Courses & Travel
March 04, 2011

More On Pebble Beach And Coronado

Thank you for all of your comments about my column on steep green fees.

Yesterday I did a quick check on availability at the No. 1 public course in the country. If you have $495 and a free wish, it looks like April is a good month to play Pebble Beach:

The Daly brothers agreed with my column, but growing up in Coronado, they aren't happy with me. They don't appreciate the fact that I keep promoting their home course, making it more difficult to secure tee times . . .

"Once again, your article on 'Nado has stirred up the Daly brothers," says Kevin Daly. "As the little brother, I'm the one they send out at 3 a.m., to wait in line for a lottery pick."

"Difficult to argue with your cost-benefit analysis," says Mike Daly. "Coronado's muny in 75 degrees with a light breeze: $35. A U.S. Navy Blue Angels flyover: Priceless!"

"I just hope we can actually tee it up there together some day," says Kevin.

Me too, Kevin. I'll meet you at 3 a.m.; coffee, bagel and the green fees are on me.

As someone who appreciates freedoms--such as speech and choice--I enjoyed this short video on the Centennial of Naval Aviation:

--Matty G.*

*(Photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roland A. Franklin.)