BALLYBUNION, CO. KERRY, Ireland — On the fourth hole at Ballybunion Golf Club (Old Course) on Thursday, I met a long-time club member, a very distinguished gentleman, Mr. Brendan O’Neill.
LAHINCH, CO. CLARE, Ireland —The fourth hole at Lahinch Golf Club is a par 5 (475 yards from the blue tees, 472 from the white tees, 463 from the green tees that I played) that was inspired by the Klondyke hole that Old Tom Morris designed here in 1894:
Looking forward to an amazing experience Welcome. Thank you for finding this site. I hope that the stories that will come, about a pending trip to Ireland and Wales in early September, and the past writings that have been placed here, will bring you back, and that you’ll share these stories with others who love…
It’s a golf story, fundamentally, and who better to tell it than a writer who has covered 20 golf majors, and who can argue, as an eyewitness, that Ben Hogan hit the ball better than Tiger Woods.
BANDON — No sign advertises the presence of the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch, except the gate that reads “no trespassing.” There’s no restaurant, no pro shop, no amenity other than a remote port-a-potty and, no matter how much golf you’ve played, maybe no experience as wildly beautiful, or spectacularly wild, as this one:
As a student of the game, Tokatee golf pro Dan King knew all about the famous golf courses in Northern Ireland and Ireland — courses like Royal Portrush, Ballybunion and Royal County Down.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For decades it was a quarry, mined for sand and gravel, the operation cutting away the hillside overlooking the lower Puget Sound, leaving a scarred landscape behind.
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