Mississippi’s Golf & Blues trip strikes a chord with travellers by combining two of the magnolia state’s greatest assets
By Rick Drennan
Writing: John Grisham and William Faulkner.
Food: Fried pickles and catfish.
Music: The blues.
There are a lot of things that are synonymous with Mississippi.
Now, you can add another: golf. Read more »
Come and visit the Traveling Golfer Pro Shop!
By: Tim Baines
The Traveling Golfer has long been a source for information on some pretty wonderful travel destinations.
And now there’s another big reason to check us out on a regular basis — an online golf store that will offer some eye-popping deals you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else.
You’re going to get plenty of bang for your buck on some huge name-brand items. Read more »
By Rick Drennan
In Hold ‘Em poker, there’s a term called “all-in.”
It’s defined as a player gambling that the hand he or she is holding is good enough to grab the pot – and eventually help win the game.
It’s a bold, chancy, and sometimes suicidal strategy.
The folks connected to the Atlantic City, New Jersey golf business are also all-in when it comes to promoting themselves to players right across North America. Read more »
By: Bill Kamenjar
The “boardwalk” fits well into the overall picture of Virginia Beach; other than the fact that it no longer consists of any splintery planks of wood.
Even so, Virginia Beach’s popular boardwalk does the trick as a strolling zone. It sure beats trudging down miles of sand anyway. At three miles in length, the durable 28-foot-wide strip of concrete is a huge attraction to those visiting this particularly rich historical part of the state and the nation. Read more »
Article and Photos By: Robert Kaufman
During one of my former lifetimes, I journeyed south of the (USA) border to Mexico and, remarkably, navigated my rented VW Bug without GPS to some remote town outside Mexico City. Those days, golf wasn’t even part of my lexicon and if there was any course nearby, I hadn’t a clue. How times have changed. My Spanish, too. Nowadays, the game of golf is a dominant part of my conversations and was the driving force behind my ticket to one of Mexico’s most luxurious retreats, the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Read more »
By: Todd Keirstead
If you are looking to justify why you play this game of golf to your significant other, your friends or your boss, you really need to read this month’s editorial.
Over the last year my role in the golf industry has branched into the corporate boardroom. As companies are taking a closer look at how to develop future growth, managing expenses more closely and trying to get a greater return on their investment, I have seen an important trend to defend time spent on the golf course. I have performed training seminars to executives on how to conduct business on the golf course and how to build new clients and deepen the bonds with existing clientèle. Here are some of the key points that you can take away from these sessions to use as ammunition regarding your everyday round when this question comes up. Read more »
The Amazing 2011 Ports, get them while they’re hot!
By Rick VanSickle
The meal is all but done on a chilly fall night. You and your guests retire to the living room where a fire is roaring and comfortable chairs are spread around the room.
You reach for a bottle of Vintage Port and pour your guests a glass. They sip and they savour as the flames from the fire light up the room while the heat from the Port warms up their souls.
Vintage Port is all about comfort; a big hedonistic blast of sweet fruit, myriad spices and boozy goodness that is decadent, fiery and full-bodied. You take it in and the chill of the night melts away with each and every taste. Read more »
By Rick VanSickle
As the sensational 2011 Vintage Ports start arriving early next year, it is advised that you pre-order your wines through the LCBO’s Vintages stores or at least start thinking about what you want to buy and save up for it.
The top Vintages Ports will set you back over $100 a bottle but, in my opinion, will be worth every penny in the long run.
I have pre-tasted both the Taylor Fladgate and Croft Vintage Ports from 2011. Here’s my take on them along with some other Rick’s Picks for November. Read more »