Jack Nicklaus features prominently on a tribute wall at Yonkers Raceway in New York

Jack Nicklaus Spotted At Yonkers Raceway, New York.

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 ...
910 Johnson St. High Point, North Carolina

Southern Comfort & Hospitality During Wyndham Championship Week.

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 ...
Muhummad Ali - The Great White Hope

Muhammad Ali Centre Visit During 2014 PGA Championship – Video Clips Of Ali.

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 Ali ...
Bernie 'Slugger' McGuire with Mickey Mantle's Bat at Slugger Museum.

Louisville Slugger Museum Visit, Louisville, Kentucky.

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. Hillerich ...
Sunrise over Philly Airport

Sunrise Over Philadelphia Airport After Nightmare Trip.

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.  
Matt heading to the pilot's seat.

Bernie Jumps Aboard Donald Trump’s Chopper For Bird’s Eye View Of Trump International Scotland Course.

It was a very special occasion yesterday afternoon when  I was invited to jump aboard one of Donald Trump’s private helicopters for a stunning flight over the equally spectacular Trump International Links Course Scotland. It is two years today (July 12th) the course was officially opened by Trump. Despite a bizarre half hour wait for flight approval from Aberdeen Airport and in clearly aircraft free skies, myself and leading European Tour photographers Fran Caffrey and Paul ‘Lucky’ ...
A tree full of eclaires and macarons.

Lenotre – One Of The Wonderful Delights In Visiting France.

Gaston Lenotre (20 May 1920 – 8 January 2009) was a renowned French pastry chef and caterer. And his wonderful legacy lives on with shops all over Paris and one we visited in Versailles. The shop had on display a wonderful and truly mouth-watering selection of flan’s, meringe tartes, concerto’s, milefeuille’s and macarons. And standout was this superb eclair tree sprinkled with macaron’s. Anyway here is a selection of photographs taken on our visit during this week’s ...