“There wasn’t a single photo—only a few paragraphs describing a group of teens who played golf in the slums. It sounded like the promise of something interesting.”
Golf is growing rapidly in India, and not just on its courses.
“As we watched his second tee ball chase his first one into the thick gorse on number twelve, he said, ‘Look at it this way: I’ve just doubled my chances of finding a ball in there.’”
The Tao of Garth
What’s to learn from a player chasing 99? Tom Coyne finds plenty in an excerpt from his latest book, A Course Called Scotland.
“Beyond removing nearly 2,000 tons of lead from what was once a prison guard shooting range at the 15th hole, the bulldozers were largely kept at bay.”
Ground Under Repair
Laurel Hill Golf Club is merely the latest incarnation of a plot that has roots tracing back to George Washington.
“Hanse is able to convince blue bloods that he’s the man to be trusted with blowing up and rebuilding their most valuable assets, while simultaneously maintaining a connection to the counterculture that delights in nothing more than getting under their skin.”
Life on the Trail
The latest stop for Gil Hanse: Donald Ross’ former Pinehurst residence and a reckoning with his future.
“Dallas didn’t plan on playing all four rounds in one night. It’s just that once he started, he couldn’t stop.”
A Game of Pixels
A masterful re-creation of Augusta National. And a controversy unlike any other in the world of online golf.
“It’s a relic that collectors would kill for, but that’s not what gets Johnston’s Glasgow brogue flowing. It’s the story of how it came to the collection.”
An Incomplete Biography
Exploring the world’s largest private golf library and a remarkable life.
“Magnum’s images are decidedly unique, generated from the eyes of photographers never exposed to the traveling circus of the professional tours.”
Global golf through a completely different lens.
“It does not discriminate between the duffer and the scratch player; it stands to humble all.”
Yardage Book: The Klondyke
Grappling with the beast that stands in the center of Lahinch’s legendary par-5 fourth hole.