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About The Duffer

The Duffer has been playing golf for over half a century, and has played in places few golfers have ever experienced. His unique insight into the game we love to hate comes from the far side of life. Follow his journeys as he introduces you to some extraordinary locations to enjoy the game.

Tidewater Golf Club Has It All

By |2019-09-18T06:07:56-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Destinations|

Unforgettable scenery and a Ken Tomlinson superior design make Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach one of the finest tracks on the Grand Strand. PGA TOUR Professional and recent Payne Stewart Award recipient Hale Irwin states, "Tidewater Golf Club is one of the finest and most spectacular courses on the East Coast." Opened in 1990, [...]

The Duffer at Sapelo Hammock

By |2019-08-13T06:20:13-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Golf Courses|Tags: |

On a recent visit to the Georgia coast I had an opportunity to check out the Sapelo Hammock Golf Club, near the village of Shellman Bluff. It is a bit of a drive from I-95 but worth every minute. There is a very welcoming road onto the golf club's property shaded by massive oak trees strewn [...]

The Duffer at Orange Lake Legends

By |2019-08-06T17:20:21-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Golf Courses|

It has been a while since I played the Legends at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, one of four courses at the Holiday inn Vacations Club's massive playground. This 7,072 yard Arnold Palmer designed Signature Championship layout is a pleasurable golf experience if you play from one of the appropriate five tees. The course weaves [...]

Arnie’s Army Celebrates “90 for 90”

By |2019-07-07T21:47:21-04:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

In honor of what would have been Arnold Palmer's 90th birthday this September, the Arnold Palmer organization has launched a "90 for 90" campaign to celebrate 90 moments from Arnie's incredible life across social media, digital channels and SiriusXM-one moment per day leading up to his birthday on Sept. 10. Arnie's Army, Fans and supporters can join [...]

The Duffer at The Reserve at Orange Lake Resort

By |2019-07-07T21:47:50-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Destinations|

It has been a while since my last visit to Orange Lake Resort in Central Florida, just minutes from Disney, located on Highway 192 next to the 429 exit. There are four golf courses on the expansive Holiday Inn Club Vacations property for guests and public play. I got to check out the Reserve on a [...]

The Duffer’s Visit to Tarpon Springs Golf Course

By |2019-07-07T19:31:35-04:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: Destinations|

During a luncheon over a year ago at Innisbrook Resort, I met the Mayor of the beautiful city of Tarpon Springs, "the Sponge Capital of the World," Chris Alahouzas, the first Greek-born resident to be sworn in as Mayor in 2016. Visiting Tarpon Springs is like going to Greece without leaving the USA. We discussed how [...]

Mystic Dunes Gets Its Mojo Back

By |2019-07-07T19:31:35-04:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Destinations|

I recently visited the Mystic Dunes Golf Club in Kissimmee to check out all the improvements that have taken place since ClubCorp took over management of the golf course and restaurant. ClubCorp is the largest owner and operator of golf, country, social, athletic, city and alumni clubs in the country, and I can tell you from [...]