collecting postcards

A guide to collecting vintage golf postcards. By David Low Introduction The golf ‘boom’ around the turn of the 20th century conveniently coincided with the golden age of picture postcards, which now provides the present-day golf historian with a fascinating insight into the game, and its personalities, of that era. Millions of postcards were sent each year and the up-and-coming pastime […]

si writer posts visit to ghs convention

Golf journalist John Schwarb was among the many visitors who took a tour of the trade show at the annual Golf Heritage Society convention held in Indianapolis Sept. 22-24. Several items caught his eye, among them a Phil Mickelson golf bag and a Canadian Open medal won by Bobby Jones. His is a great look at the show through the […]

‘swing time’ receives bgcs murdoch medal

The winner of the 2022 British Golf Collectors Society Murdoch Medal was announced at The Open in St Andrews. BGCS Captain Bob Chadwick said, “I am delighted to announce that Swing Time: A Celebration of Golf and Music, 1870 to 1939 by Rand Jerris and Peter Lewis has won this year’s Murdoch Medal.  The book that celebrates the popularity of the game and how it […]

disabilities take back seat to golf…waay back

Golf has long been thought to have remarkable transformative benefits for those who are open to the game, who play it with sincerity and focus. Participants in the U.S. Adaptive Open at the Pinehurst Resort this July 18-20, are proving just how far the game can open minds and attitudes about disabilities. Dr. Bern Bernacki, GHS president, was quoted in […]

honoring the king’s legacy: the arnold palmer cup

The GHS hosted a golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club on Monday, June 27 as well as a story-filled reception afterwards. The theme of the outing was Honoring the Legacy of Arnold Palmer.  The Palmer Spirit was alive in Latrobe. The following weekend, Arnie’s presence was felt just as profoundly in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Golf Club de […]