Category Archives: Travel

Surf Club – Course Review

We played Surf Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  This George Cobb design was built in 1960 and is nestled neatly into a neighborhood one block from the ocean.  Surf is a very old style … Continue reading

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One Pic – One Fix – One Stroke!

Usually when I return from the annual Myrtle Beach golf trip I don’t touch a club for 7-10 days, primarily because my body feels so beat up from all the rounds and practice balls.  This year was different and I … Continue reading

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Lion’s Paw – Panther’s Run Course Reviews

My travel group played Lion’s Paw on Monday, June 8, 2014 and Panther’s Run the day after on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach.  These are two of the four Big Cat courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle … Continue reading

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Team Walmart Storms Myrtle Beach!

The dust has finally settled from Golfapalooza 2014 (Myrtle Beach) and this was a trip like no other. Our plan was  to have four players (myself included) drive down from Maryland and four fly in from Arizona on Sunday June … Continue reading

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U.S. Open Picks

The 2014 U.S. Open is setting up to play out as one of the most intriguing majors in recent memory.  Will the back-to-back line up with the Women’s Open have an impact?  You bet it will, as will the course … Continue reading

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Countdown To GolfaPalooza!

I absolutely love this time of year.  Today is G-minus 30 days from the annual pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach and it’s time to start counting.  Maybe it’s the aha moment I discovered today with my golf swing, or maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Put That Cellphone Away!

Now that the 2014 season is upon us, I’d like to poll the group and get your views on a somewhat sensitive topic; cellphone use on the golf course.    As far as my use, I’ve had a smartphone for … Continue reading

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2014 Golf Resolutions

I think the cabin fever is finally getting to me.  Either brought on the recent sub freezing temperatures in the east, or dramatic views from Torrey Pines on TV last week, or maybe that we’ve just booked our June golf … Continue reading

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Assult The Bucket List – Golf Trip To The U.K.!

After thumbing through the pages of the February issue of Golf Digest and finding nothing of value from Phil Mickelson’s latest bomb your driver tutorial, or Billy Horschel’s lesson on twisting and contorting your 20-year old body into the purest … Continue reading

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Grand National – Course Reviews

Summary Grand National is the 54-hole facility on the RTJ Trail in Opelika, AL and is next door to the Auburn Marriott Opilika Hotel and Conference Center.  This was our final stop on the October 2013 trip and we played … Continue reading

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Oxmoor Valley – Course Reviews

Summary The starter at Oxmoor Valley described the experience of playing the Ridge course and then the Valley course as going from hell to heaven.  I understood the context of the comment after playing the two primary 18 hole tracks … Continue reading

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Ross Bridge – Course Review

Summary Playing Ross Bridge as your opening course on a trip to Alabama’s RTJ Trail feels like trying to learn to drive in a Cadillac Escalade.  This outstanding championship venue is located in Hoover, AL, and is the third longest … Continue reading

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Roll Tide! War Eagle! RTJ ‘Bama Trip Booked.

At the risk of sounding like the two-faced ferry operator in The Outlaw Josey Wales, I need to practice these two catchphrases for my upcoming trip to the RTJ Golf Trail in Alabama.  We are visiting during the second week … Continue reading

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My Almost Perfect Father’s Day

I drifted off to sleep Saturday night thinking about Father’s Day and wondering what would constitute the perfect day?  How about a great beach day with my family, a perfect round of golf, and a thrilling storybook ending to the … Continue reading

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True Blue – Course Review

Summary We played True Blue in Pawleys Island, SC on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  Every time I visit this Mike Strantz design I enjoy it more and more and our 36 hole adventure lived up to the advanced billing.  We … Continue reading

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Rivers Edge – Course Review

Summary We visited this Arnold Palmer design in Shallotte, NC on Thursday, May 27 and played 36 holes on a very challenging layout.  From the back tees, this course is rated at 74.7/149 and thankfully we played them one set … Continue reading

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Kings North – Course Review

Summary On May 27, 2013, I got my first look at Kings North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club and I loved what I saw.  Kings North is one of three Arnold Palmer designs at MBN and is the high … Continue reading

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Most Golf Holes Played – Record Set!

Just returned from six days of golf in Myrtle Beach and have shattered my previous record of 198 holes played by a full 18.  We needed perfect weather to play 36 on six straight days and the golfing gods cooperated … Continue reading

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The Benefit of Replacing Practice With Play

The new play-practice paradigm I’ve put into place is ready to be battle tested in Myrtle Beach.  We are on the tee at Kings North on Memorial Day to get the show started, and I am shooting for a personal … Continue reading

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The Magical Healing Power of The Masters

Was wondering last weekend what had motivated me to spread 30 bags of mulch with a bad elbow – yep, Masters Week.  Ever notice when commercials come on for “The Masters” how you get a strange sense of well-being, and … Continue reading

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