Archives for: December 2009

My 2009 golf travel awards: A year to remember

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As I look back at 2009, to call it a banner year would be a ludicrous understatement. It's been a year of a lifetime really. I was fortunate enough to play five of the top 100 golf courses in the world and three others on the top 100 in the U.S. Last… more »

My top 10 golf books of the year

So I have basically spent the last two months reviewing all the golf books that end up at my door. My wife is pleading with the Fed-Ex man to stop dropping them off, but it never ceases to amaze me how many people love to write about golf. The passion fo… more »

Pebble Beach: The Official Golf History published just in time for 2010 U.S. Open

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As I mentioned earlier this month, there is no better golf experience than Pebble Beach Golf Links. And along that vein, there are few golf books as good as Pebble Beach: The Official Golf History, published in November by Triumph Books (costing $45)… more »

Golf Club Bible a handy guide about new technology

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Golf equipment is a difficult subject for most everyday golfers to understand. It is like trying to keep up with computer technology. One year it’s the latest, greatest thing. The next it’s passé. Author Lee Pearce, a member of the Professi… more »

Darius Oliver's Planet Golf USA: An epic golf book

Count Darius Oliver as my hero. The man has spent countless hours on the road, traveling to more than 800 courses around the world over the last five years to put together two epic volumes on golf courses, Planet Golf USA (the most recent) and Planet… more »

Peter Post offers etiquette lessons for golf

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Peter Post knows a thing or two about etiquette. The Vermont-based author has written the New York Times bestseller, Essential Manners for Men, as well as Essential Manners for Couples. He brings his common sense on the subject to golf with his book,… more »

"Going for the Green" provides blue print for success

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If I ever got truly serious about maximizing my potential on the golf course, I've found just the blueprint to do it. Right now, my 12-handicap stays frozen from year to year, give or take a stroke or two either way depending on my rhythm, health, con… more »

Fifty more Places to Play Golf Before You Die on the mark

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The best way to review the book, "Fifty More Places to Play Golf Before You Die," is to take a look back at the first golf book by author Chris Santella in the series. In the first golf edition, "Fifty Places to Play Before You Die," Santella enliste… more »

Hit it straighter, farther with the DivotMat

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Guarantees are always brave. The makers of the DivotMat, a new training tool endorsed by Fred Couples, are so confident you’ll play better golf using their product that they’ve made several guarantees on their Web site to prove it. 'You will… more »

Golf architecture book by Paul Daley an international journey

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I missed the first four editions of Paul Daley’s Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective. I’ll have to scour the used book sections of local libraries and used book stores because reading the recently released fifth edition has left me wanting mor… more »

Pebble Beach is still the king

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I have been lucky enough to play some spectacular golf courses in the past year – the Ocean course at Kiawah Island, Whistling Straights, Chambers Bay and Ballybunion's Old Course and Lahinch in Ireland, for example. But my recent visit to the Mont… more »

RoboCup by Fine Tune Golf brings many happy returns

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Some golf gadgets are just too cool, too inventive not to love. Count the RoboCup Ball Return Robot among them. The RoboCup, created by Fine Tune Golf, is the coolest motorized invention in the game since the golf cart. Practicing to putt has alw… more »
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