U.S. OPEN PREVIEW!!!!

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
U.S. Open week has finally arrived after what feels like an eternity since the USGA first announced the U.S. Open's return to Merion. The golf media is going nuts over the USGA's return to this historic venue and for good reason, it's an incredible place. If you haven't given it a look yet check out the profile I posted a few years ago. The course has had a few minor changes since then and the setup altered considerably to test the pros but the bones are the same. Over the More >

The Memorial Tournament Preview

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I don't talk about the PGA Tour all that much on this website. As I've said before there are others that cover the Tour very well and I feel like any commentary I might have would just be background noise. That said, when the Tour stops at a Top 100 golf course I tend to pay a little more attention and like to throw my 2 cents in. Last year I had the chance to play a round at Muirfield Village and the only thing I can say is that More >

TPC Sawgrass – Play It As It Lies????

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
Since this week is TPC Players Championship week I thought it would be fun to revisit a funny moment from the 17th green at the 1998 TPC Players Championship. The video below is less than 30 seconds long so give it a quick look. For those wondering, yes Steve Lowery was able to replace his ball with no penalty. When I was at Chambers Bay two weeks ago I actually saw a hawk pick up a ball and move it from the bunker to the grass. Maybe we will see More >

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with as much time as we golfers spend in the sun we should learn how to be careful. The Center for Disease Control recommends using sunscreen with at least 15 SPF. I personally always buy the highest I can find on the shelf. For the last couple of years I've been a big fan of the Coppertone Sport product line. They made a sunscreen in a stick that looks like a large chapstick and is very easy to apply to the face More >

Bandon Dunes This Week!!!!

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
This week I'll be on the west coast paying a visit to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and will not be posting my regular posts. I am going to try my hand at tweeting the whole Bandon Dunes experience, so check in with my Twitter feed to see the updates. If you are not already following me you can click HERE to do so. Back to regularly scheduled programming next week with my first Top 100 course profile of 2013!!!! More >

Augusta National, Aunt Jenks and the 10th Hole

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
Since 1934 The Masters has been the proverbial green flag for golfers all across America signifying the beginning of the season. During the 80 years that the tournament has been contested at Augusta National Golf Club hundreds of thousands of patrons have visited the club to witness the best players of the day competing for the title of Masters Champion and the prized green jacket that accompanies the title. With such a long tournament history there are many people who have special ties, bonds and memories associated with Augusta National More >

The Art of Golf

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
I thought that this might be of interest for my readers who are located in Philadelphia or are planning to visit Philly this summer for the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. From March 16 through July 7, 2013 the Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit that is dedicated to the great game of golf and will include the infamous Charles Lees painting entitled "The Golfers". This painting has been replicated hundreds of thousands of times, but the original is truly a masterpiece on its 7 foot wide More >

It’s In The Hole!!!

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
As the season gets geared up I find myself thinking back to the start of last year's season. One of my first big trips of the year was a visit to Prairie Dunes with a bunch of guys for several days where we played the course multiple times. During the first round of the trip one of the guys made an ace on what is one of my favorite par 3s, the 161 yard 2nd hole. I wasn't in his group that round, but it was awesome to share the More >

Logo Bingo

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
One of the things that I always enjoy about watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am coverage is seeing what Top 100 club logos will pop up on the amateur participants. This year the stand outs were Bill Murray in Prairie Dunes (Fri.) and Sage Valley (Sat.), Tony Romo in Dallas National gear and Charles Schwab with his usual Cypress Point visor. It's always fun to see what clubs are being represented out there which is something a few of my friends refer to as "logo bingo". Since I was thinking More >

Some Of My Favorite Clubhouses

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With temperatures in the low 20s here in Virginia I find myself reminiscing back to the warm and sunny days of this past summer. As I was daydreaming yesterday I began thinking about a how much I enjoyed my visit to Crystal Downs in July. The course was fantastic and I played halfway decent, so it was fun reliving the round in my head. Interestingly, one of the memories that was particularly vivid as I went over the day in my mind was touring the clubhouse. I've been very fortunate More >