Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pure Golf In The Rain - Sherwood Forest Golf Club

I'm back in England and had the good fortune to play a classic Colt/Braid golf course, Sherwood Forest, the other day. Despite the fact that we lost, the golf course was a delight, even in the pouring rain.

It's pedigree is without reproach - originally laid out by Harry Colt in 1912, it was "tweaked" by James Braid in the 1920's. In recent years, the committee has done a great job in removing all those pesky trees that robbed the greens of light and the members of the wonderful view from the clubhouse. If you are looking for a real hidden gem in the "midlands" of England then call the club and book a tee time. Like most private clubs in the UK they will be happy to take your money. Fair warning, the gorgeous purple heather will swallow up your golf ball - when you find it, take your wedge out and get the ball back in play or you could be there some time.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Pure Entry Into Golf Magazine's Top US 100 - The Cal Club

A truly outstanding golf course makes it's debut in Golf Magazine's Top US golf courses, The California Golf Club of San Francisco. Originally designed by William Locke and opened in 1918, the course had suffered over the years until a brave Board of Directors hired Kyle Phillips to renovate the golf course in 2007. He and his team did that and more by opening up views of the city and creating 5 new magnificent new holes. Our friend, landscape artist Josh Smith, works at the club and has produced several beautiful paintings of the South San Francisco Club. I have had the good fortune to play it a number of times and it is a magnificent addition to America's best.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Great Logos, Part Deux

Four more classic logos from four of America's best golf courses.