WorldGolf.com's Brandon Tucker traveled the four corners of the golfing world in 2008, from the United Kingdom, to Germany, Morocco and Malaysia. He saw plenty around the United States, too, from scores of golf courses in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area, northern Michigan and Oregon.
He braved wind storms and was on hand to cover America's triumph at the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches in Louisville, Kentucky.
Tucker brought his camera along most of the way and offers up some of his favorite shots from the year in golf travel.
Bandon Trails golf course
Bandon Trails lies farther inland than its more famous neighbors, Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes. But the first two holes and 18th hole are set on rugged, open links terrain too.
Princeville Resort - Hawaii Sunset
Just another typical Hawaii sunset at the Princeville Resort on the island of Kauai.
Princeville's Makai golf course
Princeville's Makai Course features more ocean frontage than its more famous neighbor, the Prince. When it reopens after renovations late in 2009, it stands to be one of America's best new courses.
St. Enodoc Church golf course
St. Enodoc's Church golf course's back nine plays around the church that dates back to the 12th century.
Royal North Devon - Sheep
At Royal North Devon in southwest England, you must navigate around sheep on the opening and closing holes.
Nefyn & District golf course - hole 11
The 11th hole at Nefyn & District in Wales is one of the craziest holes in golf.
Grande Dunes Resort Course - hole 14
One of Myrtle Beach's most photogenic - and tough - par 3s: the 14th at Grande Dunes Resort Course.
Greywalls Golf Course in Marquette, Michigan
Photographers call Greywalls in Michigan's upper peninsula a "Monkey on a bar stool" course, because anyone can take a decent photo here.
2008 Ryder Cup - Irish fan
This Irish fan following Padraig Harrington at the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches this fall had plenty to be concerned about.
Boo and Zinger
The two heroes of Valhalla: Boo Weekley and Captain Paul Azinger enjoy the fruits of Ryder Cup victory.
Caddies at Morocco's Royal Dar es Salam Golf Club take a quick breather as their players tee off.
Malaysia's A'Famosa Golf Course & Resort
Malaysia's A'Famosa Golf Course & Resort in Melaka features plenty of color, just two degrees north of the equator.
Josh Kelley - Monday after the Masters
Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley hams it up for the cameras at Myrtle Beach's Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters at the Barefoot Resort.
French Lick Springs Resort - storm
Anti-Chamber of Commerce weather: A media trip to the French Lick Springs Resort got ugly when a wind storm ripped through the Midwest.
Bear's Best Las Vegas
Not only did Bear's Best in Las Vegas have beautiful mountain and Las Vegas Strip backdrops, it had some of the best bentgrass greens Tucker saw all year - even in late July.
Fleesensee Coca-Cola Family Course
The Golf Resort Fleesensee's Coca-Cola Family Course in northern Germany offers a refreshing change: big golf holes.