“King was impish and thoughtful, erudite and profane, competitive and compassionate. He was just a very complex, very fun man. And I miss him terribly.”
Yardage Book: KING
The only thing bigger than this Sweetens Cove green is the legend behind it.
“Ironically, these years where nothing could go ‘straight and narrow’ helped me focus so that now, with a master golfer’s attention, I can drive my camera right down the center of the fairway.”
Tip of the Cap
Famed photographer Rodney Smith’s whimsical take on golf.
“If our team was a body, it needed a heart. And he had enough for everybody.”
A Kite in a Hurricane
Griffin Clark: National champion, match-play lion, tragic hero.
“I read all the Collins poetry I could find, because he had not only saved English 101 for me, but he had also saved me as a golfing professor.”
The Bard’s Butter Cut
A meeting and a match with Billy Collins, America’s rock-star poet.
Sea, land and sky meet at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand.
A stunning image portfolio featuring Jordan Spieth, Cape Kidnappers, Mac O’Grady and more.
“A peek into their work reveals that, despite the heavy machinery, it’s more art than science.”
Piecing together the nomadic lives of four prominent golf-course shapers.
“A few holes can be shifted around, but what happens when there is nowhere else to retreat to?”
Facing up to the reality of the climate crisis at Montrose Golf Links.
“Some husbands chase younger and less-consequential women; I had allowed myself to be seduced by the older, wilier and less-forgiving mistress that is golf.”
Navigating family, marriage and golf with John Updike.