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
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
I was glad to see our president taking some well deserved vacation time and hitting the course on Martha’s Vineyard. They say that Mr. President has just carded his 300th round since he’s been in office. That’s only about three rounds a month on average. I say he needs to get out more. I guess he’ll have that chance soon as he exits office and becomes a regular citizen once again. David Feherty had a chance to sit down with… Continue Reading
It was quite a day for Russell Knox at the Travelers Championship just outside of Hartford, CT. Knox continued his hot play and backed up his Saturday 64 with a final round 68 to edge out University of Hartford grad, Jerry Kelly by a stroke in his old stomping grounds. Knox said he felt like a superhero after he dropped his inning putt on the 72nd hole. “I felt like the Incredible Hulk when it went in,” Knox said. “I… Continue Reading
As the leaders at the Travelers Championship were finishing thier breakfast Jim Furyk went out and made history. Furyk broke the 59 barrier with a sensational 58 on the par 70 TPC River Highlands Course. Furyk’s 58 is the first ever shot during a PGA Tour event. This summer we watched golfers at The Open Championship and PGA threaten the major championship record 63 to no avail. But Furyk, playing well off the lead at the notoriously low scoring Travelers… Continue Reading
Who says golf is a boring game? Check out these knuckleheads who bring a little MMA/UFC to the course. It’s not quite Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker but it’s close. It looks like too much beer, booze and bozos to me. I just can’t believe this. Go home and sleep it off boys. Went out to my favorite course with Kevin @coloradokev and @grantjbradshaw on my last day in CO and witnessed some absolutely ridiculous #fightclub on the 18th hole… Continue Reading