Myrtle Beach hosts another year of competition, food, fun and excitement Second 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 What are the… (Read more)
Myrtle Beach hosts another year of competition, food, fun and excitement First 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 For years, coaches… (Read more)
In the last decade of the 20th Century, golf course openings in the United States were taking place at the dizzying rate of almost one per day. The “build it and they will come” mentality had taken over the golf industry. Twenty years later, almost no new courses are being built. And many more are being closed. But, luckily, golf course architects are not forced to stand in the soup line. While there are less of them these days – and their staffs are much smaller than during the heyday – they have still found a way to keep busy. Golf course renovations have hit an all-time high.
Nicky G’s Chicken Sicilian British Open Brunch Recipe For a number of years our sponsor, Nick Giovanangelo of Inside Jewelers, has been providing culinary consulting and his personal favorite recipes to our GolfTalk Live listeners. As our official gourmand, he… (Read more)
By Tony Leodora The ballots are in. The much-anticipated results are ready for distribution. For the 13th year a thorough sweep of the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando has resulted in a mountain of information about the new products… (Read more)
To say there has been an assortment of very different champions in the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship is an understatement. Over the years the championship trophy has been hoisted by a left-hander, a woman, two years in a row by a marvel in his early 70s who regularly shoots his age, high handicappers and low handicappers.
Making it to the finish line is often quite the accomplishment. In my case, after a month of back spasms, it was the ultimate goal. Not only did I cross the finish line, but I did it in style – posting the best round of the week. My 82 was the fifth-best number posted on the day and it moved me up to 22nd place in the flight … above the halfway point, protecting my history of mediocrity in the world’s largest golf tournament.
A steamy, warm day in Myrtle Beach brought almost 3,400 players to a variety of golf courses … and a variety of conditions. Most were drying out after Monday’s torrential rain and many allowed players back on the fairways with their golf carts – a move that was cheered wildly by the masses.
For the rest of the week, my personal goal is to finish all 18 holes on the remaining two rounds.
Torrential rains throughout the morning cancelled the first round of play at all but a few of the many golf courses hosting the first day of this week-long event. The ones who did play, played in the worst imaginable conditions.