Top 10 Caddie Quips

No. 10. Golfer: “That can’t be my ball, it’s too old.”
Caddie: “It’s been a long time since we teed off, sir.”

No. 9. Golfer: “How should I have played that last shot?
Caddie: “Under an assumed name.” [

ABQ Golf Chief Berg Demoted

Albuquerque Golf Division Director Leonard Berg, with 38 years of experience running municipal golf systems, has been demoted from his position as head of the City of Albuquerque’s golf courses. He is expected to run one of its nine-hole golf courses, Puerto del Sol Golf Course, a source told Sun Country Golf. [Read more →]

North-South Sr. Challenge Seeks Entrants for September Event

The North-South Senior Challenge is seeking prospective entrants for its Ryder Cup-style event Sept. 26-28 at Desert Greens Golf Course in Albuquerque.

The three-round event features two 18-player teams from Northern and Southern New Mexico age 50 or older. There will be three competitive matches: four-ball, alternate-shot and individual. To print the entry form, click here. [Read more →]

Letter from the Gulf

Editor’s Note: Duncan Millar is a PGA professional with the Gulf Shores Golf Association, a collection of top-quality golf courses clustered around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Ala., a vacation destination on the Gulf of Mexico renowned for great seafood, fishing, white sugar-sand beaches and plenty of affordable lodging.

We followed up on an September 2009 golf-travel assignment for the Chicago Sun-Times by asking Duncan how the area is holding up since the BP oil spill. Surprisingly, he replied it’s not the oil but the national news media that is keeping people away. Here’s his report:

“One thing we really want to get out in a message is that things are okay here. It is not the hazardous wasteland that the media is making it out to be.

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2017 U.S. Open Goes to Erin Hills

The USGA has also announced its intention to award the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open The United States Golf Association has named Erin Hills, a daily-fee public golf course about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee in the town of Erin, Wis., as the site of the 2017 U.S. Open.Championships to Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.

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