Pebble Beach, CA …
In a first visit to the region for many a year it’s been a bleary return to the Monterey Peninsula.
Apart from some respite on the eve of this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am it has been winds and rain spoiling what is a wonderful region of California.
I was first here in ‘inspecting’ the Pebble Beach Links course, and one of three host venues this week, in November 1989 and in what was a first visit to the States.
But I worked out it was 1988 ...
It gained acclaim as a theatre and hosted a who’s who of Hollywood stars, visiting royalty and celebrities.
Nowadays the stunning Paramount Theatre in West Palm Beach, Florida is attended by churchgoers.
The Paramount was designed in 1926 by Joseph Urban and who also designed the nearby Mar-a-Lago that’s now the Florida retreat for US President, Donald Trump.
According to Wikipedia Urban designed the Paramount to bathe the audience in warmth and a general atmosphere of colourful gaiety.
One of the joys in covering the BMW Championship was the opportunity to ‘explore’ Indianapolis and the capital of the State of Indiana.
But when you mention Indianapolis you immediately think of the annual Indianapolis 500 car race.
However, there’s very much more to a visit to Indianapolis that is the second most popular city in the Midest, after Chicago, and is the 14th largest city in the U.S. The city was founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the Government ...
In Harm’s Way was one of the more incredible books I have read.
It tells the true story of the USS Indianapolis and the fate of the men who were on board the night of July 30th, 1945.
That night the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact; close to nine hundred sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they struggled to stay alive, battered by a savage sea and fighting off sharks, hypothermia, ...
The clubhouse car park at almost all PGA Tour stops is reserved for the player courtesy cars.
However spotted today in the car park at TPC Boston, and venue for this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, was a car unlike I have ever seen before parked at a PGA Tour event.
Take a look at the pictures:-
After the near complete wash-out on day three of the 2016 BMW International Open we ventured afterwards down to the banks of the mighty Rhein River lying just a very short walking distance from our hotel in Dusseldorf.
The air was fresh after rain for much of the day and we many, many people out just enjoying the early evening.
The Rhine River itself was busy with barge traffic and also flowing very, very fast and a little swollen by the rains.
But as we walked in search of a restaurant we enjoyed ...
When I walked up to Graeme McDowell on the K. Club practice range early this morning he joked: “What did I do to deserve you in my Pro-Am team?”
We walked off some five hours later after I had remarked to G Mac: “You know, I just spent five hours in your company and I never asked you one question on record”.
G Mac replied, and clearly tongue in cheek: “You know, Bernie this could be the start of a new-found relationship. You and I playing golf together and you ...