Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upcoming Course Plays

The top 25 list I posted doesn't really include how I intend to play the courses, only the hopefuls. As far as how I truly think I can play them, this is a more reasonable list and one I hope to stick to.
*Update 17 Sep
Azalea City Golf Club-Yes
Grand Bear- No
Spring Hill College-Not Yet
RTJ @ Cambrian Ridge (Sherling/Canyon)- Yes
Mobile Country Club
Mississippi National
Rock Creek, AL
Rivermont CC- Open Golf Atlanta Tour
Lakewood (Magnolia)
Silver King

Hopefully this goes well.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Golf on TV

It's been a new experience for me these past couple of weeks watching golf tournaments on TV. For the first time, I've been able to see courses that I have actually played and can know what the players are doing playing particular shots.
Two weeks ago I was able to watch the Men's and Women's United States Amateur Public Links Championships contested over Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails at the Bandon Dunes Resort. That was a lot of fun to watch, mostly because its rare to see links golf on TV, typically only the British Open and the Dunhill Links Championship are shown on links courses.
Last weekend was especially cool seeing Pebble Beach on TV for the first time since I played there back in early April. This was better than seeing Bandon because I remember the holes and shots at Pebble better than I do the ones from Bandon, and I think Pebble is just a much better looking golf course, probably the most beautiful course in the world.
And now this week, I get to watch the celebrity event at Edgewood Tahoe. For obvious production reasons, not all the holes here are shown, but for the most part, all the best holes are shown, including the majority of the back 9. Although Edgewood takes a thrashing by some for being supposedly boring, I think its quite an interesting course with certainly some of the best views anywhere. Its a great enjoyment to see it again.
Sadly, it seems as though this will be coming to an end until the Champion's Tour final event at Harding Park in San Francisco, unless I make it up to Prattville, AL and play the Senator course at Capitol Hill prior to the LPGA event contested there, although that may not be on TV at all. Either way, its quite fun to see on TV great golf courses where you too have played.