Archive for June, 2015

Golf Books #190 (Forbidden Fairways: African Americans and the Game of Golf)

Jun 30th
2015

Forbidden Fairways African Americans and the Game of GolfThe emergence of Tiger Woods on the international golf scene has brought the world’s attention to the African American experience in golf. But before Tiger, names like Ted Rhodes, Bill Spiller, Ann Gregory, and so many others remained in relative obscurity without being given the chance to compete. Forbidden Fairways is not just a history of the African Americans who have been playing golf for over 200 years but a tribute to them as well.

From the unnamed South Carolina enslaved young man who first dared to hit a golf ball when his master wasn’t looking . . . to another young man named Tiger who dared to win the Masters while the whole world watched. It’s a sad story in places, uplifting in others.

It’s about cruelty, but it’s also about courage. It’s about pettiness, but it’s also about perseverance. It’s about golf, but it’s about life, too. Descriptive and intuitive, Forbidden Fairways lets you in on the real story.

Included in this edition is a new Introduction by Sinnette, as well as remarks he delivered at the African American Golf History Symposium at the United States Gold Association Museum in Far Hills, NJ.

Author: Calvin H. Sinnette

Publication date: Julho 28, 2015 (source)

Review

Forbidden Fairways required passion and persistence, and Sinnette has done a significant service in bringing attention to achievements and struggles that are an important part of golf’s history. — The New York Times Book Review, Clifton Brown

The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

Jun 29th
2015

The Greg Norman designed Bluffs Ho Tram Strip golf course is located 80 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province on the southern Vietnamese coastline. It takes around 2 hours to reach by divided highway by car from Ho Chi Minh City. The Bluffs Ho Tram is a unique links style par-71 golf course on a rugged site often accompanied by strong onshore breezes.

The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip, Vietnam

In fact, the Bluffs Ho Tram Strip has some of the best geographical traits for a top golf course layout. For example, the whole site sits on a coastal plateau with 50 meter elevation changes from the highest to lowest point and holes are routed among towering seaside sand dunes. The course was built on sandy loam soil with native crawling vegetation. But wait, there’s more…

Font del Lllop | Blog Justteetimes

Jun 28th
2015

Font del Lllop | Blog Justteetimes.

Golf Cartoon #228

Jun 27th
2015

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TRENDYGOLF Speaks to Max Kieffer

Jun 25th
2015

Shared from Trendy Golf Magazine

Swiss brand KJUS has been shaking up the golf market recently with its extremely stretchable high-tech garments, setting new standards of performance in golf apparel. Designed to enable sports people to fully focus on the experience, KJUS continues to push further, innovating with every seam, fabric and detail, shaping the future of sportswear.

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Photo: www.stevereadphoto.com

KJUS brand ambassador, Max Kieffer has been showing top form recently, securing three top ten finishes in his last five tournaments, including a tie for third in the Nordea Masters. With a promising week ahead for Kieffer at the BMW International Open at home in Munich, we at Trendy Golf wanted to find out just how much of his performance on course is owed to his choice in clothing… But wait, there’s more…

2015 Travelers (preview)

Jun 24th
2015

Headlined by an elite field, the players turn to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship. Although it is one of the shortest courses on the PGA TOUR, it packs a punch and has been known to be unpredictable and full of drama.

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Golf Books #189 (Legendary Lessons: One Hundred Golf Teachings from Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Grantland Rice, Harry Vardon, and More)

Jun 23rd
2015

Legendary Lessons One Hundred Golf Teachings from Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Grantland Rice, Harry Vardon, and MoreModern golf as it is practiced all over the world developed in the last thirty years. And yet, the legendary Walter Hagen, and some of his friends, would deliver an unexpected message to the busy, stressed, and often tech-oriented golfing audience: how to play your best golf with logic and imagination.

Though Hagen never published a book on the subject of golf instruction, he did teach and write about golf at numerous times throughout his life.

The selections in Legendary Lessons bring together Hagen’s musings on the mental approach to golf with those of several highly gifted golfing champions and distinguished chroniclers of the 1920s—including Bernard Darwin, Harold Hilton, Bobby Jones, Joyce and Roger Wethered, Ernest Jones, Alex Morrison, Henry Longhurst, Francis Ouimet, Grantland Rice, Gene Sarazen, Harry Vardon, O. B. Keeler, and several others—to identify the patterns involved in the method of a sportsman.

But wait, there’s more…

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, New Zealand

Jun 22nd
2015

Situated on the Kapiti Coast, a scenic forty five minutes drive from Wellington in New Zealand, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club enjoys a long held international reputation as the premier links course in New Zealand. Before Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs put New Zealand squarely on the radar of golf enthusiasts worldwide, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club held the distinction of the best course in the country.

3rd Hole Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club, New Zealand

Paraparaumu was designed by Alex Russell an Australian Open champion who co-designed one of the world’s great golf courses, Royal Melbourne, with Alister MacKenzie. The course opened in 1949, 23 years after Royal Melbourne, Paraparaumu is a true links course with the the feel of a course in the British Isles, although the weather is decidedly better here. Similar to Royal Lytham & St. Annes, you never actually see the water while playing; there are a half dozen blind or semi-blind shots, including the 1st tee shot, and holes with some interesting greens, including the 11th, which is a punchbowl.  But wait, there’s more…

Club de Golf Oliva Nova | Blog Justteetimes

Jun 21st
2015

Club de Golf Oliva Nova | Blog Justteetimes.

Golfamily Album #55

Jun 20th
2015
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