Author Larry Berle on new book A Golfer's Dream, great fall golf in Myrtle Beach, the connection between Viagra and golf
Hear this latest episode of TravelGolf.com This Week.
Wouldn’t you love to play the top 100 golf courses in America? Well, one average duffer, author Larry Berle, did just that and wrote a book about the experience: A Golfer’s Dream: How a Regular Guy Conquered The Golf Digest List of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses. In this week’s podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Berle.
“What motivated me in the beginning was my wife took me to play at Pebble Beach for my birthday,” Berle says. “And as I was standing on the 18th tee box, the caddie said to me, ‘You’re standing on the greatest finishing hole in all of golf.’ It was such an overwhelming feeling, that when I got on the plane the next day, I said to my wife, ‘you know, I want to re-create that feeling,’ and what struck in my mind at that point was trying to play the top 100.”
National Golf Editor Tim McDonald says now’s the right time to take a golf trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to miss the crowds.
“We played five or six courses, and it was just amazing,” McDonald says of a recent visit. “We played Pawley’s Plantation one day, which is a terrific course. This was like a 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. tee time, and there was hardly anybody else out there.”
Plus, golf blogger Bruce Stasch talks about the strange connection between Viagra and golf.
“I was listening to some radio ad, and I thought, ‘there’s this odd connection between Viagra and golf,’” he says. “Because the claim on this ad was that 17 million men have erectile dysfunction, and they only quoted one magazine they were running their ads in: It was Golf Magazine. And I thought, ‘wow, we have an epidemic on our hands that I didn’t even know about.’”
This podcast is supported by Arizona Golf Packages and Florida Golf and Travel.
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