Spring is lurking here in the frozen north and golfers are getting antsy. With the professional tours in full swing and Flagstick’s print publishing season on the horizon the thoughts of golf are heavy on my mind.
In the last few months on this Blog I have brought you several stories on major professional golfers, something I hope to add more of as the year progresses. But there are plenty more stories out there than just what is on the mind of touring pros so I have a few treats in store in the coming weeks. How about a chance to get a little insight from some of the game’s top golf equipment designers? The itinerary of luminaries is a work in progress but I will reveal that you can expect some stories regarding Nike, Acushnet, and Nicklaus Golf (for example) hitting this space quite soon.
To start it off, I will be travelling to Ft. Worth, Texas next week to visit the Nike Golf R&D facility (“The Oven”) that is under the direction of club genius Tom Stites. I hope to provide some Blog entries live on my visit days. It will be just a taste of Nike related articles you will see online and print from Flagstick publications this year.
For fans of the late, great Ben Hogan, I also have the opportunity to play at his old club, Shady Oaks Golf & Country Club next week. I look forward to extracting a few tales from that adventure as well.
Hang on for the ride, the next few weeks could be mighty interesting!