Going for the green

Every year at this time, I turn on the Golf Channel and wish.

Wish I were in Hawaii.

Wish I were really good at golf.

Wish I could be playing really good golf in Hawaii right now.

The green, green grass of Maui in January. (From my wide-screen)

The green, green grass of Maui in January. (From my wide-screen)

Of course — pun intended — I have to be content with clicking on The Golf Channel and watching the PGA start the Hawaii portion of its schedule.

The Tournament of Champions ran Thursday through Sunday at Kapalua, on the beautiful island of Maui.

My dear wife Karen and I saw the course from the catamaran excursion we took in Kona during our dream vacation in 2010. Oops, no, that was the course the Champions Tour will play on later this month.

Still making birdies. (From my wide-screen)

Still making birdies. (From my wide-screen)

For those of you keeping score at home, last year’s big breakthrough player, Jordan Spieth, won easily. The winner of the Masters and U.S. Open beat second-place finisher Patrick Reed by a whopping eight shots.

A bunch more golfers join in starting today, as they move over to Oahu and a full-field event in Honolulu.

Yes, that’s another gorgeous course. Envious back in Syracuse, indeed.

Are you more likely to watch golf on TV when you’re holed up in the winter? What’s the prettiest golf course you’ve ever seen? Who’s your favorite golfer, and why?

14 thoughts on “Going for the green

  1. Hilton Head, and Kiawah Island in South Carolina were the most beautiful. But, without a doubt, the courses in the Pittsburgh, Pa area were the hardest. It was like climbing a small mountain to get to the greens. ☺


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