M. James Ward reflects on events in Paris, pausing for thought at the USA’s poor away form and tipping his hat to Europe's resounding Ryder Cup victory under the brilliant captaincy of Thomas Bjørn over a highly rated US squad.
To get a better assessment of the golf at Le Golf National and France generally, M. James Ward reached out to the President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects for his assessment of the 18-hole L'Albatros course.
It is hard to imagine nearly 50 years have passed since the famous concession offered by Jack Nicklaus against Tony Jacklin in the final match at Royal Birkdale in 1969 to assure a tied outcome – the first in Ryder Cup history.
The waiting is nearly over – the 42nd Ryder Cup Matches are just about to commence. The venue is one familiar to members of the European team but one not really seen until this week for the bulk of the American squad.
East Lake provided the stage for Tiger’s thrilling and emotional win at The Tour Championship, his first in over five years. Tiger’s two-shot triumph heralded his 80th PGA Tour title, totally eclipsing Justin Rose’s $10m FedExCup victory.
The handiwork of Donald Ross will be on display this weekend at Aronimink as the world's best players compete for the BMW Championship. The Ross design style was helped by the club's smart hiring of Gil Hanse who updated and renovated the course.
It may not have the luxury of Terre Blanche, the quirky layout of Barbaroux, the serenity of Taulane, the tradition and simplicity of Cannes-Mougins, the umbrella pines of Cannes Mandelieu Old Course, but it beats them all in terms of compromise between quality, value for money and proximity with Cannes and Nice…
This is the ninth and final divisional update of our biennial Best in State rankings for the USA. In this release we've revised the tables for the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Richard Smith thought that Bandon Dunes was the ultimate destination for “guys” – somehow he persuaded his wife to join him on the Oregon trip to find out if the resort might also appeal to “gals”.
Our Best in State biennial re-ranking process for the USA is almost finished as we’ve now completed eight of nine divisional revisions. In this edition, we re-appraise three Mid-Atlantic states, namely New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.