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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

It’s almost Masters time and my favorite used book store had an appropriate new arrival that I snagged for a few bucks: The Masters, Profile of a  Tournament by Dawson Taylor (1973).  The bulk of this book consists of a series of tournament summaries (one for every Masters from 1934 to 1972) but there are [...]

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The mysterious Mad Mac is an elusive figure in the underworld of Hickory Golf.  After many months of detective work I was able to track down the friend of a cousin of a former pro who’s brother once caddied with Mad Mac.  A series of brief exchanges with my contact (always through coded notes left [...]

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Having just finished my first reading of Darwin’s Golf Courses of the British Isles, my interest in historic courses and architects has grown.   While I wait for the release of the TV series I’ve been passing the time by poking around the internet and happened to stumble upon a report entitled Golf Courses as Designed [...]

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Anyone who has been following this thread knows I’ve been having my frustrations with slow players at my club lately.  I’m normally a very calm person and it takes a lot to fluster me but the only thing worse than a putting routine that includes  plumb-bobbing, reading the break from four different angles, and removing [...]

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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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Norman Von Nida may not be well known outside of Australia these days but he sure ought to be.  “The Von” was perhaps Australia’s finest golfers in the mid part of the 20th century. He turned professional in 1933 and proceeded to amass 43 professional tournament wins book-ended by the 1933 Queensland Open and the [...]

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For the fourth write up of the “Classic Club Profile” series I dug out the Hogan Precision Experimentals. We recently payed respect to the founding of the Ben Hogan Golf Company in 1953 and I believe these clubs to have been produced right around the time of his introductory letter.  Prior to the first commercial release [...]

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Ok maybe  it wasn’t exactly his fault but I had to have my wisdom teeth removed this week and my recovery has prevented me from playing or spending much time here on PGT.   I thought I’d pass the time by posting a few shots of Dr. Cary Middlecoff, probably one of the top three [...]

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  Friend and PGT contributor Neil (NRG) has established a reputation as a skilled craftsman and supporter of traditional golf (see an example of his work above).  I asked if he would mind giving a short interview  so that we can learn a bit more about him, his craft, and his thoughts on golf.  Enjoy! [...]

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On Collecting

Traditional golf is certainly reemerging as a popular way to enjoy this great game.  Even so, demand for classic gear has remained relatively low with great deals to be had every day on the bay.  Such a readily available supply, together with a 24/7 world wide marketplace, has allowed golf lovers (even those with modest [...]

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