golf is booming during the pandemic

Perhaps this is not totally unexpected, but golf, unique among sports in its ability to manage social distancing, has offered a means to get outside for a little fresh air and exercise. At a time when many people are depressed and anxious from so many hours of isolation, or worse, golf has been embraced and seen a boom, of sorts. […]

of all things – tour rookie wins pga championship – in 1991

John Daly was a tour rookie and the ninth reserve when he got a call about the PGA Championship, that year at Crooked Stick in Indiana. When Nick Price had to withdraw, the youngster had his chance, although he had to drive to the course overnight. A creator of prodigious drives, the young Daly scraped together some pretty good rounds […]

tad moore, florida hickory golfers featured in golf central magazine

He does make a dandy golf club, does Tad Moore. The folks at Golf Central Magazine think so, too, featuring the award-winning club maker in its Vol. 21 Issue/2 edition. Also featured are the Florida Hickory Golfers and their burgeoning partnership with the Florida State Golf Association. Hickory events will now be offered and promoted through the Sunshine State’s premier […]

phil’s greatest escapes

Phil Mickelson is known for his often incredible flop shots that get high very quickly and land so softly. The two videos shown here depict some of the PTA Tour player’s top escapes. The first shows a backward flop shot from 1995. The second is a compilation video of 10 of Phil’s golfing jailbreaks. “My, sir, but you’re a wonder,” […]

columbus, Ohio – the place for golf course architecture

Tom Weiskopf and Dr. Michael Hurdzan spoke with Morning Read writers about why Columbus, Ohio, home of the Memorial Tournament (in the suburb of Dublin, Ohio) is a great spot to study great course designs. All around the city are samples from Donald Ross, Alister MacKenzie, Pete Dye, and Jack Nicklaus. Plus, as most GHS members know, Dr. Hurdzan’s golf […]