Mid-Year Look In on my 10 Golf New Year’s Resolutions

The first half of 2014 has come and gone, and as the heat of another Bluegrass summer engulfs us here at the One Bearded Golfer Blog, it is time to check in my progress towards my New Year’s Golf Resolutions. I will buy a new pair of golf shoes. Progress Grade: A+.  My feet continue…

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Heritage Hill Golf Club, Shepherdsville, KY

The third expedition of our season long Kentucky’s Best Golf Tour led us to Heritage Hill Golf Club on the south side of Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Located just 20 minutes south of downtown Louisville and just minutes from Interstate 65, Heritage Hill is located in a veritable metropolis compared to our treks to StoneCrest and Eagle…

Old Silo Golf Course, Mt. Sterling, KY – The Best of the Bluegrass

Please note that this review is reflective of what Old Silo USED to be.  Unfortunately, the course has gone significantly downhill in the interim between when I published this column in 2014 and whenever you are reading this.  For a more accurate picture of the modern Old Silo G.C. experience, please see my premature obituary…

Pinehurst No. 2 Renovation – the wave of the future or cute little story?

Martin Kaymer probably still hasn’t awoken from the dream that was his 2014 U.S. Open performance.  Who could blame him? That was the most effortless major performance probably since Rory at Congressional or Tiger at Pebble Beach. As impressive as Kaymer’s performance was, the undoubted star of the week was the renovated Pinehurst No. 2…

PMGA’s U.S. Open Tournament – A slight improvement & a lot more fun

Saturday was my second outing with the Picadome Men’s Golf Association.  On that perfect June morning, I arrived at the course desperately hoping to play better and have more fun than in the Skins Game weeks earlier. Despite only bettering my score by a few strokes, I am glad that I can say I accomplished…

Connemara Golf Course, Nicholasville, KY – The not quite Irish links

One of my decisions early on this season was, in addition to playing better golf, to play golf at better courses.  This week I made an exception because the cause of the charity scramble I was playing in was more important than where it was played. So, for the first time in probably six or…

The 7th Lesson – Swing Path, scared straight

My golf game’s evolution simmered this spring, but has begun heating up along with the Central Kentucky temperatures.  It’s been an excruciatingly volatile process, with intermittent stretches of feeling in control and striking the ball really well giving way to an inability to get off the tee box, and back again. The inconsistency of my…

Lassing Pointe G.C., Union, KY – One of Northern Kentucky’s true public gems

Lassing Pointe golf course in Union, Kentucky, is one of the true gems that I’ve enjoyed playing in the greater Cincinnati area of Northern Kentucky.  The rolling terrain and collection of streams, woods, and ponds provide a great variety of holes that require accuracy, creativity, and discipline. I’d played the course once before, probably 3…

June Poll Question – what golf shot scares you the most?

Playing Eagle Ridge G.C. recently, I was faced with a variety of hind-parts-puckeringly scary golf shots.  There was trouble everywhere on the course, from bunkers to ravines to falling off the side of the mountain at any given time. The view from the tees had to be designed to mess with golfers’ minds, because I…