Happy New Year!
I hope 2011 ended with a fun and safe holiday season for everyone. 2011 was a great year for the the Top 100 Golf Odyssey with visits to 15 new courses from the list as well as quite a few non-list courses and a couple of revisits to some favorites. The current tally is 71 courses played and 29 remaining. Hard to believe I’ve made it this far. Of course, Golf Digest will release a new list next year, so I’m expecting to fall backwards a little bit, but I’ll worry about that next year.
The big news here is that I’ve redesigned the website. I wanted to display the photos at a larger size as well as add some other features. It took a lot of time to move everything over to the new site, but now that its all done, I’m pleased with the end result. You may need to update your bookmarks and RSS feeds if you are using Google Reader or something similar to be notified of updates.
I’ve set the site up so that it is optimized for modern 16:9 aspect ratio monitors as well as tablets and other mobile devices. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve looked at the site on as many different computers/devices and using as many different browsers as possible, but there may still be some bugs. Please feel free to shoot me an email if something doesn’t look right on your computer/device or the site has trouble loading for you. I’m sure there are still some minor tweaks to be done.
Also new is that I’ve created a page on Twitter. If you are on Twitter and want to follow me please click here and then click the “Follow” button. I’ll be posting new course updates on Twitter as well as some other golf oriented content. I also will continue to maintain the Facebook page for the Itinerant Golfer so if you haven’t already liked that page you can do that by clicking here.
You may notice a number of other new features here as well. Every post has social media links for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and a variety of other social media outlets that allows sharing with a simple mouse click. Feel free to “Like” or “Tweet” your favorite courses.
The biggest new addition is the gallery feature for all photos. By clicking on a photo in a golf course post you will not only open an enlarged photo, but it will be in a gallery tool that will allow you to scroll through all the photos for that golf course without having to read my often overly verbose comments.
Below are the posts that have been added to the site since my last newsletter.
Myopia Hunt Club / South Hamilton, MA (1896)
Boston Golf Club / Hingham, MA (2005)
Old Sandwich Golf Club / Plymouth, MA (2004)
Fishers Island Club / Fishers Island, NY (1926)
Pinehurst #2 / Pinehurst, NC (1935)
Shadow Creek / North Las Vegas, NV (1990)
Wishing everyone a great 2012 and I hope to see you in my travels this year. As always thank you all for your support and assistance and please let me know if you are coming to Richmond in 2012.