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Santa Caught Taking a Golf Course Selfie

By: purgatorygolf on December 20th, 2013

Santa Golf Course SelfieSanta apparently really likes our golf course, or he doesn’t get to play much or both. Here we caught him in the act of taking a selfie as he left the 17th hole.


Golf Cart Christmas Tree Delivery

By: purgatorygolf on December 19th, 2013

Santa Delivers the Christmas TreeDuring the snow last week someone that looks an awfully lot like Santa was kind enough to bring us a life Christmas tree, by golf cart no less! Thank you Santa!


Wood burned Turkey

By: purgatorygolf on November 28th, 2013


This is a photograph of a turkey we cooked and then used a wood burner to create the Purgatory Logo on the outside of it prior to serving.Woodburned Turkey Behind the turkey is a backdrop of the 3th hole at Purgatory just after sunrise.

We also did another photo shoot for Instagram. In this image, we have the 3rd hole in the background, a Lego turkey, yes, that’s right it is a turkey made from Legos. I purchased it from, crazy name, but the creator ( is a Lego genius. I lined the chimney of the tiny house with tin foil, and place burning incense in it. I put burning tea lights in the log cabin and the wooden golf cart Mike had in his office.Lego Turkey


Here are some behind the scenes shots, because photographers take pictures of the pictures we’re getting ready to take. Crazy I know, but fun.




Can You Guess the Golf Hole?

By: purgatorygolf on November 11th, 2013

Can you guess the hole?Can you name this famous golf course and hole number?

We’ll tell you on Tuesday at 12:00 Indiana time.


Golf Themed Pumpkin

By: purgatorygolf on October 31st, 2013

Golf Themed PumpkinAnother golf themed pumpkin for your enjoyment. We used a Funkin artificial pumpkin, carved it out with a Dremel, and used golf tees for the teeth. You aren’t supposed to use a real candle with these, but the fake one just didn’t look as nice for the photograph. Happy Halloween!

Golf Course Management iBook Video Review

By: purgatorygolf on October 27th, 2013

This is a video review of the free iBook Golf Course Management.

State Professors wrote and published it.

To find it in iTunes use the following link

You can read it on an iPad or a Mac computer if you have upgraded to the operating system Maverick, because it has an iBooks reader. It cannot however be read on an iPhone.

They wrote it to compliment their online and introductory turfgrass management course.

If you’re a serious golfer, you need this book. It is loaded with so much great information, text, pictures, charts, movies and audio recordings. You can go out to dinner after a round of golf and wow your golf buddies with you amazing video and knowledge of how the Stimpmeter got its name.

It covers all the basics you would expect from an introductory turfgrass book such as:

  • Different types of grass,
  • Warm friendly grass like Zoysa and Bermuda grass,
  • Cool temperature grass like fescues and bentgrass.
  • Mowing height and how it impacts the grain of the putting green,
  • Irrigation
  • Aerifying or coring
  • The Stimpmeter, and where that name came from
  • Rolling the greens

The part I thought was the most interesting was the section on turfgrass pests. It has the most terrifying pictures of golf courses gone bad. It covers disease, insects and weeds.


Golf Themed Pumpkin

By: purgatorygolf on October 1st, 2013

Have you ever wished you could find really cool golf themed Halloween decorations? Christmas ones aren’t so hard to find, but Halloween, that’s a bit tougher.

Do you hate to see your carved pumpkins turn into mush and attract bugs as they rot?

Do you like the sound of power tools?

Then I have a project for you.

We bought an artificial pumpkin at Michael’s craft store. You can also purchase a competitor’s brand on-line at

I got the image I wanted up on my monitor, used masking tape to keep my paper on the screen and traced the image. I then attached the image to the artificial pumpkin with the same masking tape. I tried several thing to carve it, but the one that worked the best was a Dremel that we purchased at the local hardware store with a cutting bit.

The Dremel is a power tool that has all kinds of attachments available for purchase. If you choose to go this route, make sure the cutting bit you purchase is long enough to go through your pumpkin. I would also suggest a mask if you are going to do more than one pumpkin because the dust that get spit in the air.

It’s a little bit hard to control, and sort of an inexact tool for fine artwork, but for my purposes it was fast and efficient.

Fun Stuff all in one Place

By: purgatorygolf on September 10th, 2013

We have consolidated all of our fun stuff onto one web page so you can easily find it. It is very cleverly titled “Fun Stuff,” and you can find it at the top left hand side of our web page anytime you want now. It has all been available for a while, but it has been shared in bits and pieces on our blog so you had to sort of dig to find something. But not anymore. Now you can find:

Purgatory Golf Ball iPhone case


Golf themed flip-flops


So don’t forget, Fun Stuff is at the top left hand side of all of our web pages when you need to find a cool golf gift.

Many British Open Attendees Sleeping in Edinburgh Scotland

By: purgatorygolf on August 26th, 2013

The Church below the castle

The Father Son Tournament

By: purgatorygolf on August 26th, 2013

The link to each gallery by team are at the bottom of the page.

We had the privilege of hosting the annual Father Son Challenge. Pictured above are all the groups that participated. I had the honor of being the official photographer, and it was much harder than I expected. Catching that tiny golf ball as it comes off the club was much more difficult than I expected, but I managed to do so at least a few times.

Here are the links to the gallery of images for each group:

Shepard Gillard

Wood Keating

Lodin Deakyne

Deck Hoover

Stutz Merchent Claussen

Ranieri Podzielinksi


You should be able to right click on any image and download it. Hope you like them, and thank you to everyone that participated!