Oakcreek CC, Sedona, Arizona & Where Red Rock Formations Dominate The Greens.

I have been fortunate to play golf in the Swiss Alps during the course of reporting on the European Masters only to be left in awe at the stunning snow-capped backdrop to the host Crans-sur-Sierre course at Crans Montana. There was also the experience of tackling the Alice Springs Golf Club in the very heart of Australia with the golf course surrounded by the ancient yet majestic McDonnell Ranges. Then in taking a day off from reporting on the Waste Management Phoenix Open I ventured a few hours ...

John F. Kennedy … Timely Visit To Dallas 54-Years After The Events Of 1963.

It was a Saturday morning in Australia – November 23rd, 1963 – and I can still recall to this very day what I was doing that morning. Of course, I am now showing my age but I was headed to a schoolboy game of cricket at Willoughby Park in northern Sydney and close to the family home. I also recall, and  now 54-years on, asking someone why all the flags were flying at half-mast and the reason being the events of Friday, 22nd November, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Having never been to Dallas ...

Meeting The Mayor Of Alligator, Mississippi.

It was of those chance encounters but in a town boasting around just 200 citizens. The four of us, including my brother, Steve and his wife Sally who were visiting from Sydney, were making our way north from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee. I had observed a sign saying ‘Welcome to Alligator’ when we travelled to this part of the States earlier this year in reporting on the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic some 90-minutes drive north in Memphis. Now my first thought, ...

Moonlight Brilliantly Lights Up Belle Of Cincinnati On The Ohio River.

We were lucky to be in the right place at the right time when a full moon lit-up the Belle of Cincinnati that was at berth on the Ohio River.

Helena, Arkansas – Mississippi River Delta Charm.

In his 1883 memoir of his days as a steamboat pilot legendary author, Mark Twain described the town of Helena, Arkansas as “one of the prettiest situations on the Mississippi”. The port town of Helena, Arkansas was founded 50-years earlier on the mighty Mississippi River and with Helena growing from the agricultural wealth of the Delta region. The Civil War found it’s way to town with the 1863 Battle of Helena and an attempt by the Confederate Army to relieve pressure on the besieged ...

Stunning Lunar-Like Landscape Travelling I-8 From San Diego, CA To Phoenix, AZ …. Video.

It was a few months back but I was reminded the other day of travelling from La Jolla, and where we were staying for the Farmers Insurance Open, and bound for the Career Builder Challenge in Palm Springs. However early in the journey along Interstate 8 (I-8) we passed through some stunning scenery and very lunar-like in appearance. I-8 runs from the southern edge of Mission Bay at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in San Diego, California, almost at the Pacific Ocean, to the junction with I-10, just southeast ...

Don’t Head Home After Holly … Augusta Post The Masters.

Madison Drummond, Augusta, GA … Once the final putt has dropped at the Masters, here’s five things to see and do outside the National. 1. Take a walk down the Riverwalk This scenic path that stretches parallel to the Savannah River and has many beautiful sights of nature. Patrons still desiring one more walk in Augusta should make this a pit stop. After your walk, visit one of the many shops or eateries around the Riverwalk, like Boll Weevil Cafe, known for their rich slices of cake ...