Archive for August, 2014

Los Arqueros Golf « Blog Justteetimes

Aug 31st


Los Arqueros Golf « Blog Justteetimes.

Golfamily Album #16

Aug 30th

Two Legends, Elvis Presley & Gary Player.

Golf Cartoon #185

Aug 29th

GF - 185

Luxury Golf by J.Lindeberg

Aug 28th


Shared from Trendy Golf Magazine

This season sees the launch of a luxury line of golf clothing from J.Lindeberg consisting of darker shades of red, grey and navy with neutral tones of beige and white. Luxury golf is for the golfer who is dedicated to their on and off course style. Crafted from the finest fabrics with cutting edge designs, this stunning collection from J.Lindeberg exudes a sophisticated aesthetic which can be transferred from course to street with ease.

For those who are keen on their fashion trends and have a soft spot for the J.Lindeberg brand, this collection will be right up your street. The stylish knitwear boasts subtle detailing and is made from the finest fabrics so expect a high-quality garment that not only looks great but will withstand the test of time. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #152 (No Tie Required: Playing Golf without a Club)

Aug 27th

No Tie Required Playing Golf without a ClubNo Tie Required is an entertaining journey across Britain, celebrating the wonderful, eccentric and historical public courses where no club membership is required. Not for Chris Cairns the member’s door and the pink gins of the 19th hole. Instead the author has sought out the country’s pay-and-play courses in order to experience how non-members get their golfing fix. Public course in Britain come in just about every shape and size.

From picturesque honest box courses in the Highlands, to converted potato fields in Essex and over-crowded city-parks in London. At all these courses there are regulars who play in all weathers and who are happy to tell their stories. Behind the author’s journey — apart from the joy of playing and sharing a pint or two with the locals — is the desire to trace the history of why the game’s origins have been so badly relegated in status.

Today a handful of highly exclusive private members clubs seem to dominate the image of golf. Is this justified? Or is the “them and us” approach a fiction in today’s Britain.

Publication date: June 6, 2005 (source)

About the Author

Chris Cairns is a freelance writer and journalist based in Edinburgh. He has also had numerous environmental pieces published in The Sunday Times, the Sunday Herald and trade magazines. Prior to going freelance, he was a news reporter and then environmental correspondent at The Scotsman. He began his journalistic career in English local and regional newspapers.

Golf Architects/Designers: Tom McBroom

Aug 26th

Tom McBroom

Thomas McBroom, (born September 17, 1952) is an award-winning Canadian golf course architect.His work, while heavily centred in Canada, has grown to include golf courses in Europe and The Caribbean.

He is the principal and founder of Thomas McBroom Associates Ltd., a Toronto-based landscape architecture firm specializing in golf course design. McBroom holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Guelph. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Over the course of his career, six of his designs have been named by Golf Digest as Best New Canadian Course; The Links at Crowbush Cove in 1994, The Lake Joseph Club near Port Carling, ON in 1997, Bell Bay GC on Cape Breton Island, NS in 1998 and Timberwolf GC in Sudbury, ON in 2000, The Ridge at Manitou in 2005, and Tobiano in 2008.

Twelve of his courses were ranked among the Top-100 courses in Canada by SCORE Golf magazine with the Links at Crowbush Cove on Prince Edward Island, and Beacon Hall in Aurora, ON in the Top-10.  But wait, there’s more…

Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course), Ireland

Aug 25th

Blessed with the most formidable dune structure in Ireland, golf was introduced to the small Kerry town of Ballybunion in 1893, though its first club folded within five years because of financial difficulties. The present Ballybunion Golf Club was not formed until 1906, when prominent town folk commissioned local golf writer Lionel Hewson to design them a new nine-hole course on their spectacular coastal linksland. By 1927 the links had been extended to eighteen holes and in 1936 the club employed Tom Simpson to make further revisions and help shape a great piece of land into a great golf course.

The beauty of the terrain surpasses that of any golf course I know, not excepting Pine Valley in America’ Tom Simpson on Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course), Ireland

When Simpson first toured the site he was genuinely impressed with the existing course and delighted by its prospects, even remarking to the club that, ‘never for one moment did I imagine, or expect to find, such a really great course or such a glorious piece of golfing ground.’ Aside from relocating the current 7th, 9th and 13th greens and adding several bunkers, most notably in the middle of the first fairway, his report to the club was full of only minor alterations or ‘finishing touches’ as he called them.

The club could not afford to enact all of his changes immediately but pleasingly over the next three decades continued to refer to the Simpson report when future amendments were made. That Ballybunion was initially created by somebody else and existed successfully before Simpson’s visit does little to dismiss claims that he improved the layout and is the man most responsible for its elevated international profile.  But wait, there’s more…

La Cala America « Blog Justteetimes

Aug 24th

La Cala America « Blog Justteetimes.

Golfamily Album #15

Aug 23rd

Sarazen, Hogan, Nicklaus & Player

Golf Cartoon #184

Aug 22nd

GF - 184