TGJ No. 5
On the cover: No course needed. No. 5 is a celebration of the places found and the lessons learned by those willing to make the effort or take the chance. There is the photographer who discovered players making their own version of golf in the slums of Mumbai; the insider who built the world’s largest private golf library in Cleveland; the architecture critic who finally came out from behind his desk to design his own hole. The fruits of hard work are clear for Gil Hanse, who lived a dream of working on Pinehurst No. 4 while residing in Donald Ross’ cottage; the Stanford women’s golf team and its old-school secret; and even in the controversies surrounding one of the world’s best digital-golf-course architects. The lessons, and laughs, are plentiful in Tom Coyne’s tour of Scotland with a duffer and in Jim Moriarty’s decision to end his personal Golf Time-Out. Golf adventures await; one only has to take the shot.