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08 April 2020

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  • How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 2.
    08 April 2020

    See how 3 leading golf clubs (Öschberghof, Centurion Club, and Royal Mougins Golf Resorts) are managing the coronavirus crisis. 2nd part of my article series.

    The post How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 2. appeared first on Golf Business Monitor.

  • Mother's Day Golf GIfts
    08 April 2020
    OK, so some of us also have moms that love to play golf. Instead of flowers for mothers day, try getting her a unique golf gift this year! You don't have to know her shoe size or shirt size!! All of our golf gifts are one size fits all!! Give her a personalized golf gift using our aerial photos of sand traps to spell her name and placed into one of our float frames. We have FOUR colors of frames to choose from: white wash, black, silver and natural wood frames. We also can place her name or "MOM" on one of our glass or ceramic mugs, stainless steel drinkware or steins. We also have GOLF coasters, cards, and single lettered mugs for her. Check out the coffee table GOLF book that has all the letters we use for our golfers. Or, buy her a gift card so that she can get her favorite item from our store. We have made a Hole In One for the golfers by providing a fresh new idea for unique golf gifts!! Go to ITS-GOLF to find a great golf gift for her!
  • Best Golf Movies to Watch while you are Stuck at Home
    08 April 2020

    If you live in an area that is severely locked down due to the current coronavirus pandemic (i.e. Virtually Everyone) then you have probably scanned through half of the Netflix, HBO, and Amazon Prime library by now. But in case you missed these while perusing your usual streaming service, we put together a list of some of the best golf movies that you can watch to fill some of the time spent locked inside on your couch while social distancing.

    See below – These are in no particular order, but we’d love to hear your Top 3 in the comments below.

    Tin Cup


    Tin Cup is half golf movie, half romantic comedy but don’t let that stop you from watching this hilariously funny movie. Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a run down old golf pro, who owns an equally run down old driving range in West Texas. After falling for a woman who comes to his driving range looking for lessons, he decides to get his act together and qualify for the US Open. With the help of the same woman (Rene Russo) and his affable sidekick/caddy Romeo (Cheech Marin), Tin Cup tries his best to hold it together on his quest to qualify and win one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments.



    There is not much I can say about this movie that I am sure you don’t already know. Possibly one of the most legendary golf movies ever, if you have not seen Caddyshack you must be new to golf or new to life! This movie follows the crazy antics of characters played by comedic GIANTS such as Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O’Keefe, and Bill Murray as a wacky groundskeeper through a hilarious plot that involves teenage partying caddies, and overly stuffy country club members. This is always fun to re-watch, and if you haven’t seen it, “Au Revoir, Gopher”.

    The Legend of Bagger Vance


    The Legend of Bagger Vance is such a great movie for so many reasons. Not the least of which is you get a young Matt Damon and Will Smith in what some would call their prime. The movie follows the tale of Amateur Golfer Rannulph Junuh (always thought it was Randolph till I started writing this article), a disillusioned WWI Veteran who finds it difficult to find his passion for the game again once he returns back home from war. With the help of a mysterious caddy named Bagger Vance, Junuh is able to restore his confidence in his swing, and ease some of the demons of war, all the while being in a 3 way match play competition with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. This is definitely a must watch if you have not seen it – tons of golf and really a good movie in general.

      Happy Gilmore


    Although many would argue that this movie doesn’t match up to some of the more “classic” golf movies on this list, I would have to say Happy Gilmore is my favorite golf movie – hands down. This is a young Adam Sandler, right around the time he was coming up and it seemed like he was creating comedy hit after hit. Again, I can’t imagine anyone having not seen this, but to give a brief summary – Happy Gilmore is a somewhat deranged wannabe Pro Hockey Player who doesn’t have much going for him. Until finally when his grandmother is being evicted from her house, he learns that he can drive a Golf Ball 400+ yards. Once he realizes that there is some money to be made in this, he joins the PGA tour to earn his grandmothers house back. With hilarious characters like Shooter McGavin - a pompous pro golfer who wants Happy off the tour, and Chubbs – a sage ex golf pro with one hand and Happy’s instructor, this movie is one of the first reasons I started loving golf.

    The Greatest Game Ever Played


    Compared the other golf movies on this list, The Greatest Game Ever Played is the relatively lesser know of the bunch. That being said, it is worth giving a watch if you have seen everything else on this list and looking for something new. It is based on the true story of Francis Quimet (Played by Shia LaBeouf before he lost his mind) and his journey from underprivileged golf caddy to competing in the US Open. This movie, similar to The Legend of Bagger Vance is set in the turn of the 1900’s – so you might not recognize too many of the big name golfers. The underdog story of Quimet who was told he couldn’t play by everyone, including his own father, is a movie that will leave you in high spirits and gives an interesting look at golf in that era.

  • Boracay Phillipines Revisited
    08 April 2020
    Boracay – Paradise Reclaimed By Jane Finn as published in Issue 15 of Planet Golf Review

    It was almost fourteen years ago when I first laid eyes on Boracay, and it was love at first sight. To this day, the word I use to describe my first experience is idyllic. You see, I had been in Makati for over a month, working day and night in the nascent call centre industry, and desperately needed a break. At that time, Boracay was virtually unknown and certainly unfamiliar to me, but a poster enticed me to step inside a local travel agency.

    The simple, laid back Orchids Resort is a two-minute walk to the beach

    In the blink of an eye, I booked a flight to the Caticlan airport, passage to Boracay aboard a Paraw, and made a reservation for a modest room at the Orchids Resort, a backpackers’ haven that suited this solo traveller’s limited budget to a tee. What was even more astounding was the fact that within a mere six hours, I was checked into my room and found myself consulting with Lynn, the proprietor, to discover what this small island truly had to offer.

    Ilig Illigan Beach is virtually deserted.

    Every day, I was up at the crack of dawn to walk the 4-kilometre stretch of powdery sand of White Beach, consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the world. Most mornings, the beach was virtually deserted except for a couple of locals who started their day, well in advance of the rising sun, sculpting intricate sandcastles.

    These three dimensional sand castles were truly works of art

    They knew full well that their efforts would be washed asunder when the tide rolled in but they didn’t stop until that day’s creation was perfect. They didn’t do it for money or recognition. They did it to honour the gifts that nature had bestowed upon their island. Still, I dropped a couple of bills in their pail to thank them for their service and continued to return every morning to admire and acknowledge their creativity, tenacity and fearlessness of what a new day would bring. On my second day, I hired a local guide, Dani, to show me Boracay through his eyes…..

    To read the rest of her article visit page 10 of Planet Golf Review Issue 15.

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  • Watching A Hole In One By Someone Else
    08 April 2020
    A couple of day ago I asked if anyone had watched a hole in one by someone else. If the answer was yes, then to give a brief description. I was amazed at the response and the stories. So much so, I thought it was worthy of a post. I decide to pick three of …
  • R&A Statement: No Open Championship in 2020; The Open Returns in 2021 at Royal St. George's
    08 April 2020
    It is with a heavy heart that we have to cancel The Open for the first time since WWII. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for a great many people but we have to act responsibly during this pandemic and it is the right thing to do.
    — The Open (@TheOpen) April 6, 2020


    The R&A has decided to cancel The Open in 2020 due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The Championship will next be played at Royal St George's in 2021.

    The Open was due to be played in Kent from 12-19 July but it has been necessary to cancel the Championship based on guidance from the UK Government, the health authorities, public services and The R&A’s advisers. This is the first time since the Second World War that golf's original Championship, first played in 1860, has been cancelled.

    The 149th Open will be played at Royal St George's from 11-18 July 2021.

    The 150th Open will be played at St Andrews from 10-17 July 2022.

    Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, "Our absolute priority is to protect the health and safety of the fans, players, officials, volunteers and staff involved in The Open. We care deeply about this historic Championship and have made this decision with a heavy heart. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for a great many people around the world but we have to act responsibly during this pandemic and it is the right thing to do.

    "I can assure everyone that we have explored every option for playing The Open this year but it is not going to be possible.

    "There are many different considerations that go into organising a major sporting event of this scale. We rely on the support of the emergency services, local authorities and a range of other organisations to stage the Championship and it would be unreasonable to place any additional demands on them when they have far more urgent priorities to deal with.

    "In recent weeks we have been working closely with those organisations as well as Royal St George's, St Andrews Links Trust and the other golf bodies to resolve the remaining external factors and have done so as soon as we possibly could. We are grateful to all of them for their assistance and co-operation throughout this process.

    "Most of all I would like to thank our fans around the world and all of our partners for their support and understanding. At a difficult time like this we have to recognise that sport must stand aside to let people focus on keeping themselves and their families healthy and safe. We are committed to supporting our community in the weeks and months ahead and will do everything in our power to help golf come through this crisis."
  • At $200 a round this is as close as I’ll get to Dove Mountain GC....just have to wait till summer (Tucson,Az)
    08 April 2020
  • COVID Golf Haven (TPC Las Vegas)
    08 April 2020
  • Great day of golf. Darkhorse GC in Auburn
    08 April 2020
  • Tiger Woods enjoys his own quarantined Masters Champions Dinner at home
    08 April 2020

    This would’ve been Masters week with the first tee shot being hit later this week. And the Masters’ Champions Dinner would’ve been held this evening with last year’s champions Tiger Woods setting the menu for all the living past champions.

    But the Masters Tournament has been postponed until November due to the coronavirus, and thus so too has the Champions Dinner so Tiger Woods has taken it upon himself to have his own Masters Champions Dinner at home with his family.

    Woods shared a moment from the dinner with his family on Twitter. And to repeat what many others are saying, “Check out that backyard!”.

    Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family.

    — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2020

    The post Tiger Woods enjoys his own quarantined Masters Champions Dinner at home appeared first on Aussie Golfer.

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08 April 2020

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