Archives for: March 2011

So long Thailand, after a memorable and eventful golf trip

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TOKYO, Japan ? Well, it's good bye to Thailand, land of the endless pictures of King Rama IX and marathon massages, as I make my back to my comfort zone, known as the good old USA. It's a long trip, about 25 hours in all as I wait for my next leg at Toky… more »

These Thai elephants don't play golf, but they do have a great stroke

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CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Of the many cultural activities I've experienced on this golf trip to Thailand, one of the more memorable was the Maesa Elephant Camp in the northern part of the country. The elephant camp is located up in the hills just outsi… more »

I'll take golf with a side order of Thai massage

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BANGKOK, Thailand -- Visiting Thailand for the first time, it's natural to have certain preconceptions. While I knew beforehand I would find many of the same conveniences I find at home, I was mildly surprised how similar the world has become.For exa… more »

In Thailand, caddies know golf and service

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PATTAYA, Thailand ? There are lots of things that differentiate a golf trip to Thailand, but one of the most significant is the compulsory caddie program. You might be thinking to yourself that you'd rather not, that you don't want to spend the extra… more »

To quote Billy Crystal: Golf Links at Royal Isabela in Puerto Rico simply 'marvelous'

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I get to play a lot of really good to great golf courses as part of this job, but every once in a while, I come across something that's simply marvelous. Such was the case last week when I visited the Golf Links Royal Isabela on the northwest coast of Pu… more »

Check out Kara, Parmate of the Month at Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas

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If your Las Vegas golf plans call for a round at Royal Links Golf Club ? or even if they don't ? here's something you might want to check out: the Parmate of the Month.If you're not familiar with the concept, Parmates represent the most fun you can l… more »

Puerto Rico not just another tropical golf setting

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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Perhaps the best way to put perspective on a golf trip to Puerto Rico is take a trip into the El Yunque National Forest. Just minutes away from and above Trump International Golf Club, where the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open jus… more »

Buddies planning a golf trip can get a little help from their friends on the Web

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For traveling golfers there may not be anything more enjoyable than the buddy trip ? whether it?s taking the pilgrimage to Scotland to play at St. Andrews or planning a weeklong sojourn to Scottsdale, Ariz. But putting together such a trip can sometimes… more »

Crazy colored Chromax balls help keep golf interesting

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The reaction I got when I put a Chromax ball on the tee was priceless. It was just the looks on their faces. You could read their minds: "What in the world..."It looked like I was about to blow up a small Christmas ornament. I knew had no chance to… more »