Player profile: Kevin Kisner

Kevin Kisner, American professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour, sat down with his former University of Georgia golf coach, Jim Douglas, to answer questions on golf, family, food, and everything in between. How do you relax? I go off the grid at home – no cell phone – just spend time with my…

Up to Par: Recalling the shots

Golf Digest contributing editor reflects on ‘more trips to the Masters than any man deserves.’ When friends learn you’ve been lucky enough to attend the Masters, they tend to tell you about it, even if they’ve never been. “The grass….no weeds, right?” “Much hillier than you can see on television, right?” “How about those pimento…

In the Spirit: Azaleas in Bloom

The Augusta National is known for its lush banks of bright azaleas – inspiration for a signature drink that masterfully blends the sweet and the sour. With the Masters being one of the most exclusive sporting events in the world and tickets hard to come by, if you find yourself no able to attend, you…

Backyard Traveler: Discovering Georgia through golf

The Georgia Golf Trail showcases the state’s top courses while revealing Georgia’s beauty from the mountains to the coast Seven years ago, Doug Hollandsworth was walking his dog at the Providence Golf Club in Monroe, Georgia, when he had an epiphany. Alabama has the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, South Carolina has Myrtle Beach as…

From the Heart: The ‘First Impression’

You never get a second chance to make a good one, but with the help of this ‘First Impression’ scarf, your reputation will soar beyond good to trendy, and undoubtedly, charitable. Atlanta-based home and entertainment blogger, Cynthia Hoyt, of DarlingDownSouth.com, partnered with local, Athens artist, Hannah Betzel, to design a tasteful yet colorful print to…

In the Garden: Seeking Eden

Inspired by historic gardens throughout Georgia, a new book tells the stories of these spaces through vivid photography and well-crafted detail. Photography by James R. Lockhart – In 1933, the Peachtree Garden Club put together Garden History of Georgia, 1733-1933, a book detailing the 200-year evolution of the region’s most impressive private and public gardens….

In Good Health: One year from now

Six questions to help imagine possibilities for living and loving the fullness of your life. Story by Tara Rice Simkins, J.D. The weather this time of year in our beautiful part of the world is filled with the promise of what is to come. It’s a perfect time to reflect and imagine future possibilities. Reflecting…

By Design: Great outdoors

– Add these elements to improve outdoor living spaces for epic entertaining – The popularity of outdoor living spaces has been growing steadily for years, especially at Lake Oconee, where homeowners are able to capitalize on lake or golf views from these incorporated spaces. A recent study from the home remodeling and design platform Houzz…

In the Spirit: Honoring Georgia Wines

– Winners of this year’s Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge to be revealed at Gala in Athens – Many consumers think it’s fun to be a judge at a wine competition, but it’s work. Lots of work. Not a lot of fuss and feathers, just work. You finish tired and hoping you’ve done right by the…

Backyard Traveler: History, Hollywood, and Hauntings

 – Known for its film locations, historic Covington belies a spooky spirit world showcased through its ghost tours – It was an appropriately ominous and stormy night as we headed west along I-20 to the town well-known for its hospitality to film crews from the “Dukes of Hazzard” to  “The Vampire Diaries.” However, being a…