Golf Talk

Course Renovations: Golf’s Way of Recycling

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.

World Amateur Handicap Championship-Day 5 (Final Day)

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.

World Amateur Handicap Championship–Day 4

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.