Wednesday, May 29, 2013

200 Blog Posts!

This is the 200th post on Amateur Golfer! Now it's time to celebrate, or at least browse the blog archives. Below I have selected, and added links to, a few of the more notable posts on the blog. Remember that you can also browse the blog's archives on the right.

The First Golf Club and Course in North America

"Golf came to North America during the 19th century in 1873. Then Scottish colonialists arrived in Montreal to establish the very first golf club on the continent. That was the Royal Montreal Golf Club...."

Best Golf Courses Video

"Which are the best golf courses? This video includes a great compilation of some of the world's best golf courses. Check it out...."

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

"Robert Trent Jones is a famous golf course designer. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama is one of the largest golf construction projects attempted. The 11 golf clubs stretch from the Lakewood Golf Club in the south, to the Shoals in the north. In total, the trail extends 384 miles...."

A Brief Guide to the Wedges

"The wedges are a group of iron clubs which have the highest lofts. They are fairly essential golf clubs to have in your bag, so you'll need to bring at least one of them out on to the course with you. Overall, there are four primary wedge clubs which are ideal for short play...."

The Highest Golf Course.. Anywhere!

"Apparently there was a golf course at Tuctu that rose some 14,000 feet above the sea. That's some altitude, and needless to say it was the highest golf course with fairways that flirted with the clouds. However, now that it has been abandoned since the '90s, with the former course overgrown with vegetation and weeds other mountainous courses lay claim to the highest golf course altitude record...."

The 1,410 feet Tee-Shot

"Yup, that's right, this par-3 hole includes a tee at the top of a mountain with a 1,410 feet elevated tee-shot. Check out the video below for further details...."

Desert Golf Courses

"There are a variety of desert golf courses. Courses that are not only in the deserts of America, but merge some desert elements into the courses. And they are also sweltering during the summer. These are a few desert courses that are worth noting...."

Night Golf 

"Well it’s November, and that means shorter daylight hours. However, who says you cannot play night golf? In actual fact there are numerous floodlit golf courses which are lit up when daylight visibility diminishes...."

Golf Holes With Lots of Water 

"A number of the world's more famous golf courses have golf holes that are surrounded by water. These are holes in which you can lose your balls, in more ways than one, when they fall down into the water. Water holes can be located alongside expansive lakes, creeks or perhaps even the sea and oceans. These are a few of the great golf holes in which you could take a swim on...."

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