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 →

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 →

Golf Rules: The Basics Series Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts about the Rules of Golf. “Golf Rules: The Basics,” is an attempt to simplify the game. I have put the rules into a conversation about golf. The rules are not in any specific order or numbered. Golf Rules: The Basics Part 2 Once the ball has been put into play, you can’t touch the ball or cause it to move in any way; such as accidentally with the … Continue Reading →

Playing From a Wrong Place / Rule 20

Situation: On the 9th hole, a long par 5, a player in our group hit his 3rd shot over the green. The green has 4 bunkers, 2 located behind the green. The player saw his ball fly towards the back bunker and assumed it landed in the bunker. Upon arriving at the bunker, the player did not see his ball and believed it had plugged in the soft sand. After a 5 minute search (time … Continue Reading →

Golf Rules: The Basics Series Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts about the Rules of Golf. “Golf Rules: The Basics,” is an attempt to simplify the game. I have put the rules into a conversation about golf. The rules are not in any specific order or numbered. Golf Rules: The Basics Part I One reason so many players complain about the complexity of the Rules of Golf is because they have not read them. There are only … Continue Reading →

David Frost Doesn’t Know the Rules and Complains.

Last year at this event, The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, David Frost was disqualified for moving a stone in a bunker. This is a very basic rule for the tour players, similar to ‘can’t ground your club in a hazard.’ Even a rookie on the Tour, any Tour, knows this rule. Frosty has been a professional since 1981. Let’s see: 2015 minus 1981 equals 34. That’s right, 34 years as a Pro. Add this to … Continue Reading →

5 Reasons It’s Fun to Play with Chops

I think we can all agree. It’s fun playing with chops. Although most players complain about it, we all have some good laughs after the round. Not in front of the chop, heavens no! Golf etiquette somewhere in the book states, ‘get frustrated all you want while playing but hold the laughter until after the show. And by all means wait until the chop has left the building.’ Now, many of you may be asking, … Continue Reading →

Ball Lost or In Hazard? Rule 27

Situation: In a junior tournament sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic PGA recently, an interesting situation occurred in reference to a ball being lost or being in a lateral hazard. The player hit his approach shot short and left of the green near a lateral water hazard. The area around the hazard was covered with very tall, thick grass. Because all the players saw the ball going towards the hazard area, the player and the other competitors in the … Continue Reading →

Call your shot

Ever find yourself standing over your ball in a tough predicament? You look over and everyone in your group is staring your way. All waiting and knowing you’ll need a lot of luck to pull off the shot that’s needed. It happened to me recently. Playing my home golf course, the 10th hole, a long par five with OB on the right, lateral hazard down the left side, and fairway bunkers where I seem to … Continue Reading →