I’m not sure exactly how the dictionary defines tradition, but to me it’s usually something that has to do with an annual event involving the same place and people who have same modus operandi. In other words, it’s time-honored like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
That’s why I had to laugh just a little when it was announced this week that The Tradition, the Champions Tour major that began in 1989 at Desert Mountain Golf Club, was moving again for a fourth time. After spending 12 years in Scottsdale, one year in Gold Canyon and nine years in Portland, golf’s version of “The Changeling’’ is on its way to Birmingham, Ala., and infamous Shoal Creek Golf Club.
Cool-It Caddy™ is one of those “why didn’t I think of this?” products. Fortunately for all of us, Deb Vinci had her “aha” moment while playing golf one hot summer day in Arizona. Tired of having her expensive cosmetics melt in our 100+ degree temperatures, Deb created a compact and stylish, insulated bag to carry heat-sensitive items in warm weather. Cool-It Caddy™ is lightweight and fits easily into any golf bag, backpack or purse. The bag features uniquely designed insulation layers and a chemical coolant that keeps your items cool for hours. Its compact size is an easy fit in any golf bag or back pack and just the right fit to store cosmetics, health care items or protein bars. While Deb had golfers in mind when she designed Cool-It Caddy and we think it’s a great golf gadget, this product works perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.
You’re on vacation, so why worry about what or where to eat? Our friends Mark & Erin Bishop, owners of Eat Me Gourmet Catering can prepare fabulous dishes and deliver them right to your hotel door.
You can start your day with their specially crafted “Energy” breakfast including their famous donut muffins, breakfast burritos and freshly squeezed Arizona OJ. They’ll even pack it in a to-go box so you aren’t late for your tee time.
In a world where a lot of people don’t follow the rules, Dustin Johnson’s two-stroke penalty for grounding his club in what looked like a very scraggly, marginal bunker at Whistling Straits seemed a little over the top during Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship.
Especially when that ruling cost Johnson a chance to join Germany’s Martin Kaymer, a part-time Scottsdale resident, and Bubba Watson, a full-time Scottsdale resident, in a three-hole playoff for the Wannamaker Trophy.
There are hotels and then there are golf hotels. In this section, you’ll find rest stops that specialize in providing the perfect place for you to recoup after your round. Each has its own signature program – from golf specialists who plan your itinerary and preferred tee times, to unique room designs, great watering holes, lush amenities and more. While they compete with each other for your business, the one thing they all have in common is their goal to make your Arizona golf trip easy to plan and hard to forget.