Irish links at Whistling Straits, nearby Erin Hills is a hidden golf gem, St. Andrews' Clubhouse Malt whisky, and the Sabona Bracelet
Hear this latest episode of TravelGolf.com This Week.
The Men’s U.S. Senior Open comes to Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., July 5-8. In this week’s podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Head Professional Mike O’Reilly about Whistling Straits, a course reminiscent of the finest links golf in Ireland.
It’s got “a lot of deep bunkers, a lot of mounding, very big greens – it’s a true links golf course in the United States,” O’Reilly says.
Plus, staff writer Brandon Tucker talks about his experience playing the punishing Whistling Straits.
“I can sum it up this way: I don’t think I got a par on the back nine,” Tucker says. “And I think I’m a pretty decent golfer. I’m about a 10 or 12 handicap. I decided to play from the blue tees, but that was probably a mistake.”
About an hour and a half from Whistling Straits, there’s another excellent golf course called Erin Hills. Thing is, it’s something of a hidden gem. Bob Lang, its founder, says that’s okay with him.
“It’s in the middle of nowhere, but that’s the great thing about it because, as you noticed when you drove into the entrance, it’s very nondescript,” he says. “The whole purpose is to create an escape for people to get away.”
For years, visitors to the Old Course at St. Andrews have enjoyed the club’s exclusive “Clubhouse Malt” whisky. Now you don’t have to go to Scotland for a pour, thanks to the 19th Hole Scotch Company.
“We are the exclusive importing company for a single malt whisky that is only available right now at the clubhouse at the Old Course at St. Andrews,” says David Theoret. “Until now, you could only get it at the Old Course at St. Andrews.”
The episode introduces a new segment. In “What Do You Like,” our writers, bloggers and friends sound off on their favorite golf technology. This week WorldGolf.com blogger C.B. Maxwell praises the Sabona Bracelet, a line of copper and magnetic bracelets designed to relieve pain.
This podcast is supported by MyrtleBeachGolfHotels.com and Las Vegas Golf Travel.
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Did B-Tuck get the delineation of the trebidity story along the 17th hole?
I'm going to complete the triumvirate this July at Arcadia Bluffs. For me, Bandon, Koehler, and Arcadia will pretty much do it, unless that sheep farm in Nebraska wants to invite me down for a round.
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