A golf outing at The Architects Golf Club

September 21st, 2009 posted by

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Sometimes my job has some pretty good perks. Last week I was offered to play in a client appreciation golf tournament at The Architects Golf Club in Pohatcong, NJ (right across the river from Easton, PA). Adams Outdoor Advertising, one of the local billboard companies with a branch in Lehigh Valley, was my gracious host. The weather was a little iffy that morning, but it actually turned out to be a pretty nice day out there.

I’ve played Architects Golf Club several times, and although it’s challenging, it really is a “must play” course. Architects is definitely unique for our region; it’s a 6,863 yard, par 71 course and each of its holes was designed by a different architect.

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Bear Rock Junction: Good golf and more!

September 4th, 2009 posted by

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This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. In my mind, there's no better way to walk summer to the door than by doing one last "summertime" activity – go play mini golf!

Previously on Lehigh Valley InSite, Putt U as been called out more than one occasion as a favorite mini golf spot. But Lehigh Valley has more than one stellar mini golf course. In fact, during my daily commute from New Tripoli to downtown Allentown, I pass three of them:

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Golf is a true treasure trove in Lehigh Valley, Pa.

August 31st, 2009 posted by

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Sunday was an absolute perfect weather day and lucky for me I got to spend some time outside with my son, father and stepmother playing in a golf tournament. I haven’t played nearly as much as I did last year, but being out there gave me the itch. Luckily, there’s a great fall golf season in Lehigh Valley, so I can get out and hack up the links a couple more times yet this year.

This area not only has plenty of great golf courses to choose from, it also has the Lehigh Valley Amateur at Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem. This year will be the 73rd year the Lehigh Valley Amateur has taken place. The events start on September 19th and run all week with final rounds on Sunday, September 27th. Hundreds of players, from juniors to seniors, will take to the greens for some of the best-of-the-best Lehigh Valley golf.

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Evening golf in the Valley

July 9th, 2009 posted by

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I just completed my first shift of volunteering at the US Women's Open over at Saucon Valley Country Club. I only had the chance to see two foursomes tee off, but it was impressive: I saw eight swings and eight balls go right down the center of the fairway! 

Seeing just a few swings gave me the itch to play some golf. It was too late to get 18 in on a regular course so I decided to take Casey out to eat and play chip-n-putt at Mulligan's in Whitehall.

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Looking forward to the U.S. Women’s Open

June 25th, 2009 posted by

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In 2002, I had the opportunity to work at the Men’s U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York. It was an experience I will never forget.

In two weeks, I will once again have the opportunity to be a volunteer at a U.S. Open and get to admire the best golfers in the world. Specifically, I'll be at the 2009 Women’s U.S. Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem. I'm looking forward to another unforgettable experience.

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Things to do in Lehigh Valley: 2009 Summer Edition

June 23rd, 2009 posted by

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If you can believe the weatherman, it will actually feel like summer for the next 10 days here in Lehigh Valley, so it’s time for my Top 5 Favorite Summer Activities in Lehigh Valley.

1. Dutch Springs – Although it’s primarily known as a scuba diving facility (one of the largest fresh-water facilities in the country!), Dutch Springs has a fantastic Aqua Park. There’s so much to talk about regarding Dutch Springs, I’m going to write an entire blog post on it, so stay tuned.

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Ready for Mother’s Day in Lehigh Valley?

May 6th, 2009 posted by

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Four days from now, thousands of Lehigh Valley kids (including those who think their dirty soccer uniforms automatically jump out of duffel bags, walk to the laundry room and re-appear without the blueberry slushy stains) will celebrate Mother’s Day.

I have 20 years experience on the mom side, and way more from the kid perspective, so here’s some advice …

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Golf Friday in Lehigh Valley

April 16th, 2009 posted by

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Good Friday is the unofficial opening to the golf season, so I got a couple of foursomes together and headed over to Willow Brook in Catasauqua.

After picking teams and setting a high-stake wager, we teed off at 9:30, under a rain looming sky.

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Spring fever in Lehigh Valley

March 9th, 2009 posted by

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For the past five weeks I have been traveling along Route 309 a lot for business purposes. Each week I notice the sign at Putt U, in Center Valley, and it gets me excited: one side says something to the effect of "Opening April 4" and the other side reads "Enough of the snow". I totally agree and March 20th (the first day of spring) couldn't come soon enough! 

I was just at the Victory Golf Show down in Valley Forge the past three days, so golf is definitely on my mind – even miniature golf. Putt U's 36 holes just happen to be a great way for me to brush up on my putting skills. I can't think of a more inexpensive and fun way to spend with the family.

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Hey, Ho, Let’s Go!

February 26th, 2009 posted by

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My buddy - who's been in Missouri applying his engineering skills to the construction of a new cement plant - is coming home for the weekend.

On Friday, a bunch of us are going to The Funhouse in Bethlehem to see the local band Cordova. From what I have been told, the first set will be their original stuff, which is really good. Their second set will be Ramones songs for 60 minutes straight. They'll be able to fit about 50 Ramones songs in that set, which is awesome.

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