When the game's biggest events are contested later this year, not only will eyeballs be gazing intently to see how courses are prepared, but also how tournaments will be impacted by new calendar dates.
Lahinch is firmly ensconced in Ireland's Big 5 and rightly so. Home of large dunes and blind shots. Weather forecasting goats. Views of Liscannor Bay. So many good things; maybe even great things.
On November 30th 2018, David Davis completed an incredible journey and bucket list goal of playing the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World according to our rankings here at Top100GolfCourses.com.
It’s been a while since we last reviewed a golf book so it’s high time we put that to rights. Fergal O’Leary recently gave us a heads-up on a new book written by Canadian architect Keith Cutten and the author was kind enough to send us a copy for this review.
In 2016 Brian Ward reached the milestone of 1,000 different courses played and he decided to set himself another target, to play one hundred courses that were new to him during 2018.
In the third and final part of “A year in architecture - 2018 newsmakers” M. James Ward reminds us that the rules are changing in 2019, discusses the Mike Keiser effect and notices that Irish golfing eyes are smiling.
A year in architecture - 2018 newsmakers (part 2)... M. James Ward weighs in on the golf ball distance debate, says goodbye to Pete Dye and takes a look at the alternative golfing options that are emerging around the world.
The 2018 calendar is drawing to a close and looking back there were a number of key newsmakers clearly providing a significant impact on the architectural side of things. In some cases the headliners of 2018 will carry forward into 2019.
Here’s the rub, in fact here’s two rubs. Oitavos purports to be a natural links course. It’s not. No run on fairways, hit and stick on the green, best played through the air and crater plug marks on the fairways. It looks somewhat like a links, but plays more parkland...
Why isn’t the holiday course at its best when my home course is in great condition? Three factors conspire to make certain times of the year very trying for Mallorcan greenkeepers…