HOG World Tour
The famous Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour resumes today. I’m heading to the airport in a few hours. All packed. Ready to go. The HWT returns to perhaps my favorite golf course on the planet, Black Mesa Golf Club. It has been far too long since I visited the course back in 2012.
Black Mesa Golf Club – Click for more images
In addition to Black Mesa I will also be checking out Paa-Ko Ridge this Sunday. Paa-Ko Ridge is a very highly rated course and I’m looking forward to checking it out. I really dig the New Mexico landscape and what it can help produce in terms of golf architecture.
If time allows, I may try to sneak down to Cochiti Golf Course as well.
Being the last group on the back nine last night at one of my home courses was quite nice. The temperature had dropped down from 100 to a reasonable 87. The lighting was nice and the wind had died down. I’m such a quick draw on my portable aerial photo/video helicopter that I was able to catch some pictures and video around the par-3 12th hole while waiting for the green to clear!
Left to right: River Oaks hole 11, 2, 1, 12 green – click to enlarge
For more pics of River Oaks, go here: https://www.hookedongolfblog.com/gallery/courses/usa/Utah/RiverOaks
On my recent Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour stop in Michigan I had the pleasure of playing the Arthur Hills designed Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club. Humidity was 100%. It was so humid driving there that we had to use the windshield wipers, despited it not actually “raining.” The rainy and cloudy conditions made capturing decent photos difficult. It also made capturing pars and birdies difficult.
Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club – click to view more photos
Despite the gray skies, I’ve posted a Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Course photo gallery here for you to check out.
I’m just now getting to checking out some of my photos from the HOG World Tour stop in the Detroit, Michigan area two weeks ago. I played some fabulous golf courses over the four days I was there. The first course was the Alister MacKenzie designed University of Michigan Golf Course. What a great place.
University of Michigan Golf Course
I’ve uploaded a new gallery. To view the gallery, click the image above or click the following link to the University of Michigan Golf Course photos.
While on a golf press trip to fabulous Michigan this past week, we visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. The museum is about 45-60 minutes from Detroit. I had no idea the museum existed prior to this trip and I’m glad to have experienced such a great place, full of so many historic artifacts not just related to the auto industry.
Click photo to view Ford Museum photos
Inside the Ford Museum were of course, lots of old Ford cars, like the Model T. In addition to the cars there were other items related to the growth of industry , commerce, air travel, and technology. Everything from locomotives to cotton gins to airplanes to machines used on the first Ford assembly lines to create parts for their cars.
Also in the museum is a whole section titled “With Liberty and Justice for All.” Inside that section were all sorts of historic items related to freedom of speech, civil rights, independence, and equality for women. A very special exhibit related to civil rights was the actual bus Rosa Parks rode in when she refused to move to the back of the bus in 1957. I sat in the same seat. It was quite humbling.
Rosa Parks Bus – click for more Ford Museum photos
The items I enjoyed the most were the Rosa Parks bus, full sized trains/locomotives and the presidential limousines.
If you are in Michigan, around the Detroit area, be sure to visit the Henry Ford Museum. I did not spend enough time there and plan on going back soon to see all the great things I missed.
Visit the HOG Ford Museum photo gallery.