NEW YORK, NEW YORK | In case the surroundings of his study don’t give the game away – the big map of golf courses in the north of Scotland on the wall behind his desk, the pile of golf books to the left of where he works, the cartoons on another wall – then how about this for a definition of a man besotted by golf: Most people buy a house and find a golf course nearby to join. Maury Povich, the host of a series of well-known television shows, having fallen in love with a golf course, then buys a house nearby to indulge his passion for the old game.
Povich, laughing, said: “That’s true. My wife believes that. We did that in New Jersey. I found a course I had known years earlier. It’s called Hollywood and it’s a (Walter) Travis design. Friends of mine had been members when I was in college. I didn’t play much then but I knew it and loved it. When we came to New York, I went and joined the club and soon I was saying: 'This is too much of a long drive to the course. Why don’t we find a home here close to the course?’”
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