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AUTHOR : MARK BUTTON

author-mark buttonMark Button has spent the past 17-plus years writing about sports for newspapers, magazines and the Internet. He's worked for the Dallas Morning News, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rocky Mountain News, CNN/SportsIllustrated.com, Mobile Press-Register and Avid Golfer.

Originally from Kansas, Button has worked for Texas Links since 2008. He published his first children's book in 2011. "Finding Ti Ming & Tem Po, Legend of the golf gods" is a magical journey filled with character-building life lessons. Button plays golf about four times a month and carries an 8.7 GHIN handicap index.

He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A Time to Give Thanks

Written by Mark Button on Monday, 01 December 2008

As I sit to write this letter, Thanksgiving is about a week away. As you read it, hopefully you've already burned off all the turkey, ham, stuffing (with heavy gravy, of course), apple pie, pumpkin pie, that bottle of wine or two and everything else you gobbled and imbibed. I'm no one to give health advice, but walking 18 holes and carrying your

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All or Nothing

Written by Mark Button on Sunday, 01 June 2008

Cory Whitsett often is a young man of few words. No matter. Sometimes it doesn't take verbosity to drive home a point. When asked for his thoughts about being exempt from qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur following his 2007 title, Whitsett offered all of four words. "It's good," he said. "Qualifying sucks." An abrasive statement, sure.

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The True Meaning of the SHO

Written by Mark Button on Saturday, 01 March 2008

This is the story of a typical seventh-grade girl who, because of a very atypical school, got the chance to make the make the most out of her life. Now she helps others make the most of theirs. Rissel Durand, 31, is an adjudications officer for the Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigrations Services. For four years now, her

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The Real Secret Santa

Written by Mark Button on Friday, 01 February 2008

Often in golf, the little things count most. You can hit 300-yard drives all day, but it's the one 4-foot putt you made for birdie that can prove to be the difference in your final score. Life can be the same way. More than 20 years ago, Bill Pelham, a Houstonian and former PGA Tour pro, made a simple decision to do something special for some

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