always the “King”

SI writer John Hawkins details the ways in in which Arnold Palmer was the “King” long after his golf began to diminish. Click here to see his story on the Morning Read.

the ghs and the 2022 gcsaa show

Ship Ahoy February 2022By Taba Dale(Gallery of photos below story.) The Invitation When I saw a GHS ad for his book, A History of Greenkeeping; Golf’s Cause and Effect, I called its author Mel Lucas and bought his book. That’s when I learned of his commensurate background and he mentioned, “Ya know, GHS has been offered a free table at […]

the caddy experience at pinehurst

black history month 2022 – honoring early black golfers By Jim Davis In his book, Uneven Lies, The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf (2000, The American Golfer), author Pete McDaniel has a chapter titled “The Shadow People,” about the experience of Black Americans in the early golf industry in the U.S. It is a story of racial injustice as […]

the one-ball golf tournament

I’ve played in one-club tournaments, even three- and four-club events, but never in an event that used one ball per player. This one took place in 1945 in France and was a golf event for the Armed Forces. The story comes to us via Philadelphia-based golf historian and golf professional Pete Trenham and his golf history newsletter which, if you […]

philadelphia group working to keep, restore historic cobbs creek

This story has interested GHS members Bob Gettis and John Capers III to pursue a possible Zoom presentation to the membership. The 105-year-old Cobbs Creek GC was designed by Hugh I. Wilson, when the Philadelphia city father’s believed there was a need for a public championship course equal to the two Merion Golf Club courses he had previously designed.  He also designed […]