Max Adler is on a road trip. He’s playing 60 golf courses in 60 days and writing about his travels for Golf Digest. And — they’re paying him.
This isn’t the first time that Max, a 2004 graduate and former member of the Generals’ varsity golf team, has combined his writing and playing skills to parlay a pretty nifty assignment. You may remember our blog entry from March 2009 that described his efforts to qualify for the U.S. Open (he fell short).
But this 60 Stories in 60 Days adventure is quite an assignment. He started out on April 2 playing at Pebble Beach Golf Links and has taken a southerly path across the U.S. with stops at some of the most intriguing courses in the country. You need to look at the map on the Golf Digest website to appreciate just what kind of road trip it has been.
One of the more recent stops was in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., where Max actually spent two days. On one of those days, he played at the Greenbrier one morning and then had lunch with with 87-year-old Bill Campbell, winner of 33 straight U.S. Amateur titles. That came the day after Max was joined by fellow W&L alums Burr Datz ’75 and Will Huntington ’06 to play one of the more unusual courses anywhere, Oakhurst Links, billed as America’s first golf course., where players must use hickory clubs and “guttie balls” (look it up). Watch the video below from that visit and follow Max’s travels (he has about 10 stops left) at the Golf Digest site.