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Ira Miller

Golf in Ireland

Posted by Ira Miller

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Let me be really clear about the point of this exercise If you love golf, really enjoy the game, you owe it to yourself to play links golf in the British Isles Nothing compares with it.

Yes, there are courses in the U.S...


Wales Golf

Posted by Ira Miller

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Almost every year for the last two and a half decades now, I have loaded up my golf gear and my luggage and headed for a couple of weeks playing links courses in the British Isles.

And, almost every year, the reaction from friends is the same: “Are you going to play St Andrews?” As if that’s the only course anyone has ever heard of.

Perhaps it is But each year I head to a different region, and this year’s trip involved a week in Wales, a largely undiscovered gem where, among other things, the last Ryder Cup was contested.

Wales is narrow roads, uncrowded villages and funky golf courses.

There is Aberdovey, a traditional links that, according to legend, was started by an Englishman who borrowed nine flower pots in the village and used them as the first nine holes of the course in the 19th century...

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