Features

/

The DFW golf landscape is ever changing, and there are always movers and shakers in the industry that we follow so closely. The PGA of America’s move to Frisco, the emergence of Topgolf as a global technology sensation and a trio of fantastic young PGA TOUR stars make this one of the best times ever to be a fan of …

Continue Reading

/

This probably isn’t the Southern California pictured in your mind. It’s better. Rolling, rustic and verdant, SoCal’s all-seasons Temecula Valley is on the rise for travelers seeking a primo pairing of golf and wine. Ideally triangulated between the better-known destinations of Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs (and less than a two-hour drive from each), the rising rep of …

Continue Reading

/

When searching for (or being asked about) great golf travel locations, the heavy hitters that often come up – the Pinehursts and Pebble Beaches and Kiawah Islands of the world – require a boat load of planning, an incredibly long lead time and, in most cases, at least one rather lengthy (and costly) plane ticket (or two if you are …

Continue Reading

/

There are countless “comeback” stories that hit the airwaves in our pop culture-dominant world. J.K. Rowling went form single motherhood and government subsidies to authoring “Harry Potter” literary sensations. Robert Downey, Jr. followed major substance abuse and legal troubles with trips to the Academy Awards. And the 1969 New York Mets ascended from projected cellar dwellers to World Series champions. …

Continue Reading

/

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you likely know how dominant golfers from Dallas have been over the last several years. Jordan Spieth, although he isn’t winning at the clip he was several years ago, still has 13 PGA TOUR wins, a trio of majors, and a whole lot of money at age 28.  More recently, Scottie Scheffler …

Continue Reading

/

I have loaded my clubs into a vehicle and headed in many different directions from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but until recently the northeastern direction was vacant from that list. I am happy to report that is no longer the case. The 325-mile, four hours and change, easy jaunt to Hot Springs Village, almost all of which is traversed on …

Continue Reading

/

Next spring’s opening of the new PGA Frisco golf headquarters and resort facility – along with the 26 announced PGA tournaments it will host, including the first major golf championship in North Texas in more than 50 years – will establish the area as the new home of golf competition for both professionals and amateurs in America.  Whether that’s a …

Continue Reading

/

North Texas golf fans, who knew of the local golf rivalry between Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson only through the history books, and maybe only saw Dallas’ Lee Trevino on the Champions TOUR, certainly are reveling in the current Scottie Scheffler-Jordan Spieth rivalry on the course.  Both Scheffler and Spieth are Dallas-bred junior golf products … stars at local high …

Continue Reading

/

Standing on the 17th tee of Pete Dye’s TPC Louisiana, pondering what iron to pull in the face of a stout, southerly breeze with water guarding the railroad tie-lined green on one side and sand on the other, I thanked the golf travel gods for putting me here, in New Orleans, at long last. Somehow, I’d never made it to …

Continue Reading

/

Last month, Dallas sports radio giant The Ticket held its second April Fool’s Open at Prairie Lakes Golf Course in Grand Prairie. If you are a Ticket listener, you likely remember the first incarnation of the event held at the same venue back in 2016. The inaugural event featured several Ticket personalities all vying for the title of best worst …

Continue Reading