Golf: The frustrating game of golf hooked Diana in the mid-1990’s. Now she enjoys traveling across the world to experience new golf courses, although (as most golfers know) swinging a club at a new course doesn’t guarantee a new game.  

Current Golf Articles        Archived Golf Articles

Rodeos & Cowboys:  Diana’s first rodeo was an adventure into the “big city” of Omaha at age 9. After that first energetic, spine-tingling performance, she was hooked on rodeos and the intriguing cowboys that participate.

Current Rodeo Articles       Archived Rodeo Articles.

Adventure: Diana grew up in a neighborhood full of boys, so getting her hands dirty and knees scraped was just a part of being a tomboy. Adventure travel is about the thrill of the moment. From hang-gliding in Chattanooga, Tennessee to zip-lining in Playa, Mexico to riding her motorcycle through the Grand Canyon to the more sedate thrill of swinging over the canyon in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Diana is an adrenalin junky. 

Current Adventure Articles       Archived Adventure Articles.


IFMM July Aug 2009


More Than A Game:
“Which scenario do you think yields the highest return on investment?” asked Stephanie Nagami. ” Five minutes of conversation at cocktail hour with the hum of dozens of other conversations buzzing around you, or four hours of bonding with the same three players on a pristinely landscaped, signature golf course? My vote is for golf programs.” Nagami is vice president, Ohana Services, The Pacific Bridge Companies Inc., a Monrovia, CA-based financial services company. Golf programs combine serious Business & Teambuilding



Where's Diana? Golfing In Wales

Girls Just Want To Golf — In Wales    April 2009
Wales offers up world-class golfing against a breathtaking and beautiful natural backdrop.

These days, it seems more and more girls just want to play golf, so why not play golf where the game started – or at least nearby in Wales, where “golf is as it should be” is the country’s slogan? A four-day whirlwind visit allowed me to discover that Wales, the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, is indeed a golfing gal’s new best friend.

Corporate & Incentive Travel

Attendees at a sales meeting take a much-needed break and play a round of golf. An hour into the game, the players high-five after one of them hits a perfect shot that lands on the green inches from the cup. One hole back, another group can’t help laughing as one sales rep’s drive sails through the air, hits a tree and plunks into the pond. At a scenic 3-par around the bend, another foursome pauses for a moment as a red-tailed fox races across the fairway. Roughly four hours later, they meet in the clubhouse for awards and a casual buffet. The attendees engage in good-natured back-slapping and friendly chatter — a 180-degree turn from the early shotgun start when most of them met for the first time. The dramatic change is the result of a few relaxing hours of camaraderie, teambuilding and new relationships that can only be forged on a golf course.



Denver Golf Expo Golfers “Drive” to the Denver Golf Expo
February 6-8, 2009

When most golfers are yearning for anything golf, the Denver Golf Expo extends a unique opportunity during the heart of the winter to feed the golfer’s thirst at the Rocky Mountain region’s hottest event for the golf community. The Denver Golf Expo offers everything golf from pro seminars to truckloads of equipment and show-only deals to golf getaways at its 16th annual event at Denver Merchandise Mart Plaza Hall, February 6-8, 2009.

The Rocky Mountain’s blast of winter might keep golfers away from the courses, but beginning and seasoned golfers alike mark their calendars to attend this not-to-be-missed annual event. This is the place where golf retailers, golf-related companies, golf courses, golf resorts and hotels, Colorado PGA members, Colorado Golf Association members, golf tournament directors, and 12,000 of your golfing buddies gather to enjoy the industry’s best offerings – all under one roof!

Held at the Denver Merchandise Mart in February each year, this is the place for golfer’s to nourish their golfing habit. The Denver Golf Expo welcomes golfers of all abilities from February 6-8 with something for everyone.

Highlights of this year’s show include:Denver Golf Expo

• 16 and under admitted free to attend the new Colorado Junior Golf Experience for beginning and competitive junior golfers.
• Attendees can shop ‘til they drop while walking dozens of aisles filled with the latest and greatest golf equipment and clothing.
• Fill your vacation calendar with a multitude of possibilities from local and international golf resorts and destinations.

• Take a moment to swing a new club at Demo Days Club Test and 15-station Driving Range sponsored by Mountain Golf of Ft. Collins.

• Participate in swing lessons and seminars from Colorado Section of the PGA, designed to elevate your game.

• Do something good and participate in the largest golf swap in the West from Colorado Golf Association to benefit CGA Youth Programs.

Denver Golf Expo

Included in your admission:

• Your *free custom-built Lob wedge or hybrid wood from Dimension Z Golf. *Shipping & Handling fees apply.
• Subscription to Golf Digest included with each ticket. One per household, valued at $7.00
• Opportunity to shop for discounted apparel and equipment.• Informative seminars from the Colorado Section of the PGA.
• Golf lessons available through the Colorado PGA Professionals.
• Junior golf experience with free admission for ages 16 and under, plus information for parents on programs available for young Colorado golfers. 

Mark the date now, so you don’t miss the biggest golf show in the region, the Denver Golf Expo, February 6-8, a must for any golfer in the Rocky Mountains.

For more information on the Denver Golf Expo, the premier golfing event of the season, visit .

Wales  Nefyn 12 Hole Golf Course Girls Just Want To Golf – In Wales article 

Girls just want to play golf, so why not play golf where the game began – or at least close by in Wales, where “golf as it should be” is the country’s slogan? A four-day whirlwind visit allowed me to discover that Wales, the home of the 2010 Ryder Cup, is indeed a golfing gal’s new best friend. 

Scotland might be considered the birthplace of golf, but the high price of a round can bring a girl’s swing down. Wales boasts a stunning backdrop of sea and mountain, hill and vale, welcoming people and a natural setting for some of the best golf in the world – and is much less expensive and less crowded than their neighbor. That’s quite enough to put this small, often-missed gem of a country back on the map.


Insurance and Financial Meetings Management

Planning Golf Programs ***

Simply put, when your meeting objective is to develop and strengthen business relationships among your clients, sales teams and executives, golf is the answer — especially in the insurance and financial sectors of corporate America. A well-organized and well-executed golf program can produce long-lasting relationships and seal a deal more effectively than days in the boardroom.



May 2008 C&IT Magazine

On The Cover – Meetings & Golf
Corporate and Incentive Travel May 2008

It’s all about the golf. Meeting planners everywhere report that attendees consistently request (read: demand) golf on the itinerary. Hotels and resorts are attracting meetings business with new and renovated golf courses, celebrity-endorsed golf academies, as well as updated, state-of-the art meeting facilities and ultra-luxe accommodations and amenities, such as pampering spa experiences. Why are golf and meetings such a natural combination?

Golf Views magazine jan 2008

Denver Golf Expo Issue Jan-Feb 2008

Jan-Feb 2008 GolfViews Magazine

Here’s the list of articles by Diana Rowe in this issue:

  • Golfers Love the Denver Golf Exo – February 8-10, 2008
  • GolfViews Magazine: A Loyal Denver Golf Expo Partner
  • Open Fairways Offers More Choices for At-Risk Kids
  • Colorado Golf Association Returns in Full Force
  • From the Boardroom to the Back Nine, Air-Cool Golf Shirts
  • CGA Golf Swap Raises Funds for Worthy Youth Programs
  • Saddleback Golf Course
  • The Mental Side of the game
  • Custom Fitting – Are You Fit for Your Game?
  • Tommy Bahama Rum
  • Free Golf at Broken Tee Englewood

Hilton Cancun

Cancun and Cozumel on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula present a most intriguing and cultural history.

Part 1: Tequila and Golf? Your Mexican Dream Vacation in Cancun and Cozumel>
By Diana Rowe Martinez,
Regional Staff Writer

Twenty-five years ago, Cancun was a tourist’s dream concocted by the Mexican government. These visionaries carved a paradise out of a thick, low, jungle-smothered fourteen-mile islet off the East Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

This flawless world offers temperatures averaging 80, with summer and autumn more humid, giving us the most opportune season to visit–winter. How perfect is that? A time of year when many of us look out on our own golf courses and only see snow covered bunkers.



The international airport is a short bus ride to the Hotel Zone, featuring over 26,000 hotel rooms that lure almost 3 million visitors each year. No Espanol? No problemo. Although Spanish is the primary language, with Cancun’s primary industry being tourism, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone that doesn’t know English. French and German are also heard due to the international tourist trade.

Okay, so now you’re here. What’s next? Also see: Part 2: More Tequila and More Golf?
From your approach in the air, a city rises out of thick sultry forests. Dozens of hotels line pristine beaches frosted with white-sugary sand and border brilliant turquoise waters that protect coral reefsFor a moment, you’re concerned. Sure, beaches are nice, but.Then you see it. The manicured, undulating fairways, peek out of the jungle, offering a verdant lushness not at all like home and the views of crystal clear ocean and lagoons that city purification plants can only dream of. You’ve arrived in Mexico at the tropical paradise of Cancun in the Quintana Roo, the easternmost state of the Yucatan Peninsula.

islleta  golf course albuqerque

 Albuquerque: Isleta Eagle Offers 27 Holes
By Diana Rowe Martinez, Senior Writer

If you’re looking for wide open spaces, framed by rugged mountains with mile-high elevation and varied landscape, mixed with a golfer’s sun and endless blue sky, then have I got the golf destination for you. Albuquerque and Santa Fe are one of our country’s most unique golf locations, and Albuquerque is easy to get to as it is host to the only commercial airport in the state of New Mexico, Albuquerque International Sunport.

Albuquerque is now a booming “big small town” of 600,000 and is making a name for itself in the golf industry, andit’s easy to see why. With its natural terrain, the creative imaginations of some of the world’s most renowned course designers come alive. The potential for carving out a masterpiece in golf courses is there and evident in the nearly 25 courses–public, private and military–located in the metro area.

Whether you chose tranquil play at the city’s westside Paradise Hills Golf Course or the Tierra del Sol Golf Course thirty miles south of the city in Belen, or pick the rolling hills and undulating greens of the Championship Course at the University of New Mexico, you’ll find a challenging course to meet your needs near Albuquerque.

One such place is The Isleta Eagle Golf Course, a 27-hole public golf course with three distinct nine-hole tracts. Isleta Eagle is perched on top of the Pueblo of Isleta’s vast high desert reservation just five minutes south of Albuquerque and the holes are centered about a pueblo-style clubhouse. Aptly named “eagle,” this course affords the golfer with panoramic views of the sweeping Rio Grande and surrounding rugged mountain ranges.

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The Last Rodeo
August 2007:

High rollers and celebrities wearing suits and flashing cash might be what Vegas is known for, but did you know that every year a herd of cowboys rustle their way into Las Vegas to compete in the sport of rodeo? Often referred to as the Superbowl of Rodeos, Las Vegas plays host each December to the rodeo contestants who qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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Diana is the editor of Denver’s Motorcycle Rider News and Singles Entertainment newspaper. For her latest and greatest Harley adventures go to

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