Category Archive: Golf Travel

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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Feb 27

Lexi Dominating Thailand

Lexi – Four Stroke Lead for Sunday The women of the LPGA are a few weeks into their national tour of the tropics while they wait for the climate to warm up in more places. Their tournament schedule is a “Where’s Where” of all the places I haven’t been able to go yet, but plan …

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Feb 20

An Extreme Golf Adventure

Golf Adventure -The Quirkiest, Most Rigorous Places to Play If you would have told me about all of this stuff forty years ago, I would have hands down loved it. At that time, I was all about finding the most offbeat and challenging adventures the globe could offer, and the realm of golf was no …

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Jan 26

Olympic Golf and Parity

Olympic Golf Almost Anyone Could Win Gold Most of the governing bodies of team sports around the world have come around to the idea of parity, in one form or another, some mechanism by which all participating teams have a shot at landing the talent with which to succeed. Football, basketball, baseball, they’re all doing …

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Nov 28

Golf and Flying

Fear of Flying and Professional Golf Don’t MixI I’ve flown nearly all my life, and the only time I enjoyed it was when I was three, and took a DC-3 from Portland, Oregon to Yakima, Washington, of all places. Since then, I’ve flown for family obligations, under pressure from one individual or another, or for …

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Nov 17

Italy Wants Ryder Cup

Italy for 2022 Ryder Cup? Italy Just Getting Hooked on Golf There’s a new bidder on the horizon for the much-awaited 2022 Ryder Cup, and it’s not one you would expect. Yes, considering the passion that Europeans have for the game of golf, two or three events away is still much-awaited, and the maneuvering for …

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Nov 05

Germs on Tour

Germ Risks of Touring Not only are the PGA and LPGA Tours much longer than they used to be, creating the need to think about pacing oneself from week to week, but they go to a lot more exotic places than they used to. Since it’s the Earth, and the human race we’re dealing with …

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Oct 10

New Leaders in Malaysia

Take a look on any given Thursday, and you’ll see a group of LPGA stars take over the top spot as first round leaders, with the occasional appearance of a new kid on the block. Check in on Friday, and some of them might still be there. Do the same on a Saturday, and it …

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