Entry back into Competitive Golf

Hopefully you had a chance to read my first post about my commitment to get back into competitive golf.  It's the only game I knew for a long time and it's time to get back… [more]

Entry back into Competitive Golf Entry back into Competitive Golf

Golf: My original passion and now 5th priority

Now six years out of college, I've established my presence in the real world as I continue to pursue my career in Corporate America. Prior to entering the cubicle farm, golf was my… [more]

Golf: My original passion and now 5th priority Golf: My original passion and now 5th priority

The Old Course at St. Andrews

The Old Course at St. Andrews is a course we all aspire to play at least once in our lifetime. I always knew I'd take the trip someday, and that day came when a business trip to… [more]

The Old Course at St. Andrews The Old Course at St. Andrews

Ray Beaufils: PNG Open Recap

I have played in some amazing destinations but once landing in Papua New Guinea, its understandable to have mixed emotions. One side you're a little concerned about the unknown (your… [more]

Ray Beaufils: PNG Open Recap Ray Beaufils: PNG Open Recap

Ray Beaufils: Towel back on the Rack

After throwing the towel in and being adamant that I would never be back, I have decided to get back to playing professional golf 6 months later. At the time it was a decision… [more]

Ray Beaufils: Towel back on the Rack Ray Beaufils: Towel back on the Rack

The Bob Goalby of the LPGA: So Yeon Ryu

As is appropriate during Masters week, we have a major champion who solely benefited from a rules infraction to win such a major. In this instance, it is So Yeon Ryu who made up four… [more]

The Bob Goalby of the LPGA: So Yeon Ryu The Bob Goalby of the LPGA: So Yeon Ryu

Welcome to the Masters 2017

The 2017 Masters is underway, and we're excited to give you a unique preview ahead of this year's event. To begin, we're going to highlight some of the fascinating historical photos… [more]

Welcome to the Masters 2017 Welcome to the Masters 2017

Planning your visit to The Masters

If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a ticket to The Masters, congratulations. Its an honor to be part of the action at Augusta National and its a lot of fun to plan your visit… [more]

Planning your visit to The Masters Planning your visit to The Masters

Making the Cut: Surviving golf’s ‘Developmental Tour’

While we watch the elite group of top players compete on the PGA Tour every week, it can be easy to overlook the thousands of professionals fighting for their chance to make it to the… [more]

Making the Cut: Surviving golf’s ‘Developmental Tour’ Making the Cut: Surviving golf's 'Developmental Tour'

San Francisco Golf Club

Tucked away off a major interstate down a back road in San Francisco sits one of the most historic golf courses that we have today. If you’re not careful you can easily drive past… [more]

San Francisco Golf Club San Francisco Golf Club

Q&A: A look inside the Golf Junk Drawer

One thing every golfer can relate to is the pile of miscellaneous scorecards, tees, ball markers and divot repair tools that accumulate after each round we play. To us, these items… [more]

Q&A: A look inside the Golf Junk Drawer Q&A: A look inside the Golf Junk Drawer

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)

Founded in 1854, the Philadelphia Cricket Club holds the unique distinction of being the oldest country club in America. As the name suggests, the club was founded by a group of students… [more]

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon) Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)

Best New Courses in 2016 Feature Common Theme

The December issue of Golf Digest discussed the similarities between newly designed courses Bluejack National (Tiger Woods) and The Loop at Forest Dunes (Tom Doak). The overarching… [more]

Best New Courses in 2016 Feature Common Theme Best New Courses in 2016 Feature Common Theme

Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

The South Course at Oakland Hills Country Club has played a pivotal role in the history of the game of golf. Not only is it one of the most historic championship golf venues in the… [more]

Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Oakland Hills Country Club (South)

Pittsburgh Field Club

  Pittsburgh Field Club is located in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh right next door to Fox Chapel Golf Club. One of the oldest country clubs in Pittsburgh, PFC was founded… [more]

Pittsburgh Field Club Pittsburgh Field Club

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Entry back into Competitive Golf

| 08.10.2017 | 0 Comments

Hopefully you had a chance to read my first post about my commitment to get back into competitive golf.  It’s the only game I knew for a long time and it’s time to get back into it. Playing corporate outings and casual rounds has put a damper on my scoring and on course mentality. So I’m spending the next few weeks preparing for the West Penn Mid-Am in late August and….

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Golf: My original passion and now 5th priority

| 07.20.2017 | 0 Comments

Now six years out of college, I’ve established my presence in the real world as I continue to pursue my career in Corporate America. Prior to entering the cubicle farm, golf was my job as I competed on a D-I AA golf team. I was lucky to be introduced to the game at a young age and played competitively before I even knew how to tally up my score. It’s….

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The Old Course at St. Andrews

| 06.08.2017 | 0 Comments

The Old Course at St. Andrews is a course we all aspire to play at least once in our lifetime. I always knew I’d take the trip someday, and that day came when a business trip to London was put on my calendar in early April. Immediately, I decided I’d look into traveling to Scotland in hopes of playing the Old Course. Our plans were sealed a few weeks before playing:….

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Canyata Golf Club

| 10.07.2013 | 0 Comments

Without question, Canyata Golf Club was the most incredible days of golf I’ve ever had. It’s almost impossible to explain the unique experience. Nothing could have prepared me for Canyata. First of all, nobody knows anything about it, and nobody knows where it is. There are no members. There are no people. There is no golf staff. There is no professional. There are no shoes allowed indoors. There’s a locker….

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Spring Golf Trip 2011 Continues the Tradition

| 04.14.2011 | 1 Comments

This past Wednesday our group set out on a five day trip that included golf at four different places. Ballyhack Country Club in Roanoke, Virginia – Country Club of North Carolina – Southern Pines Golf Club – The Dormie Club As we continue to recap the trip, we have put together some pictures for you – stay tuned for a full write up:              ….

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Palmetto Golf Club

| 10.05.2012 | 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of playing Palmetto Golf Club, which happens to be nestled in the South Carolina pines, just outside of Aiken. Founded in 1892 by New York sportsman Thomas Hitchcock, and later redesigned by Dr. Alister MacKenzie in 1932 (following his design of Augusta National), Palmetto Golf Club offers a premier golfing experience suitable for all players, regardless of their skill level. From tee to green, Palmetto….

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Chicago Golf Club

| 09.06.2012 | 2 Comments

Chicago Golf Club, Glen View Club and Olympia Fields Country Club have hosted six U.S. Opens, twelve USGA events in total (including the upcoming 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields), two PGA’s and five Western Opens. Olympia Fields has the added bonus of two championship courses. On our recent visit to each club, it was quite apparent that all three continue to thrive and each course presents a wonderful golf….

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Palos Verdes Golf Club

| 02.18.2012 | 0 Comments

Palos Verdes Golf Club, located in Palos Verdes Estates, CA, was designed in 1924 by George C. Thomas and William Bell, the same architects that designed nearby Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles Country Club and Bel Air Country Club. While it is only 6,219 yards in length, it is a great example of a Thomas and Bell design, as they incorporate natural hazards throughout the course that include the use….

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Spring Golf Trip 2011 Continues the Tradition

| 04.04.2011 | 2 Comments

Continuing a multi-generational tradition, our eightsome heads for North Carolina Wednesday April 6.  The CCNC Tradition began forty years ago when I accompanied my fathers good friend Charlie Kunkle (U.S. Amateur Semifinalist 1956 & Masters Participant) and their buddies to Pinehurst and one of the first, and most well designed and laid out, gated communities.  Known as “The Safari” group, these men of the Greatest Generation lived large at CCNC where they….

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Centre Hills Country Club

| 04.07.2012 | 0 Comments

Three Nines, Three Renowned Designers Alexander H. Findlay is known as the Father of American Golf. Robert Trent Jones is the most prolific golf architect of the post-World War II era. Edmund Ault was one of the most respected golf architects in the ASGCA and had the distinction of being a top amateur golfer of his era. At Centre Hills Country Club, all three of these remarkable golf course designers came together to contribute….

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Southern Hospitality – North Carolina Style

| 04.22.2012 | 2 Comments

Almost inconceivably, North Carolina is an underrated golf destination despite its wide range of world class venues, the Pinehurst factor and its incredible genteel hospitality. Having traveled to North Carolina for a Spring golf trip for some twenty five years, we are still checking off courses in the state’s Top 100 list (an amazingly bold ranking for in state courses) and have yet to be disappointed. For 2012, we again….

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