I am back home now after a great two weeks on the road covering the Tour for LPGA.com and excited to share an inside look at life following the Tour! The 2016 season kicked off in the Bahamas where we flew into Nassau and took a 30 minute bus ride along with the players to the Atlantis Resort where we stayed for the week. Each morning I woke up and walked along the path between the resort an the sand, a great way to get some exercise in the morning in Paradise. It was tough to say goodbye to that!Read More
Just down the street from the Coates Golf Championship, the Trilogy Golf Club at Ocala Preserve is changing the way we play golf. They have opened an all new golf experience designed with the help of PGA and Champions Tour's Tom Lehman as well as Tripp Davis and Associates. There is an all new Skills Course that plays to a par 54. It's an 18 hole course that has holes that are as short as 63 yards to 200 yards. How fun does that sound? They also have a six hole, par 18 course called the Gallery Loop that can be played in under an hour, perfect when you need a golf fix but don't have the time to devote to a full day of play. And my favorite is the Horse Course, which is named for just as you guessed, the game of HORSE. The course is designed for a match-play style competition that allows golfers to select different tees and holes. How cool is that? They just opened earlier this month and I can't wait to play there soon! Click here for more info.
Wondering who to keep an eye on on the LPGA Tour in 2016? On LPGA.com I count down the top-5 players to watch in the New Year, including some familiar faces who have already won on Tour, including Cambia Portland Classic champion Brooke M. Henderson who will begin her first full season as an LPGA Tour member in January.
What a difference a year makes.
In 2015, I embarked on the second year of your Sunday bag, changing the direction of my blog in focusing on the LPGA Tour for 2015. Last January I made the drive one hour north from Orlando to the season opening Coates Golf Championship and began, little did I know at the time, a life changing journey.Read More
It has been such an incredible year covering the LPGA. I was lucky enough to spend the final week of the season in Naples at the CME Group Tour Championship, interviewing players and covering the week's events.Read More
In 1985, Golf Digest Magazine set out to find the worst avid golfer in the world. After an extensive search, four finalists were brought to TPC Sawgrass to compete for the title on the Stadium Course. Angelo Spagnolo, a grocer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania won after making a 66 on the famed par 3 17th to shoot 257 for the round. Your Sunday Bag caught up with 60-year-old Spagnolo who reflected back on the experience, shared what it's like having part of the course named after him and details on his new book all about his adventures in golf.Read More