pga’s no-dimple experiment harkens to golf ball’s distant past

In late June the white-coats in Titleist’s R&D labs thought to produce, for whatever reason, a dimple-less golf ball and ask tour pros to hit the thing. What would it do? How would the pros react? Most GHS guys, and the hickory golf guys, too, know exactly what would happen. And, as the video below shows, it did. The professional […]

golf art – week of July 12, 2020

Original oil by J.F. Kernan By Frank Cantrel Jr. The world of golf art includes many colorful illustrations created by such artists as Norman Rockwell, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Pyle, JC Leyendecker, and J.F. Kernan.  These paintings were created to be reproduced in magazines and newspapers, as posters, advertisements, and on products such as greeting cards and calendars.   “With illustration […]

usga acquires schickler photo collection

GHS member Howard Schickler’s passion for photography was featured in GCS Bulletin No. 209 (December 2016). Long fascinated with the history and wonder these photos portray, Schickler scoured auction sites and bought, sold, and traded with fellow collectors to amass one of the finest troves of golf photography in the world. A story on the sale of this collection – […]

uneven lies – a story of struggle

Celebrating Black Golfers – Pete McDaniel Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African Americans in Golf, by Pete McDaniel, is the critically acclaimed history of the men and women who struggled (and in many cases, still do) against racism in the game. Not all black golfers accomplished stirring things on the course. Some, like McDaniel, are brilliant writers, others are […]

golf art – week of July 5, 2020

Twilight – Newport CC by Jennipher Satterly By Frank Cantrel Jr. The inaugural U.S. Open championship was played in early October 1895 at the Newport Country Club in Newport, R.I.  Our first national championship was won by Horace Rawlins, two strokes ahead of runner-up Willie Dunn.  An Englishman, Rawlins had emigrated to the America earlier that same year and taken a […]