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It’s Time to Move to a Golf Course

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When it gets this cold and snowy up here in the north I, like millions of golfers that hate winter start to think about living the good life in a much warmer climate. Maybe a nice little place on a golf course with warm breezes and cold drinks. I think I may have found my spot. Check out this little shack with a nice water view which happens to be on a quaint little course. Got $50 million? Then make… Continue Reading

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Did Golf Enable Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”?

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Donald Trump and I travel in different circles and thank God for that.  But we both have an affinity for golf though apparently for different reasons. I enjoy the camaraderie, the challenge and the history the game offers and Trump likes making money off the game and maybe spending some time in locker rooms. Other than a few quick showers in some of Scotland’s great courses on my recent trip I haven’t spent much time in locker rooms.  Forty something… Continue Reading

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A Miracle Kid & Rory McIlroy

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Our world, especially our sports world is filled with entitled, self absorbed mooks who will never realize that the world isn’t just about them.  The news is filled with them each and everyday. Rory McIlroy isn’t one of them.  Rory gets it. Rory isn’t that far removed from being a kid and idolizing his golf heroes just like his friend Traden Karch. Traden is still just a kid who had Rory as his hero as he played golf for his… Continue Reading

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The USGA Needs to Dump Trump

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The people of the United States are not the only ones faced with a critical decision about Donald Trump next month. So is the USGA. With Trump’s never ending monologue of disparaging women the USGA has to be contemplating the effect Trump, whether President or not, will have on their 2017 U.S. Women’s Open. The Open is scheduled for Trump’s National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J. next July. As each day brings more and more controversy surrounding Trump and his… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Nairn Golf Club

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Our Scotland adventure continued with a trip along the Moray Firth to another classic, historic links course, The Nairn Golf Club. Nairn has a wonderful pedigree and is consistently ranked as one of the best links courses in Scotland. With icons like Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris and James Braid all having spent time designing or altering the layout over the years Nairn’s lineage is unrivaled. We were coming off our 36 hole day at Royal Dornoch and so very… Continue Reading

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The King of Hearts

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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 claim; indeed, they have done so through social media since the word of The King’s death was… Continue Reading

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My Scotland Adventure…Castle Stuart

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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

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My Scotland Adventure…to the Highlands

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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

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My Scotland Adventure

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I am finally coming back down to earth after my two week trip to Scotland. And I don’t like it. My brother and I had two unbelievable weeks in the home of golf and being back in the real world isn’t cutting it. Frankly…it sucks. But I have figured out Flickr and have started to upload some pics and videos there so I can share our trip with my readers. Click here for my Flickr Pics. We spent a week… Continue Reading

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The Many Struggles to Get Olympic Golf Started

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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

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