Being first out on this glorious morning on the North Course at the Lake of Isles Golf Club immediately reminded me of one of those initial golf theme MasterCard ‘Priceless’ TV commercials.
It was just after 7am with the air still and the sun just starting to peek above the tree line.
I had been invited to head to the practice range but politely declined as I did not want to waste a minute being the first to tee off and for a first time in Connecticut.
However let me rewind some 16 hours.
I was ...
Joakim Haeggman was the first Swedish-born golfer to compete in the Ryder Cup and a day after attending the 2014 Ryder Cup he was thrilled after a first visit to the Crail Golfing Society.
Haeggman joined a group of eight players who are members of the Kalmar Golf Club, a 36-hole complex located around a four-hour drive south-east of Stockholm. The club was founded in 1947 and is notable as the first hole of the Old Course requires a tee shot over a portion of the Baltic Sea.
It was a special ...
Leading Scottish golfer Marc Warren was full of praise after a first round of golf on Crail’s famed Balcomie Links course.
The three-time European Tour champion visited the club on the eve of the opening day of the 2014 Ryder Cup and where Warren was heading to ‘soak in’ the atmosphere of biennial competition and on the PGA Centenary course where in 2007 Warren captured the Johnnie Walker Championship and the same year he teamed with Colin Montgomerie to deliver Scotland victory ...
I achieved a golfing first this morning.
Not far from our place of residence this week in Wales is the Alice Springs Golf Club. The club was founded in 1989 and is located in the stunning Usk Valley in Monmouthshire County, South Wales and just 15 minutes from Newport and venue for the ISPS Handa Wales Open.
The club was named after the wife of the owner, who’s name naturally was Alice, and with course laid out among a number of springs to be found about the two courses – the Usk Course ...
It has been some three years since I enjoyed the pleasure of playing golf in Wales, so when we decided to cover this week’s Wales Open the first item of luggage packed into the car was the golf clubs.
What was a surprise was the number of golf courses in and around Celtic Manor and host venue for this week’s penultimate European Tour event ahead of the Ryder Cup next week in Scotland.
We are staying the week in a wonderful self-catering B & B named – Ty Capten – that ...
It simply comes with job!
By that I mean the increasing practice of visiting golf courses in the vicinity of a tournament venue.
This week’s Barclays Championship was no different as I found myself venturing to the Rockland Lake State Park Golf Course located about around 20 minutes from this week’s Ridgewood Country Club host venue.
In fact, the course is just 25 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley.
Rockland Lake State Park boasts an 18-hole Championship golf course and ...
As part of the celebrations for last week’s 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship organizers brought into the media center two of the greats of the game in Bob Goalby and Dow Fistenwald.
Goalby captured the the 1958 Greater Greensboro Open, as the event was then known, and a year later Finsterwald was crowned 1959 champion.
However Goalby wrote himself into golf’s history book in winning the 1968 Masters but only after controversy surrounding Argentina’s Robert de Vicenzo who thought ...