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Up& Coming

Rickie Fowler

Fowler was born in Anaheim, California. He was raised in Murrieta, California where he went to Murrieta Valley High School. During his freshman year in high school, he posted an all time course record of 62 at his home course, SCGA, in Murrieta, California. His senior year in high school, Fowler won the SW League Finals with a total score of 64-69=133, and led his team to the state finals. After high school, he attended Oklahoma State University. He posted his first collegiate victory at the Fighting Illini Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois on October 1, 2007. He shot a 203 (7063-70) to win the tournament by one stroke.

In 2006, Fowler shot a 137 for two rounds at the U.S. Junior Amateur and was knocked out in the second round of match play. The championship was won by Philip Francis. Fowler represented the United States in their victory at the 2007 Walker Cup. His record was 2-0 in foursomes and 1-1 in singles making his overall record 3-1. Billy Horschel was his partner for both of their foursome victories. In the summer of 2006 Fowler won the Western Junior and competed in the U.S. Amateur and was defeated by the eventual champion Richie Ramsay.

Up& Coming Rickie Fowler

In 2007, Fowler won the Sunnehanna Amateur in June and the Players Amateur in July. In 2008, Fowler repeated as Sunnehanna Amateur champion. In the first round of the U.S. Open, Fowler shot a -1 (70) and was in a tie for 7th place. He was one of three amateurs to make the cut, along with Derek Fathauer and Michael Thompson. He ended the tournament tied for 60th. In October 2008, he played on the Eisenhower Trophy team that finished second. In 2009, Fowler made his second and last appearance in the Walker Cup. He won all four matches he played in as the U.S. won by a seven point margin. His partner in both foursomes matches was Bud Cauley. He also finished third in the Sunnehanna Amateur in 2009. After the Walker Cup, Fowler turned professional and played the Albertsons Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour for his pro debut. In September 2009, it was announced that Fowler signed a multi-year equipment deal with Titleist. He also signed a clothing deal with Puma in the same month. He has since signed a deal with Rolex.

HAwaiian Golf GetAways: Enjoy Year-Round Fantastic Weather and Picturesque Settings

Hawaii is certainly one place on this planet that most tourists would consider as being an ideal holiday destination. There is so much to entice visitors including the excellent golf courses that make it an ideal Hawaii golf vacation getaway. With year round weather that is perfect for golfing, there are few players that would pass up the opportunity to enjoy a Hawaiian golf vacation and because golf in this part of the world can be played three hundred sixty-five days in the year, you can visit whenever you have free time.

A Unique Experience

Without a doubt, the Hawaiian islands boast of some very exquisite courses; but that is not all. Just being on the islands is a unique experience by itself. You can choose to visit a number of places

when you plan your Hawaii golf vacations: The excellent Kapalua Plantation course where the well known Mercedes Championships are held. Also, you may not want to miss playing on the Wailea Gold course that hosts the Senior Skins Game.

Golf in this part of the world can be played three hundred sixty-five days in the year Choosing Hawaii golf vacations is like choosing a bit of paradise, and it is here that you can live out your fantasies of playing excellent golf on the best courses and in the most ideal weather conditions. To make matters easier for you, there are a plethora of travel agencies that provide you with excellent Hawaii golf vacations packages and the fare includes: the green fees to and from, fare of transportation from the pier, as well as rent for a golf cart.

There is no doubt that Hawaiian golf vacations are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, which if you plan ahead, can give you some of the best golfing experiences you can ever hope to achieve in your lifetime. Each of the different Hawaiian islands boasts their own unique golf courses, where there is lush greenery. Some may even be situated on top of some amazing lava flows. A good example would be the incredibly popular Mauna Lani, which has a couple of golf courses that will test your abilities, as you swing away while the winds blow at you fiercely. Then, there is Maui, which is another outstanding place where you could plan to play golf on your Hawaiian golf vacation . Not visiting here is akin to going to Paris and missing out on a visit to the Eiffel Tower.     Other destinations in the Hawaiian islands for your golf vacations include places such as Kauai, Oahu, and Lanai. Whichever place you do choose, there is plenty to endear you. You just can’t go wrong here, whatever your golfing abilities are. You will find that your golf vacation will not be cheap in Hawaii, though. Many courses’ greens fees can exceed $100. So, do your research ahead of time and make your golf vacation dollars go as far as possible.

By: Ryan Kaufman

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