Category Archive: Golf Travel

Aug 20

Two Worlds Win Golf Medals

UK and South Korea Win Gold Now that the golf portion of the Olympic Games is in the rear view mirror, I can backtrack a little on all my doubt that it would ever happen. I also doubted that it would happen with good people, and I doubted that the game would ever be invited …

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Aug 13

Rose Strikes First in Rio

Rose Takes Gold In Rio Britain Looking Good So Far Golf has, at last, has begun at the Rio Olympics, and so far, so good. Not one player has been eaten alive at the ponds, pounced on from a tree, stung by anything other than the normal types of airborne critters, or robbed at gunpoint …

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Aug 06

Olympic Golf Hazards

Olympic Golf Hazards Are They On the Course? Unusual Environment for Golfing Olympians The much-maligned Olympic Games are finally here, courtesy of Brazil. No one knows the future of Olympic golf for certain, but it has apparently made the cut this year, and will go on as scheduled. Among the men, the ranks have thinned, …

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Jul 16

Royal Troon a Killer

Royal Troon Real Test of the Best It’s that time of year again for one of my favorite tournaments in the world, and part of the reason is that it brings much of the world’s best golfers to play in it – people we don’t see all year, and people from places many of us …

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Jul 09


CordeValle A Robert Trent Jones Masterpiece If you’ve ever spent time around the wine country of California, you’ve found a place of leisure built on a natural balance of good things. In Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, and San Martin, the powers that be knew exactly what the temperature balance should be, the moisture content of …

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Jun 28

Olympic Golf Needs Adjustment

New Format Might Help For months, we followed the building of the Olympic golf course in Rio, wondering whether it would be finished in time through all manner of controversy. At that time, most of us didn’t really see the other problems coming. Political upheaval, a spreading virus, security concerns and high street crime have …

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May 28

Does Zika Change Things?

Golfers Watching and Waiting Zika Situation I was going to begin my thoughts today by telling Ariya Jutanugarn that enough is enough, and this total dominance thing isn’t funny anymore. But now, I want to ask her how she feels about going to the Olympics as one who has her game on fire, given the …

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May 07

Canada & U.S. – Olympic Hopefuls

We have all watched the youth movement descend on the game of golf like a tsunami. There’s no way to avoid being impressed with a fourteen or fifteen-year old winning a sanctioned tour event, or rolling in the putt that changes history for the Solheim or Olympic Games. Stars in their late teens and early …

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Mar 12

Golf and Global Warming?

Floods Have Been Epic All Over the World If you’ve spent enough time in North America, you have undoubtedly heard all the ins and outs of the global warming debate, from the time that Al Gore began touring with his lecture/demonstration about the slippery slope of failing currents and greenhouse gases. We’re still arguing about …

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Mar 08

Olympic Golf Will Happen

Olympic Course Tested – At Last We used to treat the subject of golf in the 2016 Olympics like a far-off thing. As we watched the bulldozers begin to clear land for the Olympic course, it looked more like Luke Skywalker’s home planet than it did a fitting venue for the world’s best. Many of …

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