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California’s Golf Nirvana, Pebble Beach Enhances The Experience Of New Cottages

The most iconic golf courses in the world are Pebble Beach Golf Links while difficulty in playing and California coastline scenery bordering holes. The U.S. Open is hosted five times and it is not surprising and this time is to be hosted again in august, 2019 with the U.S. Amateur Championship.

With this new hotels are coming on the way to handle the visitors coming in growing numbers. The newest one opened last August Fairway One at the Lodge has 30 contemporary rooms. Apart from the accommodation they have a separate cottage for those who are coming from different generations. They are named by famous owners and beach members of Pebble Company: the Eastwood Cottage, for Clint Eastwood, and the Palmer Cottage for the latest golf icon Arnold Palmer.

Miller says Phil Mickelson not justified blaming Watson alone

It is a well-known secret that Johnny Miller is not the biggest fan of Tom Watson or his captaincy methods as the United States team suffered yet another defeat in the Ryder Cup last month but despite all that, he would have preferred Phil Mickelson keeping his criticism of the skipper within the team and not made it public.

As part of the NBC’s team of expert panel commenting on the Ryder Cup, Miller had the best view in the house to dissect the decisions made by US captain Watson and although he doesn’t agree with his captaincy, he still would have preferred the criticism of Watson be kept in-house.

Miller was a part of the victorious Ryder Cup teams of the United States in 1975 and 1981 and played on the same team with Watson in the latter and he mentioned that it was Phil Mickelson and his teammates that messed it up on the course at Gleneagles in Scotland and not the skipper Watson.

Miller stated that the criticism could have stayed behind the walls of the US PGA as footages of Mickelson tearing into Watson’s captaincy emerged following the United States’ defeat. Mickelson said that 2008 skipper Paul Azinger was the best skipper he has played under and according to Miller, Lefty might be a huge fan of the pod system utilised by Azinger but didn’t need to come out in the open. Miller went on to add that Watson wasn’t the one missing all the putts out on course.

Reports indicate that Phil Mickelson was furious after both he and foursomes partner Keegan Bradley were benched for one full day, the first time it has happened to him in his ten Ryder Cup starts and Miller said that was one of the major blunders made by Watson.

Tom Lewis gets third place in Championship

With the third place in the champions, tom Lewis just tripled his earnings and also kept his place in the European Tour. This newly formed the morale of the 22 year old player.

Even after his win in the championship, he is still on the 90th rank in the Race to Dubai and the 657th rank in the world ranking. Although his career saw a huge fall, he is expected to cover up for the lost time and soar upwards.

Toms says that he has played in all the three courses of the game pretty well but he is disappointed that although he had a great chance at winning, and he did not. This loss has given him more time to practice and go up in the game. According to him he has been playing quiet good for some time now and hopefully he will be able to put four rounds together very soon.

This young boy with exceptional golfing abilities came from Welwyn Garden City and came into spotlight when he took the first lead win at 2011 Open and became the first amateur in 40 years to be so. He then won the third event of his life as a professional at the Portugal Masters only after three masters.

It is good to hear the player to be optimistic about his career when all the expectations from him were drowning. If thought deeply, he is a player who shot into spotlight pretty fast if compared to other top golfers like Tiger Woods and Rory Mallory who took five and thirty-eight matches respectively.

His life on the Tour was a dream for him but instead, it became his for Lewis, he is very satisfied with the team that he has and the support he receives.

Sergio Garcia loss to Kim freshen up his memory of the Valhalla golf course

The PGA championship gets underway in a week’s time and the pundits of the game set sights on various players who have the tendency to win it this time along. This year the PGA Championship is to be played at the Valhalla. The course is one of the most renowned courses of the golfing world and many players have found it difficult to cope with it. Sergio Garcia is among such players who have come out saying that it is really difficult to cope with the course and he finds it difficult playing over in this course and score some good shots. Garcia is among the favourites of winning this PGA tour as he is coming recently from being runners up in the recent Open championship. This is one of the biggest reason why he stand a great chance of winning this year’s PGA Championship and is considered as one of the favourites to win it easily.

His past records of the course claims a different story as this has not been a good hunting ground for him he has faced many failures on this course and this is the reason why he came out stating that this is one of those tracks which is not liked by him. The most recent defeat for him in this golf course was way back in the year 2008 when he played here in the Ryder cup. People saw him lose against Anthony Kim. He lost to him in both 5 and 4 in a singles match of the Ryder cup and thus the ghost of his loss still haunts him. He would surely be looking to get over the defeat he faced against Anthony Kim this time and will make sure that the golf course enters his favourites list once the PGA championship gets over.

Mickelson pulls out of Arnold Palmer Invitational

Six time major winner and legendary American golfer Phil Mickelson will not be a part of the field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational because of some personal reasons, according to an announcement made by Palmer himself.

The 43 year old American missed the cut at the event last year after he carded a score of 73 and 79 during the first two days of the event at the Bay Hill course.

According to Palmer, Phil Mickelson has some issues with his family and the legendary golfer effused to delve into details of the situation, avoiding questions from the journalists regarding the matter. He went on to add that Phil has been a very good ambassador for the tournament over the years and ever since the first tournament, he has come to play in the tournament and supported it as well.

Palmer went on to mention that he can see when someone needs some time away from the rigors of professional sportsmanship and get his life in order with his family and businesses and so, he has no complaints about Mickelson not being able to compete this year at the tournament.

The best finish that Lefty has managed this season is a 19th place ending at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Palmer also added that he, however, expects the defending champion Tiger Woods to be a part of the field this season as well. Woods, who has recently struggled a lot with back spasms, is an eight time champion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Bay Hill course between the 17th and 23rd of March and is expected to witness a field of the who’s who of golf in the week with several players trying to win one of the most prestigious titles.

Golf on a Budget

Golf used to be in the past an activity performed as a way of relaxation without being seen as a sporting activity. These days it has reached the stage where people compete in golfing activity and for this fact it has been raised to the level of a sport competition with many people doing it recreationally as well.

It is indeed an activity that brings relaxation but unfortunately not many people have full access to the golf courses because of the status they need to hold: golf club members. This status is very high paid for and for this fact these clubs are populated mostly by wealthy people.

But how about you, the average citizen living on a budget and having a passion for golfing activity? We have forgotten mentioning that the equipment involved in this sport is also very expensive that makes this sport the moreover hard to be approached by people living on a budget. One other aspect that comes as an expensive part of this sporting activity is the presence of a golf course that doesn’t in every city or town. Due to the large area that a golf course spreads, you may have to travel many miles until you reach the nearest course and have a taste of golfing.

Now that we have covered all the aspects that make golf an expensive sporting experience we need to mention you some things that can help you play golf even when you are on a budget:

* Choose to purchase golf equipment at second hand retailers. You will find many of them available online to choose from. There are as well online classifieds where private persons choose to replace their old golf equipment with a new one and for this fact they sell the old one at a cheaper price.

* The next thing that you can do is to find the nearest gold course to your home place. In this way you won’t have to travel that far or even not need to book an air flight to get you to any of the far distance gold courses.