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Mike Bailey

Senior Staff Writer

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey .

Recent articles
Training aids can cover just about all aspects of the swing, from path and positioning to speed, short game and, of course, putting. Ideally, if you're looking to improve, you should take a lesson, and then get a training aid or two your instructor recommends.
The 2019 PLAYERS Championship will be played in March (14-17) for the first time since 2006. It's not only a change of dates, but a major change for the golf course as well.
From tech gadgets to snazzy shoes, here are a few ideas
As a longtime Houstonian, I got to see George Herbert Walker Bush a lot – along with thousands of others. That usually came at sporting events, whether he was throwing out the first pitch at an Astros game, calling the coin toss at a Texans game as an honorary captain or attending The Houston Open every spring.
What do Boomers want? See this new golf course residential community's take on the future of 55 & up living.
The Golf Advisor staff shares what they are thankful for in the game this Thanksgiving.
Going to Hawaii, Arizona, Palm Springs or South Florida in the winter is, for the most part, a pretty expensive proposition. But those are far from the only options for golfers who dream of teeing it up when much of the country is covered with snow.
Multi-million dollar winery renovation plus new golf villas make Georgia resort perfect fit for golf and wine lovers. Mike Bailey reviews Chateau Elan.
ATLANTA -- The new reversible Bobby Jones Golf Course is being billed as one of the most innovative golf courses in the world. And that's true. The way it uses land could start a new trend in public golf and continue a growing trend of building flexible golf layouts that can be enjoyed by every level of player.
So you've just won the mega-billion Powerball. Money is no longer a concern, so you can afford just about anything you want.
Run by the non-profit Houston Golf Association, 110-year-old municipal golf course reopens after a year and a half.
After a six-week review period that recently ended, the USGA and R&A announced on Monday a new interpretation of Rule 4.3 that limits the size and scale of detailed putting maps that players may use during a round.
Mike Bailey is no stranger to Hilton Head Island-Bluffton and ranks his favorite courses to play.
Spotlight on a prolific, but lesser-known Golden Age design duo.
Lawsonia, Lambeau Field highlight dream weekend
Viewer and spectator information for the 2018 Ryder Cup Matches at Le Golf National, Paris.
Are you playing a driver built for the pros or your game? Mike Bailey put the new Teeless Driver, which promises forgiveness and distance for amateurs, to the test.
According to the National-Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of making a hole-in-one for a mid-handicap golfer is about 12,000 to one. The odds of recording two aces in the same round by one player are around 67 million to one. And the chance that two players in the same group ace the same hole during the same round is around 16 million to one.
Nobody likes playing golf on punched greens, but they're a vital practice
North Dakota course to serve as test site for innovative delivery system.
In search of great brisket, pulled pork, ribs and golf courses from Texas to the Carolinas.
For those of us who appreciate the late architect's artistry, it looks like we're getting one of his courses back.
To the casual observer, it seems pretty much like business as usual in the Houston area a year after one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey, struck the Texas Gulf Coast. But the truth is, despite the overall look of normalcy, the rebuilding process continues. Some have just moved on, of course. The local golf scene is no exception.
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