“It would seem possible, maybe even logical, that a powerful all-men’s club in the middle of nowhere might have some interest in seeing a little golf course get built just across the river where Eisenhower and Nixon supposedly first met in person.”
Two Tall Tales
Some of the world’s most powerful men and one of its greatest course architects meet in Northern California’s redwoods.
“It’s not the longest, at only 316 yards from the back tees, and at first glance it doesn’t look too testing, but the 15th is, for me, the model for every short par 4.”
Yardage Book: Perfect Problem
Victoria Golf Club’s resident U.S. Open champ on his love for the elegant par-4 15th.
“Passion and romanticism and nostalgia compete daily with bold vision and evolution in a mostly civil war between the past and the future.”
Torn on the Bayou
New Orleans is a hot, sweaty, poetic mess. So is its golf scene.
“I said, ‘Oh, I do it all the time!’” He paused for a mischievous smile. “‘I had never even re-gripped a golf club.’”
More Than Clubs
Meet the man who happily operates the lone equipment truck on the LPGA.
“Forest Dunes presented the perfect opportunity to build a reversible course. Now I just needed to convince Lew.”
Crossing the Divide
Doak himself unwinds the routing of the reversible Michigan gem known as The Loop.
“I don’t know how many times I have been to St. Andrews over the years, and the weather can be bad most days. But sometimes there’s a thing called luck.”
A Curious Light
Witness the stunning work of Taku Miyamoto, the best golf photographer you’ve never heard of.
“Coleen Landry is the chairwoman of the Live Oak Society, an organization featuring more than 8,500 members across 14 states. She is the only human.”
The Hurricane Tree
Pete Dye, Rory McIlroy, a Southern history lesson and the oak connecting them all.
“In June, while hippies wore flowers in their hair and traded tabs of LSD in Haight-Ashbury, a decidedly drug-free Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Open.”
The Year Is: 1967
Relive a rocking year with The Beatles, the Stones, Big Jack and sad Arnie.
“The real story that people don’t talk about is how the local people kept the course open in the ’70s with their own hand mowers.”
A Boston Garden
Despite decades of political, financial and racial issues, golf perseveres at Franklin Park.