I really never thought a lot about golf demo days. You’ve seen them: a tent set up at the driving range, a gazillion clubs, manufacturer reps pitching the latest tech clubs and high prices.
Always write to the most common denominator. General interest, appeal to the masses. That’s what I was told when I started this writing gig.
Meet Mike Jaime: 62 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches and 208 pounds.
Start a New Year’s column with a catch phrase from the early 1970s? Crazy, I admit.
Thanks, everyone. Just a brief follow-up to last month’s column on skin cancer. From it, I learned five things:
“It’s like poking a hole in a Picasso.” — John Asay, Oct. 30, 2013.
I guess you could say this is my tribute to fantasy columns for the year. Not your usual version of fantasy sports but more selfishly: my fantasy golf dreams. things I can only fantasize about the game. I have two. I’m not delirious.
I don’t know if you have noticed what’s happening to golf in the valley. It’s frightening: shutting down golf courses, turning players away with no other alternative than to go bowling. It is not a pretty sight.
I recently spoke with Eric Yaillen, the executive director of the Southern Nevada Golf Association. The topics of our conversation have been the USGA handicap system, how to establish a course rating and what the heck a slope measures.
The Heritage Classic, a 1920s-style hickory stick golf tournament, was on June 22 at Eagle Crest Golf Club, 2203 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd., a 4,067-yard par-60 layout and perfect for nostalgia.
Alpine skiing. Alpine lake. Alpine forest. Alpine lodging. How about Alpine golf? Even better, how about a trip for both you and the wife?
There it was: the highway sign, flashing urgently. High wind on the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge. Use caution. Ordinarily no big deal, but today we were headed to Boulder City to play a round of golf at Boulder City Golf Course.
Perry Parker is the guy behind Perry Parker Golf, a teaching facility located in Mission Viejo, Calif. In addition to a long list of impressive credentials, Perry has Hemophilia A, the most common type of Hemophilia.
I know a good golf idea when I see one. I also know a bad golf idea when I see one.
“We’re back and better then ever,” exclaimed Marc Orlowski, general manager of Black Mountain Golf and Country Club. Very enthusiastically, I might add.