I had the chance this week to enjoy a round of golf at Tatanka Golf Club at Feather Hill located near Niobrara, Nebraska next to Ohiya Casino & Resort. It’s a course that I have been wanting to try but it just hasn’t worked out, until now.
They called it “media day” and invited different media members to play a round of golf. The real complaint of the day was mother nature. No rain, but the eve of a heat warning and temperatures in the 90’s with humidity upwards of 70% made hydrating extremely important.
I’m not a golf expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy playing the game so taking advantage of this chance was really fun. When I arrived I learned I would be riding with Derek Bursheim, the father of the golf pro and grouped with Brian Bursheim, the golf pro at the course and Steve Donahue, a course rater with Golf Digest. Continue reading →
Golf is an interesting game. It is difficult though not strenuous….Well, generally. Kevin Na found a way to make this game as stressful as it can be. The guy carded a 16 on a Par-4 hole in the 2011 Valero Texas Open. Na not only hit the ball into the woods, but he went there a second time. Then chose to play the ball. On one of his shots the ball hits a tree, then hits Na which is another penalty. If you are a golfer this is brutal to watch. Na himself, nor the caddy are sure about how to count the strokes by the time he gets out of the woods. Continue reading →
The 2011 Master’s is underway with golfers beginning play at 7:40 a.m. ET. The tournament always has enough attention, but this year there is one young player who has grabbed some of his own. Rickie Fowler is a rising star. Fowler is the only player to be named the NCAA Player of the Year as a freshman. After a solid career at Oklahoma State, the youngster is taking his shot at professional golf. According to his website, Fowler traded in his dirt bike for a golf cart at the age of 14. He is gaining attention, not only because some experts think he has a shot to win the Master’s, but also because of the way he has been dressing at Augusta National. Continue reading →