Mar 13, 2014 | 11:15 AM

A View From Above

Golf in Scotland is usually best played along the ground. But Edinburgh native and videographer Gary Eunson takes to the air for a view most never see over there (unless you’re scouring YouTube for course videos). His most recent effort centers on three new holes opened last year at The Renaissance Club—a private facility in East Lothian—and built on land previously owned by next-door neighbor Muirfield. To get the aerial footage Eunson built a stabilized camera mount and attached it to a multi-rotor copter, which he then flew by remote up to 200 feet above the course and coastline. He had some insider knowledge on the best angles though; he’s worked at the Tom Doak-designed layout since construction began in 2006 and is currently Deputy Head Superintendent. 

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Mar 12, 2014 | 12:26 PM

Carrying a Load

Steve Williams gave an interesting interview to "The Golf Show" on Fox Sports Austalia, talking about how this will be his last full-time season after 36 years working for Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, and now Adam Scott. The golf media has focused on his comments regarding Woods and how they haven't still buried the hatchet, presumably over how and why Woods let Williams go. But much more interesting is what Williams says about last year's Masters victory and the Open Championship loss at Royal Lytham.

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Mar 11, 2014 | 10:56 AM

The Road To Morocco

The cover story of the next issue of LINKS Magazine (out in a few weeks) is “The New Meccas,” where we’ll tell you about six golf destinations that are hot right now. Well, here’s an even hotter tip on a destination that’s going to be the next New Mecca—Morocco. This year marks the 100th anniversary of golf in Morocco but things are just now heating up, with 40 courses you can play and suddenly 10 more on the way. They’re scattered across all the major cities—Rabat, Casablanca, Fez—but Marrakesh leads the way with five strong courses, including designs by Jack Nicklaus and Kyle Phillips (that's his Al Maaden, above) already in place and four more on the way in 2014. Another hot spot is the beach resort of Agadir, where Phillips is building a seaside stunner at Taghazout Bay that alone may be worth your first golf trip to Africa.

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Mar 10, 2014 | 11:41 AM

It Must Be True, It's On The Internet!

How did we live, and laugh, before the internet. And especially before we all had still and video cameras in our pockets and on our phones, little peepers that seem to catch every silly pratfall and amazing stunt done by our friends. If the only “televised golf” you’re used to seeing is on the weekend Tour telecasts or Golf Channel recaps, just take a look at the two YouTube videos linked here. The first is truly incredible trick shot that makes you wonder just how many takes it took to catch it. The second (which you also can click on above) is not for the faint of heart, or head, as it captures dozens of dumb cart-turnovers and golfer mess-ups, and can be painful to watch. If you’re not sure whether to laugh or cry, well, The Buzz feels your pain.

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