Ancestral Links, by John Garrity. Published in 2009 by New American Library. An occasional series available at http://theaposition.com/johnstrawn/: The Best Golf Books The best golf writing maneuvers along a treacherous ridgeline separating the chasm of sentimentality from the gorge of self-indulgence. There’s something about golf that gets the sap rising. In Ancestral Links, John Garrity […]
Golf Road Warriors Bivouac in Palm Springs
The Clean Uncluttered Lines of Midcentury Modern The Palm Springs Golf Road Warriors bivouacked at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa tonight, resting before they launch their assault on the Coachella Valley’s golf courses tomorrow. Jeff Wallach and I did some early reconnaissance today at the Desert Springs Resort’s Palms Course, designed by […]
“State of the Game”–the Golf Channel’s Collaboration with NBC Sport Gets Off to a Good Start….Mostly.
After the third round of the Accenture World Match Play Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, AZ, last Friday, the Golf Channel launched its new alliance with NBC Sports by broadcasting an hour-long round table on the state of the game. Dan Hicks moderated a lively discussion featuring alpha commentator Johnny Miller, […]
Great Expectorations. Tiger Woods and the Gloomy Gob.
Ewen Murray, a commentator on Sky Sports, was appalled when Tiger Woods launched a gob of saliva onto the 12th green as he kneeled to assess the line of his bogey putt and contemplate the emotional weight of yet another Sunday collapse, this time in the final round of the Dubai Classic. “Somebody now has […]
An Irish Sojourn
The best golf resort in the world is Bandon Dunes in Oregon, but the best region in the world for a golfing holiday is the west of Ireland. Bandon has borrowed some of the Irish spirit to make the resort a welcoming place, just as the designers of its courses drew inspiration from the great […]