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Swing Doing the

DEAN & DeLUCA INVITATIONAL IN

SUPREME STYLE

WHO TO KNOW,

WHERE TO GO

SCORE!

GOLF BY THE NUMBERS

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We know the score. Our company is built on tradition. My father, Ben R. Briggs, opened our doors in 1960. Many of our clients have worked with us from generation to generation — and many of our agents are the daughters and sons of agents before. When I decided to expand our reach to Fort Worth, before we had a presence there, we began with veteran agent John Zimmerman, who takes a fresh approach to selling multimillion-dollar homes and leveraging his expansive contact base to sell at an unprecedented level. He paved the way for us to open today’s dynamic Fort Worth offices.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is not just another real-estate firm just as the Dean & DeLuca Invitational is not just another PGA tournament.

Because we know history is so important, we carefully acquired the best realestate businesses in Fort Worth.

We bought the city’s oldest real-estate firm, Brants Realtors, founded in 1926, and now Laurie and Clay Brants and their other top agents are selling in the same neighborhoods they have sold in for decades. Then, to capitalize on cutting-edge marketing, we brought on the Bloom Real Estate Group with Mary Carolyn Gatzke, Ashley Mooring and Carley Moore, among others, to service their clientele and we made Zareen Khan the manager of our Cultural District office. Our third acquisition was Mira Vista Realtors, now being led by Laura Spann, the daughter of the past owners. Our amazing group has their boots on the ground in Fort Worth — backed by years of history and expertise, just like the

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Substance and swing: Fort Worth’s Colonial Country Club, home of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Its roots stretch all the way back to 1946 at the Colonial Country Club, where the wildly popular annual golf tournament is held to this day. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is not just another real-estate firm just as the Dean & DeLuca Invitational is not just another PGA tournament. Not every organization can wear the Colonial plaid proudly and not everyone can carry the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand. History and innovation — and a lot of fun — make us both what we are.

WINNERS, ALL

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ON THE BALL

HOW TO ELEVATE YOUR GAME

BEHIND THE SWINGS

Jordan Spieth as you’ve never seen him before Yes, Tommy’s Honour — the stunning and moving movie about the tough relationship between 1800s father-and-son golf pioneers Tom and Tommy Morris — got all the rave reviews, but there’s a related performance you may not know about. The film’s website, tommyshonour.com, contains a gem: Click on News and feast your eyes on the nearly 29-minute behindthe-scenes featurette. It is comprehensive, with inside scoops on the cast, the clothing, the sets and the settings — but it is the cameos by golf champ Jordan Spieth and his dad, Shawn, that steal the show. In honor of the Morrises, the Spieths don 1800s golf clothing and take to the greens, using period golf clubs, too. The results — and the banter between the real-life father and son — are worth having another bag of popcorn. —R.B.

ON A COURSE, OF COURSE

Real golf fanatics don’t hang up their clubs come Monday morning: They live the life all week long. One of the many user-friendly functions of briggsfreeman.com is the ability to search for houses not just by neighborhood, number of bedrooms or price — but also by perks. Is there a pool? Are there guest quarters? Is that beautiful house on a golf course? If for you there are 18 holes — not 24 hours — in every day, we’ve got your next house. Just go to briggsfreeman.com, click on Homes, then More Options, then check Exclusive Listings and Golf Course and filter away. We’ll see you at the clubhouse. 2208 Vaquero Estates Boulevard in Westlake, $3,690,000 and one of dozens of golf-course homes all over North Texas at briggsfreeman.com. —R.B.

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ON COURSE: 2208 Vaquero Estates Blvd Westlake, Texas $3,690,000

COCKTAIL SET: COURTESY SOTHEBY’S. SPIETH: GUTTA PERCHA PRODUCTIONS.

The revered auction house Sotheby’s doesn’t sell just fine art and furniture: It offers all kinds of finds from the world of golf. It has sold some rather pedigreed clubs — John F. Kennedy’s and Gerald R. Ford’s among them — but gavels have also swung for golf-related books, watches, art and accessories. Up next? Just search for golf on sothebys.com and refine by clicking Upcoming. George Berry silver-plate cocktail set for Derby Silver Co., 1920s, estimated at $6,000 to $8,000 and sold in 2009 for $16,250 —Rob Brinkley


TEE UP

RED HOT AS STATUS SYMBOLS GO, CAN YOU BEAT THIS PROMINENT PLAID?

“The [pattern] was known at the end of the 18th century and it was reputed to have been worn by one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s followers in the 1745 rebellion.” —The Scottish Register of Tartans

Cash, cheers, accolades, bragging rights — these are all fine and good swag for the winner of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. But for those who prefer a little fairway with their fashion, the real prize is the storied Royal Stewart tartan blazer. The mad-for-plaid tradition turns 65 this year, and come Sunday evening, May 28, the winner will don the ceremonial jacket. “In 1952, the tournament organizers decided they wanted something distinctive to help spread the identity of the tournament,” says tournament manager Dennis Roberson. “In homage to the home of golf, we went with a Royal Stewart tartan plaid. The fabric comes directly from Scotland.” The fabric is a light worsted wool, the better to withstand Texas’ late-spring temperatures. It is custommade by William Barry Distinctive Apparel, whose owner, Barry Smith, is a Colonial member. “A jacket is put on the winner Sunday evening at the tournament’s conclusion,” Roberson says. Later, we get his actual measurements so that we can make him a tailored coat that fits perfectly. It is waiting for the new champion in his locker when he arrives at Colonial the following year to defend his title.” Only one other PGA tournament, the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina, has a plaid-jacket tradition. In Fort Worth, they are awarded to the winner and committee chairs of the tournament. While fashion’s fickle tastes might ebb and flow, the tournament’s colorful sartorial mascot never changes. On and off the links, proud plaid owners are always trail blazers. — Connie Dufner

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THE BACKSWING

DRIVING FORCES In the long and illustrious history of golf, IT’S THE WOMEN WHO’VE GOT GAME “Figure out your weakness — and don’t make it your weakness anymore.” —Stacy Lewis, pro golfer

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4449 FAIRWAY VIEW DRIVE FORT WORTH Stately hilltop custom home in desirable Lost Creek, with panoramic views of golf course and downtown Fort Worth. Light-filled, amenities galore, exquisite design details, gourmet kitchen, first-floor master retreat with spa-bath sanctuary, impressive three-car garage and numerous energy-efficiency features. $629,000

DEBBIE MASON | 817.235.1717 dmason@briggsfreeman.com

8212 INDIAN HILLS COURT BENBROOK Golf-course-community beauty with grand foyer, oversized living space, handscraped floors, custom river-stone fireplace, large windows across back of house, open kitchen with wine refrigerator and breakfast bar, master bath with oversized shower and jetted tub, relaxing outdoor area with large patio. $489,900

TRACEY THOMPSON | 817.507.5871 tthompson@briggsfreeman.com

1850 ENCHANTED LANE MANSFIELD Opulent and stately five-bedroom home nestled behind a gate on 12-plus heavily wooded acres — a park-like setting adjacent to the Walnut Creek Country Club and a future greenbelt that ensures privacy. Quality at its best in construction and taste, exceptional materials, music room, library, wine cellar and guest quarters. $1,995,000 JERRI PEDRO | 817.925.9462 jpedro@briggsfreeman.com

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1200 EMS ROAD E FORT WORTH A distinctly contemporary, family friendly home in the heart of charming Ridgmar. Professionally redesigned in 2015, floor-to-ceiling windows in two spacious living areas, separate dining space, three bedrooms, custom-landscaped outdoor living space, new saltwater pool and spa. You’ll never want to leave this exceptional escape. $899,000

AMY HOOPER TROTT | 817.300.1100 atrott@briggsfreeman.com

5816 TIMBERWOLFE LANE FORT WORTH Live in the forest on 2.5 private acres in a gated community nestled among the trees. Spacious open concept, walls of windows onto landscaped yards, split bedrooms, private master suite and bath. The fenced back yard boasts walking paths, sitting area, fountain, pond and waterfall. Horses welcomed. $445,000

GAYLE DAVIS | 817.308.1043 gdavis@briggsfreeman.com

302 DIAMOND OAKS DRIVE HUDSON OAKS Enjoy the extraordinary hilltop view from the 45-foot front porch — overlooking a desirable wooded neighborhood. Spacious, well-maintained, elegant moldings and ceilings, three bedrooms, two full baths, lots of storage, circular front drive, extra parking in back, detached garage and a large dog pen. $325,900

GAYLE DAVIS | 817.308.1043 gdavis@briggsfreeman.com

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WESTLAKE 2029 VALENCIA COVE

In gated Granada, flow as easy as a Texas breeze between indoor and outdoor enter taining spaces. Pick a fireplace to share moments with friends and family. Relish spectacular sunsets while floating in the pool or preparing a meal in the chef ’s kitchen. Soaring ceilings, spacious bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and a 1,500-bottle chilled wine room. $2,388,000 Gabriella Miller 214.212.1707 gmiller@briggsfreeman.com


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“I love golf because of … the spirit in which it is played. The player calls fouls on himself. I like the integrity of it. I want to see the game extend into the future as a way to reach young people.” —Harold Muckleroy

Can One Putt Change a Life?

A KIDS’ PROGRAM IN FORT WORTH HAS A COMPELLING ANSWER

One of Harold Muckleroy’s favorite aspects of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational has almost nothing to do with golf. Oh, sure, the kids who participate in youth clinic or caddie day, run the short-game area or participate as reporters are in it for the golf. But to the longtime volunteer leader and past chair of the tournament held at the Colonial Country Club, it’s all about the number nine — and, no, not the front or back nine. Nine happens to be the number of core values expressed by the PGA’s national First Tee organization, founded in 1997: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. “They’re great virtues for anyone to live by,” says Muckleroy, founding partner of Muckleroy & Falls commercial construction company in Fort Worth. The First Tee of Fort Worth launched in 2003. Its mission? To bring an affordable junior-golf program to youth and communities that didn’t have one. “What The First Tee soon discovered,” says its site, thefirstteeftworth.org, “was that blending the rules of the game with life and leadership skills, kids and teens didn’t just learn how to putt — they were learning important values.” The first caddie day, in which kids take over caddie duties for Hole 13 of the practice rounds, was in 2005, when Muckleroy was chair of the charity committee. “We had the first caddie day on the PGA Tour,” Muckleroy says. On May 23, the organization will open a new facility at a local elementary school, which will serve more than 4,000 low-income kids. First Tee also resonates personally for Muckleroy. “I love golf because of its history, legends and the spirit in which it is played. The player calls fouls on himself. I like the integrity of it. I want to see the game extend into the future as a way to reach young people.” —Connie Dufner

SPONSORED BY MARY CAROLYN GATZKE | 817.926.2339 mgatzke@briggsfreeman.com


THE SCORE

CRASH COURSE The Dean & DeLuca Invitational by the numbers

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YEAR THE COLONIAL COUNTRY

LAST YEAR FOR CHARITIES

CLUB WAS FOUNDED

263

WINNER JORDAN SPIETH’S

SCORE LAST YEAR

279

Winner Ben Hogan’s

SCORE IN THE FIRST TOURNAMENT

’77

YEAR DEAN & DELUCA WAS FOUNDED

MILLION DOLLARS RAISED

’52

Year the tournament jacket changed from NAVY BLUE TO TODAY’S TARTAN

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MILLION INSTAGRAM

followers @jordanspieth

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DOLLARS PAID by each of the

CCC’S FIRST MEMBERS, AS A SECURITY DEPOSIT

2003

YEAR THE FIRST WOMAN,

SWEDISH GOLFER ANNIKA SÖRENSTAM, PLAYED IN THE TOURNAMENT

1,500

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MEMBERS of the COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB

150+

CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS SERVED IN THE LAST TWO DECADES

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1002 COUNTY ROAD 4699 BOYD It’s a weekend getaway or your own little ranch, on 12 gently rolling acres less than 45 minutes from Fort Worth. Fenced and gated property with beautiful treed meadows and a cottage-style home with three bedrooms, two baths and open-concept living. Three-stall barn with runs, hay stall, tack room and wash bay with hot and cold water. RV hookups and second building site with utilities. $397,000

LYNN COLTER | 817.888.4842 lcolter@briggsfreeman.com

2729 MANORWOOD TRAIL FORT WORTH A single-story garden home located in Stonegate, just minutes from Colonial, the Clearfork shops and Tanglewood elementary school. French-door study, gracious dining room, open-concept island kitchen, informal living and breakfast areas, private master suite, two more split bedrooms, covered porch, yard with afternoon shade, ample storage, oversized garage. $539,000

PAT PIERCE | 817.307.5757 ppierce@briggsfreeman.com

6200 TROON ROAD FORT WORTH This timeless traditional is situated on the picturesque golf course in prestigious Mira Vista, within walking distance of the clubhouse and pool. Architectural details throughout, open-concept kitchen, butler’s pantry, two split bedrooms downstairs, three bedrooms and a game room upstairs, brick gazebo and a beautiful patio overlooking the golf course. $765,000 MARGARET MOTHERAL | 817.371.0939 mmotheral@briggsfreeman.com

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Serving You the Best Texas may be a long way from a little country on the French Riviera called Monaco—but I am proud to call Fort Worth my home for the past 28 years. As a former TCU tennis player, I know that hard work, discipline and perseverance is necessary for success, on and off the courts.

Go Frogs!

Ota Vozeh 817.909.4493 ovozeh@briggsfreeman.com


FORT WORTH 4649 SAINT LAURENT COURT

This is resor t-style living in prestigious Montserrat. Private estate with expansive grounds, tennis-spor t cour t, putting green, saltwater pool, outdoor grilling area and cabana — with exquisite architectural details inside and out. Open floor plan, chef ’s dream kitchen, game room, media room and much, much more. $2,999,000

Todd Terry 214.675.3013 tterry@briggsfreeman.com

John Zimmerman 817.784.7211 jzimmerman@briggsfreeman.com


12210 LAKE FOREST DRIVE AZLE Panoramic views of Eagle Mountain Lake create a spectacular backdrop from every room of this waterfront estate. Resort-like house with chef’s kitchen, spacious den with fireplace, luxurious master suite, three more en-suite bedrooms, covered patio with summer kitchen, 162 feet of lakefront access and a boathouse with automatic lift. $998,000

BRIAN LUKER | 817.919.9729 bluker@briggsfreeman.com

2821 HARLANWOOD DRIVE FORT WORTH Here, a beautifully updated two-story in the hear t of Tanglewood. Two living areas, statement fireplace, open-concept dining space, eat-in kitchen, great storage, four bedrooms with first-floor master, three baths, covered front porch, two backyard patios, two-car detached garage and a por te-cochère for three covered parking spaces. PENDING

CARLEY J. MOORE | 817.734.8185 cmoore@briggsfreeman.com

420 STOCKTON DRIVE SOUTHLAKE A stone beauty in Southlake. Soaring vaulted ceilings, hand-scraped hardwoods, great room with stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, main-floor master with spa bath, four additional bedrooms, home theater and a backyard oasis with resort pool, cabana kitchen, stone grotto, water slide, waterfall and hot tub. $879,000 KIM BEDWELL | 817.229.9445 kbedwell@briggsfreeman.com

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Extraordinary Mary Perry joins Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 817.312.2600 maperry@briggsfreeman.com


River Crest Country Club

Ridglea Country Club

Colonial Country Club

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Your Luxury Living Expert Both On and Off the Golf Course

As a former pro golfer, I know golf courses and what it’s like to live on them. From living in a golf course community, to searching for a home within close proximity to your favorite golf club, I offer unmatched knowledge and expertise, coupled by a proven track record for connecting the most discerning buyers and sellers of exceptional golf properties.

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Who needs Google?

FOR ALL THINGS COLONIAL, THESE WOMEN HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS

Armed with a frequently asked questions book and course maps — and their own hands-on experience — the volunteers from the Colonial Ladies Tennis Association will not let you down.

You’ve heard of the ladies who lunch. These are the ladies who volunteer — the Colonial Ladies Tennis Association, a group dedicated to supporting everything that the Colonial Country Club’s Dean & DeLuca golf invitational is: a family friendly week of outdoor fun that includes, oh, just a few of the finest golfers in the world. (Hello, Jordan Spieth.) Behind the scenes, the tournament utilizes about 1,500 volunteers each year to stage its world-famous PGA Tour event, which began way back in 1946. Committees exist for everything from marshals, scorers and standard-bearers to transportation, parking and more. Undoubtedly, though, one of the most important functions is that of the information booth — yes, that beacon of hope where you go to have all your questions answered. Where is the 13th hole? What time do the shuttles stop running? What’s the Horrible Horseshoe — and where do I find it? These and countless other questions are answered by the women of the Colonial Ladies Tennis Association (CLTA), who reached out four years ago to ask the Tournament Committee if its members could take on a volunteer responsibility. It was a moment of serendipity. “At the time,” says tournament manager Dennis Roberson, “the tournament was looking to upgrade its information booths for spectators around the course. So, the CLTA took on the task of hosting the event’s information kiosks at key spectator areas.” Today, five stations dot the course: one at the entrance and four others in high-traffic areas. About 70 CLTA members trade out shifts each day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, making sure to be on call for every query. Armed with a frequently asked questions book and course maps — and their own hands-on experience — the ladies will not let you down. Especially when you’re trying to find that 13th hole. They can even tell you why it’s so infamous. — Anna Fialho Byers

SPONSORED BY SHARON CROCKETT | 817.360.4522 scrockett@briggsfreeman.com BETHANY ORAM | 817.235.4589 boram@briggsfreeman.com


14 CYPRESS POINT COURT FRISCO Desirable golf-course home in a unique location, backing up to both courses of Stonebriar Country Club — for ultimate privacy but expansive views of nature and wildlife. Downstairs living areas and guest suite, wall of windows, upstairs master suite with dual baths and closets, additional bedroom suite, study area and a two-car garage with bonus space above. SUSAN BALDWIN | 214.763.1591 sbaldwin@briggsfreeman.com

9900 BOAT CLUB ROAD FORT WORTH Extraordinary estate on 5-plus acres with gated entrance to winding, tree-lined driveway. More than 300 feet of waterfront, sparkling pool, whirlpool, outdoor kitchen, large boat dock with lifts, fountain, guest house and a 7,400-square-foot main house with four living areas, six fireplaces, gourmet kitchen and two master suites — each with a balcony for stunning views. $2,250,000

BIP NAUTA | 817.235.5078 bnauta@briggsfreeman.com

1309 BILTMORE DRIVE SOUTHLAKE Exceptional custom home in Westwyck Hills. Formal entertaining areas, wine room, living area with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, separate catering kitchen, tiered media room, two game rooms and a master suite with coffee bar, luxurious bath and exercise room. The park-like back yard has two covered patios, outdoor kitchen, beach-entry pool and spa. $2,400,000 MARILYN NEWTON | 817.846.7600 mnewton@briggsfreeman.com

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Haute Plates HOW A RATHER UNIQUE CHEF PROGRAM GOT COOKING AT COLONIAL

“What we tried to do 15 years ago was to make our Colonial golf tournament on a world scale, food-wise.” —chef Michael Thomson of Michaels Cuisine

The players’ lounge is the one spot at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational where it’s OK — even expected — to be way above par. For that’s the place that hosts three square meals daily for players and their families, VIPs and the press, along with offerings from local celebrity chefs. “It started about 15 years ago,” says chef Michael Thomson of Michaels Cuisine. He and a friend who was involved with the tournament organized five chefs to present additional dishes at the daily lunch buffet in the players’ lounge. The project caught on and Thomson has been the organizer ever since. This year’s roster includes Thomson, Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, Molly McCook from Ellerbe Fine Foods, Lanny Lancarte from Righteous Foods and Marcus Paslay of Clay Pigeon Food & Drink and Piattello Italian Kitchen. “What we tried to do 15 years ago,” Thomson says, “was to make our Colonial golf tournament on a world scale food-wise, as a lot of the other tournaments had that going on already. Now for our sponsor to be a gourmet food purveyor, all our chefs are jazzed by that. Dean & DeLuca has proven to be a fabulous partner for our local chefs.” One chef will be spotlighted each day with his or her own table amid the full buffet, carving stations and dessert tables. “I have always done a small plate with a sampling, such as my signature Gulf crab cakes with ancho-chile cream sauce or a bread pudding,” Thomson says. “Those players just love the bread pudding.” — Connie Dufner

SPONSORED BY TONI PRUITT | 817.312.3385 tpruitt@briggsfreeman.com

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Nick Faldo knows what time it is — and you will, too, with a watch forged from one of the clubs he used to win the 1997 Los Angeles Open, his last tournament as a pro. Made by Jaermann & Stübi of Switzerland, the timepiece has a golfcounter complication that counts your strokes per hole, adds the total strokes per game and compares scores with your handicap. Faldo Series Watch NF1, about $30,000; jaermann-stuebi.com

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It’s what all the best cuffs are wearing — at the clubhouse or otherwise. Show your superior style, discreetly, with a pair of vintage cufflinks, in this case in the form of golf balls, in 18K yellow-gold, made by none other than Hermès. $2,000; dealer Botier at 1stdibs.com

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This is the pro’s page-turner: an insightful look at the one and only Ben Hogan — winner of the first and many Colonial tournaments — with essays from some of the finest sports writers in America, never-before-published photos and a contribution by Valerie Hogan, the great golfer’s wife. $75, autographed by author Martin Davis, e-mail imd@aol.com

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Pricey and perfect, the Dixon Fire boasts an energyintensifying mantle for maximum power and a high-intensity core with trademarked Ignite Technology, all wrapped in a recyclable cast-urethane cover. Amateurs, roll on by: This missile is designed for pro-caliber golfers with singledigit handicaps. About $75 the box of 12; dixongolf.com

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Consider them the Lamborghinis of the links. Arrive at the holes in high style in your Garia Monaco, complete with automotive-style suspension, sport seats, heated windshield, hand-sewn leather steering wheel, even an available hi-fi sound system and refrigerator. About $24,000; Golf Cars of Dallas; golfcarsofdallas.com

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One look at this coming off the golf cart and it’s over for the rest. The luxurious Louis Vuitton golf bag is handmade of the French house’s iconic LV-logo canvas and trimmed with natural cowhide. The wide opening swallows a full set of clubs, while inside pockets take care of clothes, umbrellas, balls and towels — and your beloved copy of The Greatest Game Ever Played. $13,800; louisvuitton.com

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This women’s shoe is a winner — no matter the par. Handmade in Portugal, the Lucca by Lambda is waterproof and wonderful, with a European leather upper, Aquastop breathable membrane, soft leather-covered latex foot bed and a soft TPU sole. About $220; lambdagolf.com

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The only way to wrangle your olives come martini time: a vintage cocktail-fork set. This silver-and-enamel stunner is from the 1930s, made by P.H. Vogel & Co. of England and sourced by Foundwell Vintage. Each of the six forks is topped with a flag for the 19th hole — a favorite hole of many. $895; mrporter.com

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Talk about your exclusive clubs: Honma makes some of the most advanced, most stylish and most expensive drivers, irons and woods in the world. Slowly handmade in Japan by skilled craftsmen, a full set has been known to swing up to $75,000. (But you can score them individually, too.) honmagolf.co.jp

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