Quincy, Mass. – Football, favorite island destinations and other far-flung travel spots highlight the September-October 2012 issue of Fairways + Greens Magazine, now available on newsstands and at selected golf outlets and resorts across America.
Just in time for the kickoff of the 2012 NFL season, cover subject Drew Brees – who put together a career year last year as quarterback for the New Orleans Saints – talks about his love for the Hawaiian island of Kauai and the brand new Kukuiula development on the south shore, where he recently purchased a lot overlooking the incredible new Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course. Fairways + Greens caught up with Brees at his annual Drew Brees Foundation golf tournament in San Diego, where he has raised millions of dollars for local causes.
That sets the scene for the rest of the issue, which takes readers on golf getaways around the globe, starting at Hilton Head Island in Georgia, then to Greece, Scotland, Maui, Molokai, Cape Cod, Kiawah Island, Georgia’s “Golden Isles” and to a very special three-day tournament on Ireland’s west coast including rounds at Doonbeg, Lahinch and Ballybunion. The issue also offers a sneak peak at its November-December “Best of Everything” issue’s “Essential Destination” coverage of golf-rich Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, where Cabot Links opened to raves earlier this year.
“Golf was invented on an island, and there remains a deep and abiding connection between the game and big bodies of water,” says Fairways + Greens Publisher Vic Williams. “While all pure links golf is played on sandy soil, on fescue grass within view of an ocean or sea, the sport translates well to any island locale, from the gorgeous tropical settings of Hawaii to the deep south. They’re all islands we love, and this issue is a great jumping-off point for all traveling golfers.”
Highlights of the issue include:
• A quick look at other current and past NFL quarterbacks populating the celebrity golf scene.
• A photo essay on the beauty of Kauai by longtime Fairways + Greens contributor Brian Oar.
• The best places to stay, play, dine, sightsee and relax on both sides of Maui, from Ka’anapali Beach to Wailea.
• A litany of tasty reasons why Ireland rates sky-high as a destination on and off the golf course.
• A trio of great courses on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, coupled with can’t-miss seafood stops along the way.
Beginning with the debut of its GolfGetaways iPad app this fall and continuing with the November-December edition, Fairways + Greens will continue an exciting evolution into its GolfGetaways brand, to be completed by January 2013. More details are forthcoming, but Williams hints at the why this is the perfect time for a full re-branding of the magazine and its online components.
“We’ve got 15 years of experience in award-winning golf journalism under our belts, and over the past couple of years we’ve really upped our game on the golf travel front,” he says. “In the coming months and yeras, longtime readers of Fairways + Greens can expect even better coverage of the wild, wonderful world of golf travel, with the same team of professional writers, editors and designers behind every word.”
For more information about Fairways + Greens, including subscription and advertising contacts, visit www.fairwaysandgreens.com.
Fairways + Greens is published bi-monthly by Quincy, Mass.-based. Madavor Media, which owns enthusiast magazines and web channels across several interest areas, from sports to music to surf fashion and culture. Additional titles include Jazz Times, Volleyball, Foam, International Figure Skating and Gluten-Free Living. Their newest acquisitions include The Writer and BirdWatching. For more information, visit www.madavor.com or call 800.437.5828.
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