The History of the US Open in California

  California is a top vacation destination for golf enthusiasts being home to several top rated golf courses. With the 2021 US Open returning to California this June, at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, now is the perfect time to take a look at the championship’s history in the region and reminisce Read more…

Australia Fires Affect Golf, Too

Global Climate Change Threatens The Game
australia fires royal melbourne

The ongoing tragedy of the Australia fires – bushfires, rather – is the biggest worldwide story of the first days of 2020, at least on the environmental and humanitarian fronts. Even on the golf front. Think about where the blazes are most acutely savaging the continent: South Wales (home to Sydney, its largest city, and Read more…

Church And Golf Are A Divine Fit

A Little Prayer Can’t Hurt In The Pursuit Of Par
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Separation of church and state? Absolutely, Constitutionally guaranteed, thank God (and the Founders), at least so far. But what about separation of church and golf? Oh, heck no. I now have concrete (or stone) proof, by way of this little story about a thousand-year-old cathedral in southeast England that has installed a temporary mini-golf course Read more…

Forget The Golf Score And Just Play

As the tee shots sprayed, the putts lipped out and the double bogeys stacked up after three opening pars — a golf score train wreck — I texted my wife in a fit of pique and frustration.  “Either I need to play more golf or quit.” I knew the moment I hit send that I’d Read more…

PGA Championship Diary Day Seven

Top 25 Teacher Rob Labritz Reports From Bethpage Black

In honor of Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor Rob Labritz’s sixth trip to the PGA Championship this week, I’m proud to have shared my semi-regular blog with him during the tournament, in which he finished at +10 after four rounds to earn low PGA Club Professional honors over 19 fellow qualifiers. The New Yorker, who’s Read more…

PGA Championship Diary Day Six

Top 25 Teacher Rob Labritz Reports From Bethpage Black

In honor of Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor Rob Labritz’s sixth trip to the PGA Championship this week, I’m honored and proud to share my semi-regular blog with him during tournament week. The New Yorker, who’s the Director of Golf at Glenarbor Golf Club in Pound Ridge, is gearing up for a “home game” in Read more…

PGA Championship Diary Day Five

Top 25 Teacher Rob Labritz Reports From Bethpage Black

In honor of Golf Tips Top 25 Instructor Rob Labritz’s sixth trip to the PGA Championship this week, I’m honored and proud to share my semi-regular blog with him during tournament week. The New Yorker, who’s the Director of Golf at Glenarbor Golf Club in Pound Ridge, is gearing up for a “home game” in Read more…

Bandon’s Sheep Ranch Emerges From The Fog

Work Underway On Resort’s Fifth Course
the sheep ranch

It was bound to happen. The mile of Oregon coastline just north of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort — a 400-acre parcel comprising golf’s Area 51, otherwise known as the Sheep Ranch — was just too tasty to keep off the public golf grid forever. Bandon founder Mike Keiser and his partner from their Recycled Paper Read more…