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Sharing Shearon

What do Raven’s Claw, River Winds and Vineyard Golf at Renault have in common?   Their architect is Ed Shearon, a local guy who does nice work. 

Joe Logan has posed an interesting Q&A with Shearon here at MyPhilyGolf.com.

I haven’t played Raven’s Claw enough to really form an opinion, but I am a big fan of those other two designs.   River Winds has some really strong golf holes, especially those play in the prevailing winds, which are usually a factor at this riverside layout. 

I also think Vineyard Golf is one of the more underrated courses in the region.  It has a really nice mix of holes and opens with a wake-up call — a long par 4 with a tee shot that challenges you, then an approach to an elevated green protected by deep bunkers.  The fun factor is high there, including your tee shot over the vineyard on the par 4 6th.

There’s more on Vineyard Golf, including a video tour, here at my new TeeItUpPhilly.com.

Tee Time Deals

We’ve been spoiled by the warm weather, but 60 and windy really isn’t that bad, is it?  You can access some nice GolfNow Hot Deals here, including $18 at Skippack… $23.40 at Porky Oliver, $25 at Harbor Pines, and $20.08 at Reading.  We can’t explain the 8 cents…

Equipment Buys

There’s a couple, including one local, worth mentioning:

Today’s Deal from the Press of Atlantic City is a $100 voucher to Golf & Tennis World for $50.  That’s a large store on the Black Horse Pike just before you get into Atlantic City.  The vouchers will be on sale until Friday at noon.

And the daily deal site Divot.com is selling TaylorMade R11 TP Fairway Woods for $150, a hot price for the TP model.

Play Day Tomorrow

Stop back tomorrow, when we do our weekly profile of another place to play.  Tomorrow, the newest member of the Talamore Family of Clubs:  Old York CC.   See you then.

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Ed Abrams anchors mornings on KYW Newsradio, and you can hear his Golf Reports there on Fridays and Saturdays. He has also created a pair of websites:  www.DealTrackerGolf.com, featuring leads on the best golf equipment deals… and www.TeeItUpPhilly.com, with video course tours, audio swing tips and local golf deals

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