The Loop

In Defense Of My Top 5 States To Play Golf

December 03, 2010

In a recent post I listed my top five states to play golf. Click here for the link to the story, but they are (in order): California, Oregon, Michigan, Hawaii and South Carolina.

Apparently Russ Evans, host of Golf Exchange Radio on ESPN in Florida, took exception to the fact that his home state wasn't ranked. Evans had me on his show last Saturday (Nov. 28) to defend my favorites.

I've included the entire interview:

We also discussed the USGA giving U.S. Opens to public courses like Chambers Bay and Erin Hills, the bankruptcy situation at Sea Island, and I give more love to Mike Keiser, the owner of Bandon Dunes.

I have some good news for Evans. I've extended my list of best states to play golf, and Florida does squeeze into the top 10.

That extended list will be posted later today.

--Matty G.