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Hootie at Bulls Bay College Tourney

Mike Strantz and Bulls Bay

While I work on an article about Lawsonia, here’s some more on Bulls Bay. ON THE COURSE What was once an old tomato field with one foot of elevation change over the course of 200 acres has been completely transformed into a majestic, tumbling landscape of broadly sweeping fairways, eye-popping waste bunkers – bunkers so other-worldly they have drawn myriad...

Teaser for Golf Course Architecture Vol. 6 – Mike Strantz and Bulls Bay

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll have not one, but two chapters in a new book by Paul Daley and Full Swing Publishing called Golf Course Architecture Vol. 6. I’ll be writing chapters on Bulls Bay and Lawsonia. PAul said it was okay to run some teasers, so here is the first: TITLEIST – THE NUMBER ONE BULL IN GOLF! In the zaniest, most madcap...

Trinity College Golf Team Cracks Top 25 (bonus video of baseball)

They haven’t lost in squash in eleven years (Division I).  They won their first 44 baseball games last year before a single loss in the best of three final against Johns Hopkins, and then they rallied in the ninth to beat Hopkins and win the Division  III National Championship.  Click here for the video. Now the Bantam golf team has cracked the top 25. ...

Fields set for Hootie at Bulls Bay, Maxwell College Golf Tourneys

Boy, just when you think the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate NCAA golf tournament couldn’t get any better, tournament director Doug Carnes outdoes himself. The field has been set for the 2008 tourney. Two-time defending champion Wake Forest University, last year’s runner up Baylor and perennial juggernaut Lamar University headline a star-studded line-up of...

Golf Punk guys win caption contest – Titleist the bull gets curtain call

Titleist the bull form the Hootie at Bulls bay is going viral! The site of a 2000 pound bull on the golf course is making everybody all over the Internet laugh out loud. The Golf Punk guys threw up the best caption to my picture of Titleist being led back to his post on 16 green. He looks like he’s checking the yardage book! Shaun, GP team…brilliant! But...

Somewhere in Heaven, Mike Strantz is Smiling

[Author’s Note: This piece was supposed to be published as my 2007 Hootie at Bulls Bay wrap up, but between work at both jobs, tax season and other articles, it fell by the wayside until tonight. I hope you like it.] The members of Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina are blessed with a privilege unique in the world of golf. They belong to the only...

Final Team and Individual Standings for 2007 Hootie at Bulls Bay College Golf Showdown

TEAM OVERALL LAST DAY Wake Forest -12 -6 (won on third playoff hole) Baylor -12 -7 Florida State -7 -2 Central Florida -6 +4 Augusta State +3 -7 Duke +8 -3 North Carolina +10 -2 Coastal Carolina +10 +3 South Carolina +14 -1 LSU +18 +10 N.C. State +19 -3 Coll. of Charlest.+23 +5 Kentucky +24 +6 Vanderbilt +33 +9 Arkansas +42 +10 INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE TOTAL LAST DAY (Par...

Demon Deacons Answer Baylor’s Wake Up Call, repeat at Hootie at Bulls Bay

Always answer the wake up call, because it might not ring again. That’s the lesson the Demon Deacons avoided learning the hard way at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational. The Wake Forest golf team squandered a gargantuan lead late, then rallied in a nail-biting sudden death playoff that lasted three extra holes to repeat as champions. The Deacs had a...

Central Florida keeps lead, Baylor, Wake Forest Surge at Hootie College event

AWENDAW, SC – We had a runaway and now it’s a war.  In the span of half an hour Central Florida’s nine shot lead over Florida State and Baylor dwindled to just one, before late birdies swelled the lead back to the four shot advantage they enjoyed at the start of the day.  They finished the day at 10-under.  Meanwhile Wake Forest (6-under) rode a strong...

Knights charge, ‘Noles Chop, Bull Romps at Hootie at Bulls Bay

AWENDAW, SC -  In a zany day at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational, unranked Central Florida and Florida State ran away from the field, while “Titleist” the Bull got loose and scampered around the course  to the delight of the patrons — Their mascot looks like Marvin the Martian from the Bugs Bunny Cartoons.  You might mistake their team...

Bulls Bay Golf Club – Awendaw, SC

AWENDAW, SC – Charles Dickens wrote in his classic novel A Tale of Two Cities:  Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.              Dickens was wrong. ...

Hootie and the Blowfish, Bulls Bay Set to Rock College Golf

Golf and rock and roll frequently work well together. Granted, they are not meant to be fused at the hip or married at the altar. Quiet, solitude and relaxing commune with nature are the essential therapeutic attributes of the game. Nevertheless, like a great rock concert, golf can also be exciting, electrifying and euphoric. The “roaring on the pines” during a...