Win Loot With The Masters Fantasy Golf Challenge

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
  Ok, so we're going to try another something new here at Golf Tripper. For all four majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship, PGA Championship) this year we are going to run a Fantasy Golf Challenge. We will keep the rules very simple and the top 5 finishers will get to pick a prize from the collection of pro shop loot that I have accumulated in my travels. I've got hats, ball mark repair tools, yardage books, putter covers and a variety of other items all with cool Top More >

The Monuments Men of Golf

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
After seeing a preview for the new movie The Monuments Men a thought crossed my mind about how that concept might loosely apply to golf. For those not familiar with the movie, the plot is based around a group of men who volunteer for World War II and accept the unusual mission of saving art and other rare antiquities from destruction by the Nazis. Ok, so as far as I know there is no record of golf antiquities being saved from an evil government, but golf does have a group More >

Win a FREE Trip to The Old Course in Scotland . . . SERIOUSLY!

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I just learned that golf packaging company PerryGolf is running a promotion in the month of February where one lucky entrant will win a trip for two to Scotland for a 4 night, 3 round golf trip (4/14 - 4/19). The package includes rounds of golf on The Old Course at St. Andrews, The New Course at St. Andrews and Kingsbarns Golf Links. They'll also provide 4 nights at the Fairmont St. Andrews, a rental car and a Scottish breakfast each day (hopefully it will include some haggis). All you More >

Top 100 List Challenge

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
  Over the weekend I discovered a cool little website through Facebook that lets users create lists, check off how many of the list items they have done and then challenge their Facebook friends to post a better score. There are lists that ask anything from the number of states you have visited to how many classic 1970s sitcoms you have seen. I, of course, thought it was a perfect format for Top 100 golf courses and spent some time over the weekend creating challenges for the four major lists More >

Merry Christmas and See You All in 2014!!

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I'm going to take the last couple weeks of the year off from posting anything on the website and will plan to be back to my regularly scheduled programming on January 6th. This year was a great year for the site and thank you to everyone who has supported all the changes we have had here. I'm looking forward to 2014 and hope to have a lot more changes coming as well as a few more new features. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!! Safe travels to every More >

A New Model For Running a Golf Club?

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
One of the interesting things about knowing as many golfers as I do is that I get to hear unusual golf related stories all the time. I regularly get emails and phone calls from my friends detailing especially bizarre or outrageously hilarious happenings at their clubs. Last night I got one of those emails and although my policy is normally not to publish these stories, I thought this one was worthy of discussion. Within the last few months GoDaddy founder and executive chairman, Bob Parsons, purchased Golf Club Scottsdale which More >

Welcome To GolfTripper.com

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
  It's been a long time coming since I first announced the launch of GolfTripper.com back in March of this year, but I have finally gotten it to the point that it's ready to be sent out into the world. Quite a few people have put in a ton of hard work developing the new site and getting more than six years worth of archives from The Itinerant Golfer blog ported over. A HUGE thanks to my friends at Release The Hounds with whom none of this could have been More >

Opportunities To Play Top 100 Golf Courses

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I often get asked how to play Top 100 golf courses and I always say that there is no real secret. In my experience I have found that by and large it's mostly a matter of luck. That said, sometimes there are opportunities to play Top 100 courses that don't require anything but having some cash and a willingness to help a good cause. One of those opportunities is happening right now. The American Cancer Society will be putting on a charity event at Olympia Fields on Monday July 22nd More >

The Muirfield Golf Experience

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
With The Open Championship happening this week, golf in the U.K. is in the forefront of my mind. As sad as this is to admit I have yet to visit the U.K. for a golf trip. About 20 years ago when I wasn't playing much golf I visited London and Edinburgh, but to be honest golf was not even on my radar at the time. I made another trip to London a couple of years ago, but it was a quick trip and regretfully there was no time for golf. More >

U.S. Open and Merion Golf Club Random Musings

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I can't help but wonder about the USGA's timing of their "While We're Young" campaign against slow play. I find it interesting that they launched this campaign during the week of the largest golf tournament in the U.S. and one that is notorious for slow play. I almost feel like it's a warning to the golfers in the field that they are going to be handing out slow play penalties. It will be interesting to watch the week unfold. For anyone who have been living under a rock, "While We're More >