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In response to: At Wintergreen Resort in Virginia you can ski in the morning, play golf in the afternoon

Craig [Visitor]
Sounds like heaven :-)
PermalinkPermalink 12/15/13 @ 04:15

In response to: Pete Dye's "Teeth" along with his newer golf courses at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic continue to set the bar high

Nina [Visitor]
Don't think so, James. The last "original" thing Casa de Campo did was probably to create the unique Altos de Chavon, and that was over 20 years ago. Other than make it more convenient to get there (constructing a great local airport, adding the Marina so you can boat in, and supporting the building of better roads), I'd say what the management has done since was add to and improve on what was already there, following the same fundamental vision. Fine with me, too. I loved it the first time I was there (1977), still do and good riddance to the lousy drive from Santo Domingo.
PermalinkPermalink 06/22/13 @ 12:50

In response to: Pete Dye's "Teeth" along with his newer golf courses at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic continue to set the bar high

James [Visitor]
I've read this same stuff for 20 years about this place. Any one got some original thoughts about Casa de Campo?
PermalinkPermalink 04/08/13 @ 06:16

In response to: Golfers traveling with clubs pay attention

Katharine [Member]
You're right. But so far, I haven't heard (or experienced) airlines getting that picky if the bag is within the weight limits. Of course, that could change on a dime if they decide to enforce these rules.
PermalinkPermalink 12/26/12 @ 09:36

In response to: Golfers traveling with clubs pay attention

Mike [Member]
Just a word of warning, though: Be careful if you pack other stuff besides golf gear in your golf travel cover. I used to do that and got busted a couple of years ago by Continental (now United). In the small print, airlines actually limit what you can carry in your golf bag, no matter how much under the 50 lbs it is.
PermalinkPermalink 12/23/12 @ 19:54

In response to: The Brunswick Islands, N.C.: discovering a more laid-back version of Myrtle Beach golf

Dave (The Canuck) Finn [Visitor]
Hi Katherine
I too have been to the Brunswick Islands of North Carolina. You are right - the atmosphere and pace is much calmer but the quality of golf is spectacular. I would highly recommend this area.
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/12 @ 14:44

In response to: Royal Isabela, a $100 million private membership club in Puerto Rico committed to protecting the environment

EVelazquez [Visitor]
Just a couple of months ago I read and article about Royal Isabela openning and I found it interesting so I just call and booked my next vacations. I just came back and could say it was astonishing. It really take care of natural spaces, natural views, well design-thinked and in addition well constructed. They synced most of the complex planning needed to achive what I just experienced. It's the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy with your family the beauty of Puerto Rico nature.Now I'm reading about Royal Isabela because it's too much more about what I originally expected. Congratulations for such a great vision/achivement/progress/etc.
PermalinkPermalink 11/13/12 @ 17:09

In response to: Sneaky ways to play more in "The Married Man’s Guide to Golf" by Kevin Sylvester

Jeremy [Visitor]
Love this article. As a married man with a young family, getting golf time is VERY difficult.

Jeremy
PermalinkPermalink 09/14/12 @ 18:52

In response to: Golf, fishing and big time eating on less than $50 in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Adam [Visitor]
I live and golf in Lake Charles and all I can say is, you nailed it. Just don't forget that the crawfish season is from February to the end of May or beginning of June only. And yes, they fry everything in sight.
PermalinkPermalink 07/13/12 @ 09:02

In response to: Renting golf clubs can be the way to go when you travel

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PermalinkPermalink 05/30/12 @ 12:58

In response to: The Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford Factor for growing golf

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PermalinkPermalink 02/29/12 @ 02:40

In response to: Renting golf clubs can be the way to go when you travel

Michael [Visitor]
After I read this post, as a golfer I would say that golf clubs are as personal as a guitar or violin for a musician.
As a businessman I would say that here comes one of the greatest opportunities for the golf clubs manufacturers to advertise their products. They just should not be greedy and rent them for chip.

Best regards, Michael from Cheap Ladies Golf Clubs.
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PermalinkPermalink 01/12/12 @ 19:02

In response to: Pondering fantasy golf travel for him and her

Katharine [Member]
Re: Desert Pines...guess MP liked it for the price, the proximity and the pals he played with. Must have had a good day. We're talking mancations here from a young guy's perspective. That's obviously HIS fantasy, not yours. But appreciate your input.

PermalinkPermalink 12/18/11 @ 05:55

In response to: Pondering fantasy golf travel for him and her

David [Visitor]
Desert Pines in Vegas is your #1 must-play, really? The golf course is in the 'hood and you need a hard hat out there on busy days because every fairway is on top of another. Southshore, Cascata, Dragon Ridge and TPC are head and shoulders better than DP... I hope you were compensated well to write that.
PermalinkPermalink 12/16/11 @ 15:42

In response to: If you're not turned into the Solheim Cup, you're missing great golf theater

John D [Visitor]
Get rid of the face paint ! ! If you are going to represent America, let's show the world we are all grown up now. So childish.
PermalinkPermalink 09/26/11 @ 11:35

In response to: Don't call it a links course -- unless it is

Katharine [Member]
I played Portmarnock last year and (like you), loved it. Another fine old links course is on England's eastern coast: Royal West Norfolk in Brancaster. Also do yourself a favor sometime and go to Wales to play courses like Pennard, Tenby and Royal Porthcawl.
PermalinkPermalink 09/24/11 @ 13:48

In response to: Don't call it a links course -- unless it is

Pat [Visitor]
I agree with your point of view. Was fortunate to play Portmarnock Links Course in Ireland this past May. Nothing like it here in the U.S. compares... except perhaps the four courses you mention. I live on Cape Cod and will check out the Highlands in Truro before the season ends. Thanks for the tip.
PermalinkPermalink 09/06/11 @ 07:44

In response to: Don't call it a links course -- unless it is

Eric [Visitor]
Perhaps we need to add "prairie-style" or some such phrase to our American golf vernacular. Places like Erin Hills, Suttons Bay (SD), etc., have some elements of links to them, but aren't true links. They use the contours of the prairie, formed by glaciers and rivers, and the native grasses of the area.
PermalinkPermalink 08/23/11 @ 08:53

In response to: EWGA cooks up 'Recipes for Success' filled with contributions from golfers

Stephen E Mitchell [Visitor]
Katharine, I've since added one more to the list, making it now 350,001 !!!

Kind regards
Stephen E Mitchell, author of The Nine Tenths Rule - golf themed legal mystery
PermalinkPermalink 07/31/11 @ 12:37

In response to: Branson, Missouri is full of surprises including golf

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PermalinkPermalink 06/10/11 @ 00:48

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PermalinkPermalink 05/26/11 @ 17:52

In response to: Branson, Missouri is full of surprises including golf

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PermalinkPermalink 05/26/11 @ 04:45

In response to: What do NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Lorena Ochoa have in common?

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PermalinkPermalink 05/25/11 @ 15:05

In response to: It's a fact: Golf courses making effort to be "women friendly" improve their bottom line

Debbie Waitkus [Visitor]
Thanks for writing the article! This is a huge growth of the game intiative for the golf industry. The more attention that can be brought to the topic, the more opportunity for meaningul change. Thanks again!
PermalinkPermalink 05/19/11 @ 22:55

In response to: 2011 Solheim Cup looks to Ireland and the Killeen Castle Course

Thanks for being kind about the Irish Autumn weather Katharine.
Come on Europe - Let's bring home the Cup. Whatever direction the game goes it should be an excellent event this year.
PermalinkPermalink 05/12/11 @ 07:50

In response to: Stacy Lewis deserves ultimate kudos at Kraft Nabisco while Pressel's bogeys give amateur golfers new attitude

Katharine [Member]
Such is golf.

Also of interest is WorldGolf member, Mike Bailey's real life eagle 3 on that tough Dune's #13. He says, "I hit 6-iron, 3-wood and then holed a sand wedge. It was the best back nine I ever had in a tournament -- think I shot 33 or 34 and wound up finishing second in my flight. And it was cool, because it was one of those shots that went past the hole by three or four feet and then spun backwards. We had forecaddies that year, and ours was going nuts after the shot. I didn't realize it was that big a deal at the time, but apparently they never had an eagle there during the Senior Tour Championship either. "I think I've had my share of doubles and bogeys on that hole as well." Bailey received a plaque for this feat at the Golf Writers Association Dinner that night.
PermalinkPermalink 04/07/11 @ 06:39

In response to: A Symposium on Affordable Golf? Are you kidding?

Andy O'Haver [Visitor]
I think really missed the point here and slipped off the deep end with the definition 3 references. The symposium is an effort to understand todays golfer and how to get them to return often. Sitting back and waiting for the golfers to invest their time, find a place to play, and enlist a buddy is out dated and a probable cause to our current blight. Affordability=perceived value=a sustainable industry=good for the game.
PermalinkPermalink 03/11/11 @ 21:55

In response to: Junior girls pay attention: Your ticket to college could be golf

Valerie [Visitor]
I assume it's the fact that the pool of high school girls interested in playing college golf is fairly small that has led so many colleges to recruit beyond our borders. Although there are very good opportunities for high school girls to get scholarships and play golf in college, it has gotten more difficult due to international recruiting. I would guess well over 1/3 of the players on D1 teams are coming from other countries. Of course U.S. colleges are one of the feeder systems into the Futures Tour and the LPGA, which explains the International flavor of those tours.

With so many opportunities for juniors to get free or inexpensive instruction, as well as free or inexpensive playing privileges, you have to wonder why more American girls aren't getting serious about golf. I realize kids have tons of choices for how to spend their time, so maybe it's just a matter of time until programs like the LPGA Girls Golf Clubs help to increase the pool here in the United States.
PermalinkPermalink 02/25/11 @ 04:23

In response to: Junior girls pay attention: Your ticket to college could be golf

Ron Mon [Member]
I had the pleasure of coaching a young lady who now plays for Vanderbilt. She was able to stay in the north for high school, venture out during the winter months for tourneys, play a full schedule during the warm weather and graduate in the Cum Laude society from our school. Work ethic? Yes ma'am.
PermalinkPermalink 02/24/11 @ 13:36

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PermalinkPermalink 02/22/11 @ 18:59

In response to: New optimism plus star power including Natalie Gulbis energizes PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando

Scotty B [Visitor]
There are certainly some engaging, entertaining, talented young players on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. I think golf sometimes gets a bad rap because of the way it's covered. Players like Gulbis and Ricky Fowler catch our attention, but there are lots of other great personalities that have game. Here's hoping that it's a good year for golf... especially the LPGA.
PermalinkPermalink 02/01/11 @ 17:29

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PermalinkPermalink 01/16/11 @ 13:05

In response to: A Symposium on Affordable Golf? Are you kidding?

wyomick [Visitor]
It's not about "affordable", it's about "value" = price + quality, and quality includes condition, pace, customer service, personnel attitude, and convenience, plus other attributes depending on the customer's needs. I have played "up-scale" courses that were worth $125 and others that should pay me to play (Las Sendas, Mesa, AZ), and "muni's" for $50 that are gems and worth twice that per the above definition (Marianna Buttes, Loveland, CO). The golf industry needs to understand "value" and "customers". Return of the latter and word of mouth advertising of the former are "priceless".
PermalinkPermalink 01/13/11 @ 08:14

In response to: The final LPGA event is a nail biter and still won't be aired live. Rats.

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PermalinkPermalink 01/12/11 @ 20:11

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In response to: B&Bs like the Granville Queen Inn in Edenton, N.C. can provide the perfect golf getaway: just don't tell the guys

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PermalinkPermalink 12/27/10 @ 03:21

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In response to: If you've never played desert golf, do yourself a favor and head out to Scottsdale. Do it once and you'll do it again

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PermalinkPermalink 12/27/10 @ 01:24

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In response to: The Astonishing Korean "Seoul Sisters" factor on the 2010 LPGA Tour

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PermalinkPermalink 12/25/10 @ 06:03

In response to: If you've never played desert golf, do yourself a favor and head out to Scottsdale. Do it once and you'll do it again

Tom Moynihan [Visitor]
Hi Katharine, You probably don't remember but I met you at the ING Meeting in NY at the Turning Stone Resort. I believe we had dinner (Hot Dogs) at someones Camper Trailer.
I see you were in Scottsdale and if I had known I would have invited you out to dinner (no Hot Dogs). Hope you are doing well, Happy Holidays and if you have time at the Orlando PGA Show stop by my NGSA/GCH Lounge in Hall D-224.
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PermalinkPermalink 12/16/10 @ 12:57

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