Results of the May Question of the Month: Your Favorite Golf Grass

I realize that the May Question of the Month was probably only interesting to a certain level of avid golfer, fodder for those golf nerds and course design junkies among us.  However, I had no idea the response would be so overwhelmingly one-sided. Apparently, Dear Readers, collectively we love the smooth, deep green color of…

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Eagle Ridge Golf Course – The scariest golf course in Kentucky…by a lot

Sunday, my growing band of merry-men completed the second leg of our season-long Kentucky’s Best golf tour, this time crossing Eagle Ridge Golf Course at Yatesville Lake State Park off the list. On behalf of all that have played Eagle Ridge, I’d like to swift-kick architects Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest right in the shins. …

Rule 25-1(b)(ii): A ball in a bunker full of water

We’ve all encountered the following situation: playing a round following a torrential downpour, several of the bunkers are partially or completely full of standing water.  Despite all efforts to the contrary, inevitably, we flub, shank, fly, or roll a shot into one of these sandy bowls of Cholera tea. What happens next?  We probably use…

Driving a green, 94 bunkers & mongooses at Wailea Gold Course, Kihei, Maui, HI

Let’s get this out of the way up front: I had a really good round of golf on Wailea’s Golf Club’s Gold Course, carding my best score since the Hilton Head Island trip in March. It is a fantastic course with a few absolutely great, unique holes, lots of good holes, and several beautiful views…

A Failure of Fundamentals – The PMGA Skins Game 2014

Saturday marked my initial foray into competitive golf with the first Picadome Men’s Golf Association event of the year, a flighted Skins Game.  After a few delays due to extended sewer line work this spring, all 18 holes were finally open at Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome. Instead of a triumphant entrance into competitive…

Playground of the gods – Kapalua Plantation Course, Lahaina, Maui, HI

When I booked my tee time to play the famous Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort, I must admit I was a little skeptical.  I had played seaside links courses, and I’d played courses on top of mountain ridges, so how special could this course on a Hawaiian mountain with views of the Pacific Ocean…

May Question of the Month: What is your preferred golf course grass surface?

The Bearded Golfer (and Wife) jaunt through Maui has come to a close.  Of course the scenery was beautiful, it was nice to have dipped our toes in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the same calendar year (a first for me), and was generally a fantastic vacation. The three rounds of golf I…

Results of April’s Question of the Month

April’s Question of the Month, Would you actually want to live on a golf course, elicited a varied response from you, Dear Readers.  Some voters had some strong, clear-cut opinions, while other took advantage of the nuanced options available in the poll. In an editorial note, if I had the opportunity to recreate the poll…