Bernie McGuire during the Pro-Am ahead of the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation and played at The K-Club, Straffan, Ireland. Picture Stuart Adams, www.golftourimages.com: 18/05/2016

Playing The 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am In The Company Of ‘G Mac’.

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 ...
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Pit Stop At Talladega Superspeedway … Host To 2016 Geico 500.

It was some three weeks ago now we stopped by Talladega Superspeedway along I-20 in Alabama as we made our way to the Masters. The I-20 runs from Texas right through to North Carolina and we picked it up just outside Vicksburg, Mississippi and it took us through Talladega, Atlanta and then to Augusta – about a 7-hour drive. But then if your are a NASCAR fan this weekend the massive motorsports complex plays host to the Geico 500. The Talladega circuit is located north of Talladega, Alabama. ...
New Masters champion Danny Willett is fitted with the green jacket by defending champion Jordan Spieth.

Spotted In Driving Interstate 20 As We Headed To The Masters.

Augusta, GA … Interstate 20 or I-20, as it is more well-known, runs from a town called Kent in eastern Texas to Florence in South Carolina. The highway was opened in the 1960s and runs for a length of 1,539 miles also through northern Louisiana, central Mississippi, western and north-central Alabama, and north-central Georgia. Included in I-20s route through Georgia is cutting right through Augusta, Georgia and less than a mile from the front gates at Augusta National. As well, I‑20 intersects ...
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Visiting Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Vicksburg Military Park …. A must see in Vicksburg is a visit to the Vicksburg Military Park located in the north-eastern portion portion of the city of Vicksburg. Mississippi. I had first visited the Park early in 1980 in the company of long-time good friend Joe Sroba, and in my first ‘big’ journey to the U.S. The main area of the park shows the four detached units of Louisiana, site of the Confederate fortifications, South Fort, another Confederate defense work; Navy Circle, ...
The 55-foot high concrete walls that hold back the Mississippi River in times of flooding.

Vicksburg’s Colourful Mississippi Riverfront Murals.

A series of 55-foot high wonderful and colourful murals greets visitors in making your way to down town Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals project is a series of murals painted on Mississippi River flood walls. The murals depict the city’s historical significance, as well as its envisioned future role in the region’s commerce and culture. Artist Robert Dafford was commissioned to complete the first series of 12’x 20′ panels along the flood wall facing Levee Street. ...
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Vicksburg Visit On Route To The Masters.

My first and only prior visit to Vicksburg, Mississippi had been early in January 1980 – a gap of just under 36 years. However in making our way from the Shell Houston Open to the Masters we found ourselves spending not just one night but two nights in the town that lies on the eastern bank of the mighty Mississippi River and across the river from Louisiana. Vicksburg is famous for two things. Firstly, the Battle or the Siege at Vicksburg during the American Civil War when the Union Army gained ...
Joey Lagano celebrating a NASCAR victory last year at Taledega.

Horsepower Both On & Off The Course At Shell Houston Open.

There is horsepower to burn both on and off the course at this week’s 25th anniversary Shell Houston Open. Not only does this year’s event feature golf’s new breed of thoroughbreds in Jordan Spieth and Rickie but again on display in the exhibition area here at the Houston Golf Club is one of the stars of NASCAR. Joey Lagano is a household name in the States.  He’s competed in 260 races in his nine years since his first NASCAR race in 2008. He captured his first victory in ...