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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.
The past few years have been exhausting. Golf industry trends have been as depressing as the Nightly News. So when you hear a success story, it really stands out and makes you take pause. One such incidence involves a links style golf course in Rhode Island that I co-designed with Arthur Hills called Newport National Golf Club.
It sure has been a heck of a summer, hasn't it? The upper Midwest has seen some brutally hot periods very dry, and windy. Not a great recipe for keeping a golf course looking good "“ not to mention our own yards.