Designing a hole at Blackstone Golf Club near Chicago, author Celeste Palermo's new book From the Red Tees, fashion no-nos, and the Lovett Wedge
Hear this latest episode of TravelGolf.com This Week.
Every golfer dreams of designing a golf hole, but podcast host Dave Berner is one of the few to have actually done it. Berner designed the par-4 No. 2 at the new Blackstone Golf Club, just outside Chicago. In this week’s podcast, Berner talks to owner Dan Weck about the ongoing development of Blackstone.
“It’s a lot of work, and we’ve got a long way to go,” Weck says. “We’re excited about it. Things are going well.
If you’ve just taken up golf, understanding the rules and etiquette of the game can be difficult. Author Celeste Palermo has written a book, From the Red Tees, that draws on her experience developing as a golfer to help novices avoid making the same mistakes.
When “I started to play, I didn’t really know anything at all,” she says. “As I got better, I started to see my friends make the same mistakes. And I thought: ‘Somebody needs to tell the story from a beginner’s perspective.’”
Have you seen what people are wearing on the golf course these days? TravelGolf.com blogger T.R. Massey sounds off on the abysmally dressed modern golfer.
“I’ve got a beef about the jean shorts,” Massey says. “I don’t know when it became acceptable to wear jean shorts, but unless you’re farming and it’s hot there’s never an occasion to wear jean shorts. And to wear them when you’re golfing is even worse.”
In this week’s ‘What Do You Like’ segment, National Golf Editor Tim McDonald talks about the Lovett Wedge.
“It’s like something some warrior would have used in medieval times,” he says. “It’s basically like a shaft with a big wrecking ball on the end of it.”
This podcast is supported by MyrtleBeachGolfHotels.com and Las Vegas Golf Travel.
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