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Another Outing at Northwood

I took a day off work Thursday and the local crew got back to doing what we do best: playing golf on classic tracks with traditional gear. Northwood was again the destination but this time we had a special guest star rounding out the foursome – the globe-trotting, jet-setting, sweet-swinging legend known as “Blade Junkie”. [...]

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Odds and Ends

Just some off-season happenings in the world of traditional golf… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ninth annual World Hickory Open Championship completed play not too long ago.  Montrose Medal Course (1562!) hosted the competition and by all accounts the weather showed up to challenge the participants in proper “Open Championship” style.  Despite the harsh conditions, initial [...]

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Odds and Ends

Random happenings in the land of traditional golf! To lead things off: Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian doing his thing with a nice PT1 from 1960. This is how you swing a persimmon boys and girls! —————————————- Next on the list – a vintage “What’s in the Bag” from 1973! This Wilson bag is played [...]

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Persimmon Golf in The Bay Area

I have spent the last year or so as a persimmon “lone wolf”. Most of my rounds with vintage gear are when I play 9 holes by myself after work. Why by myself? Well, despite the fact that I can come online and find others that appreciate a more traditional form of the game, I [...]

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Day two was on us before we knew it and despite putting back a few crispy Stellas the night before (to drown the sting of a 91), we were hangover free and pumped to play 36!  Since we knew it would be a long day, we had a caddy reserved to give us some advice [...]

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Bandon Day 1 – Bandon Dunes

Before I get started:  I was informed that there were some users who registered but either didn’t receive confirmation emails or the emails were bounced to junk folders and deleted.  I tried to manually add all those users who I knew weren’t spambots.  If I missed any of you and you still follow this site, [...]

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Traditional golf advocate and ABS founder John Erickson found himself at the historic Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco this week.   After a remarkable round, he took the time to recall the feelings, environment, and state of mind that combined for that rare suspension of consciousness that is sometimes referred to as “the [...]

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About a month ago, I first heard about Aetna Springs Golf Course.  Some friends of mine were trying to get a group together to make the one hour drive to Pope Valley, near Napa in the Northern California wine country.  At first I didn’t pay the request much attention as my tastes in golf courses [...]

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Video Postcard From the UK

Persimmon Golf Society founder Christian checked in this week to let us know he’s getting along nicely with this season’s driver of choice, a 60′s era MacGregor WMT1.  Great to see the sun is out in Colchester!  Chirping birds and the crack off a solid persimmon block indicate a well spent spring day regardless of [...]

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I can’t state strongly enough that traditional golf gear (persimmon and blades) is a feasible and particularly enjoyable framework to enjoy golf  in the modern era. That’s why I really love hearing and sharing stories of successes, whether they be single swings, a few holes at dusk, casual rounds with old friends, or city championships. [...]

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