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Mile-High Key Lime Pie is out of this world

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Our Mile-High Key Lime Pie is available at the Ryder Cup Lounge.

If you’re a fan of key lime pie, you’ve probably come to realize all versions of the dessert are not created equal.

So is the case with our Mile-High Key Lime Pie.

The photo above likely explains what sets our tangy, sweet treat apart from the competition – it’s enormous.

Seriously. Your eyes are NOT deceiving you.

We suggest bringing a friend (or 10) along to help you eat this dessert, but it’s so delicious you may be tempted to try the feat yourself.

It’s OK, we’ve all been there.

If your sweet tooth is as serious as mine, you may be inclined to skip your meal and go straight for dessert. If so, no judgment here.

Now that your mouth is watering, stop by the Ryder Cup Lounge to try it out. Those who are feeling adventurous may even want to make it at home, so we’ve provided the recipe below.

Mile-High Key Lime Pie

Pie Crust

20  Whole graham crackers (10 ounces total), broken
1 1/2 sticks  Unsalted butter, diced, chilled

1/2 cup  Brown Sugar, packed

Combine graham crackers, butter and sugar in processor.  Blend until crumbs begin to stick together.  Press crumbs onto bottom of pie tin.  Set aside.

Note: If you want to skip a step, simply buy a pre-made graham cracker pie crust.

Key lime filling

1  Egg

18.5 oz.  Sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup  Egg yolks

1/6 cup  Lime juice

Mix ingredients until incorporated. Pour filling into the prepared pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes. Let cool and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Mile-High meringue

1 lb.  Egg whites, no traces of yolk

2 lb.  Sugar

8 oz. Water

Preheat oven to 400°F. Boil sugar to hardball stage, 245°F. When sugar reaches 200°F, begin beating the egg whites at high speed to hard peak. Do not overbeat.

Once the sugar reaches 245°F, combine it with meringue as machine continues to run at medium speed.

Bring speed back to high and continue beating until the meringue becomes stiff, but still warm.

Begin icing while the meringue is still warm.

Place pie in preheated oven for 4-6 minutes.



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3 tips to improve your short game

Improving your short game is a surefire way to lower your handicap.

But how do you do it?

Eric Alpenfels, a PGA Master professional who serves at the director of the Pinehurst Golf Academy, has three simple tips for hitting better around the greens. Watch the video above to see the advice he offered

If you struggle with these shots, hit the practice greens with as much regularity as the driving range. You should notice a difference.

Still need help? We have your covered with our new short-game school, which focuses on putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.

It’s being offered April 30-May 3 and May 28-31. Get the details here. 

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Jimenez’s moon walk one of our favorite golf celebrations

OK, OK, so Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t make the only hole-in-one of the day during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. But he did have the BEST celebration. 

Seriously, anyone who does the moon walk is awesome in our book.

Watching Jimenez bust a move got us thinking about a few of our favorite celebrations. See for yourself.

Yeah, we can’t lie. This one is our favorite.

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VIDEO: Jack & Jackie bond over Pinehurst wins

Fox will air an hour-long documentary titled “Nicklaus: The Making of Champion” at noon Sunday prior to the NFC Championship Game.

The film, produced by the USGA and Ross Greenburg Productions, features interviews with golf icons Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. It also includes never-before-seen home movies from the Nicklaus family collection.

Until then, we have a treat for you. A new documentary we’re producing features footage of Jack’s iconic 1959 North & South Amateur win at Pinehurst. You know, the one that launched his championship career.

Jack went on to win his first national championship that year at the. U.S. Amateur. You know the rest.

The BEST part of our video is the footage from son Jackie’s North & South Amateur win in 1985. Jack followed him throughout the tournament, offering advice and support.

It’s a really wonderful look at a special father-son relationship.


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Michael Campbell and the U.S. Open Trophy

A new clip reminds us why we love 2005 U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell


I stood there, baking in the sun and wondering just how I could possibly forget to put on sunscreen.

There were no trees near the practice range at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion. And in the midday sun, with barely a cloud in the sky, not even the range grandstand could offer relief.

Stand, bake, sweat and burn. That’s all I could do.

And wonder.

The player I wanted to talk to was hard at work, certainly sweating more than me. And, even as I stood there with my amateur video camera – the one with the funny little squirrel microphone that Sir Nick Faldo had made fun of – and feeling very much out of place next to the network heavyweights, this guy was struggling more than I was.

A lot more.

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