Fortrose & Rosemarkie GC Set-Up GoFundMe Page To Fund Enormous Storm Erosion

The Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club located in the Highlands of Scotland, unfortunately experienced some of the worst damage in the history of the club at the end of October 2023 brought on by Storm Ciaran. Of course, Fortrose and Rosemarkie was not alone as Scottish golf clubs up and down the east coast of the Home of Golf nation also suffered damage. Unfortunately, Storm Ciaran flexed its muscles menacingly at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Links, as the accompanying photographs taken ...

Gallacher, Bjorn & Manassero Among Small Few Who Competed 13-Years Ago In Bahrain

Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher will have extra strong memories in teeing-up in this week’s inagurual Bahrain Championship. The DP World Tour was last in the Middle East Island kingdom early in 2011 when Gallacher brilliantaly finished just two shots behind England’s Paul Casey in the first hosting of the Volvo Champions event. However growing unrest in the region led to the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, and set to he held some five weeks following the Volvo hosted event, to being cancelled while ...

Bernie McGuire – Hits First Golf Shot Of 2000 At Midnight On Tonga Golf Club Course.

At the stroke of midnight, Saturday 1st January, 2000 I officially hit the first golf shot on a golf course of the new millennium. This historic golfing achievement took place on the Tonga Golf Club course in the capital of Nuku‘alofa. The nine-hole Tonga Golf Club course, and also known as the Manamo’ui Golf Course, is the only golf course on this tiny Pacific Island nation. Tonga is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising island with a total surface area of about 750 square ...

Wentworth Golf Club – Not Leafy Surrey But Sunny Florida.

True golf fans have heard of the Wentworth Club in leafy Surrey, as it’s the host venue each year for the DP World Tour’s flagship BMW PGA Championship. Wentworth is located also just a short drive from London’s Heathrow Airport however if you wanted to travel to Wentworth’s namesake and that’s the Wentworth Club to the north of Tampa, then you’re looking at a trans Atlantic flight of over a 10-hours. The Florida-located Wentworth Club at Tarpon Springs is just ...

Tot Hill Farm Golf Club – “A Round Without A Ricochet Is A Major Accomplishment”.

I’ve said this before but a great aspect in driving between PGA Tour events is being able to travel at your own pace. If driving and you’re in a hurry, then there’s the Interstates.  In contrast, if you’re not in a hurry it’s a mixture of the Interstates and also the ‘back roads’. The back roads, as I like to call them, are the state roads that lead to all sorts of meetings and adventures, and if you have the golf clubs like I would also be assured to pack, ...

Royal Golf Club – Long 13-Year Tour Return Wait Is Over For Bahrain’s Only 18-Holer

It has been 13 long years since the Persian Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain has featured on the annual DP World Tour schedule. That was in 2011 with the hosting of the inaugural Volvo Champions won by England’s Paul Casey over a then three-year old Colin Montgomerie redesigned course located some 20 kilometres south of the capital Manmar. GolfByTourMiss recently rekindled memories of that first event and you can read our feature article by clicking on:  http://www.golfbytourmiss.com/2024/01/bahrains-royal-club-rewarding-golf-in-this-oil-rich-nation/ In ...

Bahrain’s Royal Club – Rewarding Golf In This Oil-Rich Nation

Have you ever played a golf course where you are afforded a ‘free’ drop from oil pipelines? That is one of ‘local rules’ when tackling the Royal Golf Club course in Bahrain and host venue next month (February, 2024) for DP World Tour’s Bahrain Championship taking place on the Colin Montgomerie designed Royal Golf Club course close to the capital Manama. It will be 13-years since the DP World Tour, and then European Tour, was last in Bahrain for the hosting of the inaugural ...