Geek Dad’s Diary – Part 1 (The Best Birthday Gift)

What is your perfect day of golf?  That is one of many questions that golf geeks pose in casual conversation, and it does indeed elicit thought provoking answers, especially when one’s buddies are well traveled.  There’s the obvious: “Getting the magic invite to experience Cypress / Pine Valley” or “Attending Sunday at The Masters”.  There’sContinue reading “Geek Dad’s Diary – Part 1 (The Best Birthday Gift)”

The Next 99 – Scott Pavalko & Jim Urbina at Bob O’Link

This post was a long time in the making.  Like Bob O’Link’s architectural history – first with Ross, then with Alison, and now with Urbina – it involves intertwined threads. Growing up on the North Shore and caddying at Old Elm Club, I was aware of Bob O’Link, but had never seen or played it. Continue reading “The Next 99 – Scott Pavalko & Jim Urbina at Bob O’Link”

Musings on Greenkeeping

Okay, that title is a bit click-baity.  These musings are not exactly about greenkeeping.  I know only enough to be dangerous.  What I do know with certainty is that a Golf Course Superintendent’s job is hard. I have the good fortune of counting among my friends quite a few greenkeepers.  I watch them work andContinue reading “Musings on Greenkeeping”