Have you ever noticed — as you’re shuffling back and forth through the airport security line — some people get to zip through a special, “fast lane,” just like the airline crew members?
Today I’m going to tell you how you can do this, too, and, no, you don’t need a first-class ticket or a job at Jamba Juice across from Gate 34.
Erin Hills is just one example of some of the fine -- and growing number of -- U.S. Open courses anyone can play.
The USGA takes its share of heat over various golf issues, but you have to give the Far Hills fraternity credit for at least one of its recent initiatives.
Its goal to open up the U.S. Open was more than just talk.
From its start in 1895 until 2000, the U.S. Open was played almost exclusively on private courses.
Since 2000, it has been played six times on publicly accessible courses (munis and resort courses alike) and it’s scheduled to be played at four more of these sites in the next seven years.
Here’s what you need to know if you want to play them.
This is one of those real “finds” I love tipping you off about.
An awesome golf book was just published, but very few people know about it.
It’s called Green Glory: A Visual Tribute to the Courses of the Majors, and it’s going to be considered one of the best golf photo books of all time.
Shipping golf clubs can help you avoid the dreaded, “empty belt.”
Do you have any horror stories about traveling with your golf clubs?
Here are some of my recent ones:
1. On a personally important golf trip to Cabo San Lucas, the airline lost two of our six bags, one of which was a set of clubs. Not to be outdone, the return crew lost two sets of clubs…
2. Ten minutes before takeoff, my group heading from San Francisco to Bandon Dunes was bumped off the flight because all the clubs and bags pushed the small plane over its weight limit…
Tiger Woods calls it “Ranger Rick Syndrome,” and I’m sure you’ve experienced this frustrating problem:
You hit the ball great at the range, but then you can’t take your game to the golf course.
“My friends call me Ranger Rick,” Woods told USA Today. “I hit it beautifully on the range, then on the course I don’t have it.”
I’ve found something that solves this problem. And Tiger…if you’re reading this, you’ll find it valuable too.
I’m sure many of you have big summer travel plans, but a quick word of caution if you’re heading overseas:
Using your favorite golf apps can cost you big time.
Just ask the golfer who came home from a mere three-day trip to find a $3,100 cell phone bill waiting for him…and he didn’t make or receive a single call.
The photo at right is hanging in my office and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
It’s a shot of the ninth hole at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland.
I was over there a few years ago with my best friends, and we had the time of our lives.
I remember everything about that day:
I’m going to apologize in advance for today’s tip, because you’re probably not going to get anything done for the next 30 minutes or so.
That’s because I’ve gathered together some of golf’s best live webcams, and using them to peek in on golfers playing top courses around the world is utterly addictive.
Want to see who’s on the first tee at Pebble Beach right now?
Or who’s crossing the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole at the Old Course in St. Andrews?
Or if that guy with the terrible swing is going to hit it more than 50 yards off the tee at Bandon Dunes?
The links below will let you do it…in real time.