Parkland Course, The Legends, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Third course to complete The Legends in Myrtle Beach, Parkland, is a Larry Young design. Parkland is a more traditional course than Mooreland and Heathland, the other two courses at The Legends. The course condition of Parkland is excellent, manicured fairways and rough, huge receptive greens and some very deep and penal bunkers. The Parkland is one of my favorite courses. A traditional layout with eighteen different holes directs the player to use every club … Continue Reading →

Oyster Bay, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This Dan Maples design, is one of the older courses located just north of Myrtle Beach, but don’t let the term ‘older’ fool you. Oyster Bay is a very challenging and well maintained course. When you go to Oyster Bay be sure to bring a tee shot you can keep in the short grass, an effective short game and ability to putt sloping Bermuda greens. One thing you will not need at Oyster Bay is … Continue Reading →

TIGER IS BACK ON TRACK TO WIN AGAIN!

How many times have we heard that in the last six months? Every time he hits a shot or two in the fairway; to be more specific his own fairway, the media goes wild. “He’s back. Yes indee dee Tiger is back!” I believe what they really mean to say is “Tiger’s back. He’s back on track to miss another cut and take a spot away from another player who remembers how to chip and … Continue Reading →

Shaftesbury Glen Golf and Fish Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This was my first time playing Shaftesbury Glen, a Clyde Johnston design, and it won’t be the last. What a great experience beginning to end. Although located about twenty minutes from restaurant row in Myrtle Beach, this course is well worth the drive. As you approach the course, you drive past what you later discover is the eighteenth hole. A beautiful lake located close to the green and a very inviting fairway gives a great … Continue Reading →

Waterway Hills Golf Course, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This Robert Trent Jones design has a unique way of getting to the clubhouse. An aerial tramway takes you across the Intracoastal Waterway where you are greeted by someone sitting in a booth to assist in unloading the gondola. Of course the return to your car is also by the same tramway but it just seemed quicker leaving the course. The promo for this facility talks about “being greeted in the parking lot by a … Continue Reading →

Tiger: “One is the Loneliest Number”

I thought watching Tiger Woods chili dip a half a dozen times was bad. Then watching him miss fairways by 100 yards or sculling bunker shots across the green was getting to be the norm. It was surprising to see him make the cut at the Memorial this past week, considering how he was hitting the ball. But then came Saturday at the Memorial. Tiger Woods shoots 85. That’s right, 85. Most golfers watching that … Continue Reading →

Tiger Woods to Possibly Play in the Symetra Tour’s Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship June 5-7.

Rumor has it Tiger Woods may join the ladies on the Symetra Tour at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship. It appears Tiger was overheard saying, (from an unnamed source) “I can use the practice to get ready for the upcoming Majors. Hopefully I can have a top twenty finish to be invited back next year.” The former Masters Champ has been struggling with his game recently and this event might be the place to regain … Continue Reading →

45 Golf Phrases and Stupid Questions I’m Tired of Hearing

“You Da Man!” Doesn’t get much worse than this. How did that not go in? Want me to begin the list of reasons? Thought I had that. No one else did. Another one lipped out. Yea. Yea. Clean that up and let’s move on. That should have gone in. If it should have it would have. Must have hit that on the toe. Again? Never up never in. Brilliant! How did I leave that short? … Continue Reading →

83 Reasons You May Be A Bad Golfer

It’s possible a number of these reasons pertain to all of us at some time or another. The problem rears its ugly head when most of these identify you on a regular basis. I stopped the list at 83 but we all know there are many more reasons you may be a bad golfer. You don’t take lessons. Unless you’re Bubba Watson, call a Pro. You don’t know who Bubba Watson is. Think pink. You always … Continue Reading →

Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Virginia’s Stonehenge Golf and Country Club, an Ed Ault design, is an interesting course. It has a good variety of challenging golf holes, variety of par 3s, and is very playable for the average golfer if played from the white tees. The par 5s are three shot holes for the average player and the par fours have enough variety in lengths to allow the player to use most of the clubs in the bag. … Continue Reading →