a peek at ultra-private golf courses

GHS member John Fischer III often pens a golf history article for SI’s The Morning Read. His latest concerns three private courses built by early movie star Harold Lloyd, business tycoon Walter Annenberg, and successful banker T. Suffern Tailer Sr. What do you do when you have the dough and love to golf? You build your own track, that’s what. […]

tiger and featheries?

In a recent news conference Tiger Woods talked about his life after his car accident, getting back to golf and his future on the PGA Tour. He also referenced an ancient method of playing the game. The whole conference is worth watching as just about anything Tiger does when he talks golf. To catch the feathery reference, fast forward to […]

film highlights golf at Askernish

It’s been called the holy grail of golf courses. Such breathless praise aside, sure this Old Tom Morris design on a remote island off Scotland’s west coast has drama and atmosphere to spare. GHS member Taba Dale wrote about a visit here for the Winter 2020 edition of The Golf. Geoff Shackelford recently posted a BBC film about the course […]

the lady in black

It is a delicious story, one that infuses otherwise staid golf history with a little spice and mystery. It is the story of Gloria Minoprio, a British woman golfer of the early 1930s, who stunned the conservative British golf world by showing up at the 1933 English Ladies Championship wearing, gasp, trousers! This was simply not done. But that was […]

arnie’s embrace highlights splendid 50th Anniversary celebration

It was everything you could ask for and much more. The GHS celebrated its 50th anniversary, delayed a year by Covid, with all the familiar activities and the added attraction of a memorable visit to Latrobe Country Club where friends of Arnold Palmer welcomed us with open arms. (Click here for a video of the Latrobe CC golf outing at […]