Category: Golf Travel

Kenya Open – New Golf Destination

“Magical” Kenya Open Joins European Tour for Inaugural Event If we are to fully grasp what is happening to the game of golf around the world, dropping some old perceptions will be prerequisite, especially when it comes to the African continent. Those of us who grew up in the age of fictitious movies and novels …

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Brexit Fracturing Major Golf

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The Open on a Collision Course with Brexit We are only a few short weeks away from witnessing Britain float away from the continent in every conceivable way that is relevant to daily life as a European. Solutions do exist, but no convincing majority favors any of them, so opening one’s bumbershoot, holding one’s nose, …

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Golf and Property Value

Omni  Closed Amelia Island Ocean Links, Ordered to Rebuild Property I have never entered into a property transaction associated with a golf course, much less an elite one. Nevertheless, I  have always wondered how the symbiotic relationship works between home owners and decisions made by golf course owners, whether private or corporate. At first glance, …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Ryder Cup Anyone’s Guess

Ryder Cup

We Know Player Histories, but Who Will Step up at Ryder Cup? That odd event known as the Ryder Cup is coming up before very long, and at some level, we still don’t know what to make of it after all these years. Every once in a while, we switch from our touring stroke play, …

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What are Those British Courses Really Like?

Comments From a Normal Everyday Golfer Who Got to Play Them Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in the world, you meet someone who turns all pre-conceived notions on their heads. I have recently met a fellow whose big dream was to play the famous British courses that we watch during majors, …

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Golf in Iceland Makes Its Way

COURSES, CLUBS, AND PROS FROM ICELAND GAINING RECOGNITION We are all familiar with the adage that Greenland and Iceland should have had their names reversed. Amid the volcanic rock strewn throughout the volcano-laden island, green is abundant – and so is links golf. The country hasn’t been on the world’s golf stage for very long, …

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Hurricanes – Courses May Help

Hurricanes Dump Trillion of Gallons on Golf Courses What a devastating year it has been in the southern United States and as far out as Puerto Rico. Marveling at the power of nature as shown on a PBS documentary this evening, I wondered how in the world any golf course could survive the kind of …

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Lexi and Her Miserable, Horrible Great Year

Two-foot Putts are Everywhere in Life. It was a Real One for Lexi Thompson Every one of us, at some time in our lives, has been faced with a two-footer, even those who have never set foot on a golf course (poor things). Sometimes the stakes aren’t nearly as titanic as we think they are, …

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Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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