My brother-in-law Mark does not play golf. His older brother used to and for a short while dated a lovely young woman whose family actually owned their own nine-hole layout a couple of hours away. I really hoped they would marry and live happily ever after, but they did neither.
First, you make a roux. That’s what I was thinking as I ordered my cup of gumbo at Bubba’s on the Gulf Freeway at FM 518. I was there to meet Rick Ansell and his buddies Tom and Chris to talk about the 11th annual Brotherhood of St. Andrews golf tournament.
The days are passing as quickly as a line from a John Denver tune. Soon, we will reset our clocks as a new season is upon us. That makes for a welcomed longer golf day.
While the Patriots of New England were celebrating in snowy Boston last Monday, Galveston’s Ball High Tornados were hosting their Beginners Spring Classic in summerlike weather.
Arguably the best sight at Super Bowl LI was the presence of former President George H.W. Bush, who, according to members of his Secret Service detail, used to play what they referred to as “aerobic golf.”
The excitement is not yet palpable, but the big game is just around the corner. Oh, and also there’s the Super Bowl, which calls for a word of caution.
While the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has struggled to gain interest in its tour in this country, women’s golf continues to grow worldwide.
Readers of a certain vintage might recall (Stuart) King Hill, who was born in Hamilton, Texas, played high school football at Brazosport High and was an All-American quarterback who led the Rice Owls to a Southwest Conference title in 1957.
As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ PAT (aka extra point) moved sharply left to right and the Miami Dolphins watched their last possible hope for a miracle comeback sink like a deflated Tom Brady football last Sunday, I thought of two things. I would have thought of three things, but feared I might …
John Kusnerik fired a career best 76 to lead teammates Aiden Knupple, Ian Carroll, Drew Mefferd and Nick Zompa to a 10th place finish in the Clear Lake Boys JV Winter Classic last week.
Mickey Foley (Clear Falls) and Jared Brown (Santa Fe) were the only local players to crack the top 10 last week as The Woodlands dominated both team and individual scoring at the Galveston Ball Boys Varsity Fall Classic.
Barry Phillips is a Class A PGA golf professional. He’s new to our area and is currently living alone — his family will join him as soon as possible — while settling into his new job at Golf Galaxy.
The second annual “Causeway Cup” battle between the Texas City Stingarees and host Ball High Tors, was contested last week at Moody Gardens Golf Course. It’s like the Ryder Cup, in that it is a purely match play competition with each hole played offering up a winner, a loser or a tie — also …
Ryder Cup play between the U.S. and Europe begins this Friday morning. Ball High and Texas City High are offering a warm-up for those matches as they utilize a modified Ryder Cup format in the second annual “Battle of the Causeway.”
The PGA regular season is over and the NFL season has just begun. I hope your favorite team won just as did mine. Or not. I’m an unapologetic Texans fan for life — no matter what.
The Rainbow Connection, now known as Childhood Cancer Connection Inc. (CCCI), was established in 1984 to support children living with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
The International Olympic Committee and the International Golf Federation got a lucky bounce Sunday when reigning champions of the most recent PGA Tour majors, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, locked into what greatly resembled a match play finish, while American Matt Kuchar added to the exci…
According to Susan’s account, her grandfather, Tony, never even attempted to exit his vehicle after the crash; he just sat there, uninjured and miffed, waiting for the police to arrive.
More than one person has had some kind of twist on the story of my recently mangled 7-iron, my long ago mangled nose, or both. Now, here’s your chance to share a story and win a free Coney Island at Sonny’s Place.
Golfers talk about rakes. Should they be placed in or outside the bunker? Should they be made of metal, plastic, wood or some combination? Why are they always positioned most inconveniently from where I need them?
Joe Walsh and Ava Walsh along with Nathan Toberman and Sky Denson all had a good showings recently while competing in the Drive, Chip and Putt nationwide competition.
It is not too early for me to again remind my fellow golfers about hydration, especially the two local pros who will tee up early in the hot, humid morning with a goal of playing 100 holes of golf in one day.
Like songwriter Paul Simon said in "Still Crazy After All These Years," I tend to lean on old, familiar ways. So it was that last Thursday when I played an early morning round wearing a shirt I earned (paid for) as a volunteer at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.
This is a call to all to send me photos you think might merit publication. After an ace, sure. Following an albatross or even some spectacular eagle, absolutely. If you and your buddies have a special day on the course, let me see the evidence, and I’ll attempt to get it published.
Last week’s highly successful Sentinels of Freedom tournament at South Shore Harbour featured a single all-woman team. It was, for sure, the prettiest team on the course and a highly competitive one, as well.
The inaugural United States Open Golf Championship was played at the Newport, Rhode Island Country Club in 1895. It was a one-day, 36-hole competition engaged in by the grand sum of 11 players.
I was fortunate to spend a moment at the Moody Gardens clubhouse send-off for Head Golf Professional Rick Christ, a man who made a significant contribution to golf on the island and beyond.
Two hundred eighty-eight miles is a long way to drive for a plate of barbecue, even if it’s Kansas City style as served up by award winning 18th and Vine. The trip from my driveway (where I park) and John B. Sias parkway (on which one drives) at times felt like the Indy 500, only with huge t…
It is not likely that the folks at Offprice Golf are regular readers, so there’s no claim here — indeed it’s likely a cinch — that their current “Belts Blowout Sale” was not inspired by that discussion.
Last week’s column referenced belts — old ones and new ones, wide ones and thin ones; those with double buckles and some with intricate tooling. Also referenced were abdominal muscles sometimes referred to as “six-packs’”. Combining the two elicited response from my inner circle of readers a…
Research is an integral part of being a golf columnist. Former CIA director Allen Dulles once said that the vast majority of the agency’s intelligence information was derived from overt sources.
Scotty Cameron is a name known in every corner of the golfing world. It is for many the gold standard when identifying great craftsmanship and the kind of materials and precision engineering commonly associated with high-dollar, foreign-made automobiles Pick your favorite.
The Clear Lake Falcons won their sixth consecutive tournament last week soaring beyond all competitors to achieve a record low score over two days and claim the Class 6A, Region III title at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu.