Below is a summary of premier golf travel news that gained my attention this week.
Akshay Bhatia, 17, will make pro debut at Safeway Open
Akshay Bhatia will make his first professional start as a minor. The Safeway Open announced Thursday that Bhatia has accepted a sponsor invitation to play in the third event of the PGA Tour’s 2019-20 campaign. The 17-year-old has been up front about his intentions to skip college and head directly to the pro ranks, and he’ll make the jump in Napa, California, on Sept. 26. [read more…]
‘Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk’: Film Review
Full disclosure: I think golf is one of humanity’s most boring inventions, and that’s aside from complaints about the courses’ water-wastefulness and the sport’s traditional appeal to the kind of people who’d visit Mar-a-Lago. But a movie critic’s job is to give a fair shake to everything from torture porn to cartoons about emoji, so it must be said that Jason Baffa’s Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk is a glossy, good-natured documentary celebrating men (and one woman) who are vastly less famous. [Read more…]