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I think it’s worth posting this 2nd part of Tom Doak’s feature on shotmaking from the standpoint of a course architect. If holes are not created with the intention of rewarding skillful manipulation of the ball’s flight then golfers are left with no reason to hit anything other than “stock” shots. In this section Doak [...]

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Lest we forget, golf has long been a shotmaker’s game. The era of perfect putting surfaces, solid core distance balls, and 46 inch shafts / 460cc clubheads is still in its infancy. The greater annals of golfing history are filled with men and women who distinguished themselves through the quality of their striking, breadth of [...]

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The latest listing from Green Jacket Auctions offers up a rare look into the life and times of one of golf’s great masters: Old Tom Morris. This collection originates from the so-called “Stable Find”, the history of which is described below (courtesy of the auctioneers). ————————- In the mid-1990’s, one of the most important discoveries [...]

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PGT Virtual Library

It wouldn’t surprise me if many fellow lovers of traditional golf also happen to be bibliophiles. A good book can transport you in time and connect you with earlier generations in the same way as swinging a vintage golf club or walking through the grounds of a beautiful, classic golf course. Unfortunately, it’s often challenging [...]

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Trying to free up some time to put some more extensive thoughts down on virtual paper. In the meantime, enjoy these random bits and pieces that have bubbled up in the last few weeks. ——————————— Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian tapped his resources and managed to acquire a 945 re-worked by none other than Jack [...]

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Much can be learned about our fellow citizens from their experiences in the game of golf. It’s not just whether they play or not, it’s how they play – their thought patterns, responses to disappointment, willingness to gamble, etc. In the case of John Updike, we are offered a more intimate look at the inner [...]

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  Although I don’t believe golf should be completely formulaic, we all have our own set of mental calculations to negotiate the particulars of any given shot.  Flyer lie – take 1 less club.  Low runner – move ball back.  Everyone who has played the game long enough has build up a database of mental [...]

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The history of golf is intertwined with the history of the MacGregor Golf Company. Since its inception in the late 19th century, MacGregor maintained a reputation of excellence in club-building that lasted until the end of the persimmon era. Led by the ingenuity of their player-advisors and engineers, the team at MacGregor was responsible for [...]

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A great little tale to pass a slow golf week. ————————————- Gathered on a ragged tee on the edge of an undisclosed location, the six of us squinted into the low morning sun for a snapshot to mark the occasion. Too early, my eyes said. Too sore, my body said. Ready or not, this was [...]

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One of the great writers of our time was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this week and I thought the occasion was worthy of a front page post.  The man and his body of work speak for themselves, and the acceptance speech doesn’t disappoint.  There are some great historical tidbits contained herein [...]

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