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The Land Of 'Yes'

LAUCALA ISLAND, FIJI | Math never has been my strong suit, which is why I assiduously avoided classes involving numbers in school. But I quickly realize I do not have to be an MIT professor to figure out the staff-to-guest ratio at this ultra-exclusive South Pacific resort – and to…

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Golf In Italy: That's Amore

SCIACCA, SICILY | Knowing I have visited Italy a few dozen times over the years, a friend recently asked what I liked most about that European land.  “The food and wine,” I blurted, even though that seemed such a pedestrian way to describe the pleasures of, say, a luscious Brunello…

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Wales: The Gem of the UK

OGMORE-BY-SEA, WALES | After hosting their first Ryder Cup, the Welsh like to say it took 87 years to bring that biennial competition to their country for the first time. But they might as well add that it has taken about that long for most of the sporting world to…

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Old Mac: A Day In Golf's Past

Bandon, Oregon | You have arrived from Florida mid-afternoon on the day before the “official” opening of Old Macdonald, the most heralded new golf course of the 21st century. It has been conceived and lovingly crafted as an homage to the late C.B. Macdonald, the so-called “Father of American Golf…