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  1. However strange and exotic the setting may be to Westerners, Morocco holds few if any untoward surprises for most golfers. The rules and customs—written and unwritten—follow the American paradigm...
  2. Golf first came to Morocco in 1914, when Sultan Abdelaziz, who had ruled the country from 1894 to 1908, commissioned a pair of British golf architects, Henry Cotton and Frank Pennink, to design an 18...
  3. Like Stephen King’s character Ellis Boyd Redding in The Shawshank Redemption , Blue Nel­son is “a man who knows how to get things.” He’s made a part-time career out of it, though his regular...
  4. With its rugged wadis, ancient-fort-studded mountains, and 1,300 miles of coastline, the Sultanate of Oman has long attracted adventurous travelers, especially those from Europe. Like the United Arab...
  5. In the year 1900, Ada and Minna Everleigh relocated their already-flourishing enterprise from Omaha, Neb., to Chicago, a larger city that offered the sisters the prospect of even greater riches, if...
  6. An unfinished poker table made of mahogany, ebony, maple, and satinwood sits in the center of Mark Lackley’s workshop in the Vermont village of Quechee. The walls of the shop are hung with sheets of...
  7. The limited-edition Valgrine S.T. Dupont putter ( www.valgrine.com ) features an alligator-scale pattern carved into the club’s face and is accentuated with Chinese enamel work and palladium-finished...
  8. The New Zealand designers Jamie McLellan and Andy Jacobs have turned their focus from furniture and lighting to their mutual passion for boating. The result is the McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1 ( www...
  9. Few rivalries in the world of sports match the face-to-face intensity of Russell Coutts versus Jimmy Spithill. Though little known outside of sailing circles, the feud between the two America’s Cup...
  10. I am not a fisherman, but I do subscribe to the theory that if you find yourself in Yankee Stadium, you certainly will be a baseball fan for at least that afternoon or evening. Thus my visit to the...

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