If you’re easily offended, stop reading now.
That’s because today’s alert deals with the topic of gentlemen’s clubs.
There’s a certain golf destination where these clubs are a big part of the après golf scene.
But new laws may force these establishments out of business…and this hugely popular destination will never be the same.
Last week I shared the 10 most popular tips we published in 2013 (based on the number of comments each one received).
While compiling the list, I came across a bunch of great tips and secrets I thought would have sparked more comments and conversation than they did.
I’d hate to think you missed these handy tips, so here they are.
Of course, feel free to comment I read all of them.
I love watching those year-in-review shows on TV this time of year.
In minutes, you get a recap of the year’s most important happenings, and I’m always amazed there are a few stories I totally missed.
To that end, here is a list of — and links to — the 10 most popular tips we published in 2013.
If you haven’t heard of this course or its designer, you probably will soon.
In their December 2013 issue, Golf Odyssey’s editors named a “Designer We Hope to See More From.”
Given their extremely high standards (and the below photo), I was intrigued.
This golf course architect isn’t a household name like Fazio or Doak, but his work includes the restoration of some famous courses and some exciting, original designs.
In fact, Golf Odyssey’s normally reserved editors said one of these courses, “took our breath away.”
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I just learned how you can score a $25 discount on the best golf gadget of 2013: the 3Bays GSA (Golf Swing Analyzer), the tiny device that lets you hit a shot, then instantly see it on your phone.
If you haven’t heard of the 3Bays GSA, read below.
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While it has the PGA Tour cred, Greyhawk’s Raptor Course is not the one I’d recommend for most players. If you only have time for one, play the Talon Course instead.
One of the most popular articles among GVI readers is called, “Play Here, Not There.”
It’s my twist on, “Eat This, Not That” by Men’s Health magazine, but instead of food, it’s advice on making better choices about which golf courses to play (and which to skip).
At the popular Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, I recommend most golfers play here: the Talon Course, not there: the Raptor Course.
While the higher-rated Raptor Course has the allure of previously hosting a PGA Tour event, the Talon Course : 1) is more fun to play, 2) is more manageable for most golfers because of its prevalent bailout areas, and 3) features the scenic highlight of the 36-hole facility.
See how this works?
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to air travel, I will do almost anything to get myself out of coach and into the first class cabin – so long as it doesn’t cost me anything, or at least very much.
Honestly, it’s not that I so crave a big comfy seat, a decent meal, overhead space for my carry-on and a few free cocktails, I simply have developed a real distaste over the years for the coach cabin experience.
Really, what genius at United thought it was a good idea to have 180 people share three bathrooms on a cross-country flight anyway?
Thankfully, I have a secret weapon – one that enables me to buy deeply discounted business- or first-class seats or, even better, to score free upgrades out of the cattle car, er, coach.
My secret (and one you can share with those on your holiday shopping list)?
I know Matthew Bennett.