happy 100 charlie sifford
June 1, 2022

By Jim DavisOne of the world’s most influential golfers was born 100 years ago on June 2. His name would be on the tip of our tongues but for one thing – he happened to be Black at a time when golf’s establishment was solidly, unapologetically, white. Mr. Charles L. Sifford is one golfer whose acquaintance you should definitely make. […]

the first island green
March 9, 2022

The 2022 Players Championship gets underway this week and, as usual, that 17th hole will get a lot of air time as big-time golfers take aim at a green almost entirely surrounded by water, thank you very much Alice and Pete. But, it wasn’t the first island green. That distinction goes to another, the 9th hole at the Ponte Vedra […]

pga magazine article highlights ghs
March 7, 2022

In June 2021 PGA Historian Emeritus Bob Denney interviewed Dr. Bern Bernacki for an article that was published in the PGA magazine. It was quite an honor to be so featured, but somehow, your website editor forgot to post the link! With this current post, we are happy to correct that oversight and share Denney’s wonderful article. Click here to […]

the ghs and the 2022 gcsaa show
February 18, 2022

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
February 8, 2022

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 […]