Archives for: April 2011

Puerto Rico is calling with an easy golf vacation

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If you've ever wondered what it might be like to take a golf vacation to Puerto Rico, here's an offer for you: The Gran Melia Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico is offering a two-night package for two that includes two rounds of golf, daily breakfast buf… more »

Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of The Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links

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Only a week after the Masters, another noteworthy golf tournament concluded, this one with a playoff victory by Brandt Snedeker over Luke Donald. It would take three holes of sudden death at the PGA Tour's Heritage tournament for Snedeker, who shot a fin… more »

A year later after the oil spill, Louisiana, Gulf Coast golf and fishing appears to be fine

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LAKE CHARLES, La. -- It's been exactly a year since n explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers and released nearly 5 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Not only did it affect miles of coastline,… more »

(Rio) Grande plans for golf in Laredo, Texas with building of new muni Max A. Mandel Golf Course

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There are only a handful of golf courses in Laredo, Texas, which is exactly what you would expect. But city leaders have visions of this remote Texas border city located on the Rio Grande of southwest Texas becoming a golf destination.The first step… more »

Against the wind: Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas can give you a break

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Anybody who's played golf in Las Vegas knows that you better bring your knock-down shot because it can get a little breezy. And in the desert, breezy can be downright difficult.So here's a suggestion: If you're in Las Vegas on a golf trip and you fin… more »

Edge-of-your-seat suspense makes for a superb Masters

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Honestly, once I knew I wasn't going to win our office pool, I really didn't care who won the Masters; it was just incredible to see the golf unfold.No doubt, many golf fans were thinking after Tiger Woods fired a 31 on the front side Sunday at Augus… more »

Agonizing over my Masters pool picks: Mickelson in; Tiger out

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For most of the country, Thursday is the start of the golf season. The Masters is the year's first major, a tournament that even non-golf fans will watch, especially if Tiger Woods is in contention.It's also when I start making my periodic donations… more »

Football, poker and golf: Check out the Football Legends event in Las Vegas

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If you're worried about the NFL lockout, worry no more. Pro Legends Golf and Walters Golf has an event that might quench your football fix -- at least until they get this labor mess worked out. It's called the Football Legends $1,000,000 Shootout in Las… more »

Conditions at Shell Houston Open, Redstone Golf Club unsurpassed

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HUMBLE, Texas ? During a spectacularly sunny spring week at the Shell Houston Open, the Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club has never looked better. Players are calling the Rees Jones-designed course the best conditioned venue on the PGA Tour, save A… more »
 
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