“While the scoring matters—bragging rights, impressing a spouse, the chance to grasp, however briefly, the hefty Punchbowl trophy—that’s not why members swarm New Haven.”
The Tee That Binds
The Outpost Club: Architectural significance, family and champagne.
“The back nine weaves through distinctive sand dunes and features stunning glimpses of the coastline, none more spectacular than what awaits after walking through a large dune on the path from No. 11 green to No. 12 tee.”
Yardage Book: Local Favorite
Cutting the corner on Pacific Grove’s beloved 12th hole.
“You could tell they would have been hugely successful if they would have just been given a chance.”
A pioneering photographer shines a light on golf’s trailblazers.
“At this point, the narrative should continue with Dad introducing me to the game he loved….Real life, as we know, doesn’t often work that way.”
A Caddie’s Son
The journey to find a lost father, one step at a time.
“A relatively good golf album is still only about 1/200th as great as Exile On Main St. That’s why this is (probably) the first you’re hearing about it.”
You’re So Big and Free
A famous filmmaker. A less-famous golf album.
“We were off to chase the Hawk, to walk in the footsteps of the little-known tournament that saved Ben Hogan’s career.”
Hitting the road in search of golf’s most important sixth-place check.
“Nicklaus told me that he practiced until his hands bled when he was young. He asked me, ‘Do you golf?’ I said, ‘No. Do you sculpt?’”
He made Muhammad Ali. And Ben Franklin. And Payne Stewart.
“I don’t want to feed the social-media beast. I don’t want to blog, I don’t want to promote myself. So if good work comes, I take it. If it doesn’t, I go do other things.”
Helicopters, motorcycles and Tiger: Wild rides with a master photographer.
“Cabot Links held its grand opening in 2012, and before the first tee was in the ground, eyes drifted to the second course and the bluffs overlooking the sea.”
Sand, Water & Time
Patience is a virtue, especially in Nova Scotia.