Golf Simulators vs. The Real Thing

By: John Russell

With advances in technology, sophistication of electronic games and the imaging associated with them has improved greatly — one could say exponentially. Not only has technology improved, but the number of offerings by different providers has increased significantly. One only has to look at the number of mobile apps and...

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A new perspective in discovering a golf course

By: John Russell

Every golf facility tries to identify aspects that differentiate it from all others, particularly resort courses competing in regional markets where hotel, swimming pool, golf course, spa, fitness centre, restaurants, business centre, function rooms, and “friendly service” are seen as generic offerings.  Something more should be put on the table...

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Artists of the Landscape Part II

By: John Russell

The Great Depression and WWII created a void in golf courses development, but this was almost singularly filled by Robert Trent Jones, a talented and energetic golf architect with a supreme sense of showmanship. Trent Jones actually started his career as a golf professional and although he was an excellent...

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Artists of the Landscape

By: John Russell

Take a selection of artists and give each a canvas, brushes, paints and palette, and the same subject to paint. Unquestionably you will receive very different pieces of art in the finished works. Interpretation, style, and rendering sets each artist apart. When the canvas becomes 85 hectares of land, the...

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The Evolution of the Wedges

By: John Russell

After winning his first British Open this year with a final round of 5 under par 66 at Muirfield, Phil Mickelson said that he had played the best round of his life.If only the average golfer knew that he achieved this feat with no driver in his bag, but instead...

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