Why the hell don’t pitch marks (ball marks) on greens get fixed?!?!

I love my home course.  It’s a nearly 100 year-old parkland layout, replete with narrow, tree-lined fairways, deceivingly subtle elevation changes, and sloping, postage stamp greens. It’s our only local municipal course that lies inside our city’s “inner loop,” mere minutes from downtown and less than a mile (as the crow flies) from the University…

How do I not “Lose” my swing over the Winter?

It’s October, which in Central Kentucky means that I have from two to six weeks of golf season left in 2014.  Sure, there will be the random warm afternoon or sunny Sunday that will tempt my golf Jones now and then. But the days of being assured of turning in at least one 18 hole…

The Devil I know: I’m keeping my 3-iron

Every thing I’ve read recently says I should take my 3-iron, and maybe even my 4-iron, out of my golf bag.  Pundits and professional teachers alike say long irons are too hard for amateurs to hit well, much less control. Hybrids and fairway woods are the way to go, they say.  The list of reasons…

What makes a golf course “fair”?

Yesterday, a fellow Golf Kentucky Links devotee posed a couple of interesting questions to me concerning a few of my recent course review write-ups.  He noticed that I had commented that both Old Silo and Heritage Hill were very fair golf courses. To his credit, Jason called me on my borderline overuse of the term…

Is walking the golf course on its way back in style?

I have been fortunate to play some amazing golf courses this year, including 3 so far ranked among the top public courses in the United States, in both South Carolina’s Lowcountry and the volcanic mountains of Maui. I’m also proud to say I have thoroughly enjoyed playing some of the best courses in Kentucky, several…