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Pebble Beach,

Augusta National, Doral,

etc. I was able to scratch two

wonderful golf courses off of

my “Bucket List” in August.


have high expectations about

a future event and then it fails

to live up to them?

Well Scioto Country Club, the

home of Jack Nicklaus, and

Crystal Downs in Michigan,

both completely lived up to

their billing.

Being able to walk Scioto

Country Club, envisioning

shots that ayoung JackNicklaus

would hit as he honed a game

that would produce 18 major

championships was simply


The Scioto clubhouse is a living

museum filled with wonderful

pictures and artifacts from

the considerable amount of

history that has occurred over

the years.

Crystal Downs also greatly

exceeded all expectations.

It is stunning with views

of both Crystal Lake and

Lake Michigan. The Alister

Mackenzie and Perry Maxwell

design is a work of art among

the sand dunes of northern


One of the great things about

being a “Golfaholic” is playing

historic, beautiful golf courses,

like Scioto and Crystal Downs

and enjoying them with other

like-minded golfers, who also

appreciate their historical

significance and ranking in

golf’s hierarchy.

I hope you get to make some

check marks on your Bucket

List and I will catch you on the

Back 9.


So many golf

courses! So

Little Time!

You Might Be A Golfaholic if

: Y

ou follow every


European Tour, LPGA professional golfer and television

golf announcer on Twitter.

~Fred Altvater

What’s On Your “Bucket List?”