Ron Garl rebuilds Lakewood C.C. after Katrina, Golf Made Simple's new podcast, No. 15 at LakeRidge in Reno, lasik surgery for golfers
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Over the next several weeks, podcast host Dave Berner will talk to noted golf course designer Ron Garl about a few of the projects he’s been working on lately. In this week’s segment, Garl talks about the reconstruction of New Orleans’ Lakewood Country Club, which was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
“Everything will be brand new. We’re scrapping everything that’s there,” Garl says. “We’re hoping that when we get through, it will be one of those must play places when you come to New Orleans.”
“A lot of people love to read blogs and instructional articles but what’s happening is there are so many things happening in their lives, especially at work, where they can’t take the time to read,” Solomon says. “So the podcasts are fantastic … because you can sit there, you can type out e-mails, you can do all this other stuff, while listening to it.”
“It was a par three, and about 225 yards, but [it] only played to 190 yards or so because you’re 140 feet above the hole, looking down on it. And it’s a natural island green,” he says. “It’s truly amazing. It’s the kind of hole you go up there and just stare for a while.”
Plus, in this week’s ‘TravelGolf.com On Course’ segment, Stacy Solomon of the Golf for Beginners podcast talks about how lasik eye surgery improved her golf game.
“I must admit I was a bit apprehensive … [but] I decided to just do it with the backing of my husband, Barry,” Solomon says. “It’s been three weeks since the surgery and it was time to test out my new peepers at my home course, Saxon Woods. The excitement of seeing the pin clearly from over 300 yards was the first realization that I made the right choice.”
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