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Katie
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Today, I decided to downsize my life by 50 percent, force myself to keep organized and – hopefully – provide myself with a newfound perspective on the importance and necessity of material goods. Yes, friends. I will be living in a studio apartment. One that’s only 387 square feet at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Studio Dwelling
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And...she emerges from the abyss. Yes world, I am back. And although a lot has happened since my last post, I'll just start by promoting my new story on GolfCalifornia.com on the very cool, very renovated Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Sign me up for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at Katieshack
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The Internet was abuzz following the Ryder Cup, with the rare angle of a Tiger Woods shot that was catapulting at a photographer's face. Always good times behind a lens when you see that sort of mishit happen...kudos to the guy for committing to the shot, because I would have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Katieshack
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There are few places more perfect to play in the winter months than the Coachella Valley, but sometimes those pesky $200-plus green fees can keep us off the course. Fear not, there's a solution! Read my new story at WorldGolf.com and GolfCalifornia.com about great places to play in the desert... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at Katieshack
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With Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin representing TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Journey at Pechanga on the cover, the September/October issue of FORE Magazine is in mailboxes now, just in time for Ryder Cup action this weekend! Also inside is a great putting lesson from future SCGA Hall of Famer Dave... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at Katieshack
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I know, I know -- you've missed me so much! I'm flattered. Just because I haven't been at the Katieshack doesn't mean I haven't been up to my eyeballs in golf for the last couple of months. It's been a really busy summer folks, full of tournaments (none of which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Katieshack
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Since I'm all for great sizzling summer golfing deals in the desert (it's a DRY heat, people, it's fine!), I recently wrote about one of my favorite properties in the Coachella Valley, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert. This place is an absolute monstrous oasis of pools,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at Katieshack
I haven't felt much like blogging during the U.S. Open because quite honestly, I'm not there and I'm not going to say anything that likely can't be said better than someone who is (insert plug for Ventura County Star golf writer and SCGA contributor Bob Buttitta's U.S. Open coverage on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Katieshack
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Four golfers has a quest today at Pebble Beach Golf Links. A quest to look good on camera, hit some solid shots and, perhaps the main objective, break 100.Yes, today was the day that Golf Digest's U.S. Open Challenge teed off, as elected winner Peggy Ference of New Jersey took... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2010 at Katieshack
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As I always say, if you look good, you play good. Or play better, at least. That being said, I'm waiting for that theory to work for me, but in general, it's not a bad rule. So of course, being the golf fashion junkie I am, I always have my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Katieshack
Today was a somewhat surprising day as far as U.S. Open qualifying is concerned. Across the country, hundreds of hopefuls teed it up at 12 sites to earn a coveted spot in the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links (two international sites saw action in May). Many advanced.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Katieshack
Katie's Recommended Reading: It was an eclectic day -- week even -- on the golf news front: cheating, scandal, records, etc. Here's some of my more favorite headlines. Colin Montgomerie had some Tiger in his tank; apologizes for affair The headline is well-said. I don't know why I even read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Katieshack
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As the PGA Tour's Rickie Fowler tops the leaderboard at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, I'd like to take a moment to remember the high-school prodigy Rickie Fowler, the Murrieta wonder kid who broke pars, set records and won the CIF Championships like it was no one's business, and all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Katieshack
We're only 11 days from the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and the video above shows a cool time lapse of the grandstands going up! This particular shot is of the 18th hole; I'd like to remind everyone that I bogeyed this particular hole thanks to some really stellar... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Katieshack
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I caught an interesting video snippet online this morning, which said that BP, in its effort to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, will pump a "junk shot" into the Deepwater Horizon oil well if its current efforts do not work. So what does this "junk" consist... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Katieshack
Katie's Recommended Reading: Just a few of the more interesting and entertaining headlines that jumped out at me today while cruisin' the golf news and boards. Along with my priceless and witty commentary, of course. Mark Calcavecchia to end PGA Tour career at Memorial But wait, don't be sad! Calcaveccia,... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Katieshack
In the category of "all teenagers are apparently better golfers than me," 16-year-old Xander Schauffele of Scripps Ranch scored a double eagle, a birdie and an eagle on consecutive holes at Barona Creek Golf Club, shooting 6-under par for three holes. Wow. As reported by Tod Leonard, FORE Magazine contributer... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Katieshack
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I backed into an interesting April Q&A this morning with the USGA's Pat Gross, U.S. Open Agronomist and director of the USGA's Green Section Southwest Region. Based here in Southern California, I've talked with Pat several times and not only is he a great guy, but a real expert in... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2010 at Katieshack
In lieu of reinventing the wheel, here's some of the more interesting story lines revolving around 22-year-old Jason Day's victory in the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Apparently he was so sick during the entire tournament, he almost pulled out before it even started. Way to persevere. Oh, and the 16-year-old... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Katieshack
As the title states, still no one really knows who this player is, but 23-year-old Sun Young Yoo defeated LPGA vet Angela Stanford 3 & 1 today to win the Sybase Match Play Championship. At least No. 1 seed Jiyai Shin salvaged her consolation match against Amy Yang, 3 &... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Katieshack
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Guess what? The HP Byron Nelson Championship is also being played this weekend in Texas, and the most talked-about player barely has a license to drive. This Jordan Spieth kid is only 16, but he's good. Very good. Three-consecutive-rounds-under-par good, including a 67 today to put him in a tie... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Katieshack
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The LPGA's inaugural Sybase Match Play Championship has been going on this week at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in New Jersey. I paid tribute to the Garden State today by watching the Style Network's Jerseylicious marathon...good God it's terrifying. Anyway, I'm a big fan of match play for many reasons,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Katieshack
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Before I begin, a golf clap for the Dallas Coyboys' Tony Romo, who qualified for U.S. Open Sectionals yesterday in his third attempt. He was one of seven players to move on at The Honors Golf Club in Dallas, birdieing three of his last four holes to shoot a 69... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Katieshack
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Drum roll please...of the 25 California courses named in Golfweek's 2010 Best Courses You Can Play, 12 of the properties awarded are in Southern California! Although the list came out in March, many folks are just getting the print edition in their mailboxes. Pebble Beach Golf Links is at the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Katieshack
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The new issue of FORE Magazine mailed last week, and the digital edition of the May/June issue is live! For the first time in FORE's 43-year history, a woman graces the cover: Janet Jones-Gretzky, in honor of Women's Golf Month in June. Also inside, find features on the Southland's notable... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Katieshack