Author Larry Berle on new book 'A Golfer's Dream,' fall golf in Myrtle Beach, more
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.”
Golf writer 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.”
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