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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
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.
Mike Bailey took in the Kansas City golf scene and found some solid public options, including Swope Memorial and Firekeeper, not to mention great barbecue.
St. Louis — Less than three weeks after The Open Championship at Carnoustie in Angus, Scotland, the 2018 PGA Championship, comes with great anticipation as it arrives at storied Bellerive Country Club near St. Louis, Aug. 9-12
There's a lot to offer in St. Louis. Combining golf with barbecue, blues and the Cardinals is a great way to spend some time in the Gateway City.
Popular public course in Miami can't catch a break. After soccer group proposes takeover of the property, arsonist damages $500 worth of property.
Green reading guides sure make putting easier, but are they fair and will they be legal in 2019. We will find out in the next few months.
The perfect golf course lunch at the turn: From coast to coast, we've sampled some of the world's greatest hot dogs.
Whistling Straits, Destination Kohler continues to set the standard for bucket list golf in Wisconsin. Mike Bailey reports on his trip that included Blackwolf Run and the American Club.
Looking for the right pair of prescription sunglasses to take on the golf course? Mike Bailey answers some frequently asked questions.
Arkansas might not be the first place you think of when it comes to a golf destination, but it packs a pretty good punch, and it's a good value.
Looking for the ideal daily-fee golf facility? Mistwood Golf Club in the Chicago area comes pretty close. Here's why.
If you're looking for a week of great links golf, you can't go wrong in Northern Ireland and NW Ireland, Mike Bailey writes after a recent trip across the pond.
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