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For the Love of the Game

Republican Governor John Rowland has a very simple view of what the game of golf is all about. “For me, it’s spending time with friends, having a lot of laughs, and maybe even smoking a cigar,” says the 43-year-old Waterbury, CT native, who is serving his second term as CEO of the Nutmeg State. “I often get irritated with people ...

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A Feast for the Eyes

As an accomplished player who carries a scratch handicap and has competed in both the U.S. Senior Amateur and British Senior Amateur championships, Eric Gleacher knows something about good golf courses and good golf holes. And after thinking it over for a while, he picks the 17th at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, New York as his ...

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Roughing it at Avenel

Thirty-three-year-old Paula Jagemann started playing golf seven years ago. “My husband, Joe, took up the game and asked me to come along,” she says. “So I did. I really came to love the sport, but then I had to take a couple of years off when I started my company. I recently got back to playing again, and just the ...

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It’s a Wonderful Life

THE NEW GANNETT CEO is 61 years old, and some people might think that anyone in his seventh decade would start to slow down on the golf course. But not McCorkindale. In fact, the six-handicapper has actually been looking for a little more from the game in recent years than just playing casual weekend rounds with friends. “That’s why I ...

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A Perfect Drive

The Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas, TX, is the course Dick Brooks likes to play the most. And not surprisingly, it’s also where he finds his favorite golf hole.“It’s the par-four seventh,” explains the 63-year-old head of Central and South West, a $5.5 billion utility holding company based in the Big D. “The hole measures 422 yards from the ...

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One to Get Ready…

Luther Cochrane has played many of the great golf courses in different parts of the world, and his initial inclination is to pick a hole from one of those familiar layouts, be it St. Andrews or Augusta National, Cypress Point or Turnberry.“But the thing is, I’m a club player,” says the 51-year-old Charlotte resident who heads Bovis Lend Lease, the ...

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Hole With a View

The thing that Michael Ruettgers really likes about the 12th hole at the Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale, Ireland, is the view. “It’s like being on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, only higher,” says the 57-year-old chief executive officer of EMC Corp. “Imagine being not just 20 feet but 250 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, with water all ...

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On Spring Hill’s Pond

Michael Wright didn’t need to play a lot of rounds at the new Spring Hill Golf Club outside Minneapolis to figure out that it was a special track. And it also didn’t take him long to determine that one of the holes there was his favorite in golf. “I really like the 16th,” says the head of the Minnesota-based SUPERVALU, ...

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Maroon Mountain High

As an avid skier and the president of the U.S. Ski Team Foundation, it’s not surprising that William Bindley’s favorite golf hole is in the mountains. In fact, it’s found in the Rocky Mountains outside Aspen, CO, where the head of the nation’s fifth-largest distributor of pharmaceuticals and related health care products has been vacationing on a regular basis since ...

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Alice’s Course

Mention Alice Cooper, and the first image that comes to most people’s minds is of an outrageous rock ‘n roller who has put out 26 albums in a career that spans three decades. Known for his wild attire and off-the-wall concert acts, he would seem to be the last person any sane soul would associate with golf. But the man ...

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