Land of Enchantment
New Mexico officially became the 47th state in 1912 and has blended itself in a state of the art 21st century destination with exquisite upscale affordable restaurants, points of interest like the legendary Georgia O'Keefe Museum, opera houses, targeted entertainment like the Albuquerque Aquarium featuring their signature shark tank, International Hot Air Ballooning Festival ("to air is human"), white water rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, zoo, wineries, and a breathtaking ride on the Sandia Park Tramway. At 2.7 miles, it is the world's longest aerial tram.
Highlighting breathtaking views, complemented with unbelievable refreshing crisp clean air, New Mexico offers an ambient environment and atmosphere sure to capture one's taste for adventure with a primal cultural uniqueness only indigenous to this magnificent vista of the great American southwest.
Having played four of the infamous Santa Fe Trail Tracts, Twin Warriors, Black Mesa, Sandia, and privately owned Paako Ridge, a brief synopsis should capsulize the essence of competition, with individual courses striving to outdistance neighboring pueblo golf properties for bragging rights. More...
Give Me Land, Lots of Land! at Twin Warriors Golf Club and Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
You can blaze your own trail with horse rides to Pueblo backcountry, try your own brand of golf at Twin Warriors Golf Club, enjoy the breathtaking views, or sit back and relax at the spa.
Rejuvenate your "Mind, Body and Spirit"
Dine at AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Fuego Restaurant or rest your feet at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa before exploring your next frontier in America's "oldest capital city" or scouting out the downtown and Indian Market.
Rugged But(te) Right (Black Mesa Golf Club)
Architect Baxter Spann, sets the table (Spanish for mesa) for a great banquet for 18 holes, looking like a wild links course with its swaying native grasses. Pull up to the table and say your prayers, the experience of playing Black Mesa Golf Club is a blessing.
Watermelon! Just a Slice of Golf (Sandia Golf Club)
The generous rolling fairways may lull you into thinking your round will be a piece of cake. But there's lots of high desert landscape just waiting to eat you up before you get to the large greens that may mean very long putts if you are not close to the pin.
Westward Ho! Golf Gone Wild (PaaKo Ridge Golf Club)
Whether you are an ace golfer or a gourmet golfer like me, don't miss playing this course. If there was a show "Golf gone wild!" this would be at the top of the list.
When it comes to women and golf, it's not just about the swing or the correct putting stroke. No one knows this more than Cindy Reid. Now the director of instruction at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, she's become a world-class teacher in an industry long dominated by men. But Cindy Reid didn't pick up a golf club till she was in her early twenties, and she displays a unique and gifted empathy for the record numbers of women taking up the game, too many of whom find themselves not enjoying it nearly enough. She understands, for example, that women learn the game in a completely different way from men -- their concerns stretch way beyond correct mechanics -- and her guide is filled with positive and easily implemented advice, perfect if you're a beginner, if you can play a bit, or if you're scratch.
Recipe for Success
Fairway & Greene, has become one of the dominant players in the high-end golf apparel market. For four years in a row, the Association of Golf Merchandisers has named F&G for top apparel vendors for men and women.
F&G tees off the 2007 season with "Spring Fling" and "Fun in the Sun" collections for women, with a palate that is a smooth transition into spring. See a brief preview of the selections you will find in the golf course and resort pro shops. More...
Honda Classic at PGA National Resort
Playable for Women
The Champions course at PGA National, the new home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, is one of my favorite courses. And, I say that as someone who has lived at the PGA National Resort for many years and who has played the course many times - but always from the forward Red tees.
As the Honda Classic hits the headlines, the men will dominate the photos and the news. After all, it is a PGA Tour event. But, women, this course is very playable.
Follow Nancy on her "Honda Classic for Her" hole-by-hole analysis. More...
Are We Losing the Battle for Women Golfers?
This is the question Jim Koppenhaver, President and founder of Pellucid Corp. asked at the annual conference of the January 2007 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando in January. (For those who don't know Jim, he is a "tell-it-like-it-is" advisor and consultant in the golf industry with a prior background in consumer marketing. www.pellucidcorp.com)
Nancy Berkley has problems with his "battle" metaphor, suggesting that there is an overall plan with goals, strategy and a real commitment of energy and financial resources.
Find more about the "battle" and the answers, see "More..."
In Token Chick, Cheryl shares her experiences from her years on the tournament circuit, with insights on how men and women approach the game differently, and helpful tips and techniques from the best golfers in the world. Heavily illustrated throughout, Token Chick is an entertaining and indispensable guide for any woman who loves the sport, or is even just thinking about picking up a club. More...
For Women Golfers
New from the PGA Show
Enter our Reader Giveaway for "Fitness and Fairway" Package: Katherine Roberts GolfGym Balance Ball Workout DVD and Precept Tour SIII Golf Balls
Nancy Berkley watches trends for women golfers. At the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida, Berkley spotted four trends and new products:
- Manufacturers targeting women
- More women entrepreneurs designing for women
- Women's golf clothes perfect for other occasions
- Fabrics and patterns are more varied than ever
Manufacturers who understand what women golfers want are now investing more, smart marketing dollars in promoting women's products.
Cool golf shoes, ladies and junior apparel, belts, grips, and a handy way to hang your golf bag out of the way, see "More....."
A celebration of the exciting future and explosive growth taking place in women's golf—a powerful mix of hope, perspective, insight and humor for the fastest-growing segment of the game Women have just begun to break through the barriers of golf, and the stories in "Chicken Soup for the Woman Golfer's Soul" show readers just how exhilarating, challenging and rewarding the ride has been. From pioneers like Mickey Wright, who topped the money list more than four decades ago, and Nancy Lopez, who made the Hall of Fame by age thirty, to 17-time LPGA Champion Dottie Pepper—lady golfers have inspired and entertained many with their ambition and drive for the sport. Readers will enjoy inspiring stories from golf legends, including Dottie Pepper, Kristen Samp, Jamie Hullett, Perry Swenson, Marilynn Smith, Patty Sheehan, Kathy Whitworth, Susie Maxwell Berning, Jane Blalock, Angie Rizzo, Pete Rizzo and Diana D'Alessio. This is the perfect gift to fit any woman's golf bag, whether she is a beginner or on her way to the Hall of Fame.