Ten ways to change the golf model


I’ve been out on the road a good bit the past couple months. I’ve had a chance to attend both the World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the Golf Channel Amateur Tour National Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. These events have given me th...

Have we killed the Goose


State of the Golf Business: Past, Present, Future Golf is a way of life to some and a pass-time to others, but on one level or another its played by almost 30 million Americans today. Despite its popularity, the only thing growing in the domestic golf business these days is the grass. Some have...

My Game was Realy sucking

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My Game was Really Sucking 1996 was my sophomore year on the PGA Tour. Coincidentally, it was also my second to last year as a member. Heading into the Byron Nelson Classic I wasn’t exactly in top form, in fact, my game was really sucking. I made the cut by a shot so I thought I’d try somethin...

The Golden Age Architect as Genius

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3/8/2004 – Below is an article published in Paul Daley’s new book, Golf Architecture, A Worldwide Perspective Golf course architects are getting a lot of attention these days. The golfing public cares about course designers. People know the names of architects, their styles and their ...


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Golf According to Charlie I ‘m a golf expert. What are my qualifications you might ask? Well, in 1996, I finished 39th at the Buick Classic. Tiger Woods was 43rd. Now that we have established my credentials, let’s go over my thoughts on the way golf ought to be. My number one pet peeve is the...

"For architect Mike Young, a veteran of the Georgia golf scene and also busy in Central America, this could be his much-deserved breakthrough course. Long Shadow combines two styles, with a front nine through wooded riverfront land and a back nine that is discernibly more open and heathlands in style, with a bolder, more scattered approach to bunkering. Unity in the composition comes by virtue of the rough-hewn fescues and native grasses that frame the holes. "