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Memories Of Those Long Hot Sydney Surfing Summer Days On Route To Austin, Texas.

Austin, TX … It was clearly a case of memories of those long hot summer days spent sunning and surfing in Sydney in seeing a line of VWs, and some with surfboards, travelling in convoy in route to this week’s WGC  Dell Match-Play Championship here in Austin, Texas. VWs with surfboards strapped to the roof seemed to be a common sight up and down the sun-splashed beaches of Sydney. My brother, Steve has the great shot taken in his twenties with his long hair Proudly standing beside his ...
Muirfield to have another go at voting for female members.

Muirfield Back Onto The Open Rota By Sadly Still 123 Male Members Voted ‘No’.

Bay Hill, Orlando, FL … Muirfield has been warmly welcomed back into the Open Championship rota following the Edinburgh’s club’s historic decision to allow women members. There needed to be two-thirds majority vote among the 498 members but in very sad revelation 123 males members or 19.8% voted against the move. Overall the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers decision was clearly the right move with a postal pole of 498 members voting in favour of the move. The R & A had ...

Two Walkers, Two Dogs & A Lone Surfer On Wild & Woolly Carmel Beach, California.

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 ...
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Visiting The Historic Paramount Theatre In West Palm Beach, Florida.

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. “The ...

Visit To Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis.

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 ...

USS Indianapolis – Read The Book, Now Visited The Memorial.

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 Courtesy Car Of All PGA Tour Courtesy Cars – Spotted In Car Park At TPC Boston.

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:-