Harbor Shores – A Feel Good Story

By Len Ziehm BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Anything Jack Nicklaus is sure to be good in golf, and The Golf Club at Harbor Shores is no exception. It’ll gain immense exposure in this summer of 2012 as the site of the Senior PGA Championship. It’ll also host that event in 2014. Considering the course didn’t open until July 1, 2010, it has elevated its profile by leaps and bounds in a very short time.  The Nicklaus connection, of course, helped in the course getting instant credibility. It also didn’t hurt that Benton Harbor-based…continue reading →

Branson Has A Lot More Than Golf

By Len Ziehm BRANSON, Mo. -- The golf is quite good in this lively little town in the southwest corner of Missouri. In just the last few years Branson, with about 6,000 full-time residents, has emerged as a golf destination. There are 13 courses in the general area, and they can accommodate all types of players. Eight of them -- operating through the website golfbranson.com -- encompass the super tough Murder Rock, credited to controversial PGA Tour player John Daly; Branson Creek, designed by the highly-respected architect Tom Fazio; the spiffy Payne Stewart…continue reading →

Golf’s Hall Of Fame Deserves A Profile Boost

By Len Ziehm ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The World Golf Hall of Fame doesn’t get the media attention that baseball’s Hall in Cooperstown, N.Y., or football’s counterpart in Canton, Ohio, receive -- and that’s a shame. It’s well worth a visit and some who were there in its first years will be quite impressed with what they’d see there now.I’m embarrassed to say that I never made the trek during my 40 years as a golf beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, but I did make it one of my first stops after…continue reading →