the beach, grab a front row seat’

HONOLULU — When Jordan Spieth saw an emergency alert on his phone about an inbound ballistic missile threat to Hawaii on Saturday morning, he was at his hotel and started calling his parents and other family members to seek out information. He also thought about what he might do. “I kind of thought if we had a car maybe drive as far away from town as possible,” he said. “We were inside away from the windows trying to gather information.” His caddie, Michael Greller, gathered his wife and their


Bad memory makes Dustin Johnson a golf king.

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Dustin Johnson’s best asset is not the incredible power and precision he uses for nuclear drives but rather it is his ability to forget just about everything. Sometimes it is just best to forget.Forget blowing a 54-hole lead at the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach with a final round 82. Forget grounding your club in a controversial bunker at the 2010 PGA Championship on the 72nd hole at Whistling Straits to be penalized out of a playoff. Forget three-putting the 72nd hole at the

A new year begins at Kapalua, although the focus isn’t all about golf just yet

APALUA, Hawaii – The PGA Tour Initiative Award for 2018—we just created it this minute—goes to Russell Henley, who pulled into the parking lot at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort at 6:27 a.m. HST. Henley and his wife, Teil, are expecting their first child, a boy, on April 15. Tax day. They are not going to name him Sam, even if the federal government takes, possibly, a smaller bite of his income this year. Henley was hitting the course at sunrise, 7:03 a.m., for some short-game work,

Sam Snead’s son keeps his father’s memory alive by telling stories

Jack Snead is continuing — and protecting — a legacy. And what a legacy it is.The 71-year-old’s father was Sam Snead, one of golf’s biggest names, and the namesake of the Oak Grill & Tavern located at Lely Resort in Naples.That is one of several locations around the country, with the first opening in Hot Springs, Virginia. The Lely location opened in March 2012 after the original Naples restaurant — just south of Tiburon Golf Club on Vanderbilt Beach Road — had operated since December

A Golfer’s Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the greenNot a golfer was stirring, not even one seen.The golf gloves were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that a tee time soon would be theirs.Little duffers were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of birdies danced in their heads.My friend in her visor, and I in my cap,Had just stored our clubs for a long winter’s nap.With the course frozen over and no one about,I was walking alone when I heard someone shout.Away down the tenth

You can win a $2.6 million mansion with a three-hole golf course for just $14. Yes, there’s a catch

While rising house prices against the backdrop of stagnant salaries is becoming a genuine crisis across the globe, golfers have always battled exorbitant costs to play the game they love. But for prospective home-buying hackers, good news: the property of your dreams can be had for…well, less than a large bucket of range balls. Yes, there’s a catch. A British man is selling off his $2.6 million mansion — which comes with his Rolls Royce, pool, gym, fully-stocked wine cellar and a three-hole

Two Skills For Great Putting One for long putts, one inside five feet

Being a great putter doesn’t mean you’re rolling in bombs all day. Sure, that would be nice, but quality putting is about distance control from long range and precise aim on the short ones.From inside five feet, the biggest problem I see is a careless routine. It drives me crazy when golfers step up to a putt and plop their feet into place before thinking about where to aim the putter. Essentially, their feet have already dictated their aim. A better routine is to aim the putterface very