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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.


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.


Feb 15, 2014 - 02:45 pm

Is There a Silver Bullet in Golf Course Architecture?

As you might imagine, architects get pressed quite often to profess our opinions about what makes one golf course better than another. And while I think that is more an individual preference (or left to magazines), there are some courses that stand out among the rest.


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.


Jun 25, 2013 - 04:13 am

Sage Advice

For the sake of maybe learning something, reminding us of a worthwhile thought - or just for pure entertainment, I have gathered a small collection of some of my favorite noteworthy thoughts for your reading pleasure.


Feb 28, 2013 - 01:33 pm

10 Simple Thoughts on How to Promote “Fun” Golf

It seems that golf is at least somewhat inherently fun for most of us, right? Maybe because of the challenge it present - man against golf course. Perhaps it is the camaraderie one can enjoy with friends. For some it might be the competitive encounters.


Jan 23, 2013 - 09:13 am

Back Again to Bandon

Surely by now the word is out….there is a world class golf resort on the coast of southern Oregon. It's called Bandon Dunes. There are four 18-hole courses on the property and they’re all ranked among the Top 100 in the US.


Sep 11, 2012 - 06:50 am

Why is Golf Fun?

I’m not attempting to be trite here! The subject of “fun” has become a trendy topic of late and, in all seriousness, fun is something that has frankly been overlooked in our fine game for some time. Not because of lack of interest, but because the game became perhaps a bit too serious on the business front.

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