Archives for: May 2008

What does the new Aberdeen bridge for red squirrels mean for Donald Trump's golf resort in Scotland?

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I can only imagine the look on Donald Trump's face when he was browsing the net over his morning java, clicked on his "Aberdeen" Google News alerts and saw: "New £100,000 bridge will save Scotland's red squirrels" I haven't had multiple run-ins… more »

Phil Mickelson's lucky shot at Colonial: this kind of reckless behavior shouldn't be encouraged

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Does anyone else get the feeling that rewarding Phil Mickelson with a Colonial victory after he blew another tee shot left on the 72nd hole is like buying your daughter a convertible right after she flunked out of college? This behavior cannot be enc… more »

On Old Tom Morris Day, modern architects should revisit the "blind shot" of traditional links golf

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It was one of finest shots I've ever hit. I'm walking Prestwick Golf Club on a cold, rainy October morning with a stroke saver as my only company. There are easier courses to get around solo than Prestwick, that's for sure. As I stood on the tee… more »

Notes on England and Wales golf & travel from Manchester Airport

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND -- I just couldn't wait before I got back across the pond. I had to order some Burger King here at Manchester Airport. So this England and Wales recap blog before I head home is brought to you by a double cheeseburger from B.K. -… more »

Watching Champions League Final from Manchester: Soccer (football) is just as boring as ever

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I've finished up my 12-day trek through the golf courses of southwest England and North Wales. I'm knackered, sure, but I've picked the right night to be in Manchester before flying home tomorrow. It's the night of the heavily anticipated Man. U v. Ch… more »

Nefyn & District in north Wales: Put this on your list of 'play before you die' golf courses

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NEFYN, WALES -- There is a course out there you have probably never heard of, unless you're one of those golfers well versed in the many lesser-known gems of the British Isles: Nefyn & District Golf Club. I played it yesterday and was blown away.… more »

Women take links golf trips to Wales & the British Isles too...at least in Sweden

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HARLECH, WALES -- I paid a visit to Royal St. David's in North Wales this afternoon, a lovely 19th century links where the ancient Harlech Castle ruins loom over you at every turn. It was a sight I'd never seen before, playing so closely beneath a ruin s… more »

Hidden links gem alert: Church Course at St. Enodoc Golf Club in Southwest England

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PADSTOW, CORNWALL - Unless you are well versed in the countless links gems of the British Isles, or are an avid reader of GolfEurope.com, where architect Tom Doak listed St. Enodoc among his top five "undiscovered" links, you've probably never heard much… more »

Notes on Oregon travel and golf from a PDX airport coffee shop

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Golf blogger B Tuck here, back again with another popular installment of airport thoughts, where before I officially vacate the time zone, I shed a few notable observations over a cup of Joe. - If you have an Oregon golf or business trip on the horiz… more »

Like golf, coffee and beer? You'll love Oregon & Portland

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If you're anything like me, that means 90% of your liquid intake consists of coffee and beer. That said, after two weeks in Oregon, driving everywhere from Bend to Eugene to Bandon and now in Portland, I can't say I've had the same beer or cup of joe twi… more »

Golf as you once remembered it: softer, gentler Bandon Crossings feels like home

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The Bandon Dunes Resort succeeds mightily in what it's trying to be: modern, comfortable hotel and resort facilities but golf courses at their most elemental: fast, firm and subject to mother nature on remote, barren coastline. It's fairways are among th… more »