Archives for: September 2011

Putting guru Dave Stockton Sr. partners with The Grand Del Mar near San Diego

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I didn't get to experience all the wonderful golf instruction programs when I visited The Grand Del Mar Resort north of San Diego this summer, but I was amazed at their lineup of choices. * A 2,000-square-foot Titleist Junior Performance Center.… more »

U.S. women looked great in Solheim Cup gear by Sunice, Antigua

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The U.S. women's team didn't retain the Solheim Cup in Ireland, but the ladies sure looked good trying. The Americans were outfitted with outerwear by Sunice, a Canadian company that specializes in outdoor gear, and regular golf gear by Antigua, bas… more »

Observations from a memorable 2011 Solheim Cup

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It's too bad I was stuck on a plane when Europe was making its stirring comeback at the 2011 Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle just outside Dublin in Ireland. I could sense the Euros were going to win as early as Friday afternoon when I was walking the… more »

Golfers shouldn't ignore Temple Bar in Dublin when visiting Ireland

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I asked a local Irishman today where a "golfer" would go to eat at the Temple Bar, the touristy night spot in Dublin. He laughed and scoffed: "Golfers don't go down there." It's always fun to prove a stereotype so wrong. It took some extra effor… more »

It's alway sunny the first day of a golf trip to Ireland

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Considering all the hurdles it takes to get here -- a ride to the airport, two planes, customs, a rental car -- I'd call my first day in Ireland a success. I didn't get the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow -- see the perfect shot of the clubho… more »

U.S. Solheim Cup team could learn valuable lessons from U.S. Walker Cup kids

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The American Solheim Cup team could learn a little something from the U.S. Walker Cup team. Don't fall behind and expect to come back your singles prowess to make up the difference. And they better be ready to grind it out every point in all kinds of… more »

Book "18 Greatest Irish Golf Holes" a perfect primer for upcoming trip to Ireland

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I'm gearing up for my seventh trip to Ireland, this time to experience the 2011 Solheim Cup Sept. 23-26. I've already packed my rain gear and umbrella (check the raging debate here). I even boiled myself a fine brisket of corned beef just to get in… more »

Michigan's Manistee National, Otsego Club golf resorts up for auction

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"We are Michigan Golf." The marketing slogan of Osprey Recreational Properties the past couple years made sense. After all, Osprey is one of Michigan's largest course owners and operators. The company formed in 2003 as a division of a successful com… more »

Most courses in the Outer Banks open for business after Hurricane Irene

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The golf courses of the Outer Banks in North Carolina took a punch from Hurricane Irene but not a knockout blow. Most of the region's golf courses were able to open for the long holiday weekend but not Nags Head Golf Links. The area's southern-most… more »
Scotland Golf Packages
Dates: January 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Inclusive of one night's bed and breakfast accommodation in a Fairmont Guestroom and 36 holes of Golf on our Championship Torrance and Kittocks Golf Courses.
Price range: $184