No. 2

On the cover: Payne Stewart, ignoring the roar at Pebble Beach, California, in 1991. Payne is watching over an issue full of style, substance, and soul that runs from Tom Coyne’s “Sacred Sand” to Caleb Hannan’s exploration of the outer limits of “pure golf” at the Bally Bandon Sheep Ranch. Excursions to an unlikely golf Mecca in Tennessee, a family-run hickory factory in Louisville, Kentucky, Gary Player’s stud ranch in South Africa, and a course called Rye for the annual Oxford vs. Cambridge old boys tournament make this a truly global affair. Representations of the game throughout range from Ballesteros, S. to Skywalker, L., and from oil on canvas to beyond the visible spectrum.

“Golfers like to do a lot of things on their own: beat a bucket at the range; play a familiar course at sunrise; complete a full circle of made 3-footers around one hole on the putting green. Normally an empty course at dusk would have felt like a gift.”

from “Don’t Be a Sheep”

“I’ll never forget the look on his face as an 18-day-old foal sprinted around him in a small grass paddock. If static images had sound, it would still never do that moment justice.”

from “At Home With: Gary Player”

Golf in its purest form. Delivered direct to your door.


“Brains and golf are not necessarily great bedfellows.”

from “The President’s Putter”

“From all these things, ideas start to form, and I pull gently on their threads like when I’m trying to remember a dream in the morning.”

from “The Emergent Pattern”

“We would have been happy to play the scorecard routing again, but our hosts unlocked an entirely new and equally spectacular golf course.”

from “To the Place We Belong”

“This is probably someone famous from the Pro-Am, but I was more interested in the tree.”

from “New Tricks”

The Golfer’s Journal is the perfect gift for every golfer.


“Today’s technology has rendered many of golf’s sub-400-yard par 4s defenseless. Not the 11th.”

from “Yardage Book: Rite of Passage”

“The factory heats up quickly and workdays are typically completed by the time most of America is taking its lunch break. In the old days, that meant the boys could skip out for an afternoon 18 and an evening full of beer, laughs and sketchy bars before waking up (or staying up) to do it all over again.”

from “Whistling Past the Graveyard”

“Stephenson, who dated Donald Trump for a year in the mid-’70s, was one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world in 1983.”

from “The Year Is: 1983”