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The Barbasol Championship / Grand National
The
Barbasol Championship is coming to The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Grand
National/Lake Course July 15.   Here
are two images from my visit to Grand National. The dreamy sunset is a testament to the remarkable
dynamic range of today’s professional di...
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Autumn is A Heartbreaker
Shoal Creek ~ No. 18 For mysterious, probably climatological, reasons the Deep
South was blessed with actual “fall color” this year. It began during the last
week of October, there was something richer about it: Autumn was wearing more rouge than blush. Eac...
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Donny Arthur Tournament
"Donny Arthur" Donny Arthur was a college kid whose summer job, at Point Mallard Golf Course , in Decatur,
Alabama, became a career that lasted more than twenty years. He graduated from
Athens State College and had plans to go to law school, but fate, as us...
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The Light In August
Late one August afternoon, while she and her
husband, William, were enjoying a cool drink on the porch of Rowan Oak , Estelle Oldham
Faulkner observed that there was “something
about the light in August.” I learned that, years ago, from a docent
showing me ...
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So there they were at Radio City Music Hall, our beautiful niece Landford and her mom, Louise Beard, all snuggled up with Hugh Jackman. And there we were, at home, popping Champagne at a time when we usually are going to bed. Why? Because Louise is a Broadw...
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Ramah – The Church That Hope Built
After shooting Cambrian Ridge , in Greenville,
Alabama, I had a date with a very old lady whose name is Ramah . She is a church. Her full name is Ramah Baptist Church , but when former slaves founded her in 1868
she had no affiliation, other than universal ...
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"nubie-Subie vs. "As good as new"
"nubie-Subie" at Shoal Creek When I was asked, late last summer, to photograph Shoal
Creek, it was a real honor. Some tweaks had been made to the original Jack
Nicklaus (and club founder, Hall W. Thompson) course; many trees had been
removed, a few holes ha...
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A Monarch's Sleepover
 "¿Qué camino es México, por favor?" It was flat, and the size and color of a U.S.
silver dollar coin; flat because it was in the wrong place when our garage door
closed; it must have come in when I took the trash out the night before. Gently sliding  a pie...
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Barbasol Comes To Grand National
Barbasol ,
the name had a ring to it…News had just come out: Alabama Governor Robert
Bentley , PGA
Tours Commissioner Tim Finchem and Dr. David Bronner, CEO of The Retirement
Systems of Alabama (which owns The Trail) had called a press conference in the
bea...
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A Good Moon
It was a good moon, any other time it would have
been a wonderful moon; a moon for hay bailers and lovers, but this moon
wanted to be more, it wanted to be super. So at 8:15 on Friday night, July 11 th ,
it hung by the clock tower at NorthRiver Yacht Club f...
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A Difficult Par
According to The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail “Trail Guide”, Grand National, located
in Opelika, AL, was “…the single greatest
site for a golf complex…” uber golf course architect, Robert
Trent Jones, Sr., had ever seen. It goes on to say “…the [Lake Cours...
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After The Storms
By Sunday, April 27 th the weatherman’s voice had
dropped an octave; his concern was growing and he admonished us to get prepared.   Monday morning’s weather charts were
filled with bright colors and ominous warnings; now he was using words like: “helicity”...
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