playing golf – War History 1944 http://warhistory1944.co.uk/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 23:33:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-35-120x120.png playing golf – War History 1944 http://warhistory1944.co.uk/ 32 32 63 years old joins the college golf team | News https://warhistory1944.co.uk/63-years-old-joins-the-college-golf-team-news/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 15:15:07 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/63-years-old-joins-the-college-golf-team-news/ Debbie Blount is, for the most part, your average college undergraduate, trying to get through the semester amid piles of homework and a hectic after-school schedule. She loves her history lessons but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “scourge of [her] She has just declared a major – interdisciplinary studies – and spends […]]]>


Debbie Blount is, for the most part, your average college undergraduate, trying to get through the semester amid piles of homework and a hectic after-school schedule.

She loves her history lessons but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “scourge of [her] She has just declared a major – interdisciplinary studies – and spends much of her time studying off campus. in women’s golf – her favorite time of day.

But just a year earlier, she feared she wouldn’t fit in among her classmates some 40 years younger.

Blount is a 63-year-old sophomore at Reinhardt University in Georgia and a beloved member of the women’s golf team. She’s a few decades past most of her classmates, instructors, and head coaches, but they don’t see her as a mother figure or grandmother. Instead, they see her as a friend, a role model and a reliable teammate with an exceptionally straight ride.

As one of the oldest female student athletes in the United States, her friends call her “Ancient Eagle”, after Reinhardt’s mascot. “Ancient” may be a gross exaggeration of Blount’s age, but she likes to think she imparts some wisdom to her younger teammates.

“It’s a game, we’re in this together…we’re really lucky to be doing this,” she said of the things she keeps in mind while playing. “There are a lot more serious things in life than playing golf, and I think they understand some of them.”

She pursued college golf after her husband’s death

College was not in the cards for Blount when she graduated from high school in 1976. Her parents pushed her to become an X-ray technician, telling her it would be a stable career. They were right, she said, though she had a feeling she would have made a good PE teacher too.

But before deciding to become an X-ray technician, she discussed going to college with a guidance counselor, who only suggested one school – Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. , not far from where Blount grew up.

“Reinhardt has always been on my mind,” she said.

Golf, initially, was not. Blount first stepped onto a golf course at age 33 – after meeting her husband, Ben. Her husband loved the game and she wanted to spend more time with him, so she took up golf as a hobby. But Blount, still an athlete, felt “a bit driven.” She made up for lost time with constant training, eventually competing in some local championships. Golf has become part of his weekly routine.

When her husband died after years of illness, she moved to Vail, Colorado to teach skiing full time. But when her father died a few months after her husband, she was left without a rudder.

“I was a bit lost,” she said.

After they died, she came across a 1970s yearbook from Reinhardt University, where her husband’s mother had worked in a dormitory — another sign “calling Reinhardt,” she said.

“I found myself going through these directories, wondering if that would have been me.”

Meanwhile, his golf game was becoming stale. She lost a championship competing against her friends at her golf club. She asked a young caddy at her club where he played. Reinhardt University, he told her.

Here it is again‘, Blount thought.

The idea of ​​starting school at 62 was daunting at first. Blount wasn’t sure she could take full-time lessons – but “golf was calling her,” she said, so after meeting a Reinhardt coach and showing off her skills, she committed to start over as a college. first-year student.

She has been on the team for a year. While it’s easy to complain about her busy school schedule or the meetings she canceled after a long day of practice, Blount said she was simply grateful for the opportunity — an opportunity that she won with skill and courage.

“I’m going to live the dream,” she said. “I look around and can’t believe I can do this.”

She fits in with her younger teammates

During a recent Monday afternoon practice at the driving range, Blount was relaxed and giddy with her teammates, all in their late teens or early twenties. She made them laugh and cheered them on (at a golf-friendly volume). “The girls,” as she calls her younger teammates, thought about what matching accessories they’ll wear at their next tournament.

“We get sharp,” she said of her swing at one point. “But my last name is Blount, I can’t be sharp.”

Blount missed a putt during a drill, shrugging with a smile. She believes positive thinking is the key to success, but maybe she wasn’t thinking positive enough for this putt.

She speaks of her younger teammates with the same effusive love she uses when speaking of her dear friends at her golf club. Blount never had children, but she said being around the close-knit group of young women so often shows her what it could have been like to have a daughter their age. Their parents write notes to Blount, thanking her for the “wisdom” she brought to their team, she said.

Blount said she was afraid of “bringing nothing to the team,” but those fears were unfounded. Lauren Welte, a player Blount hailed as an impressive leader, said the 63-year-old was an “incredible” addition to the team. Initially, Welte wasn’t thrilled to play alongside a 60-year-old, but after going through 18 holes together in the pouring rain – their first meeting – she was completely sold.

Different people have different views on what makes Blount such a vital member of the Reinhardt team. In terms of skill, despite not sending the ball as far as her teammates in her first game, Blount “hits the most straight out of all of us,” Welte said, and shoots often in her mid-80s.

Evans Nichols, the 26-year-old head coach of the women’s golf team, hailed the “good energy” she brings to the team, a vivid reminder that “golf is a lifelong sport. the life”. And while younger players can lash out after a bad play, Blount is a beacon of stability, said Bill Popp, Reinhardt’s vice president for enrollment and athletics, a role model for students who haven’t further honed their emotional game.

Motivating the young women on her team to improve their game has given her an idea of ​​what she will be doing when she graduates. While she could still ‘go off into the sunset’ with her boyfriend and ‘play the retirement game’, she thinks she’ll likely end up coaching youngsters – perhaps as a graduate assistant at Reinhardt .

For now, though, she’s thinking short-term: She’s just been nominated for reunion queen. She has already recruited the girls to help her find a dress for the event, a request they happily accepted.

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Tiger Woods will return to professional golf with his son Charlie at the PNC Championship https://warhistory1944.co.uk/tiger-woods-will-return-to-professional-golf-with-his-son-charlie-at-the-pnc-championship/ Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/tiger-woods-will-return-to-professional-golf-with-his-son-charlie-at-the-pnc-championship/ Tiger Woods returns to play professional golf next week for the first time since a devastating car crash nearly ended his career. The 45-year-old golf legend announced Wednesday his intention to compete in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, with his 12-year-old son, Charlie Woods. The two-day father-son tournament begins Dec. 18 at the Ritz […]]]>


Tiger Woods returns to play professional golf next week for the first time since a devastating car crash nearly ended his career.

The 45-year-old golf legend announced Wednesday his intention to compete in the PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, with his 12-year-old son, Charlie Woods. The two-day father-son tournament begins Dec. 18 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Orlando.

Woods and his son played together in the same tournament a year ago, per CBS Sports. It was about three months before he seriously injured his leg in an SUV wreck on Feb. 23 in Rolling Hills Estates, California.

PNC Championship - Final
Tiger Woods and his son Charlie on the 18th hole of the PNC Championship at The Ritz Carlton Golf Club on December 20, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“Although the year has been long and difficult, I am very happy to close it by participating in the @PNCchampionship with my son Charlie,” Woods tweeted early Wednesday afternoon. “I’m playing as a dad and couldn’t be more excited and proud.”

Woods recently revealed that doctors were considering amputating his right leg after his accident in February. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, his 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV traveled about 75 mph before colliding with a tree and flipping over.

The collision caused the leg bones to break through Woods’ skin. It took multiple surgeries to repair the multiple fractures and “comminuted open fractures” in Woods’ right tibia and fibula, according to USA today.

Woods spent most of the year nursing his injury and was rarely seen playing golf in public until late November.

The five-time Masters tournament winner tweeted a video hitting a ball on the green on November 21. He said golf summary a week later, he would never play full-time professional golf again due to his injury.

“I think something realistic is to play the tour one day – never full time, never again – but choose and choose, just like Mr.. [Ben] hogan done,” Woods said. “It’s a sad reality, but it’s my reality. And I understand it and I accept it.

The PGA Tour celebrated Tiger’s return to professional golf by Tweeter a photo of him and his son on Wednesday afternoon.

“Team Woods is officially back in the PNC Championship!” tweeted the tournament organizer.

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Golfing in the Desert: Are Green Landscapes Overrated? https://warhistory1944.co.uk/golfing-in-the-desert-are-green-landscapes-overrated/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:38:17 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/golfing-in-the-desert-are-green-landscapes-overrated/ When golfing in the desert, play early in the day Hear the word ‘golf’ and you’ll likely associate it with rolling greens, lush landscapes, native foliage, and brilliant robins. However, where your mind usually doesn’t is the desert, where you’ll be surprised to find some of the most spectacular courses in the country. Classes in […]]]>


When golfing in the desert, play early in the day

Hear the word ‘golf’ and you’ll likely associate it with rolling greens, lush landscapes, native foliage, and brilliant robins. However, where your mind usually doesn’t is the desert, where you’ll be surprised to find some of the most spectacular courses in the country.

Classes in the desert provide a unique experience that you might not get in a typical setting, and we’re not just talking about a unique backdrop. While new sports centers plan to increase in 2022, many athletes are returning to the field (or the course). So if you are looking for a desert trip, here is what you can expect when you hit the sand.

What to expect when golfing in the desert
No two desert routes are equal. You may find that they differ in terrain, climate, and general atmosphere. Either way, here are some common factors you can expect to see on a desert course.

Constantly changing weather
Contrary to popular belief, not all deserts are hot. In fact, many of them have temperatures in the dozens, so you’ll need to be wary of freezing, ice, and the risk of hypothermia.

Wildlife and other dangers
If you spend most of your time playing in clubs, you’re probably already used to scavenging your ball from sand traps and bunkers. However, desert routes present greater risks, including rattlesnakes, scorpions, tarantulas, and even Gila monsters. So if you lose a bullet in the wilderness, you better leave it where it was.

Sunburn
Just as they are extremely cold, the desert courtyards are also incredibly hot. Temperatures tend to soar until the mid-1990s, with humidity levels below 10%. Therefore, you never want to go without sunscreen or lip balm.

When you go into the desert, use sunscreen with at least 50 SPF and lip balm with 30 SPF. Also, keep in mind that rising temperatures can put you at risk of heat stroke, so stay hydrated!

Tips for playing golf in the desert
If you want to try golf in the desert, these tips can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Stay hydrated
Whether or not you choose to play in the wilderness, staying hydrated is a must. After all, a typical golf match can last anywhere from three and a half to four hours. So always have a drink before you go and take a sip of water between the holes.

While sports drinks like Gatorade may suffice, we always recommend taking bottled water instead.

Wear the appropriate clothes
While your regular golfing may come in handy at your local clubhouse, the same cannot be said for their performance in the desert. For example, while cotton can get a bad rap in the outerwear industry, it will serve you well in the desert thanks to its impeccable moisture retention.

We also recommend that you put on a windbreaker or thicker jacket, especially if you play in the winter. Replace your regular golf pants with lightweight pants that are both breathable and insulated.

What you won’t want to give up is your favorite golf hat. Consider one with a windproof cord to keep it from blowing away in the midst of high winds.

Play early in the day
If possible, you want to leave a desert course at midday to avoid having to deal with the scorching heat. Remember that a typical game lasts three hours (or more), so try to be on the course at 7 a.m.

Know your limits
Competitive players love to challenge themselves, but it should never come at the cost of your health. If you are not feeling well, do not expose yourself to heat exhaustion.

Best desert golf courses
The Southwestern United States is full of the best desert courses in the country. So if you are planning a road trip and want to hike the best desert routes on the map, consider stopping at the following locations.

New Mexico
New Mexico is home to some of the desert’s most spectacular courses, such as Paa-ko Ridge, Rockwind Community Links, and Black Mesa. Not only do they offer awesome views of the Sierra Blanca peak, but they present must-try risk and reward opportunities, tricky shots and experiences for players of all skill levels.

Arizona
Tuscon is well known for its affordable but high-end golf facilities and challenging playing conditions. While some of its desert courses are graced with grass and water, some are a bigger obstacle: shallow temperatures and high elevation.

If you prefer more variety, however, you might want to head to Phoenix-Scottsdale. Here you will discover layers of desert like no other, especially in Troon North, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes and the Boulders.

California
California is one of America’s funniest places and has to be the most gorgeous of any desert golf course, especially if Coachella Valley is on your itinerary. Coachella Valley should be on your list if you only have room for one desert course. Plus, if you’re playing in the winter, or sometimes in the spring, expect to see tufts of snow kissing the stunning peaks of the course.

Coachella Valley plays a lot hotter than the Phoenix and Tucson courses during the summer, so if you tend to get cold, take a rest!

Nevada
Las Vegas is not only famous for its casinos, you can also enjoy a competitive game of high stakes desert golf. Of course, due to its temperamental and unpredictable weather, it offers turf lessons all year round. Nonetheless, you’ll want to account for his tough elevations and prepare for a bit more swing.

While there is little to no rainfall throughout the year, Vegas is wetter than you might think, so dress appropriately and stay hydrated while you gamble.

If the weather is bothering you, consider heading to Nevada in the spring and fall when the weather is much nicer.

The bottom line
When it comes to an exciting new golf-centric experience, don’t leave desert destinations behind. You will be surprised to discover how rewarding and enjoyable a start to Coachella Valley or TPC Las Vegas can be!

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63-year-old joins college golf team https://warhistory1944.co.uk/63-year-old-joins-college-golf-team/ Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/63-year-old-joins-college-golf-team/ Debbie Blount is, for the most part, an average undergraduate student, trying to get through the semester amid a pile of homework and a busy schedule after school. She enjoys her history lessons but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “bane of [her] existence. “She just declared a major – interdisciplinary studies – […]]]>



Debbie Blount is, for the most part, an average undergraduate student, trying to get through the semester amid a pile of homework and a busy schedule after school.

She enjoys her history lessons but struggles with statistics, a subject she calls the “bane of [her] existence. “She just declared a major – interdisciplinary studies – and spends a lot of her time studying off campus. And when class ends, she scrambles to change her shoes, grabs her golf bag and heads for the green. to join her teammates in women’s golf – her favorite part of the day.

But barely a year earlier, she was worried that she would not find her place among her classmates 40 years younger.

Blount is a 63-year-old sophomore at Reinhardt University in Georgia and a beloved member of the women’s golf team. She has a few decades on most of her classmates, instructors, and head coaches, but they don’t see her as a mother figure or grandmother. Instead, they see her as a reliable friend, role model and teammate with an exceptionally straight ride.

As one of America’s oldest student-athletes, her friends call her “Ancient Eagle,” after Reinhardt’s mascot. “Ancient” may be a gross exaggeration of Blount’s age, but she likes to think that she gives her young teammates some wisdom.

“It’s a game, we’re in the same boat… we’re really lucky to be doing it,” she said of the things she keeps in mind while playing. “There are a lot more serious things in life than playing golf, and I think they are taking over some of them.”

She pursued college golf after her husband died

University wasn’t in the cards for Blount when she graduated from high school in 1976. Her parents pushed her to become an X-ray technician, telling her it would be a stable career. They were right, she said, even though she had a hunch that she would have made a good physical education teacher as well.

But before deciding to become a radiology technician, she discussed the possibility of going to university with a guidance counselor, who suggested only one school – Reinhardt University in Waleska, in Georgia, not far from where Blount grew up.

“Reinhardt was always in my head,” she said.

Golf, initially, was not. Blount entered the golf course at the age of 33, after meeting her husband, Ben. Her husband loved the game and she wanted to spend more time with him, so she chose golf as a hobby. But Blount, still the athlete, felt “a little motivated”. She made up for lost time with constant training and eventually competed in some local championships. Golf has become part of his weekly routine.

When her husband passed away from a long illness, she moved to Vail, Colorado to teach skiing full time. But when her father passed away a few months after her husband, she found herself without a rudder.

“I was a little lost,” she said.

After their deaths, she came across a 1970s yearbook from Reinhardt University, where her husband’s mother had worked in a dormitory – another sign “calling Reinhardt,” she said.

“I found myself going through these directories, wondering if it would have been me.”

During this time, his golf game was getting stale. She lost a championship competing against her friends at her golf club. She asked a young caddy from his club where he played. Reinhardt University, he told her.

Here it is againBlount thought.

The idea of ​​starting school at 62 was daunting at first. Blount wasn’t sure she could take the lessons full time – but “golf was calling her,” she said, so after meeting a coach from Reinhardt and showing off her skills, she committed to start over as a university. first-year student.

She has been part of the team for a year now. While it’s easy to complain about her busy school schedule or the meetings she canceled after a long day of training, Blount said she was just grateful for the opportunity – an opportunity she said. won with skill and courage.

“I’m going to live the dream,” she said. “I’m looking around here and can’t believe I can do it.”

She integrates with her younger teammates

During a recent Monday afternoon practice at the driving range, Blount was relaxed and giddy with her teammates, all in their late teens or early 20s. She made them laugh and encouraged them (at a volume suitable for golf). “The girls,” as she calls her younger teammates, have been thinking about the matching accessories they’ll wear for their next tournament.

“We’re getting sharp,” she said of her swing at one point. “But my last name is Blount, I can’t be sharp. “

Blount missed a putt during a drill, shrugging with a smile. She thinks positive thinking is the key to success, but maybe she wasn’t thinking positively enough for this putt.

She talks about her young teammates with the same overflowing love that she uses when she talks about her dear friends at her golf club. Blount never had children, but she said being with a group of tight-knit young women so often shows her what it could have been like to have a girl their age. Their parents write notes to Blount thanking her for the “wisdom” she brought to their team, she said.

Blount said she was worried she would “not bring anything to the team,” but those fears were unfounded. Lauren Welte, a player Blount hailed as an impressive leader, said the 63-year-old was an “incredible” addition to the squad. Initially, Welte wasn’t thrilled to be playing alongside a 60-year-old, but after hitting 18 holes together in the pouring rain – their first meeting – she was completely sold.

Different people have different views on what makes Blount such a vital member of the Reinhardt team. Skill wise, although she doesn’t kick the ball as far as her teammates in her first game, Blount “hits it most directly of all of us,” Welte said, and often shoots in the middle of the field. 80 years.

Evans Nichols, 26-year-old head coach of the women’s golf team, praised the “good energy” she brings to the team, a living reminder that “golf is a sport that lasts a lifetime. “. And while young players can go wild after a bad play, Blount is a symbol of stability, said Bill Popp, Reinhardt’s vice president for registrations and athletics, a role model for students who have yet to. perfected their emotional game.

Motivating the young women on her team to improve their game gave her an idea of ​​what she will do after graduation. While she can still “go down to the sunset” with her boyfriend and “play the retirement game”, she thinks she will likely end up coaching young people – perhaps as a graduate assistant at Reinhardt.

For now, however, she’s thinking about the short term: she’s just been nominated for Reunion Queen. She has already recruited the girls to help her find a dress for the event, a request they happily accepted.

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The new Glasson Lakehouse is a stunning addition to the Irish golfing landscape https://warhistory1944.co.uk/the-new-glasson-lakehouse-is-a-stunning-addition-to-the-irish-golfing-landscape/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/the-new-glasson-lakehouse-is-a-stunning-addition-to-the-irish-golfing-landscape/ Location is everything when it comes to attracting people to your golf course, but if Glasson Golf Club is ideally located in the very center of Ireland, it is the stunning views over Lough Ree and the Killinure Bay that allowed David Jones to really show off the brilliance of Christy O’Connor Jnr’s original design. […]]]>

Location is everything when it comes to attracting people to your golf course, but if Glasson Golf Club is ideally located in the very center of Ireland, it is the stunning views over Lough Ree and the Killinure Bay that allowed David Jones to really show off the brilliance of Christy O’Connor Jnr’s original design.

The Co Down-based golf course architect and former European Tour player was called in by Oakmount’s Matt Ryan and Paddy McKillen Jnr, the new owners of Glasson in Co Westmeath, to revamp the course last year.

The brief opened up the view of the water from what is now the four-star Glasson Lakehouse Hotel, and by adding a new hole and turning two par-fives into a par-four in the lower part of the course, Jones transformed it was a par-73 slog in an extremely enjoyable par-71 test measuring 6,731 yards from the championship tees.

Returning this week to revisit the course, the Long Fellow, as he is affectionately known in Irish golf circles, was extremely pleased with the adult and the success of the new holes.

“I had the pleasure of seeing my new holes at Glasson again this week, and what a transformation,” Jones explained. “We didn’t have the most favorable weather conditions during the winter to put the new holes through, but I’m so happy with the result.

“Almost every memorable course begins with a beautiful setting, and Glasson is a classic in that regard.

“Christy Junior has always considered him one of his best. He and I were good friends, so reviewing five holes on the back nine was a great opportunity for me to honor our friendship and try, if possible, to add to his legacy.

“It’s one thing to design good holes, but giving them character and a bit of natural drama is a different challenge. At Glasson, I believe I did just that.

“I’m sure Christy wouldn’t mind me saying that the two big par fives towards the end might be a bit difficult for many golfers.

“By converting them to shorter par fours, I think the fun factor for the majority of golfers is enhanced, and the course, hotel and all the new facilities have blended together really well.”

Glasson has always been a fun place to visit, the on-site hotel and the warmth of Tom Reid and his family make it a great place to get away for a day or two.

It had an old country house feel, but is now vastly improved with the revamp offering a young, hip vibe for families and groups with the retro-style decor in the rooms (complete with old-fashioned record players ), outdoor chill-out areas complete with hot tubs, a heated outdoor pool, and plenty of activities from biking to kayaking to keep the family entertained.

Golf Director Lynn McCool is no stranger to what a high-end destination should offer, having worked at the K Club and Lough Erne Resort in similar roles.

But she’s really excited about what’s now available in Glasson at a time when golf is trying to appeal to a younger population and families.

She is delighted with how the public have embraced the new look and unique vibe of this stunning lakeside retreat, located just 75 minutes’ drive from Dublin.

“At a recent PGA meeting, we talked about the importance of providing a joyful environment for all golf club members and guests,” she explained. “I truly believe we have achieved this goal and more at Glasson Golf Club with the redevelopment of the golf course and the refurbishment of the hotel.

“We have invested heavily in creating an exciting golf course with both the new holes and the presentation of the 18, ensuring that we deliver that ‘wow factor’ experience for all golfers to enjoy.

“After golf, members and guests can choose from a variety of truly great dining experiences. Glasson Lakehouse is unique. The atmosphere is electric and there is such a feel-good vibe throughout the property. Each room has a record player and a selection of LP vinyl records are available in the lobby to take away and play in your room as you prepare for the evening ahead.

“It’s magic and our golf groups love it. Glasson Lakehouse has to be seen to be believed, and I’m so proud of our incredible team on the ground for making this possible.

Newly appointed Superintendent Joe Kinnear looks after the course, which will be playable all year round now that additional drainage has been added to the lower holes and all fairways have been covered in sand as part of what will be a new sanding program.

The new holes are a big improvement on what was there before with the 14th par five now a challenging par four with its sensational new green complex. The new 15th plays around 350 yards up the hill through what was a wild area between the 14th and the old 16th.

From here you play a par four from an elevated tee to the fairway and green protected by three new lakes before tackling the newly redirected signature par three 17th and 18th where the green has been moved to the left .

The golf course has always been a nice test, but the changes Jones has made and the multi-million dollar investment in the property make it a must-visit destination, even if you’ve never touched a golf ball from your golf course. life.

On-site lodges aren’t yet available, but the four-star hotel offers a variety of deluxe rooms — classic rooms, family rooms, deluxe suites, and even dog-friendly rooms.

All rooms are spacious and include free Wi-Fi, TV, mini fridge and private bathroom with shower, while the suites are also equipped with a seating area and a balcony.

For dinner, there is the new Bonnie’s restaurant which offers diners a panoramic view of the resort while enjoying a menu inspired by fresh local produce. Located just next door to Bonnie’s, Tom’s Fish & Tackle (named after the former owner), is a shebeen-style pub and is ideal for a casual pint, after-dinner drink or hot drink before playing at golf.

In addition to golf, activities on the nearby lake include fishing, swimming and kayaking. There are also plenty of trails and forests to explore if you like walking, cycling or running, while you can also opt for fun group activities such as archery, skeet shooting or ax throwing.

It is also just 20 minutes from Athlone town, where you can explore top attractions such as Athlone Castle, Baysports floating water park, Athlone Viking Ship cruises, as well as plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

Add to that the open-air cinema in the summer, the pool hall and outdoor terraces, and it’s a family getaway destination in the heart of Ireland well worth a visit before the winter arrives.

Information sheet

Glasson Golf Club
Address: Glasson Lakehouse, Killinure, Glasson, County Westmeath, N37 HX45
Tel: +353 90 6485120
Hotel reservations: +353 90 640 9072
Email: Reservations
@glassonlakehouse.ie
Golf group bookings: golfsales@glasson lakehouse.ie
Website: www.glassonlakehouse.ie

Green fees: Golf Ireland rate, midweek €50; weekend 60€
Company rates: Midweek €40; weekend 45€
Buggy rental: Yes, €40
Club hire: Yes, Taylormade €35, Wilson €25.
Electric trolleys: No
Range Balls: Yes €2, 20 balls
Signature hole:
17th Par 3 (originally the 15th)
Par 3, Blue 184 yards, White 172 yards, Yellow 123 yards, Red 109 yards
Golf Director Lynn McCool writes: The 17th hole sits on the shores of Lough Ree and is one of the most photographed holes in Irish golf. It’s worth taking the short walk to the back tee to capture a full view of the green and the hazards around it.
Anything short will be swallowed up by the lake that stretches across the width of the green. In the breeze, fight the urge to swing harder. Accuracy is everything on this hole, so be sure to choose a stronger club that will last the full distance required to land on the green. Usually a club more than you think.
Membership: Full €990 per year; Under 35, €790; Torque, €1,650; Overseas, €450; Student €350; Junior, €180.
Nearby clubs: Athlone Golf Club, Mount Temple Golf Club, Moate Golf Club
Instruction: Lessons by PGA Pros Lynn McCool, Colm Moriarty, Phillip Murphy
Group lessons, ladies beginners getting into golf, gentlemen beginners, children under 10, juniors under 16, teenagers.

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People pictured golfing as Caldor Fire rages in California https://warhistory1944.co.uk/people-pictured-golfing-as-caldor-fire-rages-in-california/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/people-pictured-golfing-as-caldor-fire-rages-in-california/ The giant, destructive Caldor fire in Northern California may have burned nearly 200 square miles, but that hasn’t stopped people in its path from playing golf. Firefighters said as of Wednesday, 461 homes and 11 commercial buildings had been destroyed, with more than 17,000 structures still at risk. But with the fire just 15 miles […]]]>

The giant, destructive Caldor fire in Northern California may have burned nearly 200 square miles, but that hasn’t stopped people in its path from playing golf.

Firefighters said as of Wednesday, 461 homes and 11 commercial buildings had been destroyed, with more than 17,000 structures still at risk.

But with the fire just 15 miles from Lake Tahoe, a golfer was pictured wearing a mask on a smoky green.

Thousands of California firefighters are battling to keep the blaze from reaching the iconic freshwater lake and officials say additional resources, including large firefighting planes, were on the way to help.

Cal Fire Superintendent Thom Porter said earlier this week that the fire was “knocking on the door of the Lake Tahoe Basin.”

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But no evacuation order exists for the area, a popular vacation and outdoor activity destination, and Mr Porter says he doesn’t think the fire will reach it.

But he added: ‘Time has passed and Mother Nature has taken over and taken fires like the Dixie to places I never thought possible.’

The US Forest Service has temporarily closed nine national forests through September 6 due to extreme fire conditions.

The Caldor Fire began Aug. 14 and burned 126,182 acres – 197 square miles, and was only 11% contained as of Wednesday, according to Cal Fire.

“It’s the No. 1 fire in the country right now. … There are dozens of crews and bulldozers and motors and others that are on the way right now,” said Jeff Marsolais, supervisor of the Eldorado National Forest.

In 2021, so far, there have been 6,714 wildfires in the state, which have burned 1.6 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

And nationally, 92 large fires are burning in a dozen western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

The Biden administration has declared a major disaster in California and ordered federal aid to be made available to four counties affected by fires dating back to July 14.

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Tiger Woods opens up about being a father to daughter while playing golf with Jada Pinkett Smith: “Daddy’s Girl” https://warhistory1944.co.uk/tiger-woods-opens-up-about-being-a-father-to-daughter-while-playing-golf-with-jada-pinkett-smith-daddys-girl/ https://warhistory1944.co.uk/tiger-woods-opens-up-about-being-a-father-to-daughter-while-playing-golf-with-jada-pinkett-smith-daddys-girl/#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/tiger-woods-opens-up-about-being-a-father-to-daughter-while-playing-golf-with-jada-pinkett-smith-daddys-girl/ Tiger Woods can’t help but smile when it comes to his daughter, Sam Alexis Woods. The 82-time PGA Tour winner opened up about the close relationship he has with his 13-year-old son, whom he shares with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, while playing golf with Jada Pinkett Smith in the first episode of the mini Golf Digest. […]]]>


Tiger Woods can’t help but smile when it comes to his daughter, Sam Alexis Woods.

The 82-time PGA Tour winner opened up about the close relationship he has with his 13-year-old son, whom he shares with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, while playing golf with Jada Pinkett Smith in the first episode of the mini Golf Digest. -series A ride with Tiger: celebrity lessons.

When Pinkett Smith, 49, asked him what his daughter had taught him, Woods, 45, smiled and joked, “What did my daughter teach me? I don’t like boys. . “

He later replied that Sam “taught me to be more patient.”

“Daddy’s little girl,” added the athlete. “I love it.”

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“I have this thing about… I feel like every guy should have a girl,” the Red table talk host, who shares daughter Willow Smith and son Jaden Smith with husband Will Smith.

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Woods admitted that he “never wants to [Sam] Leave home. “

“She’s my little girl,” he said.

Woods later opened up about the affair with his son Charlie Axel Woods over golf, agreeing with Pinkett Smith that the 11-year-old is a “natural.”

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Woods explained that he didn’t want Charlie to feel pressured into playing golf, “I just don’t want him to hate the game.”

“I’m moved about it. Some of my best memories are being with my dad,” he said.

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Filmed wood A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Lessons the day before his overturned car accident earlier this year.

On February 23, Woods was driving a descent on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California when his car hit a sign in the center bulkhead, cut a tree and landed alongside the road. The vehicle sustained significant damage and Woods underwent emergency surgery for “significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower limb.”

While Woods did not return home to Florida until mid-March, Nordegren made sure he could see his children while he recovered, sources told PEOPLE in April.

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“He sees children a lot,” the insider said at the time. “Maybe not every day, but almost every day. A lot of it is because of Elin, who is just amazing. She’s been amazing since the accident. She went out of her way for herself. ‘make sure he can see the children as he recovers from his injuries. “

After returning to Florida, another source told PEOPLE, “Tiger is happy to be home. He’s still recovering and in a bit of pain, but he’s in a good mood.”

Part of Woods’ positive attitude is due to his time with the kids, the first insider told PEOPLE.

“[Tiger and Elin] work well to make sure kids have as much access to it as they want, ”the insider said. “Children can go to mom or dad when they want. And there is very little jealousy over who spends what time with the kids. “

Ultimately, the Los Angeles County Sheriff found that speed was the main cause of Woods’ single-car rollover accident, but that there was “no sign of depreciation” and that the professional golfer would not be cited for the accident.

After the Sheriff’s announcement, Woods released a statement saying he would “continue to focus on my recovery and my family, and would thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I have received throughout this. very difficult period “.

A Ride With Tiger: Celebrity Play Lessons broadcast Tuesdays on Golf Digest until August 10.


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Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota Combines Passion For Philanthropy And Golf In Return Of Motiv8 Foundation Golf Event https://warhistory1944.co.uk/hawaiis-marcus-mariota-combines-passion-for-philanthropy-and-golf-in-return-of-motiv8-foundation-golf-event/ https://warhistory1944.co.uk/hawaiis-marcus-mariota-combines-passion-for-philanthropy-and-golf-in-return-of-motiv8-foundation-golf-event/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/hawaiis-marcus-mariota-combines-passion-for-philanthropy-and-golf-in-return-of-motiv8-foundation-golf-event/ Posted: June 28, 2021 / 4:00 p.m. HST / Update: June 28, 2021 / 6:44 PM HST Marcus Mariota Ahead of his seventh season in the National Football League and his second with the Las Vegas Raiders, Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota is enjoying summer under the Hawaiian sun this week by hosting the Motiv8 Foundation’s annual […]]]>


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Ahead of his seventh season in the National Football League and his second with the Las Vegas Raiders, Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota is enjoying summer under the Hawaiian sun this week by hosting the Motiv8 Foundation’s annual charity golf tournament at the O ‘ahu Country Club.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in Oregon has continuously made his island charity work a staple of the offseason. His foundation has been heavily involved in programs that support homelessness, education, athletics and healthcare, so it’s no surprise that his golf event, which raised thousands of dollars over the years for charitable efforts, is one of the events that Mariota looks forward to. to most.

“We are here today thanks to the generosity and support of so many people and we are grateful that after a year off we can do it,” Mariota told KHON2 athletic director Rob DeMello.

Mariota says the personal appeal of the event is pretty straightforward, given that a day outdoors nestled between the lush Waolani Mountains and Nu’uanu Valley involves two of her favorite things, helping her home country. and the game of golf.

“It’s a fun event. Meet a lot of great people, great times, and that’s what it is. At the same time, the amount of support, the generosity that people have towards our foundation, I hope they realize that they are having an impact in this community and that is a token of our appreciation and I am just glad to be able to do this. “

According to Marcus, he started playing golf during his freshman year at the University of Oregon and has gradually devoted himself to the game over the years, admitting that over the past two years he’s been is approaching an obsession.

“Other than Sandy Beach, other than getting into the water, it’s kind of my little sanctuary. I also like the competitive aspect of it, but at the same time for four hours I can sort of separate myself from the world, the hustle and bustle of football and kinda relax and golf has me provided an escape and I make him enjoy it a lot, ”said Mariota.

Certainly beyond enjoying a day of golf and fundraising, Monday begins an important time of year for Mariota as he aims to spend so much time with family, friends and the culture of the country. island before another season in the NFL. Marcus appeared in a game last season with a 226-yard pass and one touchdown and ran for 88 yards and another score against the Chargers, as most of the year has been used to get back into shape as as longtime Raiders QB replacement Derek Carr.

“It gives me the opportunity to engulf myself among people who not only sacrificed themselves, but who brought me to where I am today and I think motivation helps me not only to move from forward, but also to prepare myself for this training before I start the season, so I’m just excited to be here. I’m delighted to be surrounded by people I love and as we go forward there There are a lot of people who give many donations to this foundation and I am very grateful to them.

Mariota and the Las Vegas Raiders will open training camp next month with the preseason schedule starting Aug. 14 against the Seattle Seahawks. The regular season opener is scheduled for Monday, September 13 against Baltimore in Las Vegas.

As part of the Motiv8 Foundation event, the winners of the annual Ardel Deppe Community Coaching Awards were announced along with Tim Seaman and Sean and Bernie Camarillo from Kaiser’s Waipio Youth Football Club. Winners each year receive an Ardel Deppe Riddell commemorative helmet, a Koa Wood plaque and $ 5,000 in Riddell football equipment.

For more information on the Motiv8 Foundation, click here.



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Ant McPartlin to host golf bachelorette party unlike “wild parties” with Dec Donnelly in the past https://warhistory1944.co.uk/ant-mcpartlin-to-host-golf-bachelorette-party-unlike-wild-parties-with-dec-donnelly-in-the-past/ https://warhistory1944.co.uk/ant-mcpartlin-to-host-golf-bachelorette-party-unlike-wild-parties-with-dec-donnelly-in-the-past/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/ant-mcpartlin-to-host-golf-bachelorette-party-unlike-wild-parties-with-dec-donnelly-in-the-past/ Ant McPartlin is due to celebrate his impending nuptials in style today (June 9) at a prestigious members-only golf club with top man Declan Donnelly and a group of close friends, according to the latest reports. The I’m a Celebrity host is set to host an alcohol-free celebration on an 18-hole course in the south […]]]>


Ant McPartlin is due to celebrate his impending nuptials in style today (June 9) at a prestigious members-only golf club with top man Declan Donnelly and a group of close friends, according to the latest reports.

The I’m a Celebrity host is set to host an alcohol-free celebration on an 18-hole course in the south of England ahead of his upcoming wedding to Anne-Marie Corbett this summer, as reported by the Mirror.

The rally is set to contrast starkly with Ant’s first bachelorette party before he married his now ex-wife Lisa Armstrong in 2006, with the ITV presenter, who is now sober, swapping alcohol for a shoot. of golf.

It is understood that at the time, the best man, Dec, hosted a booze party in two towns to celebrate, including a Monopoly-themed pub crawl with different disguises in each bar. Two weeks later, they reportedly enjoyed a 12-hour drinking bout in Riga, the capital of Latvia.



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Ant previously discussed the drunken antics, commenting, “You know when you’ve been drinking all day and have that moment of clarity, and I’ve come to dress as a French maid at McDonald’s.”

The 45-year-old, however, reportedly stopped alcohol in 2018 after a second stint in rehab.

A source recently told the Mirror: “Ant’s life has evolved from his roaring nights and Dec’s in the past – now he just wants to spend a day with his friends playing golf before treating them to a meal. slap. “

It has been reported that the groom and up to 15 friends, including his presenter partner as well as Jonathan Wilkes, will pass the course today before enjoying a four-course meal at the exclusive clubhouse.

The group is expected to dine on locally sourced seasonal specialties in their own private space, although social distancing measures likely mean they will have to be split into separate tables.

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Photos show Lindsey Graham playing golf with Donald Trump https://warhistory1944.co.uk/photos-show-lindsey-graham-playing-golf-with-donald-trump/ https://warhistory1944.co.uk/photos-show-lindsey-graham-playing-golf-with-donald-trump/#respond Sat, 08 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://warhistory1944.co.uk/photos-show-lindsey-graham-playing-golf-with-donald-trump/ EXCLUSIVE: Trump is pictured playing golf with Lindsay Graham in West Palm Beach just a day after the senator told the Republican Party he “couldn’t move forward” without Donald Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com show Senator Lindsey Graham in a light blue polo shirt and Donald Trump in his usual white polo shirt and MAGA red […]]]>


EXCLUSIVE: Trump is pictured playing golf with Lindsay Graham in West Palm Beach just a day after the senator told the Republican Party he “couldn’t move forward” without Donald

  • Exclusive photos from DailyMail.com show Senator Lindsey Graham in a light blue polo shirt and Donald Trump in his usual white polo shirt and MAGA red golf course
  • They were improving their game at Trump International in West Palm Beach on Saturday
  • A day earlier Graham took to Fox News and told Sean Hannity the Republican Party needs Trump
  • “I would just say to my fellow Republicans, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no, ”Graham said.
  • They’ve become good golfing friends since Trump stepped down

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Photos taken exclusively by DailyMail.com show Senator Lindsey Graham playing golf with Donald Trump at his West Palm Beach resort just a day after the Senator announced the Republican Party cannot “move forward” without the first President.

Trump is seen wearing his signature white polo shirt and red MAGA hat as he hits ties with his golf buddy Graham, in a light blue polo shirt, at Trump International Golf Club, Fla., On Saturday.

Both men have been doing a lot of work on their golf game over the past two months and were seen playing a round at the same Florida golf club last month, before Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago to cheers. of its supporters. Prior to that, the Pals played golf in March with rising LPGA star Jaye Marie Green.

Graham announced on Friday that his former boss and regular golf buddy was essential if the GOP was to return to office in 2024.

“I would just say to my fellow Republicans, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no, ”the South Carolina senator told Sean Hannity on Fox News on Friday.

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Trump is seen on his West Palm Beach golf course on Saturday wearing his signature white polo shirt and red MAGA cap

Trump was joined by his golf buddy, Senator Lindsey Graham, in a light blue shirt, a day after Graham stressed the importance of including Trump in the Republican's electoral strategy in a Fox News interview

Trump was joined by his golf buddy, Senator Lindsey Graham, in a light blue shirt, a day after Graham stressed the importance of including Trump in the Republican’s electoral strategy in an interview on Fox News

Graham previously told Axios on HBO that Trump could either make the GOP

Graham previously told Axios on HBO that Trump could either make the GOP “bigger” and “stronger” or he could “destroy” it.

The duo have been spotted at least once a month since at least March

The duo have been spotted at least once a month since at least March

Trump points DailyMai.com cameras during Saturday golf outing

Trump points fingers at DailyMai.com cameras during Saturday golf outing

Graham’s comment comes as Republicans seek to remove their third House Member, Representative Liz Cheney, from her post due to her constant criticism of the former president.

“I’ve always loved Liz Cheney, but she decided the Republican Party couldn’t grow up with President Trump. I determined that we can’t grow up without him,” Graham told Fox News.

Graham had previously had harsh words for Trump after the Jan.6 riot on the U.S. Capitol, dismissing the former president’s allegations of electoral fraud.

But Graham has returned to Trump’s good graces, in part by firmly opposing his conviction in a second Senate impeachment trial, and more recently, by pushing Trump to be part of the GOP’s plans to move forward. .

There have been infighting among Republicans over whether to leave the former president or include him as part of their electoral strategy.

Graham previously told Axios on HBO that Trump could either make the GOP “bigger” and “stronger” or he could “destroy” it.

While some Republican leaders like Cheney want to move away from “Trump’s personality cult,” as she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday, The Hill reported.

His likely successor as Houser’s Republican Conference chair, Representative Elise Stefanik, is a staunch supporter of Trump.

Graham and Trump had a rocky relationship during the 2016 primary and then after the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill, but they appear to have reconciled.

Graham and Trump had a rocky relationship in the 2016 primary and then after the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill, but they appear to have reconciled.

Graham wants to remove Liz Cheney as third Republican party member because she doesn't back former president

Graham wants to remove Liz Cheney as third Republican party member because she doesn’t back former president


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