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MeadowBrook Golf Club – Phoenixville, PA

28 Jun
June 28, 2013

MeadowBrookGC_8

Are you a Revolutionary War buff? You won’t have to endure the hardships Washington and his men encountered at Valley Forge but Meadow Brook does provide it’s own unique challenges.  Read more →

Merion Golf Club – East Course – Ardmore, PA

19 Jun
June 19, 2013

Merion Golf Club

John Sebastian once sang…

Welcome back, your dreams were your ticket out
Welcome back, to that same old place that you laughed about
Well the names have all changed since you hung around
But those dreams have remained and they’ve turned around
…Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back

The pros are back at Merion for the first time since 1981. Welcome back!  I’m visiting old friends from the Philadelphia area for the first time since 1968. Welcome back!

The East Course at Merion Golf Club was designed by Hugh Wilson. He was able to incorporate the best features of the property – slope of the ground on the third hole, the stream running the length of the 11th hole, and the quarry that can cause problems on the final three holes.

This legendary suburban Philadelphia course is known for its iconic, red wicker basket-topped pins and Ben Hogan’s 1-iron shot at the 18th hole. This venerable old course has stood the test of time and proved to be a challenge to the best golfers in the world.

Congratulations to the 2013 U.S. Open champion – Phil, er…Justin Rose.  Also, a big thank you to my private guide, Andy Muzyka, a friend and volunteer at the 11th hole.

 

The University of Montana Golf Course – Missoula, MT

31 May
May 31, 2013

University of Montana - Hole #3

By the time you read this, the University of Montana golf course may be a housing development.  Read more →

Leaning Rock Golf Course – Pine Bluffs, WY

26 May
May 26, 2013

Leaning Rock GC - Hole #7

Golf or hiking shoes? Walk or ride? 4-wheel drive? Open or closed? Pay here or at the police station? These are questions that needed to be answered as I approached the lean-to that serves as the “clubhouse”.  Read more →

Haycreek Golf Club – Wright, WY

23 May
May 23, 2013

Haycreek GC - Hole #1

Wright = right. Something drastically not wright today. Was it that I was one of only 6 golfers on the course on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? – no. Was it that I had to share the course with more antelope than golfers? – no. Was it that I was playing a course in Wyoming and there was no wind? – Wright. Read more →

The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Blue Course) – Westminster, CO

22 May
May 22, 2013

Hyland Hills (Blue) - #8It looked like a crime scene – yellow tape everywhere. All that was missing was the outline of the dead body – but that would come later. The reason for the tape? Read more →

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