Thanks for the reminder!!

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Opps!  On the last Blog I wrote from South Africa….I mentioned some of the famous professional golfers from that part of the world….and several readers were quick to remind me of those that I had omitted.  The following 3 names are, of course, ones we all should know…Tim Clark, Rory Sabbatini, and Louis Oosthuizen. We bade a happy and sad more »

Ann KellyThanks for the reminder!!

Golfing in Africa ???5

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South Africa + golf!…a good pairing!  South Africa is home to over 100 golf courses and also to many famous names in the golf world, such as Gary Player, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelmann, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els. South Africa + Wine!…also a good pairing!  A day trip from Cape Town took us into the wine country – of which more »

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Golfing in Africa???4

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Zanzibar,  sounds exotic – well it is! A tropical island off the east coast of Africa with a rich history dating back centuries.  Early native tribes were the first inhabitants, then following the 16th century, the Portuguese, the Omani (who built palaces and forts under the direction of the Sheikh of Oman), the Germans and the British were subsequently involved.  Most more »

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Golfing in Africa??? 3

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Tanzania!….on safari!…daily trips through 5 major National Parks in a topless Land Rover…saw 107 lions (yes! someone was counting!),  Cape buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and rhinos (the Big Five), as well as countless giraffes, zebras, warthogs, hippos (that sleep in the water most of the day!! etc! …the parks are also a bird-watcher’s paradise! Now, about the golf…..there are only 14 golf more »

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Golfing in Africa ?? 2

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I confess I did not come to Africa to golf…..I came to see the animals, the people and experience the cultural differences. Let me share some Africa experiences…..Rwanda, a country that, 20 years after the horrific mass genocide, is charting a new course: the country is immaculate, the local folk are always smiling, education is compulsory till Grade 11 and more »

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Golfing in Africa?

Ann Kelly Uncategorized

Sorry I have not been able to blog for a while…my excuse…I am in Africa.  Unfortunately access to computers, wifi, and continual power are in short supply where we have been.  I did visit the one and only golf course in Rwanda however and had a long conversation with the Caddy Master.  Will bring you up to date when electronic more »

Ann KellyGolfing in Africa?

Golf Course Management in the Desert

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  Golf is played year round in the desert. However varying seasonal temperatures dictate a change of grass on the course.  Following is what happens at Sun City Palm Desert, CA In October, the summer grass (Bermuda) starts to brown and a process called “scalping” starts. It involves reduced watering (re-cycled!) and the application of environmentally friendly chemicals.  Then the course more »

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Quick update – Delighted!..and brief Blog info.

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I am delighted with this new website!….and thanks to the people who have contacted me.  Among them is a man in Rhode Island who met me on a ferry when I first started writing the pink book, a woman from Minnesota, a woman from the Philippines , and a group from the UK.. Pleased to hear from anyone…please contact me. more »

Ann KellyQuick update – Delighted!..and brief Blog info.

Preparing a Golf Course for Winter!

Ann Kelly Golf course maintainancce, Uncategorized

Recently in Calgary Alberta, Kerry Watkins, the Grounds Superintendent at the Glencoe Club shared his information on the critical process of preparing a golf course for winter.  Similar processes will be carried out wherever a course is blanketed with snow. Kerry stressed that superintendents must make decisions based on history, types of grasses, weather, and amount of money available.  Fall is more »

Ann KellyPreparing a Golf Course for Winter!

The Secret to Golf!!!

Ann Kelly Golf Etiquette, Uncategorized

Met a wonderful teaching pro in Tucson, Jim Kirwan, who tells me there is a secret to golf! Hmmm I wonder??? The 3 keys he tells me are… 1. proper placement of the hands, 2. proper stance and posture 3. a consistent, repeatable, and trustable routine with a good finish. Sounds easy!! Now comes the dreaded PRACTICE part!!! but with more »

Ann KellyThe Secret to Golf!!!