PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando is an Experience

One of the highlights of being in the golf business is that we get to go to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. This golf extravaganza brings together golf pros, golf businesses, course owners and managers, club officers and golf writers together for a four-day feast of everything that is golf. There are people from […]

A Fun New Golf App

I recently came across a very interesting article that golf writer friend Gary Van Sickle wrote in the Morning Read, the excellent online golfing publication. Van Sickle’s story was about a South African golf professional named Andrew Georgiou that had just created a new app called GolfPlayed. GolfPlayed provides a thorough digital listing of global […]

A Tale of Two Televised Golf Matches

For those of us who were dying for any live golf event during the last three months (the last live event was the first round of The Players on March 12), television provided us with two matches, one on May 17 and one the following Sunday on May 24. One of the matches was quite […]

Coronavirus Alters The World

How Corona Effects RI Golf

Where were you when you first heard the term coronavirus? We were reading the paper in St. Augustine, Fla. while looking at the Atlantic Ocean in early February. This virus had started in China and there was talk that it could spread around the world. With today’s modern medicines there was little to worry about, […]

There Will Never Be Another Arnold

While watching the Bay Hill Classic this week in Orlando I had many great memories of Arnold Palmer who started this tournament and whose name is attached to the event. The memories go back to 1957 just before the Wethersfield Open outside of Hartford, CT. My dad, an excellent athlete, had recently taken up golf […]

National Golf Expo-Boston Feb 28-March 1

For three days only, February 28-March 1, the National Golf Expo transforms Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center into the Northeast’s largest indoor pro shop and driving range. “Itching to get back on the links?  Need new equipment? Want to improve your game?  Like a challenge? At this year’s Golf Expo you can do it all!” […]


HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Bubba Watson, a three-time winner of the tournament, has committed to play this year at TPC River Highlands. Watson’s first career PGA TOUR victory came at the Travelers Championship in 2010. He has added 11 wins since that time, with two more in Connecticut […]

Former URI Golf Coach Tom Drennan Dies at 81

The University of Rhode Island Golf Program has won many accolades over the years, and much of them are from the work of former coach Tom Drennan who died at the age of 81 in South Kingstown, R.I. in early January.    When we started the golf publication- Ocean State Golf in 1990, there were hardly […]

New World Handicap System

Did you get a change in your golf handicap this week? Wondering why? Especially since you haven’t played in over two months! My handicap went up 1. Don’t think that will change the results of many of my matches, but it is interesting to know why.  It was announced in November that your handicap will […]

Noted Golf Architect Pete Dye Dies at 94

 Pete Dye, who started his life’s work as an insurance salesman in Indianapolis, Indiana, but then became one of the most famous and often controversial golf course architects in the world died in January from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.    Dye who served in the Army in 1942 as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division […]