April turned into an historic month with Adam Scott becoming the first Australian to win the most sought after item of clothing in all of golf – an Augusta National green jacket.
The early part of the month was still spent in the States and reporting on the Valero Texas Open and then the Masters.
Hereunder is my selection of April winners and losers.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – Adam Scott
Adam Scott brought the Australian nation making its way to work to a halt on Monday morning April 15th.
In August, the Ricoh Women’s British Open will return for a second occasion in six years to the famed Old Course at St. Andrews.
However the media, and all thanks to Ricoh, IMG and the Links Trust at St. Andrews, had the privledge of playing the course earlier this week.
The wind was strong enough to blow a dog off a chain but it didn’t diminish the pleasure of playing this golfing gem.
I had the enormous delight of playing alongside Alan Hogg, the CEO at nearby Kingsbarns, and Tim Taylor, ...
Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero was built in 1724 and the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years.
In the early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a cavalry unit at the former mission. The soldiers referred to the old mission as the Alamo (the Spanish word for “cottonwood”) in honor of their hometown Alamo de Parras, Coahuila.
San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution.
In December 1835, Ben ...
In between coverage of the Shell Houston Open and the Valero Texas Open we made a visit to Corpus Christi located on the Gulf of Mexico shoreline.
And upon arriving into Corpus Christi it was difficult not to miss the sight of the USS Lexington anchored near the entrance to the port area of this Texas city.
USS Lexington (CV 16), nicknamed “The Blue Ghost”, was built during World World 11 and was originally intended to be named Cabot. But when word arrived during construction that the ...
I’m a little late in posting this story of our unplanned stopover in Memphis on route to last week’s Shell Houston Open.
I knew when our flight was late leaving Orlando and the Arnold Palmer Invitational that we would be lucky to make the connection in Memphis onto Houston.
As it turned out, the flight had closed and it meant staying the night in Memphis.
However it wasn’t all that bad with Delta Airways graciously looking after us with a room in the Hilton Hotel along with vouchers ...
On Wednesday night we were guests of ‘Visit San Antonio’ at a wonderful dinner at the Culinary Insitute of America San Antonio.
The Culinary Institute is located within the wonderfully restored Pearl Brewery and is an educational training facility for future chefs.
There is a number of restaurants within the Insitute that act as part of their training program and on the occasion of the dinner we enjoyed the modern setting and superb food at the NAO Restaurant.
The inclement weather ...
The month of March has been highlighted by reporting on three tounaments on the PGA Tour – Tampa Bay Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational and the Shell Houston Open.
So apart from a couple of games of golf in Scotland beforehand, it’s an all-American theme this month with my Monthly Medal awards.
GOLFER OF THE MONTH – Tiger Woods
Who else but Tiger Woods!
Back-to-back victories and with his Arnold Palmer Invitational success matching a record set by the late Sam Snead with eight ...