The Prairie Club – The Pines Course, Valentine, NE Par 73 7,403 Yards Architect: Graham Marsh Semi-Private – opened in 2010 – Please visit The Prairie Club website for information on Stay and Play packages. The Prairie Club is an… Continue Reading
Few courses in North America can stir a walking golfer’s soul like Ballyneal, which boasts golf that is so pure and natural that Old Tom Morris would approve wholeheartedly. Continue Reading
Huntsman Springs Golf Club (Driggs, ID) Par 72 7,331 Yards Architect: David McLay Kidd Cost: Stay and Play Packages are available – please contact the club for more information at – email@example.com or (877) 354-9660 The Walking Golfer was invited… Continue Reading
There are many golfers in America who think that 14 clubs are simply too many to carry, so they push a cart or ride in one.
The real question is – Why do you need 14 clubs?
Just because that is the maximum allowed by the USGA does not mean a golfer needs 14 of them to play to their potential.
I carry 9 clubs when I play and I know it makes me a better golfer because my handicap dropped by 10 strokes over the course of a season while doing so. Continue Reading
Former USGA president Sandy Tatum is the man who coined the derisive term “cart-ball” to describe the modern game, particularly as it’s played in these United States. Where and when he came up with this epithet is lost to history,… Continue Reading
Old Macdonald is a tribute to C.B. Macdonald, who many consider the father of modern golf in the United States.
In order to bring the “highest caliber” of golf to the shores of America, Macdonald traveled across Great Britain and played many of its renowned links courses. On his own course designs, such as The National Golf Links of America on Long Island which opened in 1910, Macdonald used “hole templates” such as the Redan, Short and Alps that he found on courses in England and Scotland. Continue Reading
Lorne Rubenstein is the voice of golf in Canada and I have enjoyed reading his books and articles for a long time.
Please check out his article if you get a sec – it’s a great read.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/golf/the-clubhouse/why-dont-more-golfers-walk/article1551795/ Continue Reading
North Wales Golf Club, Llandudno North Wales The North Wales Golf Club was founded in 1894 by a prominent Manchester Businessman Tancred D. Cummins. Mr. Cummins invited Mr. John Ball, first Englishman to win the Open and winner of numerous… Continue Reading
April 21st was going to be my first shot at walking 60 holes this year (I’m currently 60). The weather forecast fell into the acceptable range, high in the upper 70’s and winds 15 mph or less, so I decided… Continue Reading
The Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort (Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii) Par 73 (7,411 yards) Green Fees: $268 Standard/$218 Resort Guest includes cart- cheaper twilight and afternoon. $10 additional per person for caddie plus $60+ recommended tip Architects: Coore and Crenshaw The… Continue Reading