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Apr 06, 2016 - 10:54 am

MacKenzie Meets Augusta – One Last Time (The Big Finish)

Having nearly completed the back nine tour, MacKenzie was regaining his humor, at least somewhat, and seemed to be tiring a bit as they finished at #16.


Apr 05, 2016 - 08:55 am

MacKenzie Meets Augusta – One Last Time (Back Nine Tour)

When we last paused, Dr. MacKenzie was on his way to the 10th tee. The spirit amongst the group was strained at best as the architect’s criticisms continued to mount.


Apr 04, 2016 - 11:41 am

MacKenzie Meets Augusta – One Last Time (Front Nine Tour)

I had a dream last night. Alister MacKenzie is not dead. He’s been hiding away since 1934 and he is completely unaware of the state of our game much less his designs. During his 82-year absence, MacKenzie has never once taken notice of The Masters......until now.


Feb 19, 2016 - 03:54 pm

Does Size Really Matter ????

Maybe the title got your attention… Just talking golf holes here - mainly the short-ish ones… especially the 4’s under 340 yards and the 3’s under 120 yards.


Oct 28, 2015 - 01:46 pm

Lake Zurich – A Brand of Golf All It’s Own

I’ve certainly enjoyed my share of “perks” while working in the golf industry. And while work often supersedes many of the opportunities presented, once in a while I get to take in some really unique golfing experiences. One such opportunity came about this past season when I was invited to visit Lake Zurich Golf Club in the north suburbs of Chicago.


Sep 30, 2015 - 06:05 pm

My Daily Journal from England - Final Thoughts

I’m fresh off one of the greatest golf tours in my life… the Heath & Links Tour of England. For those who tracked my daily journal entries, hopefully you gained some sense of what we were exposed to over those ten days. And for those who did not – or simply want to gain a general perspective of the experience, this final journal entry will hopefully inspire.


Sep 22, 2015 - 05:20 pm

My Daily Journal from England - Day 10

I’ll be the first to say, ten days is a long trip. I’m weary and anxious to return home. But this has been an absolutely magnificent journey - a once in a lifetime type of experience for me. Ten courses in as many days… and they’re starting to all run together a bit! Today, our final day… we visited St. George’s Hill - yet another effort led by Harry Colt.


Sep 21, 2015 - 08:43 pm

My Daily Journal from England - Day 9

This tour was all about "Heath & Links” and I’ll say we certainly followed through accordingly! Yesterday we saw two more links (Royal North Devon and Burnham and Berrow), but we’re now back again in the heathlands of Surrey for the final stretch. This morning we visited Woking Golf Club, designed by Tom Dunn (1893).


Sep 20, 2015 - 05:37 pm

My Daily Journal from England - Day 8

It’s Sunday… a proper day to rest from golf after six straight rounds in as many days. Well… I mean from playing golf, that is. Today was meant as a relaxing day, but also a time to roam about the Southwest of England and see a few courses that we otherwise lacked time (and energy) to play.


Sep 19, 2015 - 07:49 pm

My Daily Journal from England - Day 7

Away again from London… and a brief respite from heathland golf. Now off to Cornwall and the seaside town of Rock on the southwest coast, via Stonehenge early this morning. Destination: St. Enodoc Golf Club. This one is not on everyone’s radar, but it certainly should be…it’s a legitimate Top 100 Course and here’s why.

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