Great golf in Wales, the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup, Renditions Golf Course takes on pace of play, RonMon honors his 1-iron
Hear this latest episode of TravelGolf.com This Week.
When people start talking golf in the British Isles, it’s usually all about Scotland, Ireland and England. But what about Wales? In this week’s podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Brandon Tucker, who recently returned from Wales, about the developing golf scene there.
“They’re coming late to the tourism party,” Tucker says. “It’s really underdeveloped, and as a result you’re going to go to these courses and in a lot of cases you’re going to be the only person on the course, which is cool.”
Don’t understand the PGA Tour’s new playoffs, the FedEx Cup? You’re not alone, according to TravelGolf.com’s Bill Wolfrum.
“Right now George W. Bush is happy that he doesn’t have the ratings and public opinion that the FedEx Cup does,” Wolfrum says. “Because his 28 to 35 percent, or whatever he has, just towers above what it seems like people’s opinions of the FedEx Cup are. People just aren’t getting it. They don’t understand the point.”
Pace of play can be golf’s biggest downfall. Scott Nissley, general manager of Renditions Golf Course in Maryland, says his course might just have the answer.
“We haven’t reinvented the wheel,” he says. “We’ve implemented a flag system. And it’s a non-confrontational message to convey to the golfer an expectation where they are in position in reference from when they started the round. All we’re trying to do is set expectations, and manage expectations for the golfer.”
In this week’s What’d You Like segment, TravelGolf.com’s Ron Montesano talks about staying faithful to his 1-iron.
“I like going against the grain. I’m not going the hybrid route. I’m actually looking at keeping a 1-iron or a 2-iron in my bag so that I can hit some stingers down the middle on the short and narrow par-4 holes. I like the 1-iron,” Montesano says.
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