Connect with us

19th Hole

GolfWRX Spotlight: Evalu18 – ‘Evaluating golf architecturally’

Published

on

When it comes to course directories with an emphasis on past and present architects, Evalu18 is likely to be one of the most in-depth—for UK and Ireland golf courses—you’re ever likely to see—highlighted by the site’s wealth of information and user-friendly navigation.

Jasper Miners, a Canadian now living in London, is the brains behind Evalu18. He explained to me how the concept began as a map with courses that he wanted to play based on his extensive research, which was then added to based on the recommendations of others. Frustrated by the lack of an easy way to access the information in a modern format – he created Evalu18.

“After some time I shared a map with a good friend, an American from New York whom I worked with who was a very keen golfer. The map and my notes allowed him to find great golf wherever he was and to plan a trip easily. 

Everyone has heard of the Open rota courses and perhaps some of the courses which are intimately linked to the history and origins of the game. However, for every well-known course, there are 10-20 that may be just as good that we and even locals may never have even heard of. Evalu18 exists for those – sound golf is the criteria for being listed.” – Jasper Miners, founder of Evalu18

Beginning with the site’s interactive map the depth of research and information available is striking. The filter option, which has been crafted down to the minutest detail, puts the directory in a league of its own and allows golfers to plan for the perfect day out or golfing trip.

Whether you are looking for a particular golf course from a specific architect or consultant, to whether the track is dog-friendly. or is suited to trolleys or buggies, Evalu18 has you covered. The directory allows you to filter courses based on the level of difficulty their walkability is, what is available practice facility wise or if you’re looking for a course which has ever hosted a specific event as well as much more.

Another cool feature of Evalu18 is its “Collections” element. With taste and preference regarding golf courses being so vast amongst golfers, the site doesn’t separate courses by ranking but lets you home in on that ideal course in a simple fashion.

The Collection section showcases courses that are grouped according to identifiable characteristics. Featured in this area of the site are nine-hole courses, truly unique courses, bunker-less courses, hidden gems, bang-for-your-buck courses as well as so many more cool categories.

Each course on the site contains information that a typical guest would want to know, with plenty also featuring full reviews written to enhance the experience.

Additionally, a “discover” section of the site allows golf-enthusiasts to explore golf course architecture books, magazines and pertinent works with the company confidently claiming to have “the most thorough collection of GCA book reviews anywhere online.”

 

As for what’s next for Evalu18, international growth along with a unique travel guide, says Jasper

“We are working on improvements to the site and a unique travel section that will have substantial guides. Every course can also have included recommended accommodation, food and drink venues and tourist sites. We engage with the clubs and have them help us tell their story – what makes them unique and worth your time, attention and $.”

Whether you are already in the UK and Ireland or planning that dream golfing trip abroad, Evalu18 is a site that is a must for any golfer to check out. Once you do, it will likely place you on your ideal course—which before you may not have even known existed.

Check out Evalu18 here.

 

 

 

 

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL1
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

1 Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

19th Hole

2020 PGA Championship odds

Published

on

It’s PGA Championship week, and following his win at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Justin Thomas has been installed as the joint favorite alongside defending champion Brooks Koepka to claim the year’s opening major.

European duo Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are next in the betting, while Tiger Woods, who resumes his quest for major number 16, has been chalked up as a 28/1 chance to get his hands on the Wanamaker Trophy.

Check out the full list of 2020 PGA Championship odds (As of August 3rd) courtesy of BetOnline.ag.

  • Brooks Koepka 10/1
  • Justin Thomas 10/1
  • Jon Rahm 12/1
  • Rory McIlroy 12/1
  • Bryson DeChambeau 14/1
  • Dustin Johnson 20/1
  • Xander Schauffele 20/1
  • Patrick Cantlay 25/1
  • Collin Morikawa 28/1
  • Tiger Woods 28/1
  • Webb Simpson 28/1
  • Daniel Berger 33/1
  • Hideki Matsuyama 33/1
  • Jason Day 33/1
  • Patrick Reed 33/1
  • Jordan Spieth 40/1
  • Justin Rose 40/1
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick 40/1
  • Rickie Fowler 40/1
  • Tommy Fleetwood 40/1
  • Tony Finau 40/1
  • Tyrrell Hatton 40/1
  • Viktor Hovland 40/1
  • Adam Scott 50/1
  • Gary Woodland 50/1
  • Sungjae Im 50/1
  • Abraham Ancer 66/1
  • Louis Oosthuizen 66/1
  • Marc Leishman 66/1
  • Matt Kuchar 66/1
  • Sergio Garcia 66/1
  • Shane Lowry 66/1
  • Brendon Todd 80/1
  • Henrik Stenson 80/1
  • Matthew Wolff 80/1
  • Paul Casey 80/1
  • Phil Mickelson 80/1
  • Bubba Watson 100/1
  • Danny Willett 100/1
  • Joaquin Niemann 100/1
  • Matt Wallace 100/1
  • Scottie Scheffler 100/1
  • Billy Horschel 125/1
  • Byeong Hun An 125/1
  • Chez Reavie 125/1
  • Corey Conners 125/1
  • Ian Poulter 125/1
  • Kevin Kisner 125/1
  • Max Homa 125/1
  • Adam Hadwin 150/1
  • Bernd Wiesberger 150/1
  • Brandt Snedeker 150/1
  • Brendan Steele 150/1
  • Cameron Champ 150/1
  • Charl Schwartzel 150/1
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout 150/1
  • Emiliano Grillo 150/1
  • Erik van Rooyen 150/1
  • Harris English 150/1
  • Joel Dahmen 150/1
  • Kevin Na 150/1
  • Kevin Streelman 150/1
  • Martin Kaymer 150/1
  • Rory Sabbatini 150/1
  • Ryan Moore 150/1
  • Tom Lewis 150/1
  • Brian Harman 200/1
  • Cameron Smith 200/1
  • Denny McCarthy 200/1
  • Dylan Frittelli 200/1
  • Graeme McDowell 200/1
  • Haotong Li 200/1
  • J.T. Poston 200/1
  • Jason Kokrak 200/1
  • Joost Luiten 200/1
  • Keegan Bradley 200/1
  • Lucas Glover 200/1
  • Luke List 200/1
  • Mackenzie Hughes 200/1
  • Matthias Schwab 200/1
  • Michael Thompson 200/1
  • Rafael Cabrera Bello 200/1
  • Robert MacIntyre 200/1
  • Russell Henley 200/1
  • Ryan Palmer 200/1
  • Sepp Straka 200/1
  • Si Woo Kim 200/1
  • Zach Johnson 200/1
  • Adam Long 250/1
  • Andrew Putnam 250/1
  • Bud Cauley 250/1
  • Harold Varner III 250/1
  • Jason Dufner 250/1
  • Jim Furyk 250/1
  • Joohyung Kim 250/1
  • Lanto Griffin 250/1
  • Scott Piercy 250/1
  • Sebastian Munoz 250/1
  • Sung Kang 250/1
  • Talor Gooch 250/1
  • Troy Merritt 250/1
  • Andrew Landry 300/1
  • Cameron Tringale 300/1
  • Danny Lee 300/1
  • Doc Redman 300/1
  • Keith Mitchell 300/1
  • Kurt Kitayama 300/1
  • Marcus Kinhult 300/1
  • Matt Jones 300/1
  • Nick Taylor 300/1
  • Tyler Duncan 300/1
  • Victor Perez 300/1
  • Wyndham Clark 300/1
  • Jazz Janewattananond 350/1
  • Jimmy Walker 350/1
  • Brian Stuard 400/1
  • C.T. Pan 400/1
  • Carlos Ortiz 400/1
  • Jorge Campillo 400/1
  • Mark Hubbard 400/1
  • Mike Lorenzo-Vera 400/1
  • Tom Hoge 400/1
  • Vaughn Taylor 400/1
  • Benjamin Hebert 500/1
  • Chan Kim 500/1
  • Lucas Herbert 500/1
  • Nate Lashley 500/1
  • Ryo Ishikawa 500/1
  • Shaun Norris 500/1
  • Steve Stricker 500/1
  • Jim Herman 750/1
  • Ben Cook 1000/1
  • Davis Love III 1000/1
  • Ken Tanigawa 1000/1
  • Jason Caron 1500/1
  • Jeff Hart 1500/1
  • Rich Beem 1500/1
  • Rod Perry 1500/1
  • Ryan Vermeer 1500/1
  • Shaun Micheel 1500/1
  • Alex Beach 2000/1
  • Alex Knoll 2000/1
  • Bob Sowards 2000/1
  • Danny Balin 2000/1
  • David Muttitt 2000/1
  • Jeff Roth 2000/1
  • John O’Leary 2000/1
  • Judd Gibb 2000/1
  • Justin Bertsch 2000/1
  • Marty Jertson 2000/1
  • Michael Auterson 2000/1
  • Rich Berberian Jr. 2000/1
  • Rob Labritz 2000/1
  • Shawn Warren 2000/1
Your Reaction?
  • 2
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

19th Hole

The DailyWRX (8/2/2020): Bones is no joke | Golfclubdegeneritus | Sam Horsfield will win majors

Published

on

Major week!!!! LFG

Bones…

Dude is NO joke.

A plethora of long boxes……

means you have golfclubdegeneritus. I’ll save you a seat.

This scares me…

Like it actually scares me…like Michael Myers.

Calling it right now…

…this boy gonna win majors.

Tristan looking…

…at a big 2nd half of the summer.

That’s savage…

…I did laugh though.

DM @johnny_wunder

Your Reaction?
  • 3
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK4

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Euro Tour pro takes boat to an island to play recovery shot

Published

on

The Hero Open gave way to one of the strangest golf moments of the year, with Euro Tour pro Joel Sjöholm taking a boat to a tiny island to hit a recovery shot on Sunday.

During the final round, Sjöholm’s ball on the par 5 17th hole landed on a small island off the green and determined to find it, the Swede grabbed four clubs and set off in a boat.

Having got there safely, Sjöholm then got busy removing advertising boards before playing his ball as it lay.

Check out the surreal incident below.

Sjöholm made bogey on the hole and finished T22 at the event.

Your Reaction?
  • 18
  • LEGIT2
  • WOW4
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending