The Agony of PGA National’s Bear Trap

March 22nd, 2013 Comments Off

How demanding is “The Bear Trap” on PGA National’s Champion Course? Since 2007 — when the PGA TOUR moved The Honda Classic to the Jack Nicklaus-redesign — a total of only 20 players have gotten through the industrial-strength trifecta of holes bogey-free over four rounds. 20! Part of the problem is the trio of testy teens – 15, 16 and 17 – comes at a crucial juncture when the world’s best are trying to post a score with the clubhouse

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Pete Dye’s work shines in the Palmetto State | PGATour.com

August 10th, 2012 Comments Off

Perhaps no state showcases the considerable genius of Pete Dye better than South Carolina. From Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach to Kiawah Island, his fervid imagination has conjured up wholly original course designs demanding a definite plan of attack from the get-go rather than a willy-nilly approach. Dye admirably wants you to take the game as seriously as he does. Read about Dye’s Palmetto State roster in this recent post by yours truly on PGATour.com.

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A Pebble Beach Caddie with PGA Dreams

December 29th, 2011 No Comments
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For a caddie with PGA dreams, the Pebble Beach Golf Links isn’t a bad locale to ply one’s trade in the meantime. Your workplace is 18 holes of world-class golf hugging the rugged coastline of California’s Monterey Peninsula that author Robert Louis Stevenson once called the world’s greatest meeting of land and sea. Golfers – those who think little of shelling out for the hefty $495 green fee as well as those who save up for the once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience

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The Original Rules of Golf Revisited

December 29th, 2011 No Comments
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Back in 1744, in-between swills of whisky and claret, the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers came up with the “13 Original Rules of Golf.” One need only to look at Rule 2: “Your tee must be on the ground,” to know they were consuming mass quantities of liquor. After all years, it’s time for a new “13 Rules of Golf.” Here’s my shot at it: After a round, no golfer shall say what they shot unless asked. No one cares!

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Smokin’ Joe’s Driving Range | Houston, TX

May 21st, 2011 Comments Off

Back by popular demand! David Wood visits with Smokin’ Joe on SportsRadio 610 in Houston. Topics include Wood’s recent trip to Ireland, his favorite type of golf (links, of course) and life as a writer / PR guy. Check it out!

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