Galgorm Resort guests can play fine Irish parkland golf, shoot clay pigeons in the same day

GALGORM, County Antrim, N. Ireland — As my check-in day for Galgorm Resort & Spa neared, I was having a look over the resort's web site and noticed that, in addition to golf at nearby Galgorm Castle Golf Club, guests can take a 10-minute drive to C…

On your PGA Championship office pool, did you give Tiger Woods a chance to win?

So I just finished filling out my office pool for the 2011 PGA Championship which begins tomorrow on the Highlands Course at Atlanta Athletic Club. From the structure of our pool to the fact I never win, it's always the same: The field in a major is div…

Improve your game (and get free golf) at the Academy of Golf at the Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando

Heading south for an Orlando golf vacation? If your game's a little rusty, you might want to check out the Academy of Golf at the Villas of Grand Cypress.From now through September, students who take three golf lessons at full price get a fourth less…

Desert Pines Golf Club in Las Vegas goes Web 2.0 with new site

Planning your next Las Vegas golf vacation? If you've played golf in Las Vegas before, you've probably played – or at least heard about – Desert Pines Golf Club. The course is in great shape of late (just in time for the crowds that pile into Vegas for t…

TPC Las Vegas celebrating the 4th of July with discount golf, more

If you're considering playing a little golf in Las Vegas the weekend of July 4, keep in mind TPC Las Vegas' holiday promotion.From Friday through Monday, golf rates will be $60-$125 and all beverage cart items will be 30-50 percent off.For more i…

Las Vegas golf deal: Stay at the Mirage and play Royal Links and Desert Pines

Out in Las Vegas, for a short time, Walters Golf has a golf vacation package deal going where you get three nights lodging at The Mirage and rounds of golf at Royal Links Golf Club and Desert Pines Golf Club for just $269 per golfer. You also get free cl…

Country music stars join the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters field

If you're a golf fan and have a pulse, you know the Masters is coming up and that Tiger Woods will be back at Augusta. If you've ever played golf in Myrtle Beach, S.C., however, you know what else this time of year means:The Hootie & the Blowfish…

Colorado golfers: Annual passes make 2010 your year for golf at Raven G.C. at Three Peaks in Silverthorne

You Colorado golfers might have read the review of Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks by David R. Holland that we published last summer. Dave knows his Colorado golf, believe me. Given that, his opening line – "A lot of people preach the praises of the Raven…

Thirsty after the Honda Classic? Guanabanas in Jupiter is worth the drive from PGA National

I see where Brazil's Alexandre Rocha, the world's 711th-ranked player, is hot on the heels of Nathan Green and Michael Connell in the Honda Classic after round one on the Champion course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. To be honest, I don't s…

Tour stars hit TPC Las Vegas to hone their game

It must be an off week on the PGA Tour because my contact at TPC Las Vegas tells me loads of tour pros have been out there perfecting their game.The list of pros seen at TPC Las Vegas:Bill LundeRickie FowlerJohn MallingerBob MayWon Jon Le…

From planning golf vacations to booking tee times online, new-look TravelGolf.com has you covered

Unless you’re reading this post via RSS feed, you’ve seen our new-look TravelGolf.com site, just unveiled this week. Dating back to the mid ’90s, TravelGolf.com is one of the oldest sites on the web focused on golf vacations, courses, and trip planning.…

It’s fair to openly wonder whether Tiger Woods is juiced, Bill Plaschke writes in the LA Times

Here (courtesy of our old pal Bangkok Al) is a pretty interesting take by L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke on the shift in the Tiger Woods saga away from questions about his [insert updated number here] adulterous affairs to questions about doping in t…

The world’s most extreme golf courses, courtesy of adidas Golf

adidas Golf has a pretty interesting vlog/promotion going on at http://wearintheworld.adidasgolf.com/ The idea is for team members Josh Sullivan and Lindsay Knowlton to chronicle a 30-day golf trip to some of the world’s most extreme golf courses, playin…

Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Muirfield, more vying for Scotland’s Golf Course of the Year

A release just hit my desk announcing nominees for this year’s Golf Tourism Scotland’s Gold Standard Awards. The nominees for Golf Course of the Year are:

Ailsa Course at Turnberry

Balcomie Links (Crail)

Castle Stuart Golf Links (Inverness)

D…

Charles Barkley is dead wrong about golf

In this press release that just came across my desk, NBA legend and noted golf nut Charles Barkley is quoted as saying "Golf is no fun when you suck."

Charles, if you’re reading this (and I’m pretty sure you are), on behalf of the entire golf industry…

Whisky and golf in Scotland: A perfect pair

I get tons of press releases. I mean, if I had a nickle for every press release I got, I’d be able to take a year off and just travel around playing golf at PGA Tour host courses. So I have no idea why this one from Visit Scotland caught my eye. It’s ent…

Free golf book: Get Pete McDaniel’s ‘Uneven Lies’ from Titleist

Titleist has a very cool promotion going on on their web site. While supplies last, they’re giving away copies of Pete McDaniel’s excellent book, "Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf." Click here to get yourself one.

Also, check…

Vote now to get golf into the Olympic Games in 2016

Do you want to see golf in the Olympics? The International Golf Federation is busy "lobbying the International Olympic Committee for one of two open spots on the sports calendar for 2016, and with a decision on the 2016 sports roster to be made in Octobe…

At 41 mpg, golfers are as efficient as a hybrid

Allow me, dear readers, to take zero credit for this observation; reader Elliot DeBear just e-mailed it in:

A recent study found the average golfer walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a Ye…

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me John Daly’s Mercedes-Benz …

I just read that John Daly auctioned off his Mercedes on Ebay. I won’t bore you with rehashing the other Daly lowlights of late (Bruce Stasch and Mike Bailey can bring you up to speed).

But I did want to ask if anyone still doubts my prediction from September of 2005 when I took heat for calling John a funny, loveable buffoon and predicted that years from now, as he’s dragging his oxygen tank around the track on Champions Tour, his career win total will look an awful lot like it does right now. You can read it here.