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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.


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.


Mar 09, 2015 - 11:10 am

March Madness at Doral

In an era where golf courses have fallen defenseless to the almighty length of touring professionals, we’ve seen fairways narrowed, bunkers added, trees planted, higher rough, conditions firmed up and green speeds lowered to the point that balls roll well beyond the tolerance of designed contours. Why? Because yes, “these guys are THAT good”.


Mar 15, 2014 - 02:43 pm

Girding for the Aftermath of Winter’s Wrath

If you’re living most anywhere in the Eastern US, chances are good the winter of 2014 has been a long, cold and entirely forgettable stretch.


Dec 08, 2013 - 04:09 pm

Stuck on the Stimp

While the stimpmeter has been around since 1977, the years to follow now have American golf heading to the dark side, being completely obsessed with green speed.

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