The Arnold Palmer is a classic drink that mixes iced tea and lemonade. ESPN’s 30 for 30 series just did a short film explaining the history.
There are few things as beautiful as a wide open course on an early fall morning. As autumn approaches, you’re probably thinking about the best places to go relax, spend a few days away from the pressures of work, and just enjoy a few rounds on the best fairways you can find.
Mississippi has world-renowned courses with stay-and-play packages for the upcoming season. The temperate conditions make golf perfect when it would be too cold to play in a lot of places around the country. If you’re looking for a great course, consider The Bridges Golf Club, Mississippi’s only Arnold Palmer Signature Course.
Set among 600 acres of moss-draped live oaks, pines, magnolias and scenic views of saltwater marsh, the course features tee boxes to accommodate golfers of all skill levels and 21 bridges that span nearly one mile in length.
Located on 600 waterfront acres, Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis offers 1,200 of the latest reel, video slot and video poker machines as well as a poker room, free wireless Internet in the guest rooms and a pool and cabana bar.
The Stay-and-Play Package starts at $59 per golfer (Sunday through Thursday) and includes:
• One round of golf
For reservations or more information please call 1-800-WIN-BIG -2 (1-800-946-2442) or visit the Hollywood Casinos website. Offer is valid through Dec. 29, 2010.
The professional golf scene today is mostly centered on stateside competition, but the game’s historic roots are overseas, and this week marks one of the game’s oldest and most prestigious competitions – the British Open.
The Canadian Press had a great interview with Arnold Palmer, one of the first American players to play on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
The Bleacher Report also put together a nice preview of the field this year. As the article states, with 49 of the top 50 players on the field this week, it’s sure to be an exciting tournament. Will Tiger be able to regain the mental determination that led him to so many victories? Will Justin Rose and his perfect rhythm net another win this year?
If you’re interested in getting to the Open, or just getting to the Old Course some time soon, Wikitravel has a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your St. Andrews experience.