It looks like spring has finally arrived here in Virginia and I don’t know how it could have taken any longer. There was snow on the ground as recently as 2 weeks ago and after a few consecutive days of increasing temperatures I think Old Man Winter has officially been put to bed.
This time of year means one thing for golf fans . . . The Masters!!!! Can’t wait for the coverage to start and to see how the course looks this year. Hopefully Augusta did not have the same kind of winter that we did here in Virginia and the course will be its usual vision of beauty. I’ve got tickets for the Wednesday practice round so I’m excited to see the course and get a chance to visit with a few friends who will be there the same day. I went to the Thursday round back in 2007, but this will be my first practice round so I’m excited about that.
My Top 100 quest is chugging right along and I’m gearing up to have a few good trips this year. I’ve already kicked the season off with a trip to Texas to visit Whispering Pines (not yet posted on the site) which brings my grand total up to 79. Later this month I’ll be visiting the west coast to play Sahalee and revisit Bandon Dunes. While I’m there I’ll also be squeezing in a game at Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S. Open. I’m hoping to have a good year for the Top 100 Quest and think that I should be able to reach 90 by the end of the year if all goes well.
The big news here is that I’m going to be redesigning the site again. Below is a link that talks about the changes that are in store. Originally the site was going to be named GolfTripster.com, but I ran into some legal issues with the word “Tripster” and I’m currently in the process of finding a new name. If you would like to read about the changes that are coming please click the link below entitled “What’s on the Horizon for TheItinerantGolfer.com“. I’m also including links below to some of the more popular postings that have been added to the site since my last newsletter.
Pine Valley Golf Club: A Unique Haven of the Game
A Course Called Ireland
Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunes
Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History
The Golden Age of Golf Design
Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots and Bad Lies
The Fishers Island Club and its Golf Links
As always, thank you to everyone who continues to support my Top 100 Quest and to all the well wishers who visit this website and have been following along in the fun. It’s been quite a wild ride so far and I hope that it is going to continue through 2013 and beyond. I look forward to launching the new website and continuing to cover golf in a fun and entertaining way. Have a fun and safe golf season everyone!!!