Archives for Arizona Golf category

old golfer with driver at rancho mananaIn this age of high-tech drivers that are big enough to double as flotation devices, how can you NOT hit as far as you used to? After all, every issue of Golf Digest tells you how to boom your drives like Dustin Johnson. Or some other guy (or gal!) who is younger, stronger, and more flexible than you are. Read more… »

Waste Management Phoenix Open Logo

Maybe I’m a golf snob. The best three holes on the PGA Tour for watching in person used to be the 15th-16th-17th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. To quote Yogi Berra: “It’s so busy that nobody goes there anymore.” Read more… »

Sparky at ASU Karsten Golf Course

Ah, Arizona golf in the dead of winter. Spent a great Friday afternoon at ASU Karsten Golf Course. This course could be renamed ‘The Sidehill Lie’ and be accurate. Lots of fun and lots of hills. Great weather. Excitement emanating from Sun Devil Stadium for the Bowl at the end of the day. Cool. Read more… »

Tee It Forward Initiative Helps Golfers

Tee It Forward

Play shorter rounds and have more fun! No more waiting behind those ‘Galapagos Foursomes’. To help golfers have more fun on the course and enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities, The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association have partnered to support “TEE IT FORWARD,” a new national initiative to be proposed for golf facilities nationwide from July 5-17. Read more… »

Cold Day for Arizona Golf

Arizona Golf Snow People

Arizona golf has a reputation for ideal conditions, in spite of the fact that it can be hot as Hades in summer and occasionally cold in the winter. Cold is a relative term, though. When it stays below 60 degrees, with scattered showers and even hail, it is cold by my standards. Read more… »

Memorial Day Golf in Arizona

Eve and I love to get out on holidays (or anytime, for that matter) and get in 18 holes once the prices go down for the summer. Memorial Day was a great day, because rates were low ($29 per person with cart, I think) and because the weather was still very nice. The course we played is known for being more of a challenge than usual. On top of that, I wanted to be especially sure that I recorded all my strokes so I can prepare for (finally) getting my official handicap. This is one of the perks for being a brand new member of the Arizona Golf Association. Read more… »