March 29, 2018 Lakewood Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Here’s a fun upcoming event for the more competitive golfer. See you there!
Presidents Cup and PGA TOUR officials today announced Ernie Els and Tiger Woods as captains of the International and U.S. Teams, respectively, for the 2019 Presidents Cup at The Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. While both will be first-time captains at the event, the…
I’d been recently asked to help with a series of articles with Tony Taylor and his team at Quality Golf Asia. As a writer and marketing media enthusiast (along with my great love for the game of golf) I am elated at the chance!
Over the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with Tony on both a business and personal level. His knowledge of courses, maintenance, and vision has been inspiring to learn from. If some are not familiar, Tony has been in the golf industry for quite literally 50 years! Starting as a caddy and before the age of 16 knew more than most about maintaining a golf course! We will feature more about some amazing adventures in future story.
Tony is most noted for his mastery as a grounds and maintenance chief for many courses and new projects around the world. But from my experience and conversations with both him and his team, there are layers of experience and knowledge that could (and hopefully will) help the golf industry raise the bar of its overall success here in Asia and SE Asia. (more about that later!)
Here is a good primer on Tony and some perspective on the industry published late last year: The Golf Industry in Asia 25 Years On… what have we learned?
republished with permission
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Indoor golf on simulators can be quicker, less intimidating for newcomers, and embraces the desire of some to stay connected to the world at large.
I was one of the lucky ones to witness the amazing accomplishments that Tiger has made in his career during his first career push. I saw him at the Pebble Beach Open several times and at the first WGC event in San Francisco at Harding Park. There’s no doubt in my mind that Tiger will be credited as one of the best, if not the greatest player of our time in the game. I really don’t think it’s fair to compare against the likes of other players, within their respective generations, simply because of so many variables of the game, technology, and rules.
Aside from all the hoopla and fanfare going on, Tiger is left with the one thing likely in his mind; to gain himself in competitive field position again. I think it has to be twice as difficult to come back after being on top, given where he’s been what he’s seen, and more importantly what he expects of himself.
Before it was an open field and now likely feels he has to live up to expectations, especially his own. But he is certainly accomplished a great deal that many undoubtedly credit him for. Significant contributions to the game in so many ways, ways that many do not give them credit for.
Discovery is Everything
I’d read Golf My Way many years ago and Tiger’s swing used to remind me of that basic approach that Nicholas suggested; put the club in your hands is swing it was hard can until you get it right. I personally don’t subscribe to that as much because there is so much involved with a good golf swing.
I was more akin to Ben Hogan’s 5 Basic Lessons and finding the tempo and something that you can count on and rely on and playing that game is far more consistent than trying to belted his heart as far as you can. I am merely an amateur having played for roughly 40 years in the game, learned many things through self-discovery. It makes me smile with reassurance when I hear some of the teachers like Breese, Haney, Pelz, and my favorite; Jim Hardy describing techniques that only one who has truly explored the personal journey of his/her own swing would understand what they are doing, and why they are doing it.
I’ve always considered myself an open book with the game, willing to try new things to explore new techniques. Unfortunately for those who have tried to instruct me in the past, it has to make total sense to me otherwise I won’t even bother doing it. I think that’s a critical part of learning to group your own swing, where we you are physically.
Golf is an easy game we make difficult. Of course that leads us down to critical 6 inches that lies between the ears; and that’s where I think Tiger’s biggest accomplishment will be, when he climbs back on top… and I hope he does.
Summit Windmill Golf – House for SaleThis luxury complex is near the golf course is a golfers dream for an executive or corporate retreat at the Summit Windmill Golf Course. Amenities include 24 House Security, Private Swimming Pool / Jacuzzi, Golf Course / Clubhouse, Solar Water Heater, Hidden Air-Conditioning System, Full House Security System, Cat 6 Data Cabling for Digital Audio/Video, and other home automation.
I played Best Ocean Golf for the first time in August 2017, we really hadn’t been hit with much of the rain season. Walking the course seemed it could use some water drainage improvements in areas. The greens actually rolled fairly well, But notably, this is a wonderful track to walk and taken some great nature. There were certainly a few tricky holes to challenge better players. It is a destination I’m happy to play again.
The grounds were fairly well-kept, though had a “muni” sort of feel to it, given the lack of weekday play and maintenance typical during the rain season. The club-house is in decent condition and actually kept up fairly nicely, given its age. During the week, when I played, the staff was cheery happy to help out. Shower facilities were a little outdated but still is a nice welcome feature to have playing golf in Thailand.
Best Ocean Golf is located in Cheow Lan over towards Samut Sakhon (West , southwest of Bangkok CBD). 4/5 ซอย อบต.บางน้ำจืด Tambon Bang Nam Chut, Amphoe Mueang Samut Sakhon, Chang Wat Samut Sakhon 74000
It is very easy to get a taxi in or out (suggest using Uber and Grab Taxi for ease)
If you’re into some good local seafood, make sure to finish the round with dinner at Ton Toey Raft House in town, since the Best Ocean Golf club really had no food service or restaurant open at the time.