Mark Pritchett

Palmetto Golf Club

Written by Mark Pritchett
Yes, I have spent the last seven years of my life pursuing Golf Digest’s Top 100 golf courses in America, but please don’ t think I live on Top 100 golf alone. In addition to my primary mission of playing the Top 100 I have a long list of non-rated courses that I am interested in visiting. Near the top of non-rated courses list is Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina. Palmetto Golf Club has an interesting place in the history of American golf. It’s one of the oldest More >

Two Roads To Augusta

Written by Mark Pritchett
Everyone has seen the famous photo of Ben Crenshaw being consoled by his caddie after holing the winning putt at the 1995 Masters just a week past his instructor Harvey Penick's passing. Now there is a book that contains the remarkable story of this equally remarkable friendship. Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw and his Masters caddie since 1976, Carl Jackson, couldn't have come from more different backgrounds, but through golf have developed a deep friendship that has changed them both. The backdrop for this wonderful story is Augusta National Golf Club More >

Sage Valley’s Fried Pickle Chips

Written by Mark Pritchett
My entire life I have had a deep affection for dill pickles. I will put them on anything. As a child I found myself in an Elvis-esque period of time where I regularly ate peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. What can I say? I love the flavor. In fact, I love it so much that I have actually been known to declare that a hamburger is not a real hamburger without dill pickle chips on it. I'm not interested in some lame duck dill pickle spear on the side More >

My New Travel Partner!

Written by Mark Pritchett
A few months ago I got a new toy. No, not a fancy new driver or an expensive new range finder . . . I got a new golf travel bag. Outside of my actual clubs this is the piece of golf equipment that I use more than any other. For years I had a Callaway travel bag that actually serviced me quite well. In fact, even after tens of thousands of miles logged on it that Callaway bag was in remarkably good shape. I finally decided to retire the More >