Pictures From Taba’s Travels

Taba Dale’s 

Terroir of Golf

A Golf Book for Wine Lovers

 

GOLF Stories

Birthplace of the Open / Scotland
A Sticky at the End / Scotland
Daisy Month on Askernish / Scotland
The Unicorn Tree / Spain
Two Kinds of Golf / Ireland

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What a very special week in the Lowcountry. Our last round at Secession early this morning meant we were the first group out. It was just us with our outstanding caddie , John, and the cranes, turtles and gators. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf#lowcountry #southcarolina #cranes #turtles #gators #hiltonheadisland #frippisland

What a very special week in the Lowcountry. Our last round at Secession early this morning meant we were the first group out. It was just us with our outstanding caddie , John, and the cranes, turtles and gators. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf#lowcountry #southcarolina #cranes #turtles #gators #hiltonheadisland #frippisland ...

Gorgeous sunrise as we leave Fripp Island. What a magical place and lovely way to end our few days here. Very serene and restorative. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunrise #serenity #magical #southcarolina #lowcountry #restorative

Gorgeous sunrise as we leave Fripp Island. What a magical place and lovely way to end our few days here. Very serene and restorative. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunrise #serenity #magical #southcarolina #lowcountry #restorative ...

Here we are on the bridge to the par-3 17th green at Secession. Probably a Pete Dye hole  from the early days. @tabadaletravels #secession #islandgreen #petedye #southcarolina #golf #lowcountry

Here we are on the bridge to the par-3 17th green at Secession. Probably a Pete Dye hole from the early days. @tabadaletravels #secession #islandgreen #petedye #southcarolina #golf #lowcountry ...

This was our scrumptious shrimp appetizer at Breakwater last night in Beaufort. It is a charming and historic town. @tabadaletravels #shrimp @breakwaterbeaufort #beaufort #southcarolina #lowcountry #historic

This was our scrumptious shrimp appetizer at Breakwater last night in Beaufort. It is a charming and historic town. @tabadaletravels #shrimp @breakwaterbeaufort #beaufort #southcarolina #lowcountry #historic ...

Getting ready for another round at Secession in spectacular sunshine with our excellent caddie, John,  who was with us yesterday too. @tabadaletravels #secession #golf #golfheaven #southcarolina #lowcountry

Getting ready for another round at Secession in spectacular sunshine with our excellent caddie, John, who was with us yesterday too. @tabadaletravels #secession #golf #golfheaven #southcarolina #lowcountry ...

These two white chairs at  Secession are very significant.  They represent two members who died in the 9/11 attack. There names were Leveen and Roach. @tabadaletravels #secession. #tribute #rememberingfallen #lowcountry #southcarolina

These two white chairs at Secession are very significant. They represent two members who died in the 9/11 attack. There names were Leveen and Roach. @tabadaletravels #secession. #tribute #rememberingfallen #lowcountry #southcarolina ...

Back at Secession. Magical to see this huge grey heron at hole number one. What a great way to start our round. @tabadaletravels #egret #wildlife #golf#lowcountry

Back at Secession. Magical to see this huge grey heron at hole number one. What a great way to start our round. @tabadaletravels #egret #wildlife #golf#lowcountry ...

The stuff hanging from the branches is called Spanish moss. It is not Spanish and it is not moss. Very common in this part of the world. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #spanishmoss #lowcountry #southcarolina

The stuff hanging from the branches is called Spanish moss. It is not Spanish and it is not moss. Very common in this part of the world. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #spanishmoss #lowcountry #southcarolina ...

After 2 days of steady rain we are rewarded with a gorgeous sunset at the Fripp Island Marina. Plus the crab cake and salmon were equally gorgeous. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunset #gorgeous #southcarolina #lowcountry

After 2 days of steady rain we are rewarded with a gorgeous sunset at the Fripp Island Marina. Plus the crab cake and salmon were equally gorgeous. @tabadaletravels #frippisland #sunset #gorgeous #southcarolina #lowcountry ...

My new neighbors in Fripp Island. I haven’t seen deer back in Scottsdale for a long time… since there is so much building ( new homes) near where I live. I’m one if those “ Let me in but close the gate behind me” kind of people. @tabadaletravels #golf #frippisland #southcarolina #lowcountry #deer #golftravel

My new neighbors in Fripp Island. I haven’t seen deer back in Scottsdale for a long time… since there is so much building ( new homes) near where I live. I’m one if those “ Let me in but close the gate behind me” kind of people. @tabadaletravels #golf #frippisland #southcarolina #lowcountry #deer #golftravel ...

A favorite hangout of the gators at Secession. The course was first laid out by Pete Dye then finished by Bruce Devlin. Opened in 1991. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf #southcarolina #lowcountry #golftravel #petedye #brucedevlin

A favorite hangout of the gators at Secession. The course was first laid out by Pete Dye then finished by Bruce Devlin. Opened in 1991. @tabadaletravels #secessiongolfclub #golf #southcarolina #lowcountry #golftravel #petedye #brucedevlin ...

We’re heading back to Secession Golf Club. It is a great golf experience and a real retreat. The cannon is fired major events. The markers on the tees are cannon balls. Very heavy!! @tabadaletravels #golf #southcarolina #lowcountry #golftravel #southernhospitality #retreat #cannon

We’re heading back to Secession Golf Club. It is a great golf experience and a real retreat. The cannon is fired major events. The markers on the tees are cannon balls. Very heavy!! @tabadaletravels #golf #southcarolina #lowcountry #golftravel #southernhospitality #retreat #cannon ...

A hawk!  What a magical site in the golf course. For me this is why I play golf… to be outside in nature and get a glimpse of such a magnificent bird. @tabadaletravels #golf #hawk #magical #wildlife #birds #naturelover

A hawk! What a magical site in the golf course. For me this is why I play golf… to be outside in nature and get a glimpse of such a magnificent bird. @tabadaletravels #golf #hawk #magical #wildlife #birds #naturelover ...

My first Bob Cupp course at Palmetto Hall. Can you smell the pine straw?  @tabadaletravels #bobcuppdesign #golf #southcarolina #golfcourse #lowcountry

My first Bob Cupp course at Palmetto Hall. Can you smell the pine straw? @tabadaletravels #bobcuppdesign #golf #southcarolina #golfcourse #lowcountry ...

Resident alligator at Secession Golf Club. Common sight in this part of the world. Glad this one is happy to sunning itself. So much natural beauty here and wildlife. This is one of the best benefits to playing golf. @tabadaletravels #golf #wildlife #aligator #southcarolina #golftravel #lowcountry

Resident alligator at Secession Golf Club. Common sight in this part of the world. Glad this one is happy to sunning itself. So much natural beauty here and wildlife. This is one of the best benefits to playing golf. @tabadaletravels #golf #wildlife #aligator #southcarolina #golftravel #lowcountry ...

Magnificent live oak tree at Secession Golf Club in South Carolina. I finally learned from our caddie it called a live oak because leaves are always coming in when others are shedding so the tree is never dormant. @tabadaletravels #southcarolina #lowcountry #golf #golftravel #caddies #walkinggolf #trees

Magnificent live oak tree at Secession Golf Club in South Carolina. I finally learned from our caddie it called a live oak because leaves are always coming in when others are shedding so the tree is never dormant. @tabadaletravels #southcarolina #lowcountry #golf #golftravel #caddies #walkinggolf #trees ...

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 ...

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