Kings, Legends, Treasure Island and Trump

History Lesson The second course at Turnberry was renamed after the Martin Ebert renovation in 2016 and is now known as the King Robert the Bruce course. We wondered at the time where the name had come from and why it was changed from the Kintyre course. Thanks to the...

The Trump Turnberry Resort, is the revamped Ailsa Course still worthy of an Open Championship?

Turnberry Open Memories Many of us have great memories of Turnberry, mainly from TV coverage of the Open Championship. Those of a certain age will remember the "Duel in the Sun" the epic battle between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in the last round of the 1977 Open....

Links Golf Heaven on the Moray Firth, Castle Stuart Golf Links.

A Northern Gem of a Course Castle Stuart Golf Links has only been in existence for 13 years but has made an indelible mark on all those who have played it. Such is the quality of its design, Castle Stuart played host to the European Tour’s Scottish Open four times in...

Links Golf Heaven on the Moray Firth, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

In the second of our three articles on links courses along the Moray Firth, we visit Nairn Dunbar Golf Club. While it's not as well known as its illustrious neighbours, it's a cracking links golf course which requires guile, accuracy, shot shaping and a little luck to...

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Riding Shotgun in Thailand

Riding Shotgun in Thailand

It’s always nice to stamp the passport in a faraway place, even better to play golf there. Golf is formal in Bogota, Colombia. Long pants and a collar are required, caddies are mandatory and an hour-plus sit-down lunch at the turn is a must. The pace is faster in...

WBGD in Thailand: We Remember the Little Things Forever

WBGD in Thailand: We Remember the Little Things Forever

The small things in travel typically leave the greatest impressions. We went to Thailand to play golf, but it’s a Tuesday lunch we'll remember forever. Every meal during our time in Thailand was sensational, but it’s the Laem Sai Seafood Restaurant in the Thalang...

Links Golf Heaven on the Moray Firth, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

Links Golf Heaven on the Moray Firth, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club

In the second of our three articles on links courses along the Moray Firth, we visit Nairn Dunbar Golf Club. While it's not as well known as its illustrious neighbours, it's a cracking links golf course which requires guile, accuracy, shot shaping and a little luck to...

Links Golf Heaven along the Moray Firth, Nairn Golf Club

Links Golf Heaven along the Moray Firth, Nairn Golf Club

Last year, we were fortunate to visit the Scottish Highlands to play the courses around Dornoch and Brora. This year we headed up the A9 again to Inverness and this time, instead of heading north over the Kessock Bridge, we turned right and headed east. We were in the...

Vitoria-Gasteiz, A Costa Verde Golf Capital Destination

Vitoria-Gasteiz, A Costa Verde Golf Capital Destination

The final Costa Verde Golf hub we visited was in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. This “Land of Legends” hub features three courses, the Seve Ballesteros designed Izki (pronounced If-Ki) Golf, Jon Rahm’s childhood course, Club de Golf Larrabea and the Jose Maria Olazabal...

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Long Haul Flight Strategies and Helpful Gear

Long Haul Flight Strategies and Helpful Gear

Transatlantic and transpacific flights are exhausting. The savvy traveler is prepared for time changes and equipped for ultimate comfort in transit. It's a must to get some sleep when flying from U.S. to Europe. No sleep when flying ahead in time zones can hurt the...

New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12.5 Putter

New Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12.5 Putter

Scotty Cameron has added a new model to the 2019 Phantom X family – the Phantom X 12.5 – to meet the needs of players seeking a stable mallet with more toe flow and a new alignment option. A left-handed Phantom X 12.5 model also joins the lineup. Available beginning...

The Softest Titleist Golf Ball for Only $23 a Dozen

The Softest Titleist Golf Ball for Only $23 a Dozen

I've tried them all: Vice, Bridgestone golf ball, Callaway golf ball, Noodle and Taylormade golf ball, and keep coming back to the #1 ball in golf. Comfort is critical to making good golf swings and hitting solid putts. It's important to believe in your equipment....

Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

This summer, WBGD received a special sneak peak at Jofit’s Firecracker collection – the look that was inspired by the brand’s official uniforms for Team U.S.A. at the 2019 Solheim Cup. With play beginning this week, WBGD had the opportunity to chat with brand founder...

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Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

Solheim Cup Gear Preview: Q&A with Jofit CEO Joanne Cloak

This summer, WBGD received a special sneak peak at Jofit’s Firecracker collection – the look that was inspired by the brand’s official uniforms for Team U.S.A. at the 2019 Solheim Cup. With play beginning this week, WBGD had the opportunity to chat with brand founder...

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