Guest Author - Letta Meinen
In a new Texas Golf Magazine I picked up at our Pro Shop had many interesting articles and featured Jack Nicklaus on the cover titled Nicklaus at the Summit. In this magazine it covers an interview with Jack talking Design Philosophy at Horseshoe Bay Resorts. Austin has some of the best resort golf courses in and around that great city.
This is the April issue of Texas Golfer and shows many new items in the section called The Roundup. The one thing that caught my eye was a picture of a driver stating Smaller is Better. It states this club is smaller in size and is a breath of fresh air in the era of toaster oven sized driver head. I say Amen to that as I think these new enlarged driver heads are outrageous and with this quoted price of $379.00 we may have to wait awhile before the change becomes popular.
The one item that made me stop and read all about a golf cart that is street legal. Our community is now golf cart friendly and we can drive on any of our streets with our golf cart. The machine that is shown is The Garia Golf Cart and had to check this out. The Garia is made in Finland and have an outlet in San Antonio, Texas. This cart is very stylish and road ready with all the safety feature of seatbelts, side mirrors, reflector’s with a top speed set at 25 miles an hour. The reason I was interested as my new golf cart is similar but does not have seat belts but it will go 25 miles an hour and is a stylish new design. The price for this new Garia golf cart is $17,499. I checked out their web site and it has pictures of this cart in the middle of down town traffic.
This may interest some golfers who want high tech even in their golf cart but I have not tried out mine even in downtown Salado with the full population of over 3,000. I feel my new cart is very stylish and still get compliments on a great looking golf cart. I plan to use mine on the street of Salado if the gas prices rise to over $5.00. One never knows when that may happen.
Like every spring golfers magazine it features new clubs and the Texas Golfer is right in line with five new drivers by Cleveland, Taylor Made, Cobra, Titleist and Callaway. I liked the looks of the Taylormade as it was all white now that is different but carried a great price too for $399.00. The Cleveland and Callaway were the lowest price at $299.00. It stated that 2011 will give you the biggest challenge for choosing a winner among these top choices.
There are some great articles in this issue and some great views of golf courses. It did have a short article on the LPGA Futures tour will remain in San Antonio this year. The Futures tour has been coming here for the past three years. The Futures tour has picked up a new sponsor named Symetra Financial Corp. from Seattle, Washington. The Dominion Country Club will host this tournament again this year with a $125,000.00 purse. Nice to have the Futures tour come to Texas as these young gals need our support drawing young women golfers from around the world.