Mar 04, 2015 | 06:51 am

Jay Morrish, 1936-2015

One of the leading golf course architects of the 1990s and 2000s, Jay Morrish, died on March 2. After serving on the construction team that built Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach, he became a designer, working for Desmond Muirhead and then Jack Nicklaus before forming a partnership with former PGA Tour player Tom Weiskopf. The team of Weiskopf-Morrish produced many notable courses, including Loch Lomond in Scotland (shown above), the Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale, Forest Dunes (Michigan), Troon North (Scottsdale), and the Resort Course at La Cantera (San Antonio). Working with his son Carter, Morrish’s designs include Tehama (Carmel) and Stone Canyon (Tucson). He also designed in Spain, Canada, Australia, and Japan. His philosophy of design, as quoted by the American Society of Golf Course Architects, was “Golf course architecture is a very subjective field of endeavor, and that is good. The game of golf would be distressingly boring if all golf course architects embraced similar design philosophies. Long live diversity!”

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Mar 03, 2015 | 09:29 am


Tiger's having a rough week. First he’s accused of being on steroids, now he’s portrayed as a digital deerslayer. Check out this video game bastardization by someone with way too much time on his hands.

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Mar 02, 2015 | 02:25 pm

Reality Check

Golf Channel is starting a new extreme golf reality series called Altered Course that will debut this summer. Currently in production in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the competition show, which will be hosted by Kristen Kenney of NBC's Red Bull Global RallyCross series, will require teams of telegenic golfers to play speed golf while traversing natural obstacles and difficult terrain. Eight two-person teams will race against the clock as they tackle "re-imagined" golf holes of up to three traditional holes, some in excess of 700 yards. Expect to see a lot of POV and aerial drone footage as the players run about White Witch and Cinnamon Hill courses. One thing's for sure: pace of play will not be an issue.

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Feb 27, 2015 | 06:31 am

Weather Wise

Nothing’s worse than heading out for a round of golf only to arrive and realize you don’t have the right clothes for the conditions. You can be sure of being properly attired thanks to “Dress for the Weather,” a new, free app from Swedish apparel maker Galvin Green. The app—available for iPhone and Android—provides weather forecasts for courses throughout the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, and continental Europe, along with suggestions for what you should wear to be comfortable in the elements. The recommended clothing is from Galvin Green’s line of garments, which are designed for all climactic conditions (warm, cool, wet, wind, etc.); but the app will help you figure how to dress wisely no matter what’s in your closet. There’s a video that shows the app in action. Check out the Galvin Green collection on their website; to order, go to

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