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I have a short story about the golf shoes which I wore during my journey along the Atlantic Links in June 2017.  The shoes were supplied by New Balance Athletic Shoe.  Here's my personal review of the very comfortable and highly functional athletic footwear which I wore during my journey along England's Atlantic Links.  New Balance Athletic Shoe was the official footwear of Mike May's visit to the Atlantic Links:


By Mike May

Producing a top-notch golf shoe is not an easy proposition, but New Balance Athletic Shoe has figured out the solution to the equation.  Designing and manufacturing a golf shoe that today’s golfer will buy and wear takes a creative mind.  The finished product must be a shoe that blends comfort, fashion, durability, performance, and price.  The durability issue is a key part of the design process because the game of golf is played in such diverse weather conditions that range from dry to wet.  Naturally, the price point has to be affordable, as well.

The NBG2004 golf shoe from New Balance is a wonderful blend of every adjective and demand that a golfer can place on a golf shoe.  It is comfortable, trendy, functional, waterproof, fashionable, striking, and very appealing to the eye.  At the end of a round of golf, you have to remind yourself that it’s time to transition into another type of footwear because they are comfortable and easy on your feet.  The shoes are so comfortable that going to play golf is a good excuse to wear them again.  On the course, these shoes gives you the necessary grip, traction support that you will require to hit any kind of shot and walk or climb any type of golf course terrain. 

The shoe comes in three different dominant colors:  white, black, and brown.


From June 16, 2017 -- June 26, 2017, I was in the southwest of England where I played the six golf courses at the five clubs that comprise the Atlantic Links (www.atlantic-links.co.uk), which are located in the southwest of England, in the counties of Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.

The view of the 17th green at Burnham & Berrow, with the clubhouse and historic lighthouse in the background.


The view from the first green at Trevose, with the Atlantic Ocean and the Trevose Head in the distance.


As you approach the first green at St. Enodoc, you have a clear view of the Camel estuary and the Atlantic Ocean.


Inside the clubhouse at Royal North Devon, there's a mini golf museum where there's a display of old, historic golf balls, along with old clubs, trophies, medals and various golf memorabilia.


The view of the clubhouse at the Saunton Golf Club, from the 18th fairway of Saunton East.


The 18th hole at Saunton West is a downhill par three.

This news release, written in advance of the trip, focused on the expected highlights of the journey along the Atlantic Links.

Atlantic Links News Release

Here's a preview of the trip which appeared in the June 2017 edition of NWO Golf Links.


Here's a story about the trip along the Atlantic Links, as it appears in GoGolfandTravel.com


This aerial view of 16th hole at St. Enodoc gives you a great view of the Camel Estuary.

My story on the Atlantic Links experience has been posted to GolfTrips.com

My story on the Atlantic Links has been posted on the website of Midwest Golfing Magazine:

My story on the Atlantic Links has been posted online by Golfin’ Around:


The 12th green at Burnham & Berrow GC, with the view of the church tower in the distance.

Here’s a link to a blog about my trip along the Atlantic Links. The blog is affiliated with the Back9Report:

My story about the Atlantic Links appears in the August 2017 edition of NWO Golf Links:


At Royal North Devon GC, golfers share the course with sheep that live in the rough 12 months a year.

The inaugural issue of the Ohio Golf Journal features my story about the Atlantic Links:

A photo of my visit to Royal North Devon GC now appears on the travel portion of the website of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.


At Royal North Devon, golfers always walk -- using a pull cart/trolley or they carry their bag.

My story about the Atlantic Links appears in the September 2017 edition of the Michigan Golf Journal:

See the story about the Atlantic Links which appears in the September 2017 edition of the GoGolfandTravel.com e-newsletter:

A photo of my visit to the Saunton Golf Club now appears on the travel portion of the website of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:


This view of the 9th green at the East course at the Saunton Golf Club shows the undulations of the putting surface.

My story about the Atlantic Links appears in the current issue of 2018 Travel Edition of Golf Oklahoma magazine. Here's the link:

Scroll forward to page 38. The complete story with many pictures appears on pages 38, 39, 42, and 43.

On a windy day at Trevose, the seas near the 4th green can be strong, powerful, and mighty.