Pictorials

Arizona

FBR Open (Phoenix/Scottsdale) – One of a Kind on the PGA Tour


... Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas...  ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ – It seems that in every sport, there’s a playing venue that stands out from the rest.  For some it’s because of negative reasons – it’s old, rundown, outdated, poorly maintained.  For others, it’s the opposite – it’s... Read More

FBR Open, 2005 – Continuing the Big Win Trend


Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas SCOTTSDALE, AZ – PGA Tour favorite Phil Mickelson won by five shots at last weekend’s FBR Open, his largest margin of victory in a career that now includes twenty-four Tour victories. He was clearly the best of the Scottsdale field in... Read More

Thoughts on the West Coast Swing, Featuring views from the 2006 FBR Open


Photos By Jeff Janas; Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The ‘swing’ is over, and Sabbatini won it....  ... This week marks the beginning of what many consider the 'official' PGA Tour season, when the pros arrive in Florida for the onset of the next ‘swing,’ the Southern swing –... Read More

California

2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- Playground of Celebrities, Serious Golf


Photos By David Vier, Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. RendallPEBBLE BEACH, CA – There’s no doubt, it’s a strange sight to see someone like Bill Murray playing alongside professional golfers. You might see it at an exclusive private club, or you might catch a glimpse at an elite resort –... Read More

2005 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am -- Professional Golf's Most Scenic Setting


Photos By David Vier, Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. RendallPEBBLE BEACH, CA – There’s a controversy swirling ‘round men’s professional golf these days, and it’s actually one of those ‘good’ kinds of problems – the dilemma being, who’s the best player in the world in 2005? Phil Mickelson’s certainly letting... Read More

2005 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play – A Tiger Wins, But It Wasn’t Woods


Photos By David Vier, Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. RendallCARLSBAD, CA – The rains came early to La Costa, just as they had the week before in Los Angeles and for much of the winter of 2005 in normally sunny California, threatening to stall or condense the playing of... Read More

Battle At The Bridges – Views of Smiles, Smokes, Bombs and Grimaces


Photos By David Vier and Jeffrey A. Rendall; Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... RANCHO SANTA FE, CA – Several adjectives pop up when you hear the phrase ‘Made for TV.’  First is fake; next is frivolous; then cheap; how about waste (as in waste of time); and rounding it... Read More

Golf In The Desert Southwest – Green Targets In A Sea Of Sand


Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... SOUTHWESTERN, US –  As we’re all aware of here in the Mid-Atlantic, golf is seasonal.  True, we can play pretty much year-round if temperatures permit, but most prefer to hit the links between April 1st and Mid-November.  The rest... Read More

Indian Wells Golf Resort's Celebrity Course -- Spectacular views in the desert


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall; Images courtesy of Indian Wells golf resort (back nine) and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall (front nine)... INDIAN WELLS, CA – “One of the best compliments we’ve received from a guest is that the Celebrity Course was the most spectacular course that he’s played that’s not... Read More

Palm Desert, California – Finest Subset of the Palm Springs Golf Scene


By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Scot Rendall & Nick Rendall...  ... PALM DESERT, CA – It doesn’t take a lengthy delving into California’s low desert to discover that its fate and history are intertwined with golf....           ... Located about two hours east of downtown Los Angeles, the desert became... Read More

Views of Marriott Desert Springs -- No Worries, Just Fun


By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos by Chuck, Scot, Nick and Clint Rendall... PALM DESERT, CA – “That’s easy, it’s a fun place to play,” remarked Drew Hudgens, Marriott Desert Springs’ Head Golf Professional, when asked why a discriminating golfer would choose his facility over the competition in the golf Mecca that... Read More

Delaware

Delaware Golf – Views from the Greens of the First State


Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... DELAWARE – It’s kind of ironic, but the slogan that appears on the State of Delaware’s license plates says ‘First State.’  It’s a reference to the fact that Delaware was the first to ratify the United States Constitution, hence, becoming the ‘first’ of the... Read More

Florida

Views of Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course, Home of the Transitions Championship


Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... PALM HARBOR, FL – There’s a certain appreciation that goes along with experiencing a truly thoughtful golf course, one that demands strategy as well as skilled shot-making to ultimately conquer.... That’s certainly the case at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club’s Copperhead Course, which is perhaps... Read More

Georgia

The 2004 Masters – Historic Ending In a Timeless Place


Photos By Sol Gordon; Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... AUGUSTA, GA – “Cinderella boy… former greens keeper… about to become Masters Champion.  The normally reserved Augusta crowd is… going wild.”...  ... They’re lines every golf nut knows well, though it’s probably the mystical subject-matter of Carl Spackler’s (played by Bill Murray,... Read More

Hawaii

Hawaiian Golf – Views of Fairways in Paradise


By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... MAUI/LANAI, HAWAII – From the east coast of the United States, it’s about eleven hours by plane (with a stop somewhere along the way)....  ... It takes a day to get there -- losing six hours in the process -- and all of a... Read More

Makena Golf Course -- Views from 'bountiful' paradise


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Chuck Rendall... MAKENA, MAUI, HI – “Eventually we’ll get on TV and the secret will be out,” said Makena Golf Courses’ Head Golf Professional, Kirk Nelson. “The views from the top of our course – well, from the sixth green through the fifteenth hole, at... Read More

See the Kapalua Plantation Course -- Home of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Chuck Rendall... KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – Like a breath of fresh air, the PGA Tour season begins every year in Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which takes place at Kapalua Resort’s fabulous Plantation Course. ... For the players participating in the tournament, it’s... Read More

The SBS Championship at Kapalua’s Plantation Course – New beginnings on the golfing year


Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... Post tournament note:  Congratulations to Geoff Ogilvy, who became the SBS Championship's ninth consecutive international winner (and a repeat champion as well), with an impressive winning score of 22-under.... KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – A lot of people see January as a depressing month – it... Read More

Maryland

2003 Capital Open -- Rain Clouds Fail To Deter The Shining Stars At The 2003 FBR Capital Open


Photos by Jeff Janas; Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... POTOMAC, MD - The story at the recently concluded FBR Capital Open, in addition to Rory Sabbatini's first win on American soil and the torrential rain... Read More

2005 Booz Allen Classic – Views From a Special Event in Washington


Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... BETHESDA, MD – It was hot, the fans came out, and the level of play was what you’d expect from a competition featuring eighteen of the top twenty ranked players in the world....  ... The venue was perfect.  Even the weather... Read More

Bulle Rock -- Views of Pete Dye's Masterpiece in Maryland


Photos and Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)...  ... HAVRE DE GRACE, MD -- We all agree that value is a fleeting concept. Simply put, you sometimes shell out big bucks and don't get your money's worth; and other... Read More

Congressional CC -- Scenes From Congressional Country Club's Gold Course -- Excellence Through Continuity


Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeff Janas(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... BETHESDA, MD - John Lyberger, Congressional Country Club's Director of Golf, says the mission statement on the club's Blue Course is to maintain it as a... Read More

Golf Fitness with Dr. Steve -- Assessing your Posture and Movement


By Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, Maryland Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association...  ... Posture is the first thing that needs to be corrected and must be corrected BEFORE you start a golf fitness program. For instance, if you are a “sloucher” you will never attain the flexibility you need to swing a... Read More

Golf Fitness with Dr. Steve -- Golf and your Wrists


By Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, Maryland Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association...  ... Because the grip is the body's sole connection to a golf club, wrist action is a critical part of the game. The wrists play two critical roles during the golf swing. First, they help control the club throughout the... Read More

Golf Fitness with Dr. Steve -- Golf Flexibility: A Primer on Stretching for the Spring


By Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, Maryland Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association... I love the definition of flexible in Dorland’s Medical Dictionary, “readily bent without tendency to break.”  This definition encompasses both the golf performance aspect – being flexible enough to get the club in the position you desire – and... Read More

Golf Fitness with Dr. Steve -- Use the Winter to Strengthen your CORE


By Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, Maryland Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association...  ... Welcome to my Golf Fitness Made Easy column.  Each month I will write an article about golf fitness or golf injuries.  These articles will have specific information that you can use immediately to improve your fitness and prevent and... Read More

Golf Fitness with Dr. Steve – The Golf Address Position


By Dr. Steven M. Horwitz, Maryland Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association ...  ... One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of the golf swing is the address position.   In his 2001 book How Play Golf, Tiger Woods wrote, “Golf is like any sport that requires movement. You need to be in... Read More

Kemper Open 2002 - Glimpses of a (near) beginning, an ending, and a continuance


A Photo Essay by Jeff Janas. Text and captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... POTOMAC, MD -- It didn't rain this year, unless you're talking about applause emanating from above as Bob Estes lifted his final putt from... Read More

Maryland National -- The Hills Are Alive At Maryland National Golf Club


Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall and Joe McHatton(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... MIDDLETOWN, MD – Respected Golf Architect Arthur Hills has certainly made a name for himself in the greater Washington DC area, etching... Read More

Queenstown Harbor's River Course


Images by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... History and beauty come together at Queenstown Harbor. Queenstown’s two golf courses now occupy land once owned by Henry deCoursey, Secretary of State to Cecil Calvert (Second Lord of Baltimore) in pre-Revolutionary... Read More

Renditions -- Hit Legendary Shots at Renditions


Photos By Jeff Janas and Aaron Frey(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... For those seeking the "Grand Slam Experience" without the benefit of a PGA Tour Card or exclusive private club membership, there's a pretty darn good 'imitation' just a short drive... Read More

Oregon

Bandon Dunes – Links Golf The Way it Really Is


By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall and Charles Rendall...  ... BANDON, OREGON – ‘Golf as it was meant to be,’ is the slogan of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon – a heretofore little known town along central Oregon’s rocky, windy coast, several hours from a major international... Read More

South Carolina

Hilton Head Island -- Views of Hilton Head Area Golf – Sample Some Low Country Links


Photos and Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- Travelers are lucky. Luck comes with its own connotations — after all, it can be bad just as well as good — but when you’re... Read More

Views of Harbour Town Golf Links, Home of the RBC Heritage


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by David Vier... HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – You sometimes wonder why some golf courses make the ‘Top 100’ lists of most major magazines, but Harbour Town Golf Links (on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina) shows in just about every aspect why it’s so highly... Read More

Virginia

Belle Haven Country Club – Views of ‘Fun’ In the Making


Photos By Jeff Janas, Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... ALEXANDRIA, VA – Needless to say, when you hire a golf architect to remake your golf course, you’re taking a big chance.  Sure, the risk is greatly reduced when you bring in a veteran professional like Arthur Hills, but when... Read More

Boar’s Head Inn and the Old Mill Room – Scenes of Virginia Hospitality


By Kevin Gaydosh; Photos By Kevin Gaydosh...  ... Ed Note:  On our trip to Charlottesville, we stayed at The Boar’s Head Inn and ate in The Boar’s Head Inn’s Old Mill Room.  The following is a restaurant review, with photos down below.  ...  ... CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- After a round of golf at Birdwood’s... Read More

Bull Run -- Views of Playable, Serene Bull Run Golf Club


Photos and Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... HAYMARKET, VA - Earlier this year I spoke with course architect Rick Jacobson on the attributes of Bull Run Golf Club, a favorite in Northern Virginia. Bull Run is located... Read More

Cannon Ridge Golf Club -- Nicely maturing into one of the region's best


... Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall (Photos are below the text)... FREDERICKSBURG, VA -- One of the nice things about covering golf for the past decade in this region has been the ability to see new courses springing up and then keeping track of them as they’ve... Read More

Golden Horseshoe Gold Course -- Views of a Legend


Photos and Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- The Green Course alone is incentive enough to visit the Golden Horseshoe, but when put in conjunction with the timeless classic Gold Course (which opened in 1963),... Read More

Golden Horseshoe Green Course -- Taking A Nature Walk


Photos and Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Last year (1991), the Golden Horseshoe Green Course celebrated its 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe the course is a decade old, yet it’s even harder to... Read More

Hampton Roads -- Images of Movement


Photos By Jeff Janas; Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... HAMPTON ROADS, VA - Things are moving in the Mid-Atlantic.  Not a big surprise to the area's millions of inhabitants, but it might be a shock... Read More

Homestead -- Sights From The Homestead -- Countering the Stereotypes of Western Virginia


Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... HOT SPRINGS, VA - It's funny how the word on the street gets started, establishing reputations, stereotypes and behavioral patterns amongst those who easily believe.  It's... Read More

Kingsmill -- Views of Kingsmill Resort -- Way Ahead Of Its Times


Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Kingsmill Resort would've looked awful strange to them -- meaning, the first group of English settlers who sailed up the James River to... Read More

Kinloch GC -- Views of the Course Near the Lake -- Front Nine


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall and Kevin Gaydosh(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... MANAKIN-SABOT, VA -- Golf Digest named Kinloch Golf Club ‘Best New Private Course of 2001,’ an honor bestowed on few, and an acknowledgement of... Read More

Kinloch GC Back Nine -- More Views of the Course Near the Lake


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall and Kevin Gaydosh(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... MANAKIN-SABOT, VA -- Not a single hole on the front nine at Kinloch Golf Club touches the lake that’s so prominent on the property,... Read More

Pleasant Valley and South Riding – Views of Upgraded Performance


Photos by Jeff Janas (Pleasant Valley) and Jeffrey A. Rendall (South Riding) (THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... CHANTILLY, VA -- This year (2002), Pleasant Valley and South Riding, two Dulles area courses under a common ownership group (Northern VA investors), combined... Read More

Primland Resort – Views of Publicly Accessed Privacy


Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... MEADOWS OF DAN, VA – It’s something to dream about – a layout in a beautiful setting with nothing but your thoughts separating you from nature and the game of golf....  ... There’s not a soul around, and only the sounds of the environment to conduct... Read More

Shenandoah Valley – Views of Virginia’s Burgeoning Golf Destination


By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VA – During the American Civil War, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley was known as the ‘Breadbasket of the Confederacy.’  This was primarily because of the richness of its agricultural produce – but it just as easily could have earned the nickname... Read More

Stonewall Golf Club - Views Of The Public Access Gem On Lake Manassas


By Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos By Jeffrey A. Rendall (with Bob Kubler)(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... GAINESVILLE, VA - It's no exaggeration to say the world's come to Lake Manassas on three occasions, and gone away impressed every time. The Robert... Read More

Views of Kingsmill Resort’s River Course, Home of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship


Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... (Ed: note: Our congratulations to Cristie Kerr, who beat fellow former champion Suzann Pettersen on the second playoff hole to win the 2013 Kingsmill Championship.)... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – First the PGA left, then the LPGA. When the ladies packed up for what seemed like the... Read More

Views of Kingsmill’s River Course – The Best of both Dye worlds


Text by Jeffrey A. Rendall; photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall and Mike Tanner... WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Pete Dye is known for designing some of the most diabolically difficult golf courses in America (as well as the rest of the world), but he also seems to have ‘mellowed’ with age.... Dye’s past and... Read More

Virginia National Golf Club -- More Than Just 'Out There'


June, 2006 -- Note -- Cliff Boyd is no longer at Virginia National, and the golf course is under new management.  The weblink below is no longer active, but the telephone number is still current....  ... Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall, Photos by Jeff Janas(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME... Read More

Westfields Golf Club -- Scenes From Fred Couples' Premier Design In Northern Virginia


Text and Captions by Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Jeff Janas(THIS PAGE MAY TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IF YOU HAVE A LOW-SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION)... CLIFTON, VA - When you think of Fred Couples, you probably envision his beautiful and uniquely fluid golf swing.  Or you remember a Masters champion practically... Read More

Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek – 27 holes of Natural Beauty


Photos By Jeff Janas; Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... WINTERGREEN, VA – (From the course review, ‘Natural Splendor In The Valley.’  The link for the full review is below.)  "If you're standing on the tee, and can't see precisely what's called for on the shot, then you're not on... Read More

West Virginia

Greenbrier Sporting Club's 'The Snead' -- Views of a Living Tribute


Text and Captions By Jeffrey A. Rendall; Photos By Kevin Gaydosh and Jeffrey A. Rendall...  ... WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV – ‘What’s in a name?’  Shakespeare’s Juliet asked it rhetorically, and we can only answer (four hundred years later), ‘a lot.’...  ... When you name something important after a person, it’s a big deal... Read More

Views of the Resort at Glade Springs -- Good Golf, Good Food and Good Friends


 Text and Photos by Jeffrey A. Rendall... DANIELS, WV – “It’s a little cheesy, but I like to tell people we’re all about good golf, good food, and good friends,” remarked the Resort at Glade Springs Head Golf Professional, Justin Beard.... After having visited Glade Springs a couple times, Beard’s statement isn’t... Read More