With Father's Day quickly approaching, a chance to give that extra special gift is rapidly diminishing. Golf gift certificates are great but they are usually for one greens fee or the pro shop. Why not give Dad the opportunity to take whomever he wants out for a day of golf? This is definitely a gift on the pricey side, so shakedown those siblings to put some cash towards a memorable Father's Day gift.
The simple answer is, yes. Many golf historians will tell you that the legendary Walter Hagen was the best golfer ever to come out of the Empire State. Hagen's 11-major championships put him in third place on the all-time list behind Jack Nicklaus with 18 majors and Tiger Woods with 15. However, the Rochester, New York native only played in one Masters tournament in 1936 and tied for 11th place.
Capital Region golfers will soon be flocking to their day-trip destinations to play the plush green fairways of their favorite course. However, with gas prices soaring and no end in sight, foursomes will be carpooling and looking to save any way that they can.
Golf can be a very "green" sport visually, the lush fairways, the tree lined greens and yes, the destination of the sport, the green! Those factors are all the more reason to play golf in the Capital Region in the fall. Over the next 6 weeks, people from all over the country will make this area a destination for "leaf peeping" and apple picking. Local golfers know, there is no better time of year to keep those clubs ready for beautiful conditions and spectacular views.
Torrey Pines is set on the beautiful coast of southern California. With that beauty, on hot humid days can come a dense marine fog, so thick you can’t see your fingertips stretched out in front of your face. So, teeing off in a major golf championship is probably not a great idea. Yesterday, that fog delayed the start of the 121st U.S. Open Golf Championship by 90 minutes.