The Sheep Ranch

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Once again this year, I had the good fortune to be able to travel to Bandon, Oregon to meet good friends for a long weekend of “playing” golf at Bandon Dunes Resort, perched out on the Pacific Ocean in southwestern Oregon. They have a neat website: It’s a “Wow” kind of place with [...]

Some People Never Die

Monday, December 31st, 2012

It was indeed fortunate that an unknown cousin researching Spec Wilson inquired at the Laurel Country Club about my Dad. He was put in touch with me, and we began corresponding. Later he sent a Blog about my Dad, one written by another heretofore unknown gentlemen and golfer.

These comments were sincere, came from [...]

Bandon Dunes

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Once upon a time, I walked up all alone in the early morning to the first tee at Lahinch Golf Club. The fog was so thick one could not see more than 100 yards in any direction, including the open fairway on the 1st hole. I had hired a caddy, “Big John” Murphy. He told [...]

Golf is a Big Game

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Three weeks ago the Mississippi State Four Ball Championship was held in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with careful set up and administration by the Mississippi Golf Association.  Canebrake Country Club was the venue, a residentially developed track that has undergone a wonderful improvement with the resurfacing of its greens.  They have every advantage, mostly lots of young, [...]

Downunder Tour-Map Of Tassie

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

There was a furious Taxi ride to the Sydney Airport, at the end of which all the guys and all our gear arrived just on time.  Was it an easy load? Air transport in ‘Strailia’ requires planning.  Something like 61# of baggage is allowed within the limits of the ticket price.  Over that, one gets out [...]

Downunder Golf -1st Leg

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Some 10 years ago two golf buddies who wished to explore linksland of the first order headed out to Ireland for a tour.  One early morning at Royal Port Rush- foggy, chilly, & golflike we walked out to tee off on the first.  Being guests of the membership, we were ontime.  As we approached the 1st tee, [...]

Swagman’s Golf Downunder

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Some years ago the itch to travel Downunder found its way into this old folk singer’s “swag”.  The Guitar Case, long been replaced with a Golf bag, the entire itch was scratched to a bleed by an Aussie, with whom friendship came easy.  Met him in Ireland one morning playing Royal Port Rush. The connection he [...]

Golf Axioms

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Golf is a game of enigmas, dicotamys, contradictions, frustrations, rewards, failure, and above all honor.  Here are some fun ‘truisms’ for the days of our lives.
1 Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.  
2 If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the [...]

A Really Big Game

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Working in the Commercial Real Estate world is so fun. Guess what else is fun? 
Here is why:
Let’s start with the part that everyone thinks about first:
1. Technique  (Putting)
“The distance measured from the center of the ball at the point of rest to a point set at the end of the follow through should exceed the [...]

Finishing the Round

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It was the last few  holes of a  really good round of golf.  Only four holes to play and for me, even par is super.  These last four are not difficult if you play conservatively, hit the ball in play off the tee, target the green’s center, and relax.  15 ended with a par. 16, [...]