Check Out My New Blog

Yeah, this one never really got going, but it helped me figure out how I actually want to write about golf. I’ve got a new blog, Rub of the Green, where I will be posting on Mondays (and sometimes Thursdays) about courses, equipment, and general happenings in the golf world. My first post is up: it’s a profile of a neglected Tom Doak course called Aetna Springs, and I feel good about it.

If you enjoyed a thing or two I published here on Public Golfer, I invite you to join me over at my new digs: Thanks!


WITB Oregon: Fairway Metals (Callaway BB War Bird) and Hybrid (Nickent 3DX)

For an explanation of why I’m doing a series of posts about my weird back-up bag, see this introductory installment from last week.

Fairway Woods: Callaway Big Bertha Warbird Strong Four (15°) and Heavenwood (20°)

Year of Release: 1998

PGA Value Guide Resale: $15.04


A Victory for the Movement to Save Sharp Park Golf Course

On December 15, two key San Francisco commissions approved a plan that would, in part, restore wetlands near Sharp Park Golf Course, a municipal track designed by Alister MacKenzie in 1930. Since this plan entails retaining rather than scrapping the Pacifica course, its approval counts as a win for the San Francisco Public Golf Alliance, which has long resisted the efforts of environmental groups to turn all of Sharp Park into a wildlife habitat. (more…)

Pacific Grove Golf Links: Holes 13-15

Hole 13: Par 4, 316 Yards


This is the heart of Pacific Grove Golf Links. The 13th through the 15th holes are all par 4s, and they occupy the finest property on the course — an expanse of natural, rolling duneland that, among the courses in the area, only certain stretches of Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill can rival. But these holes are more than pretty. They are also supremely well designed, tempting the golfer on every shot to play dangerously close to the dunes.

(more…)’s Twitter Feed: A Feminist Odyssey

Scroll, scroll, scroll….

Hm,’s “14 Most Athletic Golfers of All-Time, Ranked.” Sure, I’ll click on that.

I wonder whether they included any female golfers. I mean, golf media doesn’t exactly have an awesome track record when it comes to covering the men’s and women’s games equally.

Oh, look: there are… three women on the list. Three of fourteen.

Better than zero!