Results of the February Poll Question: How much we’re willing to spend on a golf trip

It’s not a perfect bell curve, but the results of this month’s One Bearded Golfer poll question makes me think our crack research team is getting better at creating our monthly questions.  And in the spirit of putting your money where your  mouth is, I think I learned more about my audience from the results…

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The Guilty Pleasure of Gawking into the GHIN System

One of the side benefits of keeping an official golf handicap through the USGA’s national Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) system is that it makes you a member of the enormous network of over 9,000 golf clubs that use the GHIN system. The simple, user-friendly functionality of the system is easy to utilize for…

My Top 10 Favorite Golf Course Experiences of 2014

With an arctic blast moving through central Kentucky this coming week, my earnest start to the 2015 golf season is on hold at least one more week.  Rather than bemoaning the circumstances of the present, it seems like the perfect opportunity to look back at the best golf course experiences I had last year. This…

The Value of a good Golf Association

As we count down the days until the golf season begins, the Kentucky Golf Association (“KGA”) is already carrying the banner for creating excitement and enthusiasm for golf in the Commonwealth. In addition to the traditional championships one would expect from a state golf association, the KGA has added an amateur series at some fantastic…

The Idiot Rule: A Rule of Thumb for The Rules of Golf

During my golf lesson today, my teaching pro bestowed to me the best explanation of how to think about The Rules of Golf. If your brain capacity is spent on something better than memorizing all 34 official Rules, their various subsections, and the voluminous Official Decisions, this little nugget will keep you in compliance with…

February Question of the Month: How much would you spend for a Buddies Golf Trip?

 For golfers in North America, especially those living anywhere not named “Florida” or “Arizona,” winter is the silly golf season.  Occasionally, a few of us are able to get out for some off-season frigid golf just to satisfy our need to be outside on the links. However, for most everyone else, winter is the time…