Updated: Sep 16, 2018
Who...I'm planning to play the oldest public golf courses in the US. I invite you to visit here to follow along as I plan, practice, and set out on this golf journey. Please comment, add any input, and if you're ever near any of the golf courses I'm playing come by and join me for a round.
Why...well I‘m reading this book called The Range Bucket List by James Dodson. Mr. Dodson tells a story about when he was living in Pinehurst, SC (the birth place of American golf) for 6 years straight and he writes about living in the "Pinehurst Bubble" effectively losing touch with the golf masses, and needing to re-connect with the rest of American golf. So Mr. Dodson hopped into his car and hit the highway. I thought that was a very cool; drive around playing golf, hearing local stories, and meet other players.
What...I want to do something like what Mr. Dodson did, but with some sort of goal, but what path do I follow? I could search the classic "top" lists finding the Top 100 course in America, Top 15 must play courses, Top 25 best courses in the US? No, I'm looking for something a bit more original, I thought I would try and give some love to the public and muni golf course. So I decided to create my own “top” list. Right now I’m compiling a list of the oldest public golf course in the US:
# 1 Van Cortland Park Golf Course-1895.
...Stay tuned for more...
Where... I’m not sure where I will start, but I will probably start on the west coast...that’s where I live😃. And I don’t think I need to do this journey in chronological order? I’m thinking, I will try and play 10 courses in a year and see where the journey takes me.
When...I guess we start now? Like I said I'm compiling a list of the oldest public courses in the US and I'm usually at the range working on my game. I guess I hope to be in full "swing" (pun intended) by April 2019.
See you all again soon.