Tuesday, May 11, 2010

From the Links

Any casual reader of Bermuda Shorts knows that I’m a big fan of Port Royal Golf Course. Not only do I try to play eighteen holes as often as I can—big stress on the word try—but I covered the Robert Trent Jones-designed course extensively when it hosted last year’s PGA Grand Slam of Golf. There was this video showcasing all four major champions playing the cliff-hugging 16th hole, then I created this video, which followed Lucas Glover’s winning approach on 18 to win the trophy and the $600,000 purse. Back in March I covered this segment shot by Voyage.TV, a fancy travel site (of which I am the Bermuda Resident Editor) that features smart HD videos. And then there was a chance to win a three-night trip to play unlimited golf at Port Royal last week, a contest that’s unfortunately now closed. Ahh well, in case you missed your chance to enter, there’s one more way to get your Port Royal fix. This past Sunday saw the premier of Global Golf Adventure, a new NBC travel show that features great golf courses around the world. It’s hosted by commentator and golf expert Mark Rolfing and it’s the latest bright light to shine upon Bermuda’s best known championship golf course (that's Rolfing talking to Premier Dr. Ewart Brown on the patio of Port Royal's restauarant, 64 degrees). What? You missed the show? Have no fear: You can watch Global Golf Adventure in its entirety, with minimal commercial interruption, right here on its website. My favorite part of the show? Mark Rolfing’s interview with 2009 British Open Champion Stewart Cink, who played Port Royal at the Grand Slam last year. Said Cink about the course, “Being in an environment like that is just good for your soul.” Stewart, I couldn’t agree more. Here’s hoping we see you again at the 2010 PGA Grand Slam of Golf this October. Fore!

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