Snow and heavy rains in the north and above average rains in Southern California recently have provided some relief for a golf industry concerned about the effects of a prolonged drought. John Strege has more here for Golf Digest.
Canadians were complaining earlier this year as the loonie dropped to take away buying power in the United States, but on the other hand, that decreased buying power also hit American businesses such as golf courses. Larry Bohannan of the Desert Sun in California offered a few thoughts on that subject here.
In Las Vegas, hotel owner Steve Wynn is said to have plans that would redevelop the Wynn Golf Club course behind the Wynn and Encore hotels on the strip, the site of the old Desert Inn where the Rat Pack among other celebrities once played. John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun has more here.
If you or members or friends spend a lot of time out of the country playing golf or spending the winter in southern destinations, it may end up costing you in social benefits if the federal government follows up on plans to better monitor the travels of Canadians. Ben Miljure of CTV has that story […]
Veteran Canadian writer Tom Peters says in the Chronicle Herald that a trip to St. Andrews for the British Open is even sweeter when flanked by your son. He chronicles his journey here.
The snow is beginning to fly, the holidays are coming up and if you’re not away then, you may be thinking about a warm weather golf getaway or a trip to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando at the end of January. Before you go, have you gotten your travel insurance and are you comfortable […]
Sweet Home Alabama.
Maybe there should be another twist to that marketing slogan borrowed from the song penned by southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd and used by the state to promote Alabama.
Might I suggest Sweet Golf Alabama?
Expect that golf trip down south to cost a little more and the overheads on WestJet flights to warmer destinations to be a lot more crammed with news that the airline will start charging some economy fare customers a fee to check their first bag. The fee will range somewhere between $25 and $29.50 on […]
Wi-Fi access on the golf course? Speakers on golf carts? Golf resorts are zeroing in on young travelers to try and get them out on the golf course in non-traditional ways. Would the golf operation where you’re employed be willing to try some of these ideas? This story by Martha C. White appeared in the […]
The entrance into Murcar Links near Aberdeen, Scotland, will never be mistaken for Magnolia Lane at Augusta National. Geoff Shackleford of Golf Digest has more here.