Young Pilot With His Grandmother Onboard Hailed A Hero Safely Lands Plane On French Golf Course

A twenty-four year pilot is being hailed a hero in landing his stricken two-seater light aircraft on a golf course in the south of France. The Safari Flying owned plane with Registration No. F- JDPG, lost power and with the fast-thinking pilot landing on the fifth fairway of the Sainte Maxime Golf Club on the French Riviera.  Safari Flying is located at nearby Frejus. On board the plane was two people, the pilot and his grandmother, who the pilot was taking for a joy flight. The young pilot managed ...

Hilton Head – A Relaxing Tour Stop But Don’t Get Caught Speeding Getting There

For most, it’s a welcome relief travelling the 130 odd miles southeast from the stress of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia to Hilton Head in South Carolina for this week’s more relaxed RBC Heritage. The most direct driving route is along South Carolina highway SC 125 and then turn right onto SC 321 before emerging south onto the I-95, and a short time later taking the turn-off to Hilton Head. Driving the two South Carolina roads is kind of like a time warp. You drive through very sleepy ...

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 ...

McIlroy No Fan Of Norman, But Clearly Enjoys A Fondness For Norman-Designed Courses

…  Fatiha Betscher Rory McIlroy is certainly no fan of Greg Norman and The Shark’s Saudi connection, but there’s no question that McIlroy does find favour in playing Greg Norman-designed golf courses. Two of McIlroy’s biggest wins on the now named DP World Tour have come on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Estates in Dubai, and that should have been three if not for the shirt-ripping exercise that followed his implosion last November up the last in Dubai. A strong feature, as most TV ...

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 ...

The Snake Pit Lurking To Strike Fear Into Valspar Competitors.

The Snake Pit!  Three words if were in medieval times conjure up thoughts of horror, torture, and death. To golf fans, mention of the Snake Pit may also deliver horror, hurt, and pain.  The Snake Pit is the famed final three-hole stretch on the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort that this week plays host to The Valspar Championship. The Snake Pit is among a number of three-hole combinations featuring each year on the PGA schedule.  Recently, we had the Bear Trap at PGA National and host ...

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 ...