Rules of the Road: Updated Tips and Tricks from a decade of Golf Trips

The golf trip to Southern Pines in August 2020 will mark my 8th consecutive year as a golf trip captain. Add in random long weekends and overnight golf excursions that pop up from time to time, and I’ve spent a lot of time chasing this crazy game far and wide. Each trip has been fun…

Recapping the Louisville Golf Expo 2016

Last month, I attended my second consecutive Louisville Golf Expo.  While this regional golf show is far cry from the glitz and glamour of the PGA Merchandise Show held annually in Orlando, Florida, this year’s improvement over last year’s experience indicates that the Expo will be around for a while. Sure, there aren’t any elaborate…

Three Cheers for Boo Weekley, our favorite bearded golfer

We don’t spend a lot of time writing about the PGA Tour here at OneBeardedGolfer.com, because, frankly, there are lots of professional journalists and media types with better access, more resources, and actual talent for writing. Everyone once in a while, a story jumps off the greens that grabs us and requires our two cents.…

ESPN’s Michael Collins answers One Bearded Tweet on his #AskESPNCaddie video

It’s been kind of fun week here at OneBeardedGolfer.com for random acts of needless publicity.  First, Matt Ginella answered a One Bearded Tweet on his #AskMattG mailbag segment on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program, which was a complete hoot for The Wife and I. Now, ESPN Senior Golf Writer Michael Collins has chosen another…

Hey, Look, I’m on TV! (sort of …but not really) Hi Mom! One Bearded Twitter makes GC’s Morning Drive

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog reading to bring you this breaking new report: The One Bearded Golfer got a shout-out this morning on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program. Prior to the regular “Ask Matty G” segment, wherein Matt Ginella answers questions on golf trips and golf courses from his Twitter followers (@MattGinellaGC), my…

Out with the Old: Saying Goodbye (and Good Riddance) to 2015.

2015 was a mixed year on the golf course for us here at OneBeardedGolfer.com.  There were plenty of highlights, laughs had, and memories made on some fantastic golf courses.  But getting the ball from the tee to the hole efficiently continues to prove elusive. The Good Despite the arrival of the One Bearded Baby, I…

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…

My Golfer’s Syndrome – Giddy from Anticipation Golf Performance Anxiety

Sometimes, I literally can’t wait to get on the golf course.  Try as I might not to think about it too much, the anticipation tends to overwhelm my mind, and eventually trying to concentrate on anything other than golf becomes futile.  This is my Golfer’s Syndrome. Over the past year, I’ve done a lot of…

Spring Cleaning – A Look In on my New Year’s Golf Resolutions

We’re a little bit past the quarter pole on 2014, which means it’s a perfect time to examine my progress on my New Year’s Golf Resolutions from January. I will buy a new pair of golf shoes. Progress Grade: A+.  This was the first and easiest item crossed off the to-do list.  Despite my initial…

Cabin Fever & This Golfer’s Prayer for Springtime

It has been a long, white winter here in Central Kentucky, which has included record low temperatures and more snow and ice than anytime in my 17 years in Lexington.  We’ve endured weeks on end of overcast skies before, but it’s hard to find anyone that recalls a harsher Kentucky winter with more brutal conditions…