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Take Your Best Shot in Scotland
Scottish golf is a snap with a unique travel deal called the Joann Dost Photography Workshop, from Wide World of Golf (800-214-4653, wideworldofgolf.com). Shutterbugs will enjoy five workshops with Dost, an LPGA player turned photographer whose work has appeared in T&L Golf, Sports Illustrated and countless other magazines and whose shots of Pebble Beach adorned the 1982 and '92 U.S. Open programs. The $4,950 trip (per golfer, double occupancy) will run from June 21 to 30 and will include almost everything but airfare. Participants get eight nights of accommodations (including the St. Andrews Bay Hotel and the Westin Turnberry); daily breakfast; three hotel dinners; two hosted cocktail parties; golf at Royal Dornoch, Cruden Bay, Kingsbarns, the Ailsa course at Turnberry and the Devlin course at St. Andrews Bay; five "on-course" workshops with twenty rolls of film per person; processing and courier fees; and luxury motor coach transportation with a driver and tour guide. The trip is limited to twenty guests, who must bring their own cameras. And while Dost won't promise to cure your slice, she does guarantee you'll improve—behind the camera, at least.
—Anneliese Turck

"Charles, your swing has a speech impediment."
—TNT announcer Kenny Smith, to his colleague Charles Barkley

One King's Opinion
BY HENRY VIII, KING OF ENGLAND, 1509-47
Zounds! Womyn in yon pryvate goff club?Next ye'll tell me they want to own property. E'er since the good Lord brought Eve t' the originalle Amen Corner, 'tis been naught but griefe for us men. We provyde kitchens for womyn to cook in, bedds for them to relish our advances, floores for them to scrubbe, and this is our thanks—they put on aires when they shoulde stay home, putting out heirs.

The sexes cannot be equalle. Womyn cannot be bishops or soldiers or magistrates or hunters or chemysts or phylosophers or scholars or actors or poets or butchers or artysts or architects, anymore than men—however they desyre—can be milkmaids or whores. And in the selfsame waye, peers enjoy a divine right of assembly wi' their own like. We men ne'er decry womyn's right to joine sewing societies. Are we not worthie o' the same regard?Nay—they don spike-ed boots and take up niblicks, dryving us to sore dismay.

Womyn! Can't live wi' them, can't behead them fast enough. Mayhap I shall take up tennis—there's a game no female will e'er try.

The Carat and the Stick
Want to add a little sparkle to your swing?Diamond Touch Golf introduced a diamond-driven driver at January's PGA Show. The fully legal $1,000 DR4E (281-655-8341, diamondtouchgolf.com) has a sweet-spot insert made of crushed diamonds for quick energy transfer and glamorous distance. Ice lovers can pair the driver with a $1,400 diamond-studded platinum tee from Diamond Tee (877-306-9368, diamondteecompany.com), a company that designs tees for all tastes: An NBA player ordered a gold one with purple sapphires as a tribute to his purple-and-gold L.A. Lakers. Diamond Tee also makes a $25,000 model bedecked with more than 175 emerald- and princess-cut diamonds. But beware: Such a tee could do more than scratch your driver. "It could dent a titanium clubface," says Todd Harman, Cleveland Golf's director of product marketing. "If I had that tee, I'd also worry about getting mugged."
—Kate Dolan

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