Rees Milikin

Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper)

Written by Rees Milikin
I first visited Baltusrol a few years ago to play the Lower Course which is the club’s best known course and one that is always highly ranked on all of the Top 100 lists. Normally, if a club has two courses I like to try to play them both, but in this case the Upper Course was in the midst of a renovation and not open for play. My host on that visit assured me that I would be back to play the Upper Course as it was likely to More >

It’s Hammer Time!!!

Written by Rees Milikin
Here in the South Spring has finally arrived and the weather is fantastic . . . we've even had a couple of days that could be categorized as hot. With warmer temperatures ahead of us now seems like as good a time as any to introduce you good people to the Velvet Hammer as its served at Augusta Country Club. I absolutely love a signature drink at a golf club and this one is about as unique as they come. The Velvet Hammer is often served with cream, but Augusta More >

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (Gold Course)

Written by Rees Milikin
As embarrassing as it is to admit, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold Course is another architecturally significant course in my home state of Virginia that I had neglected to play until very recently. I have several family members who live in Williamsburg and although I visit and play golf there quite often we simply never made plans to visit the Gold Course. Oh sure, we talked about it for years, but none of us actually took the initiative to make a tee time. Fortunately, one of my father’s friends recently More >

Pro Shop Loot

Written by Rees Milikin
A few years ago I was visiting a friend in Detroit and spent the evening at his house having dinner and talking golf courses as we golf nerds are apt to do. My buddy is on a Top 100 quest as well and eventually the conversation veered to the topic of what we buy at pro shops when we visit a club. We both pretty much bought all the usual stuff like hats, shirts, belts and other items of logo apparel. As we sat there shaming one another over how More >