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Wednesday
Oct042017

ShackHouse 50: Live On Tape From Petco Park!

House and I meet face-to-face live on tape from San Diego's Petco Park, home again Callaway's The Links. We discuss the season, the Links at Petco and interview No Laying Up's Chris Solomon.

This year's iteration of the course within the stadium was the best routing yet, taking golfers (until next Tuesday) up, down and around one of baseball's very best stadiums. Gil Hanse lent ideas to Callaway's Nate Adelman and while some of Hanse's proposed bunkers will need to be restored in 2049 when they try to reproduce the course, it was still the most challenging yet.

But unlike the copycats, Callaway's The Links is set apart by the signage, the score-keeping caddies, the video screen production, the new Callaway clubs and balls, and the many giveaways.

Speaking of those, on this week's season-ending ShackHouse we are auctioning a special one of a kind set of wedges created by Anthony Taranto, who hand stamps and sandblasts wedges for Callaway's Tour staff and celebrities around the world. The cause: Golf Fights Cancer.

All three wedges are sandblasted and hand painted and stamped (one of them pictured here). They also have one of a kind black and green KBS Tour Limited shafts with Superstroke black grips. Go to Callaway Customs where you can bid until October 11th for this very special set.

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Reader Comments (4)

Geoff,

your quote today "There should be names for golf holes" from A.W. TILLINGHAST.

The best one that I have come across is at Port Glasgow.

The tee is directly outside the clubhouse, the hole runs almost due west, into the prevailing wind, is uphill around 30-50', the green is set over the brow of the hill, on it's own 3-4' plateau, which can't be seen from the tee. It is 179 yards to the edge of the plateau and 186 yards to the centre of the green. The hole is Number 13 and is called "Unlucky for Most"
Golf hole names are one of the great little 'extras' that the game of golf gives to us....always enjoy reading the names on the scorecards....the orgin of many names are fairly obvious while others are less so and often rooted in club history and local humor with interesting stories that lie behind the name....just great really.
10.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterKeith - NYC
Golf hole names, if a course is quirky, funky,and fun enough. Most don't need them.
10.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC
Is referring to the holes at Augusta National by their flower names the most pretentious thing in golf?

No, but it creeps near there.

The “Road Hole” and “Postage Stamp” I can take, but the reflexive naming of holes on modern courses is way overdone. I don’t know a soul who can refer to them that way without sounding like a fool.

“Hey, George birdied ‘Rattlesnake,’ ‘Pricky Pear’ and ‘Iguana’ yesterday, but then bogeyed ‘Varmint’ and ‘Spitting Lizard.’ Good round, though.”
10.5.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSea Hag

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