All posts by Jeremy Kaufman

The Next Great Golfer? Jordan Spieth

20 Year-old golf prodigy, Jordan Spieth, had a nice little Tuesday.  He played two rounds of golf at two of the highest ranked courses in the entire United States of America.  Official PGA TOUR HeadshotsFirst, he played 18 at Pine Valley and then headed south for a quick twilight nine at Augusta National. According to Spieth, he shot an impressive 67 at the very tough, relentless Pine Valley.

Spieth was a force on the PGA Tour this year.  He won a tournament and was in contention for a few more.  He was on the winning President’s Cup team and won Rookie of the Year.  He also earned his PGA Tour card for the next two seasons.

At 20 years old, there’s no reason not to think he will be highly competitive for the next two decades.  With Tiger in a major drought and Rory having his issues, Spieth could just be that next fan favorite.

The Leaves Are Changing

Fall might be my favorite time of the year to play golf.  Being in the Mid-Atlantic region, I don’t think there’s anything better then waking up on a nice crisp morning and hitting the links.  The trees have all gone from full of green to a multitude of colors.  It’s a great sight to see and this is probably the only time I’d say I feel sorry for the people who live in the warmer climates and get to play golf all year long.

With the change of seasons comes the cooler to colder climates and I have to switch out my summer golf wardrobe for my fall/winter golf wardrobe.  The first thing that comes out is my Stromberg  Golf Gear.  My Stromberg trousers are extremely

comfortable and keep my legs nice and warm.  It’s not such a great feeling when you are on the tee box and a little gust of wind comes through and goes right through you.  These trousers block that gust and it truly makes a big difference.

PulloverThe importance of a good quality golf shirt is also very important for this time of the year.  A nice windproof pullover is just as important as the trousers.  Being able to block the wind is huge and automatically gives you an advantage over you playing partner.

In closing, if you dress appropriately, there’s nothing better than Fall golf but you better hurry up and enjoy it as it will be winter before we know it.  Don’t let the wind get the best of you!

Vail, Colorado – Golf at its Finest

Bummed that you didn’t make it to Vail, Colorado this winter for your annual ski trip?  Don’t worry, Vail is a great place to visit during the summer and has some very affordable world class golf courses.  Vail Golf Club is public course that has views that will make you think twice about planning your next winter trip to Vail.  The club boosts a stunning 18-hole, par 71 exvail-golf-club-affleckperience at 8,200 feet above sea level.  If this isn’t enough to intrigue you, they also offer professional instructions, a full service club house, driving range, and an on-site restaurant, Happy Valley Grill.

Some other courses in the Vail Valley area are, Eagle-Vail Golf Club, Beaver Creek Golf Club, Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club, and Eagle Ranch Golf Club.  In addition to Golf, Vail offers a host of other summer activities.  There’s hiking, mountain biking, trail running, rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, tennis, fishing.  The list could go on forever.  Not to mention, the average temperature in the summer is 75 degrees.

When you’re considering where to take you next family vacation, don’t just limit Vail to the winter ski trip.   All you have to do is go one time during the summer and you’ll be hooked.  I can’t think of another city that has so much to offer year round.