HOG World Tour
The Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour is back on the road in about two hours. Next stops: Mesquite, NV and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tomorrow I’ll be doing a course review at Rhodes Ranch Golf Course in Las Vegas.
Stay tuned here and especially the HOG Twitter @hoggolfblog and my personal twitter @thegolfspace.
Gear I’m bringing: Cameras, golf clubs, DRONE.
See you on the road.
Troon North Pinnacle Course – Click for more images
I’ve finally processed a gallery of photos from the recent Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour stop in Scottsdale, Arizona. Part of that tour stop was a round at the famous Troon North Pinnacle Course, regarded by many as the #1 course in Arizona.
I’ll be posting a course review down the fairway a bit, but for now click the photo above or the following link to the Troon North Pinnace Course.
Today is the par-3 tournament day at the Masters Tournament. This tournament has been going since 1960. The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans. Some players who are not in the Masters Tournament are allowed to play the par-3 tournament. Prior to the par-3 tournament there used to be a driving contest.
Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – Click for more images
The par-3 tournament takes place at Augusta National’s par-3 course, possibly the most beautiful par-3 course in the world, though the folks at Three Tops located at Treetops Resort might argue that point. As you will likely hear, no player who has won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament.
Tiny greens… Augusta National Par-3 Course
I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course a couple of years ago and shot a ton of photos. For one shot I even snuck onto a little boat I found in the lake. The skies were a little gray the day I shot them but they still look great. I put together a gallery of 77 images of the course, the largest and most complete online photo gallery of the course that I’m aware of. All for you HOG “patrons.” Click the photos or the link below to view the gallery.
Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery
The Hooked on Golf Blog World Tour is currently in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a few minutes from downtown Phoenix. Current stop on the tour is the wonderful Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain.
The suites here are very open and airy, quite a nice vibe. The property is very nice, with all the amenities, services, and great food one might need when looking for… a sanctuary.
I’ll be posting a full golf travel review of Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain soon, but for now you can click the photos or this link to the Sanctuary photo gallery.
The Hooked on Golf Blog World Tour and yours truly are heading for Scottsdale, Arizona today. I’ve been tasked by Hyundai Motors to come down and test out the new Genesis, their luxury sedan. They want to know what a die hard golfer thinks of the car. I certainly qualify and it sounds like a fun gig.
Naturally I can’t truly evaluate the vehicle as a golfer if I don’t actually use it as a means to carry myself and my sticks to and from the golf course and the 19th hole following the round. So a round at the famous Troon North Pinnacle course in Scottsdale is on the docket for tomorrow. Stoked. To top it off, I’ll be playing with none other than the Golf Blogger himself. John, you’re going down. Bring cash.
A couple of months ago I went through the whole shopping and buying process for a luxury vehicle. I ended up with a quite nice 2014 German-made vehicle. I have quite a high bar to compare the Genesis to as a result. I’m anxious to check it out.
Next blog post from Arizona. For more live and up to date content of this trip and the HOG World Tour, be sure to follow my two twitter feeds: @thegolfspace and @hoggolfblog. Also follow the hashtag #nextgenesis for mine and other media tweets about the Genesis.