It seems like most of Scotland had their mobile phones pointed towards the sky this evening.
Monday dawned with very strong winds while there was very heavy rain this morning, Tuesday October 7th, and while it was not so windy yet there was still a heavy swell slamming into the St. Andrews Bay and Forth River shoreline in the east of Scotland.
However around 6pm there unfolded one of the most stunning sunsets for some time.
Hereunder is a collection of photographs taken from the Balcomie Links course ...
I have to share with you this wonderful sunset shot taken just outside of Kingsbarns that again played host this week to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Golf’s all-time greatest player Jack Nicklaus was spotted when we visited the famed Yonkers Raceway circuit earlier this week.
Yonkers Raceway was founded in 1899 as the Empire City Race Track, and it’s a one-half-mile standardbred harness racing circuit.
Yonkers previously was the site of the Cane Pace, one of the legs of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers.
It is now the host track for another leg, the Messenger Stakes.
Yonkers is also home to the Yonkers Trot, one of ...
One of the increasing delights in reporting on the PGA Tour is the pleasure to take advantage of Airbnb and it’s ever-increasing selection of houses.
Too often we have stayed at unfriendly hotels fighting to get a window open for some fresh air and missing breakfast because we’ve been five minutes late in getting ourselves downstairs.
So with the assistance of Airbnb we have spent the past three weeks while present here in the US taking advantage of the houses for rental.
We did this ...
It was a ‘must’ while here in Louisville for the 96th PGA Championship and that was to pay a visit to the Muhammad Ali Center located along the banks of the Ohio River.
When I was first present in the city for the 1996 PGA Championship there was this fabulous moment when Muhammad Ali attended the Valhalla course where he met Jack Nicklaus.
The Centre was opened in 2005 and is a wonderful tribute to the three-time World Heavyweight Champion.
MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER – ABOUT
The Muhammad ...
Undoubtedly the highlight off the golf course this week was the invitation to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum.
I recall having the pleasure of visiting the museum in 1996 when first in Louisville for the PGA Championship, so it was indeed a pleasure to return to the Museum.
It was Frederick Hillerich who emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to Baltimore, Maryland in 1842 and then moved to Louisville in 1856 that saw the birth of the ‘Louisville Slugger’ bat.
The joys of covering international golf.
After a nightmare journey from Edinburgh to Philadelphia and what should have been onto Cleveland, here we are sitting in Philadelphia Airport.
And having seen the sun go down last night we are back so early to the airport that we get to see the sunrise this morning before heading to Akron, Ohion and this week’s WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.