foursomes are part of masters history

RANDOM GOLF FOOTNOTES from John Fischer —  The Prequel to the 1934 Masters It’s April, and to golfers worldwide, it means Masters time. The azaleas are in bloom, the tall loblolly pines bend slightly in the breeze, the fairways are a sea of green and Rea’s Creek and the lake in front of the 15th green are a shimmering blue. The […]

spring visit to historic merion

The date is March 23, 2024, and the occasion is a visit to Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. The day will be hosted by iconic GHS member John Capers III who will also host a guided tour of the Merion archives. The reservation deadline is firm at March 21, 2024. No reservations will be taken after that date. Contact […]

collecting scotty cameron putters

Scotty Cameron expert Bill Vogeney has long been a fan of Scotty Cameron putters. His 2001 book with co-author David Levine, The Art of the Putter, The Scotty Cameron Story, became a hit with collectors. With the Autumn 2023 edition of The Golf, Vogeney has begun a series of articles to describe the art and work of the now-famous clubmaker. […]

Collecting Classic Clubs

With Bobby Grace In the summer of 2023, putter maker and classic club expert Bobby Grace began a series of columns for The Golf, designed to shine a light on the rewarding pastime of classic club collecting. These are golf clubs with steel shafts that date, roughly, from the 1950s through the 1980s. Hard to pinpoint an exact time frame […]

tiger collectibles still top sizzling market

Used golf stuff usually gathers dust in odd, shadowy corners of flea markets and antique stores. Some items, however, attain legendary status and fetch big collectible prices when their former users bear VIP golfing names such as Nicklaus, Palmer, Hogan, or Jones and so many others. None of them, at least at the moment, can boast ozone-layer collectible prices than […]