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In response to: New Texas A&M golf course yet another addition to a great collection of university venues

Kris Hart [Visitor]
College courses are great! Too bad they tend to only care about the varsity players on campus. NCCGA is growing non-varsity college golf on campuses across the country. We had our National Championship at the Kampen Course at Purdue last spring and it is a real gem too!
PermalinkPermalink 11/06/13 @ 18:23

In response to: Golf aside, Spanish Peaks in Montana is the great escape

Dieter [Visitor]
I use to work here and at night we would have to pull the flags because they were made of wood and the elk would rub their antlers on them and snap them!
PermalinkPermalink 10/07/13 @ 15:18

In response to: Plenty of reasons to play golf in the Czech Republic

Daniela Grundelova [Visitor]
A very true article. The Konopiste Golf Resort must be seen and played. It's an unique experience for any golfer!
Daniela
PermalinkPermalink 10/03/13 @ 03:11

In response to: Plenty of reasons to play golf in the Czech Republic

Vojtech Kacerovsky [Visitor]
Thank you for such great article. I have played both coourses many times in the past and must agree - they are challenging:)
But that is what makes golf fun, right? I cannot wait to hear the stories about other Czech Golf Experiences....
VK
PermalinkPermalink 10/02/13 @ 16:09

In response to: No kidding, golfers: Saturday is National Drink Beer Day

Cindy [Visitor]
Oh this makes me FURIOUS! I have ranted against alcohol for YEARS, writing tons of blogs, thousands of comments, even a BOOK on why we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs like marijuana or alcohol! I had no idea that there was a day for drinking beer! Oh I just want to cry! I can't believe this! I type my fingers to the bone for YEARS, thinking I've made a difference in the world, and then I find out about this???
PermalinkPermalink 09/28/13 @ 11:18

In response to: No kidding, golfers: Saturday is National Drink Beer Day

Sid Schwartz [Visitor]
To beer or not to beer.
Great article!
PermalinkPermalink 09/25/13 @ 18:19

In response to: Greenbells trump dumbbells for golfers

Phil [Visitor]
Stretching. Painful at first but I know it's good for me. I'll give it a try. Thanks, Accidental Golfer!
PermalinkPermalink 09/19/13 @ 05:18

In response to: Pigskins and pars: Time to book a golf trip to Las Vegas

Golf bag cooler [Visitor]
This is too god that the Walters golfers got a special offer for pre booking to visit Vegas.t
PermalinkPermalink 09/13/13 @ 03:43

In response to: Golf's fashion sense has never been better

Chase 54 [Visitor]
I agree with Golf Rainwear, golf is really the most fashionable sports when it comes to clothing. Every year golfers are many their own fashion statement based on their individuality.















































PermalinkPermalink 09/06/13 @ 23:02

In response to: Travel in the United States, where perceptions are merely a state of mind

Sid Schwartz [Visitor]
Makes one want to go to all these places, too. But wha happen'd to Pennsylvania?
sid
PermalinkPermalink 08/22/13 @ 18:32

In response to: New 'Get Your Golf On' book helps grow the game

Mike [Member]
Well, Sid... that's why you have to get the book :) But here are your answers: You generally put a coin or round object behind the ball, but you can actually put your mark pretty much anywhere as long as you replace your ball back in the same relative spot from where you removed it (Yes, you can place the mark in front of the ball, but then you can't put the ball in front of the mark, e.g) ... The short answer to the difference between red and yellow hazard stakes is that with yellow you only have three options: replay the shot; keep the point where it entered the hazard between you and the hole and drop behind behind that point or play the shot out of the hazard without grounding (touching the hazard) your club. Red adds two more options: Drop within two club lengths of where it went in the hazard, no closer to the hole; or drop on the other size of the hazard the same distance from the hole. In every case accept playing it out of the hazard, you incur a one-stroke penalty.
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/13 @ 12:29

In response to: New 'Get Your Golf On' book helps grow the game

Sid Schwartz [Visitor]
A teaser?... How do you mark your golf ball? I forgot the difference between yellow and red stakes. (Haven't played golf in almost a month; miss it, how does one play it)?
Sid
PermalinkPermalink 08/15/13 @ 18:04

In response to: Road trip to the Northeast revealing good golf, a few surprises

Sid and Tai [Visitor]
Great 2nd hand experience!
PermalinkPermalink 07/29/13 @ 12:55

In response to: Cell phone ports on the golf carts at Greenhorn Creek Resort in California: It's about time

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
This is awesome! I just wonder if the cellphone being charged in golf cart will not be lost? Anyway, this is cool! Hope that every golf course has this kind of services...
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/13 @ 20:55

In response to: Gary Player posing nude right in character for golf's most fit senior golfer

Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
Thanks for the reminder, Mike. I need to send you the memo I drafted up about our 2014 Men of WorldGolf.com calendar. Do me a favor and start doing the occasional sit-up, okay?
PermalinkPermalink 07/09/13 @ 00:56

In response to: Gary Player posing nude right in character for golf's most fit senior golfer

sid schwartz [Visitor]
"Very fit girlfriend, indeed! Now we have Gary Player making us feel guilty as well!!
We're awaiting the photo of Player.... it's probably from a floor angle looking up, which is typical for anyone "Down Under".
sid
PermalinkPermalink 07/06/13 @ 13:41

In response to: Treated like a pro at the Irish Open

Sean [Visitor]
I've always wondered what an casual golfers score would translate to on a course setup for a pro tournament. If I am a 16 handicap on a municipal course, how do I fare at the Irish Open?
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/13 @ 14:38

In response to: Yes, there are good parkland golf courses in Ireland, too

dcfinn [Visitor]
I am pretty new to golf and our local course is a lynx course and everyone kept going on about the beauty of parkland courses. I took no notice and thought nothing of it until last weekend when i played my first round on a parkland course. What a difference great scenery and so much less wind even though it was a fairly blustery day. http://www.waterproofgolftrousers.com
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/13 @ 07:11

In response to: Want to get better at golf? Try a Player Development Program

joyce krawiecki [Visitor]
do you know of any programs in england or scotland to learn golf. i am looking for a golf school for a week. i am a beginner.
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/13 @ 05:11

In response to: Father's Day, the U.S. Open at Merion and a couple of gift ideas for dad

Jeremy [Visitor]
Got my dad a new putter for Fathers Day. It was a Taylormade Ghost. He loves it so far. We will see how it works on the greens. Got a great deal through http://www.realgolftalk.com
PermalinkPermalink 06/16/13 @ 21:24

In response to: From Las Vegas, with love: Free Father's Day golf at Royal Links or Desert Pines

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
Desert Pines Golf Club or Royal Links Golf Club either of two are both fantastic. Spending golf vacation here is so splendid!
PermalinkPermalink 06/16/13 @ 20:48

In response to: Father's Day, the U.S. Open at Merion and a couple of gift ideas for dad

Allan [Visitor]
Just once I'd like my kid to win The US Open on Father's Day. But as he's 40 years old and plays off 10 I'm beginning to lose hope. Happily, last year he bought me the two books from 18 Greatest Golf and they were the best gifts I've ever had.
PermalinkPermalink 06/11/13 @ 10:47

In response to: By yourself? Booking golf as a single easy on GolfNow.com

sally ni [Visitor]
Thanks for sharing this information. We used golfnow.com to book cheap tee time when we was traveling. We really enjoyed the good deal and beautiful golf course.
PermalinkPermalink 05/30/13 @ 19:45

In response to: A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

Mike Bailey [Visitor]
Brandon, they used to have an "expert traveler" lane in Orlando, but from what I hear, many who go through are anything but experts, meaning that line has gotten longer and longer. Yeah, Orlando could have made my list for security lines alone.
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/13 @ 15:33

In response to: Golf on the Atlantic: Ocean City, Maryland isn't exactly Myrtle Beach North

vinny [Visitor]
Down this week from NYC. Played 4 rounds so far since Monday. Weather great 75-80+. Course selection great. Dining (sunset grill) with great drink & food prices, especially at happy hour(4-7) I recommend OC for easy getaway from north.
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/13 @ 09:41

In response to: A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

Andrew Wood [Visitor]
Tampa is the best airport in America!
PermalinkPermalink 05/22/13 @ 04:14

In response to: The golf world lost a classy gentleman in Ken Venturi

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
May you rest in peace Ken Venturi. He is such a great person. Send our regards to God in Heaven, I know your happy now.
PermalinkPermalink 05/21/13 @ 22:11

In response to: A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

Brandon Tucker [Visitor]
Totally agree re: JFK, LAX, and of course, the black whole that is Hartsfeld-Jackson. I don't like Sky Harbor very much, bad food selection, though it seems like you can always find a cheap flight here. Also, don't get me started on Orlando (where's the elite lane? You have to pay for it????)
PermalinkPermalink 05/20/13 @ 07:18

In response to: A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

Jennie [Visitor]
Well-written! Thanks for posting this! I've just started playing golf, so I'm just getting into this whole thing. I've been practicing my putting with ball targets (from http://shop.annestone.com/collections/putt-a-round) to get ready for a day on the course
PermalinkPermalink 05/20/13 @ 02:54

In response to: A travelin' golfer's 5 favorite and worst airports (Seattle, Charlotte among favorites)

Mark [Visitor]
Nice take on domestic airports. I was surprised to see that KCI (Kansas City) didn't make the list of the five worst. It's a horrible airport for layovers. But if you're going somewhere warm in the wintertime, it's a great place from which to leave.
PermalinkPermalink 05/17/13 @ 15:05

In response to: New York living, early American golf in Dallas

Jack [Visitor]
Great places in Dallas, well done
PermalinkPermalink 05/06/13 @ 09:09

In response to: Golf on the Atlantic: Ocean City, Maryland isn't exactly Myrtle Beach North

Jennie [Visitor]
Looks quite peaceful. I've just started playing golf, so I'm just getting into this whole thing.
PermalinkPermalink 04/30/13 @ 06:34

In response to: Colonial, Crowne Plaza Invitational a real golf media favorite

Britt Todd [Visitor]
Mike, this is a great review of Monday's event. Thank you very much for writing it and acknowledging traditions. Back in the day, almost all of the media that played would write recaps like this or talk about it on TV or radio in the days that followed. You get it. Thank you for all your support for the tournament.
PermalinkPermalink 04/24/13 @ 06:51

In response to: Colonial, Crowne Plaza Invitational a real golf media favorite

Mike Bailey [Visitor]
Thanks for comment, JS. Indeed, there wasn't enough time to visit. There never is, it seems. Good to see you and all my other media friends at the event. This was actually my first time playing in all the years covering golf in Texas. I had meant to do this a long time ago, but the stars never aligned until this year. What a treat.
PermalinkPermalink 04/23/13 @ 09:12

In response to: Colonial, Crowne Plaza Invitational a real golf media favorite

James Stewart [Visitor]
Nice summary ~ didn't get a chance to say much more than hello, but hope all is well. Thanks for words from your side . . . my father-in-law is one of those who has been "in" since the early days. Another member commented during lunch that "he had known Larry for more than half his age." ~ all due the tournament.
Our shepherd member also cued us into Hogan's Alley ~ alas ~ only pars for our group. ~ kudos on the second place finish! ~ JS
PermalinkPermalink 04/23/13 @ 07:52

In response to: Masters week: Golf's verson of April Madness

Peer Jensen [Visitor]
I just hope that we will get a winner at this week's Masters unlike the PGA (Bradley), US Open (Simpson) and British Open (Els) where I believe that we had no winners. Yes, I know that they have their names on the board but I will never recognize their legal "cheating". Pity that we will need to wait until 2016 before we enjoy the game again.
PermalinkPermalink 04/10/13 @ 17:47

In response to: Golf's fashion sense has never been better

Golf Rainwear [Visitor]
I think golf is the most fashionable when it comes to clothing. If we trace up the clothes golfer wear from the beginning we can see how it evolved to the present day outfit of golfers. You can visit this site for more fashionable golf wear http://www.gregnormancollection.com/epic-weather-management.html.
PermalinkPermalink 04/05/13 @ 11:25

In response to: Martin Golf: Nothing but the best, and that means cotton

Golf Apparel Singapore [Visitor]
A excellent post, there is so much out there for men.
PermalinkPermalink 03/27/13 @ 20:53

In response to: Summer means hot golf deals in Las Vegas

Dantonio1356 [Visitor]
I didn't know this was going on!
PermalinkPermalink 03/27/13 @ 16:12

In response to: Yoga before golf at La Costa Resort and Spa in southern California? Sign me up!

Greg [Visitor]
I've heard great things about this instructor and her specialized yoga for golf. I hope someday to catch one of her classes,
PermalinkPermalink 03/21/13 @ 16:55

In response to: Troon Golf joins PGA Tour in its opposition to new rule banning anchoring putters

Will [Visitor]
Troon you are a golf management company and nobody cares what you think about the rules of golf. I am 100% positive that your comment on this subject was made purely as marketing decision with only $$$$ in mind.. This rule will have little to no impact on your members, potentials, and customers and if you really cared about the good of the game you wouldn't go against the USGA & R&A. Also, if your agenda was to "lower costs and barriers to entry in our game" don't you think that lowering the overpriced greens fees and membership costs at you overpriced clubs would have a greater impact?
PermalinkPermalink 03/13/13 @ 05:56

In response to: Take the Golf Channel's Morning Drive to find good deals in golf travel

Larry [Visitor]
I am down with anywhere Lauren recommends. Particularly if she will be there when I arrive.
PermalinkPermalink 03/06/13 @ 14:57

In response to: What a weekend of golf for President Obama at the Floridian

Plantation PVB [Visitor]
That's great that President Obama had spend this weekend at Florida and had played golf also there..I can imagine what a lovely weekend it was for you.Playing golf makes us stress free.
PermalinkPermalink 02/18/13 @ 22:28

In response to: Ship Sticks: A hassle-free way to get your golf clubs to your destination

steve [Visitor]
You can ship anywhere within the US using our ground service for $39-$59....often less expensive the airline fees. Thanks
PermalinkPermalink 01/29/13 @ 06:11

In response to: A pretty cool golf event this weekend in the Valley of the Sun

private golf communities florida [Visitor]
That's good if all three of those courses are heavily and beautifully over seeded this time of year, so there is very little room to complain.Everyone wants that only.
PermalinkPermalink 01/10/13 @ 02:32

In response to: Thriller golf vacation package at the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas

GolfZoo [Visitor]
I wish I could have been there, I've gone through a lot of golf destinations but not in Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, maybe I could be there someday soon!
PermalinkPermalink 01/06/13 @ 23:09

In response to: Save on last minute golf vacation to Mayakoba, Mexico

Dave (The Canuck) Finn [Visitor]
Hi Mike
I agree. I was there in early October
and both the resort and golf course are spectacular.
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/12 @ 14:32

In response to: Good time to party in Las Vegas with MGM, Walters Golf

Emily Thomas [Visitor]
This is such an excellent resource! Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.
PermalinkPermalink 12/14/12 @ 10:48

In response to: Myrtle Beach golf vacation packages tough to beat this time of year

amanda friedberg [Visitor]
I'll be having my vacation in South Carolina this coming Christmas. I'll be looking forward with my golf trip in Myrtle Beach.
PermalinkPermalink 12/10/12 @ 21:37

In response to: Anchoring the putter isn't cheating; USGA, R&A ruling does nothing to improve golf

Jim Redmond [Visitor]
I'm all for a USGA boycott. Nothing like economic pressure. If half the belly and long putter users who are members do not renew they'll have a major wakeup call. They want to fix the problem with golf they need to ban spring-faced, over-size drivers that are rendering many great course obsolete because they don't have room to go to 7000 plus yards. For what it's worth, I tossed my renewal notice in the garbage. I'm done with USGA. They don't care at all about the majority of golfers. If tradition were really the reason, they would make a rule requiring a shot of whiskey at the conclusion of every hole (18 shots in a bottle, for a traditional reason related to golf).
PermalinkPermalink 12/03/12 @ 13:38