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Category - Going for the Green

Thoughts and writing on the world of golf and golf course architecture.

Pacific Dunes

So what makes Pacific Dunes so great and so hyped? Well, part of it is that the course is a throw back to another era, when land, not bulldozers, dictated how a links would play. A great example is the 10th and 11th (pictured above) holes. Back...

7th at Pacific Dunes

Pacific Dunes’ famed seventh hole, and certainly one of the toughest at 464-yards from the tips. I managed to hold on here to make par on my way to shooting 68, my all-time low round earlier this year.

Hearn makes the grade while Morland stumbles

Brantford’s David Hearn managed to narrowly make it through PGA Tour Q-School. Despite landing in second place heading into the sixth round, he fell apart, ending up one stroke inside the cut line after holing a lengthy putt (some said 40...

North Berwick

Photo for a Monday night: An amazing day at North Berwick. Here’s the famed short four with the wall in front of the green. The first time I played this, I tried to drive the green downwind, only to rattle off the wall. The second time I...

Hearn makes it through?

David Hearn could be Canada’s nest Mike Weir, but today he’s struggling to hang on at the stadium course at PGA West. If he makes the top-30, which still looks likely, he’ll join Weir, Ian Leggat, and Glen Hnatiuk (who both...

Bill Haas' crack at Q School

I see Bill Haas is struggling to get his tour card this week in California. That led me to dig up this column I wrote on him from the Canadian Open. The kid has a great swing and was pretty comfortable chatting with a reporter. No shock, of...

15th at Kingsbarns

Kingsbarns’ famed #15 on a wonderful sunny day last April. I managed to eagle the ninth at this sublime course to shoot 35 from the tips in what was our final round of the trip. Too bad about that 40 on the back. Nonetheless, I shot some...