Archive for September, 2015

2015 TOUR Championship: Thursday and Friday

Sep 30th
2015

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Golf Books #202 (25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic)

Sep 29th
2015

25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic By David Cannon and Rodney Bogg 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic is the illustrated history of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic. The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1989 and is now considered one of the most prestigious stops on the PGA’s European Tour.

The latest book from The Desert Miracle author Rodney Bogg, 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic traces the history and development of the tournament since its very first staging in 1989. Renowned golfing photographer David Cannon’s stunning photographs, combined with statistics and anecdotes from the champions, make the book an engaging read.

From Ernie Els’s first win in 1994, to Colin Montgomerie’s iconic tournament-winning putt in 1996 and José María Olazábal’s gallant, against-the-odds victory in 1998, 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic captures a quarter-century of excitement, intensity and drama from the Middle East’s premier golfing event.

Publication date: January 2015 (source)

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25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic By David Cannon and Rodney Bogg 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic is the illustrated history of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic. The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1989 and is now considered one of the most prestigious stops on the PGA’s European Tour. The latest book from The Desert Miracle author Rodney Bogg, 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic traces the history and development of the tournament since its very first staging in 1989. Renowned golfing photographer David Cannon’s stunning photographs, combined with statistics and anecdotes from the champions, make the book an engaging read. From Ernie Els’s first win in 1994, to Colin Montgomerie’s iconic tournament-winning putt in 1996 and José María Olazábal’s gallant, against-the-odds victory in 1998, 25 Years of the Dubai Desert Classic captures a quarter-century of excitement, intensity and drama from the Middle East’s premier golfing event.

Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand

Sep 28th
2015

New Zealand’s only Alister MacKenzie-designed golf course. Titirangi is a world-class golf course situated in a beautiful bushland setting between the lower slopes of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour in New Zealand. Founded in 1909, the par 70 course features elevated tees and greens, challenging bunkers and slick greens with pronounced undulations. Its par 3s face the four points of the compass so no matter what the weather conditions, you experience a different test on each hole.

Titirangi Golf Club, New Zealand

MacKenzie’s designs are notable for their sensitivity to the nature of the original site and he is admired for producing holes that offer an ideal balance of risk and reward. After designing Titirangi in 1927, MacKenzie went on to design some of the world’s top courses including Augusta, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne.  But wait, there’s more…

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Sep 27th
2015

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Golfamily Album #68

Sep 26th
2015
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Golf Cartoon #240

Sep 25th
2015

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Golf Prank #13

Sep 24th
2015

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2015 BMW Championship: Friday

Sep 23rd
2015

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Golf Books #202 (The Marathon and The Sprint)

Sep 22nd
2015

The Marathon and The SprintTravel With Intrepid Golfer Around The USA And Then Around The World… Teeing it up in the rain in Connecticut on May 1, 2012 and finishing in Alaska under a sparkling sun on June 19, Harry Scott played a round of golf in each of the 50 states in the USA in 50 consecutive days.

The reader can ride alongside Harry day after day across the country while playing 18 holes every day. Following this golf “marathon”, the next year on September 2, 2013 Harry played a round of golf in Australia and then for 6 consecutive days “sprinted” around the world while stopping to play 18 holes in each of the 6 continents that have golf courses.

You can experience the various red-eye flights, harrowing time attempting to get to the course in troubled Egypt and having to walk the most mountainous of golf courses on the last day of the trip. The final day was spent in the high mountains of Venezuela in South America.

Publication date: January 5, 2015 (source) But wait, there’s more…

The Valley Club of Montecito, Santa Barbara (USA)

Sep 21st
2015

Squeezed between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Valley Club of Montecito was opened for play in 1929 and is located on the outskirts of the well-heeled Montecito community, east of Santa Barbara, California, USA.  Designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie and built by his partner Robert Hunter, this charming course features all of the guile and ingenuity one would expect of such a design team, though on a softer, more subtle scale than some of their more noted creations.

The Valley Club of Montecito, USA

The strength of the course is the sensible location of hazards and the ability of the designers to route interesting holes across the diverse landscape. Green and bunker shapes here are slightly less extravagant than on a course like Pasatiempo, yet the design is similarly centered around sophisticated golf holes that all players can handle but the scratch golfer can only conquer with strategic play.

The artistic bunkering is outstanding while the greens, which are generally smaller than others by MacKenzie, blend naturally into their surrounds and are full of contours and sharp angles.  But wait, there’s more…