Archive for April, 2013

Adrenaline Tour #2 (Prison View Golf Course)

Apr 30th

Prison View Golf Course, a 6,000-yard (5,500 m2), 9 hole course located on the grounds of Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP is also known as Angola, and nicknamed the “Alcatraz of the South” and “The Farm”). Prison View is the only golf course on the property of an American prison.

All individuals wishing to play are required to provide personal information 48 hours before their arrival, so the prison authorities can conduct background checks; there is also the possibility of a body check or an inspection of their car. But wait, there’s more

Royal St George’s Golf Course, England

Apr 29th

The Royal St George’s Golf Club located in Sandwich, Kent, England is one of the premier golf clubs in the United Kingdom, and one of the courses on The Open Championship rotation. It has hosted 13 Open championships since 1894, when it became the first club outside Scotland to host the championship.

The club was founded in 1887 in a setting of wild dune land. Many holes feature blind or partially blind shots, although the unfairness element has been reduced somewhat, after several 20th century modifications.

The club’s Challenge Trophy dates from 1888 and is one of the oldest trophies in golf; it has been contested annually except for war years. The course also possesses the deepest bunker in championship golf, located on its fourth hole. But wait, there’s more

Costa Adeje Golf Course « Blog Justteetimes

Apr 28th

Costa Adeje Golf Course « Blog Justteetimes.

Golf Joke: The God Ball

Apr 27th

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Golf Cartoon #120

Apr 26th

Hugo Boss Summer 13

Apr 25th

Shared from TrendyGolf Magazine

Hugo Boss Summer 13 is finally here and delivers premium sportswear with a twin emphasis on relaxed casual wear and performance golfwear. A collection that is aesthetically appealing in design, the Boss Green collection comprising of the pro logo and Martin Kaymer Collection also, is the ideal fit for the niche between lifestyle and sports.

Inspiration has been taken from the modern traveller’s lifestyle and picks up where Spring 13 left off. Focusing on the south with its summery climate and tropical ambiance, expect bold and bright colours ready for the nicer weather. But wait, there’s more

Tee to Green: Players in their Thirties

Apr 24th

Check out an in-depth look at the strengths and weaknesses of PGA TOUR professionals once they hit the age of thirty.

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Golf Books #103 (Sand & Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game)

Apr 23rd

Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game explores what makes golf, and golf course architecture, so special on sandy terrain. Golf was born on sandy ground and the features of the game are a direct product of that terrain. Fairways and greens were derived from the naturally occurring areas of short grass found among the coastal dunes of Scotland.

The original sand traps were areas of bare sand that can be found scattered throughout any dune landscape. As the game spread beyond the coastal dunes it took these features with it, and while they have been incorporated into a variety of landscapes they have always fit best on sandy ground. For this reason each major expansion in golf has begun with new courses on sandy ground. Even the best courses of the modern era are products of sandy terrain. The reason golf works so well on sandy ground is that it quite literally belongs there.

This book explores the unique features of sandy ground that make it so suitable for golf, studying the similarities and differences among sandy courses in a wide variety of environments. The courses of Melbourne’s Sandbelt may not bear much resemblance to the fantastic sandy courses of America’s Great Plains, but they actually have a great deal in common. The firm turf that is a product of free draining soils, rugged bunkers carved directly into the sandy soils, and a style of play suited to firm, often windy sites. But wait, there’s more

Adrenaline Tour #1 (Camp Bonifas Golf Club)

Apr 22nd

While the sport typically conjures up thoughts of manicured greens and collared shirts, some rounds of golf are a little more extreme. If you want to raise the stakes and your adrenaline level consider visiting Camp Bonifas Golf Club.

Camp Bonifas was a United Nations Command military post located 400 meters south of the southern boundary of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It was 2,400 meters south of the military demarcation line and lies within the Joint Security Area (JSA), also known as Panmunjom. The Military Demarcation Line (or 38th Parallel) forms the border between South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). It was returned to the Republic of Korea in 2006. But wait, there’s more

Golf Joke: Bee Sting

Apr 20th

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