Some Of My Favorite One Shot Holes

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
Par 3s are often some of the most dramatic and memorable holes on a golf course. These fun and often challenging holes come in all different shapes and sizes . . . long, short, uphill, downhill and everything in between. There have been a lot of things written about the greatest par 3s and the lists usually look pretty similar. There is always mention of Augusta National's 12th and 16th holes and of course Cypress Point's 15th and 16th are on most lists as well. Show me a person who More >

Get Your Fix With Live Golf Cams

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
As the winter nears it becomes more and more common to look out the window and see weather that is not very conducive to golf. Luckily, here in Virginia we've been enjoying a warm snap that has delivered temperatures all the way into the 70s even as we are preparing for the "winter" holidays. It's been a bit unusual and I suspect that the bitter days of winter are not too far off in the future. Sometimes when I'm sitting at my desk day dreaming of golf I like to More >

Does Tee it Forward Really Matter?

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
This past weekend I played on Sunday with a friend of mine and his 14 year old son Jack. Jack took up golf about a year ago and as a birthday present I brought him out to my club for a game. As a 14 year old Jack doesn't hit the ball all that long so we all decided to play from the 5,800 yard tees which are 2 sets of tees in front of my normal set. I have to admit, I was really looking forward to this. I More >

Ryder Cup Golf Courses

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
It would seem that just about everyone loves the Ryder Cup. What's not to love after all? It's a chance to cheer on our fellow countrymen against the countrymen of a far away land and isn't that what sport is all about? This week Team U.S.A. will host Team Euro at Medinah Country Club for the 39th playing of the Ryder Cup and I have to say, I'm pretty excited about it! With all due respect to my friends and readers across the pond . . . Go Team U.S.A.!!!!! More >

Club Chumpionship

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
So this weekend I decided to play in my club championship. Now, I'm not that good so I played in the flighted division which I like to refer to as the "chumpionship". My experience with tournament golf is very limited. I once played on my club's team in a city wide event and on the first hole pulled the bonehead move of knocking my ball out of the way when it came to rest 1 inch short of the hole. Clearly I forgot that all putts must be holed and More >

It Finally Happened

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
After more than 5 years of running around the country playing golf I finally had a day of bad weather. This past Wednesday at Hudson National I had my first official rain out on the Top 100 quest. As we were holing out our putts on the 10th hole the lightning siren sounded and by time we made our way back to the halfway hut the skies had opened up and rain was dumping on the course. We waited it out for about an hour but finally decided to throw More >

PGA Championship Golf Courses

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
In keeping with my theme of major championship coverage this year I've compiled a list of golf courses where the PGA Championship has been contested over its 94 year history. This year the 2012 PGA Championship will be held at a course where its never been before, Kiawah Island Resort's Ocean Course. Although the PGA is just the third longest running of the four professional major championships it has the distinction of being hosted by the most number of different courses. With the addition of Kiawah Island's Ocean Course this More >

The Open Rota

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
As I have declared on this website numerous times before, I love the majors. I believe that this is in part because of the great golf courses where these four annual events are staged. In some instances the only chance we will ever get to catch a glimpse of a course is on television during a major championship. This week is the British Open and I'm particularly fond of this not only for the opportunity to see links golf on television, but also because it makes working on Thursday and More >

A Unique Golf Artifact

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
Here is an interesting story from the Baltimore, Maryland area. Several years ago a real estate speculator purchased a house at auction with the intent of doing some renovation work and "flipping" it. While going through the basement of the house the man found a box that contained two sterling silver items. Immediately recognizing the value of the silver the real estate speculator took them to a local pawn shop where he sold them for their silver weight and walked away with a fistful of dollars. Now if this had More >

U.S. Open Golf Courses

Written by The Itinerant Golfer
A week or two ago I was thinking about the upcoming U.S. Open and realized that I had played a number of the courses that have hosted this prestigious major over the years. Just for fun, and because I love lists, I decided to figure out how many courses there are and how many I have played. Including the sites announced through 2019 there are 53 different courses where the U.S. Open has been or will be contested. Below is a complete list of all 53 courses. I haven't had More >