By Erik Oakley To those in the golf world who still hold a less-than-superlative viewpoint of women’s golf … this story is meant for you. To those who complain about the foursome of women in front of them on the… (Read more)
By ERIK OAKLEY TL Golf Services Intern I have never been one to trust training aids and gadgets when working on my game. And many other amateurs are of the same mindset. We’ve been preached to in every sport to… (Read more)
By Tony Leodora So, you are looking to take a special Mom out for brunch or dinner on Mother’s Day. You have been bombarded by all of the radio and television commercials. You have read all of the ads in… (Read more)
By TONY LEODORA For years the golf industry has talked about innovation … and how change has been a driving force in the business. But much of that unique innovation has been followed by imitation. Introduce a new material to… (Read more)
By Tony Leodora Golf magazines, golf television shows and golf radio shows have been disseminating information about golf destinations and resorts for years. They provide a valuable service for the myriad of golfers who never seem to be satisfied in… (Read more)
Fifteen years had passed since the first golf trip to the Biloxi, Mississippi area. In those days Biloxi was in the beginning stages of a double boom – casinos and golf courses. It was just beginning to find its stride. Fast forward to 2016 and the development in both areas is quite evident. There are now in the neighborhood of a dozen casinos and 15 golf courses in the area. And, despite a recession, hurricanes and other factors, all seem to have gotten better with age.
Myrtle Beach hosts another year of competition, food, fun and excitement Sixth and final installment in a series of daily first-person stories from the 33rd Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world’s largest golf tournament. By TONY LEODORA… (Read more)
So what do you do when you are at a golf tournament and not playing golf? That was my dilemma for the final round of the World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach. After a weather-induced withdrawal on Wednesday, the task was to fill Thursday’s schedule. It didn’t take long.
Despite early morning drizzles, I was excited about playing the International Club. Two years ago I played it for the first time, making it the 100th course I played in Myrtle Beach – the only one I had never played. And liked it.
After the usual warmups at picturesque Glen Dornoch GC, just below the North Carolina border, it was time to make the way back to the line of golf carts for the 9 a.m. shotgun start for Day 2 of the World Amateur Handicap Championship. That’s when I was intercepted by the fellow who was running the daily skins game.