Category: Golf Travel

Nov 06

Golf Prank in North Korea

Golf Prank in North Korea

Nervy Golf Prank Gets Two In and Out of North Korea I can take a practical joke as well as the next guy, and I know that golf is not a bad place for a good sense of humor. In fact, try playing without one. Most of us, of course, understand, that playing a prank …

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Sep 17

Go Easy on the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Wars Nicklaus Goes Against Usual Thinking It’s Ryder Cup time again, and the testosterone is flowing in the streets on both sides of the continent. It is a natural component for all athletic competitors to include winning as a prerequisite for doing. We play everything to win, and in most cases, would meet …

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Aug 30

Olympic Optimism

Olympic Golf Looking Better Than We Thought Numerous post-mortems about Olympic golf have been either written in articles or verbalized in interviews since the end of the Games. In the months leading up to the two-week sports cornucopia, a lot of the projections were bad – and I admit to helping on that score. The …

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Aug 27

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian at Priddis

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian Pacific Women’s Open by Three If you live in either the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., or in western Canada anywhere near a forest, you have a different feel for late summer than almost everyone else. Californians probably aren’t noticing it yet, but up north, the hints are growing stronger that the …

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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

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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