The First Tee at  Augusta

The Day We Played Golf At Augusta For Just $10.80.

It was around 4pm on the eve of the 2014 Masters and the final preview piece had been filed. Those competing in the season’s traditional opening Major were away competing in the Par 3 Contest. The championship Augusta National course was now closed to any further practice rounds but didn’t deter the three who had gathered on the First Tee. There was good friends and colleagues Euan McLean (Daily Record), Neil McLeman (Mirror) and myself. After the rain that had washed out play on Monday, ...
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San Antonio Proudly Boasts Three Tillinghaust Golf Designs & One Host To Texas Hall Of Fame.

It is a marvel that any city can lay claim to one A W Tillinghaust designed golf courses but then  San Antonio boasts three. It is not a record by any means as the fellow Texas city of Dallas has five along with Farmingdale in New York while Louisville in Kentucky also has five Tllinghaust courses. The three San Antonio courses designed by the Pennsylvania-born Tillinghaust are Brackenridge, Oak Hills and San Antonio Golf Club. Brackenridge is the home to the Texas Golfing Hall of Fame that www.golfbytourmiss.com ...
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AT & T Canyons Course – Out Of The Mist Emerges A Clear Texas Star.

One of the pleasures in attending any golf tournament is the opportunity to play a round of golf. What made the visit to the 2014 Valero Texas Open more pleasurable is that it was to be my first game of golf ever in the Lone Star State of Texas. Unfortunately when we gathered around 8am at the opening tee of the AT & T Canyons course at TPC San Antonio you could not see more than 50 yards due to fog. But while the fog delayed the start of the play on day one of the Valero Texas Open it didn’t ...
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Bathurst Golf Club – An Australian Rural Golfing Gold Nugget.

Bathurst Golf Club is the third oldest golf club in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is situated some three hours west of Sydney in a region where gold was first discovered in Australia.   Future Open Champion Roberto De Vincenzo unearthed a golden vein of form shooting a course record on a visit to Bathurst, while fellow Open championship winner Kel Nagle enjoyed playing the course regularly. However in recent years it has been local heroes Peter O’Malley and Gavin Coles who have ...
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Innisbrook Resort Tampa Bay Shines Brightly In The Sunshine State.

Florida has long been golfing capital of the United States with over 2,500 golf courses in America’s 27th State. That’s more golf courses than any other State. Though there’s one golfing resort shining brighter than most in the Sunshine State and that’s the much-acclaimed Innisbrook Resort. In fact, Innisbrook Resort boasts not one golfing complex in Florida but three – Innisbrook at Tampa Bay, Renunion in Orlando and Hammock Beach at Palm Coast. Our focus this past ...
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Arabian Ranches Golf Club – Henrik Stenson’s Caddy Knows Best.

Last year Henrik Stenson created golfing history becoming the first player to win both the FedEx Cup and the European No. 1 title in the same season. Contributing to the Swede’s success was his England-born caddy Gareth ‘Lordy’ Lord. Weeks early ‘Lordy’ had been voted ‘Caddy of the Year’ during the course of the WGC – Champions in Shanghai. It was the second occasion ‘Lordy’ had be so honoured as five years earlier he was presented with ...
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Long Reef Golf Club – A Stunning Sydney Seaside Course Never Short On Reward.

One of the pleasures in returning to Sydney at the end of yet another long year reporting on golf around the world is foremost catching up with family and friends . Of course it also being summer means there is the opportunity to don the shorts and sun glasses and enjoy a few games of golf including a game on one of the best kept secrets in Sydney –  Long Reef Golf Club. Long Reef is located about 20 kilometers  from the heart of Australia’s greatest city on the famed northern beaches ...