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Mike in GRB

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  1. I just came out with a new book that takes you through a few of the top 100. It's called "Golf Kauai: A Detailed Guide to Golf Courses on Hawaii's Garden Isle." I would be most appreciative of your reviews on Amazon. Thanks!
  2. I have been fortunate to play a dozen of the Top 100 Public Courses on the Golf Digest list. I'm a professional writer in Green Bay, Wis., and I've been lucky enough to get on several of the top courses that are within driving distance for various events: #2 Whistling Straits (near Kohler, Wis.) - Awesome Pete Dye design made more memorable with the caddie experience. #10 Erin Hills (northwest of Milwaukee, Wis.) - Site of the 2017 U.S. Open. A minimalist design with character everywhere. #14 Blackwolf Run - River (Kohler, Wis.) - A great parkland-style Pete Dye design with virtually every hole being memorable. #19 Kapalua Plantation (Maui, Hawaii) -- Prettier than it looks on TV when the pros play here to start the calendar year season. #22 The Prince Course (Kauai, Hawaii) -- This Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design is really tough, especially when the trade winds are blowing. (P.S. - I'll be releasing a book in February 2014 called "Golf Kauai" that will take you on a tour of all the courses on Kauai. I'm very excited that Wisconsin's own PGA Tour superstar, Steve Stricker, has contributed a book jacket comment that I just received today!) #62 Blackwolf Run - Meadow Valleys (Kohler, Wis.) - The companion course to the River at #14, this one is more open and wind-swept. The back nine is more memorable. #64 Cog Hill #4 (Lemont, Ill.) - A fun parkland course in Chicago's southwest suburbs #65 Bay Harbor (Bay Harbor, Mich.) - I stumbled upon this course when in northern lower Michigan on a golf writing assignment at a different course. This place was awesome. #72 Grand Traverse Resort - The Bear (Acme, Mich.) - This Nicklaus design is the crown jewel of the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City. This is why I was in the neighborhood to play #65 above. Enjoyed both of them, but Bay Harbor was more memorable. #77 The Bull at Pinehurst Farms (Sheboygan Falls, Wis.) - A Nicklaus design located only a couple miles from the Blackwolf Run courses, this course is a beast. One of my favorites. #80 The Makai Course (Kauai, Hawaii) -- My favorite course on Kauai and another Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design. Fantastic conditions, incredible views and very playable. It's Chapter 1 in my book (see #22 above). #91 Poipu Bay (Kauai, Hawaii) - The site of the Grand Slam of Golf for many years, the back nine is awesome and right on the south shore. Another chapter in my book! (see #22 above). - mike
  3. What Do You Do for a Living?

    Hello fellow addicts, I'm a freelance writer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA). This is the time of year when my mind begins to wander to far-off places for winter golf. Our favorite spot is Kauai in the Hawaiian islands. Lots of golf, and much of it very affordable. I've picked up some clients on the island, and soon I'll be putting out a Kindle book detailing all the courses there. How's that for finding ways to write off a trip? I'm a former newspaper sports and news writer, and I also have experience in corporate communications, primarily in health care and manufacturing. My client list is all over the map, with tasks ranging from newsletters and blog posts to annual reports and ghostwriting for CEOs. - Mike in GRB