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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.

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Positive attitude is Gates’ secret weapon

Written by Mark Button on Wednesday, 01 February 2012

Bobby Gates has a secret weapon. His teacher Charlie Epps calls it his "15th club." The second-year PGA Tour player from The Woodlands finished 126th on the money list last year. Only the top 125 keep fully exempt status for the next year. He missed securing his card by one stroke at the final regular-season event. He earned $666,735 for 2011 and

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When a great story line goes bad

Written by Mark Button on Tuesday, 01 November 2011

This whole Mike McCaffrey story (see page 16) is a bummer. I certainly didn't want it to play out the way it has. I should add that I don't think this story is over. There is much still to be learned about McCaffrey's story, and probably even more to be learned from it. I first met McCaffrey in March at the TGA's South Region Mid-Am at Riverbend

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National Team Golf is the ultimate thrill

Written by Mark Button on Saturday, 01 October 2011

Tis the season to don your colors. No, this isn't a column about your favorite college football team. The colors in question here are the red, white and blue of the American flag. Starting last month and running through November, patriotism continues to be on high in the golf world. With apologies to the contrived FedEx Cup Playoffs,

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Save canonizations for those who earn it

Written by Mark Button on Thursday, 01 September 2011

Sometimes my profession infuriates me. Don't get me wrong. I love my job. Along with the support and love from my family and friends, my health and the health of my dog, I count getting paid to write about golf for Texas Links as a blessing every single night. Still, every once in a while the mainstream media drives me nuts. National golf

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