Know the local rule for wet course conditions

Image of ball in puddleIt’s that time of year when golf balls inexplicably disappear with a splash or a plop. Know how to handle your course in wet conditions, with the guidance of Gail Rogers.

Q. My golf group has a great local rule for wet conditions.  If we all see a ball land in an area, get there and cannot find the ball, we just agree on the general area and drop another ball with no penalty.  What do you think of that? Continue reading

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Hot chocolates take the chill off the golf course

Image of hot chocolate cupA cold round of golf demands a hot beverage, and 19th Hole Editor Cheryl Stotler happily reports that a three-day sampling of hot chocolates f got the panel sweating. All for GottaGoGolfers.

A cold round of golf demands a hot beverage, and our three-day sampling of hot chocolates  got the panel sweating – particularly when we labored through that sinful portion of the program rated X (for those of legal drinking age).

Yes, we found, it is possible to summon a hot flash on demand, and it may even be desirable to keep in one’s golf bag a hot flash in a flask. Continue reading

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A special gift: The art of not playing golf

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“Hi Flyer,” oil on canvas, 16×20

Olga Stamatiou has a few golf clubs, but she doesn’t use them. She’s too busy depicting the game that she saw all around her when she moved from Greece to Beaufort, South Carolina, 10 years ago. GottaGoGolf hopes you’ll consider gifting some of her work this year as she and her husband set out on a special journey to help children who are injured, ill or in crisis.
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One good bird today, many birdies to come

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Golf in a family of wine, women and Wentes


Image of Christine and Carolyn Wente on the golf course

Christine and Carolyn Wente

Sometimes it’s Mom, not Dad, who hooks the kids and grandkids into golf. In 19 holes with Christine and Carolyn Wente last year, GottaGoGolf learned how the game plays out in the oldest continuously operating family winery in the United States. Bet they’ll be on the course on Thanksgiving!
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The biggest payday in women’s golf history goes to a teen

Lydia Ko can’t drive a car, but she can buy one with her earnings of Sunday. Not even Tiger Woods won so big at 17. Continue reading

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Our house 19th hole cocktail: The Shapely GottaGoGolfer

image of 19th hole graphicThe task of mixing an official GottaGoGolf cocktail became so grueling, we needed pajamas. But now we have a fun and fitting beverage for the 19th hole.
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