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  • Jack Nicklaus hates to see critics 'hammering' Jameis Winston

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    Jack Nicklaus doesn't believe Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is getting a fair trial in the court of public opinion. The 18-time major winner, thinks the beleaguered signal caller deserves better.

    “I just hate to see them hammering a 20-year-old kid,” said Nicklaus, whose grandson Nick O'Leary is a teammate of Winston's. “Has he made mistakes? Maybe. But you’re supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, I think. Not charged and convicted and sentenced."

    Winston had made more than his fair share of mistakes in his time at FSU, ranging from not paying for crab legs at a supermarket, to yelling out a sexually explicit phrase made popular during the World Cup in a school cafeteria. He was accused of sexual assualt in Jan. 2013. While he wasn't formally charged in the case, the school has informed Winston he'll face a disciplinary hearing and possible code of conduct sanctions pertaining to those allegations.

    In the past week, over 2,000 Winston-signed items appeared on a memorabilia authentication site. The school cleared Winston of any wrongdoing in the matter, including if Winston was paid for signing the items.

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  • 81-year-old Pennsylvania man makes 3 aces in 3 straight days

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 days ago

    Dom DeBonis already got his hole-in-one, back in 1969. But, at 81 years old, the Pennsylvania man had gone longer waiting for his second than he had for his first. That all changed last week in an incredible span where he made four aces in a 33-day span, including three in consecutive days in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    On Sept. 3, DeBonis made an ace at the par-3 fifth on one of the many courses where he lives in The Villages, Fla., sinking a pitching wedge from 101 yards.

    A few weeks later, DeBonis went to Myrtle Beach on a golf trip with 11 buddies. He made his first ace of the trip at  Farmstead Golf Club in Calabash, N.C., when he used a 9-iron from 112 yards at the par-3 17th. Awesome. 

    The next day, DeBonis did it again. On the 129-yard, par-3 sixth at  the Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach, N.C., he jarred a 7-iron for another one on the card.

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