If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Patrick Reed won big today at The Barclays as he overcame a two stroke deficit to win the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. With the win Reed not only moves into first place in the FedEx Cup standings but he assures himself of a spot on this year’s Ryder Cup Team. Third round leader Rickie Fowler’s luck ran out on the… Continue Reading
I am still on holiday in Scotland (they call vacation holidays over here) and doing all I can to golf it up and contribute to Scotland’s revenue as much as I can one pint at a time. Life is good and we brought over the heat wave that was choking New York when I left. The Scots are very appreciative that we brought the sun with us: 13 rounds of golf so far, 9 holes in rain. That’s not Scotland,… Continue Reading
Another day of warm sunshine at St. Andrews. We are taking advantage of the unusually warm and sunny weather but rumor is next week it’s rain, rain and more rain. We’ll take all the sun we can! Had a wonderful experience on the New Course today as we played a bit of true links golf with a firm, fast course and greens that never hold any approach. Divot repair tools don’t get much use here. The strong breeze made it… Continue Reading
My bro and I played the fantastic Crail Balcomie Links on Monday and it exceeded all our expectations. I can’t imagine a more visually stunning course that Balcomie. It looked like Pebble Beach without the waves and we lucked out with the weather. It was bright sun and temps in the high 60’s… we have brought the heat wave in the states over with us. Great course, friendly members, fine weather…life is good in Scotland.
I am living large this week at St. Andrews. My brother and I got a big surprise this morning when we were sent off as a twosome on the Jubilee as the first group. We had the course to ourselves on a comfortably cool and overcast morning. We had a ball on our first real links course together.
Great news….about now I am touching down in Edinburgh for my first trip to play some real links golf in Scotland. Over the next few weeks my posts here my be less frequent as there is plenty of golf to play and I hear these Scots like their whisky so I may be forced to give some single malts a try. I’ll try to post as much as I can but when faced with the choice of writing versus golf,… Continue Reading
Watch Paul Lawrie tell us his secret to successfully hitting shots in the wind. You know what the Scots say,”Nae wind, nae golf.”
As the Olympics continue to dominate the sports pages and the men’s golf competition finally started on Thursday the world is getting its first live action look at Gil Hanse’s creation. The Olympic golf course at Barra da Tijuca was built especially for these games. Hanse beat out several big name golf course designers to land a very important but a very troubled assignment. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post gives us a Cliff Notes version of the many varied… Continue Reading
Earlier this month when I got my hard copy of Golf Magazine I was treated to a great article by Chris Nashawaty and now finally it has been posted on Golf.com. (See, buying actual magazines still pays off.) This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic golf movies ever made: Tin Cup. Nashawaty spent some time with many of the culprits that worked on the movie but from the sound of things it didn’t seem there… Continue Reading
All right, I have to admit that Olympic fever is hitting yours truly. I have been addicted to NBC’s multiple platform broadcasts as I try to grab a little bit of all the competitions down in Rio. Sure, watching Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and the swim team is great and those high flying, gravity defying gymnasts are amazing. And of course the beach volleyball is fun. How aren’t they covered in sand? But I am not limiting myself to the… Continue Reading