Archive for April, 2014

2014 Well Fargo Championship Preview

Apr 30th

A star-studded field heads to Charlotte, North Carolina to take on the Green Mile at Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo Championship.

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Golf Books #139 (The Art of Golf)

Apr 29th

The game of golf, as we know it today, appears to have been first played in North America in the late eighteenth century. By 1895, more than 125 golf clubs were established in the United States. Despite its popularity and prominence in the American cultural landscape, it is surprising that the sport has not attracted artists on a grand scale.

No iconic American painting taking golf as a subject comes to mind, yet art and golf have intersected in some interesting and important ways. The Art of Golf reveals to us renderings of golf as art, alongside essays that give us a historical understanding of the game in its cultural context.

Catherine Lewis, Richard Lewis, and Rand Jerris contribute an essay that explores how the concepts of leisure, social aspirations, and the American character were expressed in relation to golf by artists in the United States. Tico Seifert examines the game’s Dutch antecedent and the buoyant market for highly finished, detailed genre scenes full of incident and vivid observation that flourished in the Netherlands in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Jordan Mearns explores depictions of golf in Scottish art from the middle of the eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century through the work of a wide variety of artists. But wait, there’s more…

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, South Korea

Apr 28th

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, which is located 40 miles west of Seoul in the Songdo International Business District (IBD), Incheon, celebrated its opening in September 2010 with the Champions Tour’s first official money/official victory event held in Asia. The course hosted the Songdo Championship in 2010 and 2011, and the 2012 Korea Women’s Open on the KLPGA Tour.

The course has been selected as the host course and Incheon City as the host city for The Presidents Cup 2015 when the event makes its first trip to Asia.

Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea features a par-72, 7,413-yard Signature Golf Course designed by the Golden Bear, and offers world-class amenities, including an award-winning, 60,000-square-foot clubhouse.

But wait, there’s more…

Vale da Pinta « Blog Justteetimes

Apr 27th

Vale da Pinta « Blog Justteetimes.

Golfamily Album #2

Apr 26th

Then amateur golfer Bobby Jones looks at his famous putter “Calamity Jane” at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Mass, in this Sept. 12, 1928.

Golf Cartoon #168

Apr 25th

Golfamily Album #1

Apr 24th

Arnold Palmer and Jackie Gleason at the Shawnee Country Club on the Delaware River in October 1960. "I could beat him at pool, golf, whatever," Palmer joked, "the only thing he could beat me at was drinking!"

Top 10: Animal Encounters on the PGA TOUR

Apr 23rd

Check out the 10 most memorable animal encounters on the PGA TOUR, featuring Sammy the Squirrel, an iguana in Puerto Rico and the seagull at THE PLAYERS.

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Golf Books #138 (An Open Book: The Paul Lawrie Story)

Apr 22nd

It was a 4-iron. From 221-yards out. And it finished less than four feet from the hole cut on Carnoustie’s 18th green. Just like that, Paul Lawrie, not Jean Van de Velde, was the ‘champion golfer of the year’ for 1999, the winner of perhaps the most controversial and memorable Open Championship of all time, but still the same man who, more than a decade earlier, turned professional as an anonymous 17-year old five-handicapper.

This then is the story of the man who beat the odds, who married the woman of his dreams and who remains the last golfer from Great Britain to claim the game’s greatest major championship. Over the course of his 20-year career on the European Tour, Lawrie has won seven tournaments, represented Europe with distinction in the Ryder Cup and Royal Trophy, and Scotland in the Dunhill and World Cups.

Yet, even now, Lawrie the golfer is only rarely given the credit his sweetly rhythmical swing so clearly deserves. He was ‘lucky’ to win his Open say some. Van de Velde ‘threw it away’ with that water-strewn triple bogey on the final hole of regulation play, claim those who fail to notice that a golf tournament lasts 72 holes, not 71. Whatever, for the first time since he lifted the Old Claret Jug skyward, Lawrie has taken the time to properly answer the ill informed and the unconvinced. At last, his life is an ‘Open Book’.

Publication date: November 1, 2012

Authors: Paul Lawrie & John Huggan

Quinta da Beloura « Blog Justteetimes

Apr 20th

Quinta da Beloura « Blog Justteetimes.