Posted at 8:31 AM ET, 05/ 4/2006

Revitalizing Prince George's Lake Arbor

Listen to an extended interview with Hercules O. Pitts:

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After years of being neglected, Lake Arbor Golf Club is under new ownership and the new owner is prepared to do what it takes to get the Prince George's community back to the course.

In an extended interview with David Betancourt, Lake Arbor owner Hercules O. Pitts said he tells people it is a course in the middle of a community, but it's not a community golf course. What do you think the Lake Arbor owner needs to do to improve the course. Does price or quality motivate you when it comes to choosing a golf course?

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Posted at 8:30 AM ET, 05/ 4/2006

A Female Golf Instructor's Advice

A recent poll released in the March/April issue of Golf for Women, proved what some already assume: Female golfers prefer a female instructor and males prefer a male instructor.

From the 4,500 polled, about two-thirds of women favor a female teacher; 88 percent of men want a guy pro. We questioned a few female instructors to see what the guys are missing, but now we are looking for your feedback.

What tips have you received from a female golf instructor?

To brush up your golf tips and tricks, join our live chat with LPGA Professional Liza Abood.

Join the conversation or submit your questions for Liza Abood.

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Posted at 8:29 AM ET, 05/ 4/2006

Golf With a Social LIfe

If you are seeking a new approach to a driving range and way to beat lifeless balls after work, TopGolf may be the place for you.

Reporter John Riley said, "By adding technology, social interaction and beer, the creators of this driving range have made an interesting hybrid of entertainment and sport: a bowling alley with tiny white balls."

However, if you are a seasoned golfer the scoring of this game may seem a bit annoying as Lynne Dubin mentions in this interview.

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Have you been to the Alexandria TopGolf? Let us know what it's like.

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Posted at 8:12 AM ET, 05/ 4/2006

Hitting the Fairway on a Segway

No more nonsense when it comes to getting down the fairway. Check out the new Segway GT and read about Swing Editor Craig Stoltz's experience at the Norman Course at Lansdowne Resort.

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Posted at 5:53 PM ET, 05/ 3/2006

Playing With History

While playing on the grounds of Laurel Hill Golf Club, you can't help but feel like you are being watched, especially on holes 10 through 14, which are rimmed by guard towers and fences.

The images tell the story, from prison to parkland. Constructed on the grounds of the former Lorton Correctional Facility, the 18-hole course does not run from its past. Hole No. 15's terrain was formerly the prison guards' shooting and tear gas practice range and just outside the 7th and 18th fairways, you'll find remnants of the two former Nike missile sites that were active during the Cold War.

Have you had the opportunity to play at Laurel Hill Golf Club or want to know whether it is worth a visit?

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