New Book by Taba Dale

Terroir of Golf

A Golf Book for Wine Lovers

It all begins with the land. True for both golf and grapes. From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine.

New Book by Taba Dale

Terroir of Golf

A Golf Book for Wine Lovers

It all begins with the land. True for both golf and grapes. From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine.

Taba’s Newest Stories

Taba Dale’s Newest & Upcoming Books

Terroir of Golf

From the pure links courses of Scotland to the vineyards of the old and new worlds, in Taba’s new book you will discover the fascinating synergy between golf and wine. You’ll be enlightened by the story of the Claret Jug—golf ’s most coveted trophy of the oldest major—the Open Championship. Learn which professional golfers have their own wine labels and what clubs and courses encourage…. READ MORE

UPCOMING NEW TERROIR

Golfers, Scotland Is Calling

This collection of highly enchanting stories starts with Prestwick, the Birthplace of the Open Championship. Then you travel to the Highlands… READ MORE

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A Summer in Ireland

In this collection of short stories you will travel to picturesque places, sometimes along single track roads with centuries old hedgerows defining your way…. READ MORE

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Taba Dale the Author

In writing about golf, travel and art, Taba draws from her rich life and professional background – being a professional art dealer for over three decades, an international golf tour operator since 2005, an avid traveler all her life, a voracious reader and a serious golf enthusiast.

Developing her voice as a writer, she has found a fertile place for creativity, self-expression and sharing her travel and golf adventures in an immersive and entertaining storytelling style.  READ MORE

Taba Dale the Author

In writing about golf, travel and art, Taba draws from her rich life and professional background – being a professional art dealer for over three decades, an international golf tour operator since 2005, an avid traveler all her life, a voracious reader and a serious golf enthusiast.

Developing her voice as a writer, she has found a fertile place for creativity, self-expression and sharing her travel and golf adventures in an immersive and entertaining storytelling style.  READ MORE

Pictures From Taba’s Travels

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The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show is a really fascinating place because be for the turf industry and people who love the game of golf and really appreciate all that superintendents do to keep our golf playgrounds so beautiful and fun to play! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa #golf #golfindustry #golfindustryshow #superintendents #fairways #greens #golflovers #golftravel

The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show is a really fascinating place because be for the turf industry and people who love the game of golf and really appreciate all that superintendents do to keep our golf playgrounds so beautiful and fun to play! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa #golf #golfindustry #golfindustryshow #superintendents #fairways #greens #golflovers #golftravel ...

What a fantastic surprise to see Amy Bockerstette at the GCSAA Show with one of my favorite people- Jan Bel Jan. Amy is a very competitive amateur golfer and disabilities advocate with Down syndrome. With her parents, Jenny and Joe, she has formed the I Got This Foundation, named as a tribute to her thrilling par that she made playing the raucous par-3 16th hole with Gary Woodland during the 2019 WM Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. Hitting her tee shot out of a bunker and making an 8 foot putt, she declared, “I Got This!” Amy has completed her college career and among other activities, competes in the Special Olympics and Adaptive Golf Tournaments. Jan, a past president of ASGCA, and very active golf course architect, based in Florida, is going to design a golf hole with Amy! They might even name it “The Woodland.” @tabadaletravels @asgca1947 @igotthis.foundation @gcsaa @amybockerstette @wmphoenixopen #garywoodland #golf #golfarchitecture #janbeljan @specialolympics @adaptivegolfprogram

What a fantastic surprise to see Amy Bockerstette at the GCSAA Show with one of my favorite people- Jan Bel Jan. Amy is a very competitive amateur golfer and disabilities advocate with Down syndrome. With her parents, Jenny and Joe, she has formed the I Got This Foundation, named as a tribute to her thrilling par that she made playing the raucous par-3 16th hole with Gary Woodland during the 2019 WM Phoenix Open in Scottsdale. Hitting her tee shot out of a bunker and making an 8 foot putt, she declared, “I Got This!” Amy has completed her college career and among other activities, competes in the Special Olympics and Adaptive Golf Tournaments. Jan, a past president of ASGCA, and very active golf course architect, based in Florida, is going to design a golf hole with Amy! They might even name it “The Woodland.” @tabadaletravels @asgca1947 @igotthis.foundation @gcsaa @amybockerstette @wmphoenixopen #garywoodland #golf #golfarchitecture #janbeljan @specialolympics @adaptivegolfprogram ...

Very exciting to have Jason Straka, past president of the ASGCA come by our GHS booth at the GCSAA show in Phoenix!  Very special to see him on the Irish Tourism panel at the PGA Show the week before!! Jason and design partner, Dana Fry, are doing the new course in Ireland called Curracloe Links!  @tabadaletravels @frystrakaglobalgolf @gcsaa @visitphoenix @golfheritagesociety @pga @pgagolfshows @curracloelinks @theirishtourismie #golf #golftravel #linksgolf @tourismireland #golfarchitecture

Very exciting to have Jason Straka, past president of the ASGCA come by our GHS booth at the GCSAA show in Phoenix! Very special to see him on the Irish Tourism panel at the PGA Show the week before!! Jason and design partner, Dana Fry, are doing the new course in Ireland called Curracloe Links! @tabadaletravels @frystrakaglobalgolf @gcsaa @visitphoenix @golfheritagesociety @pga @pgagolfshows @curracloelinks @theirishtourismie #golf #golftravel #linksgolf @tourismireland #golfarchitecture ...

This was a panel discussion hosted by Syngenta at the GCSAA Trade Show called Ladies Leafing Turf. It was fascinating!! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @syngenta #golf #golfindustry #golftradeshow #womengolfleaders @visitphoenix

This was a panel discussion hosted by Syngenta at the GCSAA Trade Show called Ladies Leafing Turf. It was fascinating!! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @syngenta #golf #golfindustry #golftradeshow #womengolfleaders @visitphoenix ...

Fun to see a bit of Portmarnock Golf Club at the GCSAA Show in Phoenix. The Golf Heritage Society was once again invited to be an exhibitor along with all the huge golf industry titans like Toro. This tee box marker is made by ggmarkers. They make a variety of custom golf products. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety @portmarnockgolfclub #golf #golfindustry #golftravel #customgolfproducts #ggmarkers @visitphoenix

Fun to see a bit of Portmarnock Golf Club at the GCSAA Show in Phoenix. The Golf Heritage Society was once again invited to be an exhibitor along with all the huge golf industry titans like Toro. This tee box marker is made by ggmarkers. They make a variety of custom golf products. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety @portmarnockgolfclub #golf #golfindustry #golftravel #customgolfproducts #ggmarkers @visitphoenix ...

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this Spin the Wheel at the Corteva Agriscience stand at the GCSAA show. Who couldn’t use more time to have more fun! Lots of innovations at this gigantic golf course superintendents show. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa #golf #golfindustry #tradeshow #innovation @corteva @visitphoenix

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this Spin the Wheel at the Corteva Agriscience stand at the GCSAA show. Who couldn’t use more time to have more fun! Lots of innovations at this gigantic golf course superintendents show. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa #golf #golfindustry #tradeshow #innovation @corteva @visitphoenix ...

Great to see so much of my hero, Mel Lucas, at the GCSAA Show here in Phoenix. Just about everyone in the greenkeeping industry in the U.S. and Europe knows this legendary man who wrote the book: “A History of Greenkeeping” which is full of fascinating details, historic photos, and even a lovely 1899 pen and ink drawing of Old Tom Morris by Harrison Fisher.@tabadaletravels #gcsaa @golfheritagesociety #golf #golfindustry #melvinlucas #golfarchitecture #golfarchitects #golftravel @visitphoenix

Great to see so much of my hero, Mel Lucas, at the GCSAA Show here in Phoenix. Just about everyone in the greenkeeping industry in the U.S. and Europe knows this legendary man who wrote the book: “A History of Greenkeeping” which is full of fascinating details, historic photos, and even a lovely 1899 pen and ink drawing of Old Tom Morris by Harrison Fisher.@tabadaletravels #gcsaa @golfheritagesociety #golf #golfindustry #melvinlucas #golfarchitecture #golfarchitects #golftravel @visitphoenix ...

Great to have Mel Lucas, past president of GCSAA and member of Golf Heritage Society, visit our booth with Ben Ellis, another GHS member, pictured with Glenn and Deb Haueisen. We were nearby the ASGCA booth so had more visitors like Jan Bel Jan come by to say hello. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety @asgca1947 #golf #golfarchitecture #golfindustryshow #janbeljan #golfsuperintendent #greenkeepers

Great to have Mel Lucas, past president of GCSAA and member of Golf Heritage Society, visit our booth with Ben Ellis, another GHS member, pictured with Glenn and Deb Haueisen. We were nearby the ASGCA booth so had more visitors like Jan Bel Jan come by to say hello. @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety @asgca1947 #golf #golfarchitecture #golfindustryshow #janbeljan #golfsuperintendent #greenkeepers ...

I was blown away when I saw Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc at Forrest Richardson’s party!  Of course I had to have a taste of it. Kevin and I had lunch at the Craggy Range Winery in New Zealand around this time last year. The food was exceptional and the setting was magical. Forrest, a past president of the ASGCA, is that extraordinary golf architect who is equally tuned into making courses that are both fun to play and sustainable. He and wife Valerie are so wonderful to open his home to those of attending the GCSAA show. @tabadaletravels @forrestrichardsongolf #golf #golfarchitecture #golffun #sustainablegolf @craggyrange #sauvignonblanc @gcsaa @asgca1947 #golftravel

I was blown away when I saw Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc at Forrest Richardson’s party! Of course I had to have a taste of it. Kevin and I had lunch at the Craggy Range Winery in New Zealand around this time last year. The food was exceptional and the setting was magical. Forrest, a past president of the ASGCA, is that extraordinary golf architect who is equally tuned into making courses that are both fun to play and sustainable. He and wife Valerie are so wonderful to open his home to those of attending the GCSAA show. @tabadaletravels @forrestrichardsongolf #golf #golfarchitecture #golffun #sustainablegolf @craggyrange #sauvignonblanc @gcsaa @asgca1947 #golftravel ...

Can you believe this amazing car that Forrest Richardson restored!!?? It is a historic  BMW that Forrest said could be worth as much as $200,000 at a Barrett Jackson Auction. That is a big annual event we have here in Scottsdale around this time.

Can you believe this amazing car that Forrest Richardson restored!!?? It is a historic BMW that Forrest said could be worth as much as $200,000 at a Barrett Jackson Auction. That is a big annual event we have here in Scottsdale around this time. ...

Last night Forrest Richardson and his lovely wife Valerie hosted a big party  at their magnificent house on the edge of Paradise Valley. Forrest, wearing his red tartan jacket, is a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Donal’s Ross is a founder of the ASGCA. Forrest has been a golf course architect for decades. He has designed and remodeled courses all over the map, but close to home for me is Mountain Shadow’s, where he did a remarkable job, with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain. It’s so popular, it’s hard to get a tee time there!! @tabadaletravels @forrestrichardsongolf @gcsaa @asgca1947 #golf #golfarchitecture @mountainshadowsaz #golfindustry #golfindustryshow @phoenixconvctr #shortcourse

Last night Forrest Richardson and his lovely wife Valerie hosted a big party at their magnificent house on the edge of Paradise Valley. Forrest, wearing his red tartan jacket, is a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Donal’s Ross is a founder of the ASGCA. Forrest has been a golf course architect for decades. He has designed and remodeled courses all over the map, but close to home for me is Mountain Shadow’s, where he did a remarkable job, with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain. It’s so popular, it’s hard to get a tee time there!! @tabadaletravels @forrestrichardsongolf @gcsaa @asgca1947 #golf #golfarchitecture @mountainshadowsaz #golfindustry #golfindustryshow @phoenixconvctr #shortcourse ...

So glad to be with Mel Lucas, author of the book : “A History of Greenkeeping” and Vanja Drasler, Golf Course Superintendent at Montclair Golf Club in New Jersey at the GCSAA show! @tabadaletravels

So glad to be with Mel Lucas, author of the book : “A History of Greenkeeping” and Vanja Drasler, Golf Course Superintendent at Montclair Golf Club in New Jersey at the GCSAA show! @tabadaletravels ...

It’s exciting to see the big GCSAA Show exhibitors like Toro when they are setting up their stands at a major golf industry show like this one in Phoenix. Golf Heritage Society is thrilled to be part of this show! @gcsaa @asgca1947 @visitphoenix #golf #golfindustry @golfheritagesociety @thetorocompany #golfindustryshow

It’s exciting to see the big GCSAA Show exhibitors like Toro when they are setting up their stands at a major golf industry show like this one in Phoenix. Golf Heritage Society is thrilled to be part of this show! @gcsaa @asgca1947 @visitphoenix #golf #golfindustry @golfheritagesociety @thetorocompany #golfindustryshow ...

The GCSAA Show is about to begin. That is the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America organization that has been around since it was founded by Donald Ross and 14 other golf course architects. Golf Heritage Society has a booth here for the 3rd year in a row! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety #phoenix #golf @asgca1947 #golfindustry #golfarchitecture #golftradeshow #toro

The GCSAA Show is about to begin. That is the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America organization that has been around since it was founded by Donald Ross and 14 other golf course architects. Golf Heritage Society has a booth here for the 3rd year in a row! @tabadaletravels @gcsaa @golfheritagesociety #phoenix #golf @asgca1947 #golfindustry #golfarchitecture #golftradeshow #toro ...

Wrapping up the PGA Show in Orlando with great memories and high energy. Fun to meet up with so many colleagues like Alison Metcalfe (Tourism Ireland),Jason Straka (Fry/Straha), Paul Vaughan, Matt Adams (Fairways of Life), John Lawler (Portrush), Tom Ferrell (Dream Golf), Pat Hickey, Dove Jones, David Scott( Dumbarnie), Meg Dalton, James McDonald (GOLFZON), David Brodie (Panmure), David Gemmell (Brora), Zach Makilan Mayacama), Andy McMahon (Adare Manor), Craig Hunter (Sand Point), and so many others! Hope you all had a great show too! @tabadaletravels @tourismireland #alisonmetcalfe @frystrakaglobalgolf @ardglassgolf @mattadamsfol @dumbarniegolflinks @golfzon_america @golfzon_social @royalportrushgolfclub @mayacama @sandpointcc @theadaremanor #pathickey @broragolfclub @panmuregc @lohlasport @annikas59

Wrapping up the PGA Show in Orlando with great memories and high energy. Fun to meet up with so many colleagues like Alison Metcalfe (Tourism Ireland),Jason Straka (Fry/Straha), Paul Vaughan, Matt Adams (Fairways of Life), John Lawler (Portrush), Tom Ferrell (Dream Golf), Pat Hickey, Dove Jones, David Scott( Dumbarnie), Meg Dalton, James McDonald (GOLFZON), David Brodie (Panmure), David Gemmell (Brora), Zach Makilan Mayacama), Andy McMahon (Adare Manor), Craig Hunter (Sand Point), and so many others! Hope you all had a great show too! @tabadaletravels @tourismireland #alisonmetcalfe @frystrakaglobalgolf @ardglassgolf @mattadamsfol @dumbarniegolflinks @golfzon_america @golfzon_social @royalportrushgolfclub @mayacama @sandpointcc @theadaremanor #pathickey @broragolfclub @panmuregc @lohlasport @annikas59 ...

Another highlight of the PGA Show was getting to see and hear the 4 panelists for Irish Tourism. Second from the left is Jason Straka who with design partner, Dana Fry, is designing a new links course in Ireland called Curracloe in County Wexford. I am proud to say Jason is profiled in my Terroir of Golf book, to be released in April. On the far left is Paul Vaughan, Director of Golf at Ardglass in County Down, Northern Ireland. To the right of Jason is Alison Metcalfe, Executive Vice President, USA & Canada at Tourism Ireland  on the far right is Matt Adams, who served as the moderator. Matt is a golf industry veteran and he hosts a show called Fairways of Life. He is now with Golf Channel and his program will become part of the New Morning Talk Show @tabadaletravels @theirishtourismie #paulvaughan @ardglassgolf @frystrakaglobalgolf #jasonstraka #golf #golfarchitect #golfarchitecture @pga #pgashow2024 #mattadams @golfchannel #golftravel

Another highlight of the PGA Show was getting to see and hear the 4 panelists for Irish Tourism. Second from the left is Jason Straka who with design partner, Dana Fry, is designing a new links course in Ireland called Curracloe in County Wexford. I am proud to say Jason is profiled in my Terroir of Golf book, to be released in April. On the far left is Paul Vaughan, Director of Golf at Ardglass in County Down, Northern Ireland. To the right of Jason is Alison Metcalfe, Executive Vice President, USA & Canada at Tourism Ireland on the far right is Matt Adams, who served as the moderator. Matt is a golf industry veteran and he hosts a show called Fairways of Life. He is now with Golf Channel and his program will become part of the New Morning Talk Show @tabadaletravels @theirishtourismie #paulvaughan @ardglassgolf @frystrakaglobalgolf #jasonstraka #golf #golfarchitect #golfarchitecture @pga #pgashow2024 #mattadams @golfchannel #golftravel ...

Kevin made sure to get a photo of Annika signed to me!  She is someone who I revere very much. I’m glad I got to watch her win so many times when I first took up golf myself. Annika  is so composed and full of grace. She is a terrific role model for many. No wonder Lohla Sport founder, Lisa O’Hurley, chose her as a brand ambassador for her line of premium golf clothing for women. @tabadaletravels @annikas59 @pga #swedishgolfer #rolemodel #golf #golfindustryshow #pgashow2024 @lohlasport #golfclothing #lisaohurley

Kevin made sure to get a photo of Annika signed to me! She is someone who I revere very much. I’m glad I got to watch her win so many times when I first took up golf myself. Annika is so composed and full of grace. She is a terrific role model for many. No wonder Lohla Sport founder, Lisa O’Hurley, chose her as a brand ambassador for her line of premium golf clothing for women. @tabadaletravels @annikas59 @pga #swedishgolfer #rolemodel #golf #golfindustryshow #pgashow2024 @lohlasport #golfclothing #lisaohurley ...

It was a big thrill for me to have my picture taken with Annika Sörenstam at the PGA Show.  Most of you would know she is a Swedish professional golfer and one of the best to ever play the game. I admire her greatly. @tabadaletravels @annikas59 @pga #swedish #golfer #swedishgolfer #golf #golftravel #golfindustry #orlando #tradeshow

It was a big thrill for me to have my picture taken with Annika Sörenstam at the PGA Show. Most of you would know she is a Swedish professional golfer and one of the best to ever play the game. I admire her greatly. @tabadaletravels @annikas59 @pga #swedish #golfer #swedishgolfer #golf #golftravel #golfindustry #orlando #tradeshow ...

While saying goodbye to our friends at the Scottish Tourism stand at the PGA Show we talked to the guys with Panmure (near Carnoustie) and Brora, which is just a few degrees south of the Artic Circle!  I happened to notice Panmure has their own brand of Kümmel. How cool is that!? @tabadaletravels @pga #pgashow2024  @panmuregc @broragolfclub @visitscotland #golf #linksgolf #golftravel #golfindustryshow

While saying goodbye to our friends at the Scottish Tourism stand at the PGA Show we talked to the guys with Panmure (near Carnoustie) and Brora, which is just a few degrees south of the Artic Circle! I happened to notice Panmure has their own brand of Kümmel. How cool is that!? @tabadaletravels @pga #pgashow2024 @panmuregc @broragolfclub @visitscotland #golf #linksgolf #golftravel #golfindustryshow ...

I was wearing my Portmarnock while standing in front of the monumental photograph of the 15th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club at the Irish Tourism stand at the PGA Show. I knew as soon as I saw the bunkers around the green that it was the par-3 15th with the sea on the right. I am very blessed to play there often as Kevin is a 50+ year member there. It has become my favorite course in all of Ireland. I love all 27 holes and sometimes they love me back. @tabadaletravels #pga @pga #pgashow2024 #golf #golfindustry @tourismireland @portmarnockgolfclub #links #linksgolf #golftravel

I was wearing my Portmarnock while standing in front of the monumental photograph of the 15th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club at the Irish Tourism stand at the PGA Show. I knew as soon as I saw the bunkers around the green that it was the par-3 15th with the sea on the right. I am very blessed to play there often as Kevin is a 50+ year member there. It has become my favorite course in all of Ireland. I love all 27 holes and sometimes they love me back. @tabadaletravels #pga @pga #pgashow2024 #golf #golfindustry @tourismireland @portmarnockgolfclub #links #linksgolf #golftravel ...