Askernish Golf Club – Stunning Selection of Videos & Photographs Of The Old Tom Morris Golfing Jewel

As many visitors to GolfByTourMiss may know, one of my favourite golfing destinations is Askernish Golf Club. Askernish was designed by Old Tom Morris and opened for play on Saturday, 29th September 1891, with a foursome comprising a Mr Paterson and Mr William McLean against Mr Kenneth McLeod and Mr David Jerrow. At the time of opening, it was described as ‘probably the most natural Golf course in the United Kingdom’. Golf was played at Askernish till around the early 1920s and from there ...

The 86th Masters – What’s Your First Thought?  What Do You Buy At Augusta?  How Long Is Magnolia Lane?  We Ask The Players

Weather permitting those golfers teeing up in the 86th hosting of the Masters have till 3 pm today (local time) to wind up their preparations ahead of the championship. It will be a case of the old tournament golf saying: “If you haven’t got your game sorted out by now, then it’s good luck!” Of course, all interest will center on whether five-time Masters champ Tiger Woods thinks he will be fit to be introduced Thursday at 10.24 am on the first tee:  ‘Fore please! Tiger Woods now driving”. Only ...

Tiger & Bernie – Twenty-Seven Years Since Their Maiden Masters

Question! What does Tiger Woods have in common with Bernie McGuire? Absolutely nothing I hear you laughingly shout. Well, you’re wrong! This year marks the 27th anniversary that Tiger and myself made our Masters debut. Tiger was the then U.S. Amateur champion, having won the first of what would be three straight championship titles. Your Aussie-born author was then, and still is, a struggling 15-handicapper at Crail in Scotland, arriving at Augusta National having been accredited by the ...

Austin Country Club – First Described A ‘Terrible Design Property’ And Now A Shrine To Texas Golfing Greats

Like most things in Texas, the Austin Country Club is a big golf course. The course that again plays host to this week’s WGC – Dell Technologies Match-Play championship measures 7,062-yards but has been carved out of hillsides, with many holes over-looking steep gorges, and also with a handful of holes running along the floodplain of the Colorado River in the north-western outskirts of the Texas capital. The Austin Country Club was founded in 1899 and moved to its third and present site ...

McGuire: Twenty-Seven Friendly Years Following Tiger To His Hall Of Fame Induction

I have never been formally introduced to Tiger Woods but in the course of reporting on his winning ways around the world, I somehow became a friend. A friend, not in the sense I had his phone number and I could ring him up and see if he wanted to go out for a game of golf and an afterward beer. No, nothing like that.  More in the sense I would be present among the media where Woods was competing, and that he would see me at tournaments, and then in the course of sticking my hand-up to ask a ...

The Day Arnie Introduced Us To ‘Mulligan’.

One of what I would say is a first delight in nearing the Bay Hill Club and Lodge is there are no security gates, no security guard box, or even a simple electronically-operated boom gate. This is so vastly different to the scenario across America where, and even at some public courses, unless you have prior permission or a suitable pass, you just cannot get past the front gates. Of course, in this dangerous world, that’s how sometimes it must be. Though not in driving down South Apopka Vineyard ...

What Impressed Harrington About Hollywood Legend Katharine Hepburn?

Players at this week’s Genesis Invitational will again find their way up over 50 steep steps at the back of the 18th green to the clubhouse at Riviera Country Club in suburban Santa Monica. The Riviera club had first hosted a PGA Tour event in 1929 with a purse of $10,000 and since the club has welcomed the Tour in 1930, 1941, 1945 to 1953, 1973t to 1982, 1984 to 1997, and then every year from 1999 to a year ago when Max Homa was handed a $1,674,000 first prize cheque from a purse of $9.3m. ...