Golf News for February 21, 2017

rory and trump
Garry Singer, President Trump, Rory McIlroy and Paul O’Neill

Great Donald Ross Golf Courses Everyone Can Play — The authors estimate that there are over 315 golf courses in existence in the U.S. that Ross had a hand in designing. There are nine courses in Maine, most are private: Lucerne Golf Course in Dedham; Portland Country Club in Falmouth; Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell; Augusta Country Club, Manchester; Cape Neddick Country Club in York; Penobscot Valley Country Club; Poland Spring Golf CourseYork Golf & Tennis Country Club; and Biddeford Saco Country Club in Saco.

Banks With Interest — Have you ever found yourself asking why there is a strip of unkempt grass surrounding a pond? Or, why has the maintenance crew stopped trimming the creek banks? And, why do these areas always eat your golf ball? Next time you see tall plants bordering water features do not be too quick to condemn these areas and instead appreciate the environmental benefits they provide and the added interest they bring a golf course.

The Nine Most Eagerly Awaited New Golf Courses Of 2017 — We’re all gonna need a bigger Bucket List!

Golf tip: Side hill lie can cause frustration — First of all, a ball above your feet will move more right to left because of the lie. The ball will also tend to travel further. Using less club is advised.

Rory McIlroy rates Donald Trump’s golf game ‘decent’ after practice round — McIlroy has targeted the WGC-Mexico Championship on Mar. 2 for his comeback — an event which was moved from Trump National Doral to Mexico City and renamed from the WGC-Cadillac Championship last June.


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