The 7,400-yard Carnoustie, the longest links on the rota, hosts the 147th Open Championship this week, but will the course play Car-nasty or Car-nice after a lengthy period of dry weather?
The Gleneagles Hotel opened in 1924 and it was described as “a Riviera in the Highlands” and “the eighth wonder of the world”. Today, this historically important 5-star hotel is still truly wondrous and in 2005 hosted the G8 summit of world leaders and the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Since 1980 M. James Ward has been covering golf's grandest events and generally that emphasis focuses on the game's premier tournaments, the four majors. He’s been on scene for more than 100 majors, but which of the four is the first among equals?
Our Best in State biennial re-ranking process for the United States of America continues at pace as we reach the western half of the Midwest, embracing the Farm Belt states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Carnoustie, the most demanding links, hosts this week's 147th Open Championship. To better understand the fascinating elements that the links provides, four architects weigh in with their views.
Assessing golfers from across different time lines is no easy task. But the fun in doing so makes for interesting discussions. Ahead of this coming week's Open at Carnoustie, M. James Ward takes a detailed look and lists the Top 5 modern era links players.
One past Open at Carnoustie has received scant attention and it marks a milestone in time with its 50th anniversary. The eventual winner in 1968 was Gary Player claiming his second Open victory…
I first sampled the Gleneagles experience around thirteen years ago, I loved it then and the love affair deepened after my short visit last month when we stayed and played at “The Glorious Playground” in the height of mid summer.