If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Arnold Palmer’s death Sunday, at age 87, didn’t come as a total shock to me but it was hard blow, nonetheless. It might seem strange or inauthentic to claim that the passing of a celebrity figure whom you have never met can have a serious effect on a person. But millions of folks in the US and around the globe would refute that… Continue Reading
Sports Illustrated is putting The King on their cover this week. It is the twelfth time Arnie has been on the cover. Long live The King. Behind every successful man is a good woman. Arnie had his Winnie. The Big 3 at The Masters. Arnie and Jack before the 1965 Masters. As the 1961 Sportsman of the Year. Click here for all twelve covers.
It’s darn near impossible to put into words what Arnold Palmer meant to golf. He’s the reason there is world wide tours and billions spent on golf. He’s the reason for the big money purses and the international popularity of the game. He’s the reason we can watch golf all year long and he’s the reason golf has grown into a major sports business. And yes, he’s the reason we can drink an “Arnold Palmer” and certainly he’s the reason… Continue Reading
Johnny Miller struck his irons like few players ever have in this game. But he says we need to use our head as much as our clubs.
The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading
We continued our Scottish adventure on Tuesday with one of our most anticipated days of the trip: 36 holes at Royal Dornoch. The debates rage on over which is the best course in Scotland…and the world and Royal Dornoch is always in the mix. Some rate the Old Course as the best but the history of The Open and Old Tom has as much to do with that as the course itself. Royal Dornoch usually sits right behind the Old… Continue Reading
Records in the major championship continue to fall as In Gee Chun now holds the record for lowest score to par in any major.
Our second Monday in Scotland had us on one of the best modern links courses on the planet. Castle Stuart in Inverness sits on the Moray Firth with spectacular views all around. But its the course, built upon classically rumpled linksland and transitioning upward onto a bluff for awe inspiring views that makes this so very memorable. Gil Hanse partnered with Kingsbarns developer Mark Parsinen to sculpt a links that melds into the rugged landscape but feels like it has… Continue Reading
They say timing is everything. And sometimes they, whoever they are…are right. But for the good folks at Golf Magazine timing didn’t quite work out this month. I pulled my issue from the mailbox and gazed down upon their Ryder Cup Preview Issue. There is nothing like the Ryder Cup and I am sure they spent many hours putting this issue together. But even the best laid plans of editors and reporters often go awry. Front and center on the… Continue Reading
Our week in St. Andrews came to an end on Saturday morning as we headed north to the Highlands and our house in Dornoch. As in the Auld Grey Toon our accommodations were mere steps from the Royal Dornoch Golf club and a short walk into the quaint village of Dornoch. But before we settled down in Dornoch we had a quick stop to make on the Moray Firth. Lorne Rubenstein of “A Season in Dornoch” fame had recommended we… Continue Reading