open for the ages – a singular match with golf’s greatest players

“What if…” is brought to you by the latest in film editing technologies and the creative minds of golf’s innovative thinkers and authorities. It is one thing to wonder how Jack Nicklaus might have fared against Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods in the Open Championship and, indeed, many have been the 19th hole discussions on this sort of thing; but […]

usga adds classic golf comics to collection

Among all the great volumes from the best golf writers of lore comes a new collection for the mighty United States Golf Association – a collection of 500 of the world’s best comic books, with golf themes of course. The donation comes from GHS member Charlie Havisa and his wife, Sara, of Union City, Ind. Click here to see an […]

Golf art – week of July 1, 2020

By Frank Cantrel Jr. It began with Francis Ouimet at the 1913 U.S. Open — here’s how it’s described at the World Golf Hall of Fame: They were the shots heard ’round the world, and they, too, started a revolution. At the 1913 U.S. Open at The Country Club, Francis Ouimet, a 20-year-old former caddie, didn’t just beat British legends […]

‘Remote’ NHC had players on 24 courses

June 26, 2020As the coronavirus prevented its customary June gathering in Ohio, the National Hickory Championship came up with its own solution. Host Pete Georgiady allowed contestants to “play in place,” as it were, using their own local courses, with McIntyre gutty balls, and to a length that as much as possible matched that of the original Oakhurst Links, the […]

Golfing mecca of a silent screen comic

Random Golf Notes – By John W. Fischer III (2017) A while back I saw Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy on Turner Classic Movies, a movie composed of excerpts from Harold Lloyd’s silent movies. I enjoyed the movie – it was very funny, physical humor but not slapstick -– and in doing a little research on Lloyd afterwards discovered he was one […]