The 52nd annual GHS National Convention just wrapped up in Lexington, Ky. From the very first presentation with our USGA friends to much more from club and collecting experts, authors and former PGA caddies, the convention did not disappoint. The special presentation at the Lexington Country Club was a rare treat, too. If you were there, you know what we’re talking about. If you couldn’t make it, look on the GHS National Convention page for a summary of the event. We’ll have more in the upcoming winter edition of The Golf. Meanwhile, we’re already looking forward to October 2024 for the next big powwow in Pinehurst, N.C.
- Congratulations to Kirk Watson, the 2023 GHS National golf champion, who won the men’s hickory division at the Gay Brewer Picadome Golf Course in Lexington.
- MULLIGAN! In the current edition, Autumn 2023, of The Golf there is an error in the price of a book mentioned in Reading the Greens. The Golf Courses of Seth Raynor, published by www.back9press, is $89.99 and NOT $35 as reported.
- Distance and golf equipment, particularly golf balls were discussed more than once at the Open Championship. “Something must be done,” cry the golfing traditionalists. In a recent post, historian Pete Trenham reminds us that this topic has been stewing for more than 100 years. Click here for his look into this ever-current topic.
- Always new podcasts and interviews with GHS VIPs on the Media page of this website. George Petro and British golf historian Dr. Blyth Bell, on Royal Liverpool Golf Club, host to this year’s Open Championship. Recorded July 10 on The Golf Show 2.0. Click here for the latest.
ghs classics from the Archives
The GHS quarterly journal, The Golf, and its long-lived predecessor, The Bulletin, had features that were – are – just plain fun to read. Below we are pleased to offer a “classic” from the past, a look at the collection of one of the Society’s long-time members.
the golf collection of tom Reinhardt
From the March 2015 edition of The Bulletin we share a feature on the collection of Tom Steinhardt, a Baltimore resident who is a long-time member of the GHS. Steinhardt has assembled a remarkable collection of memorabilia, photos, autographs, and letters from such golfers as Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, John McDermott, and Babe Zaharias. He finds the history fascinating, brought to life by these personal glimpses into the legendary golfers. This feature gives us a little peek at Tom’s amazing collection. As we share these collection profiles, keep in mind that golf collecting is a fluid hobby and that collections change over the years as items are bought, sold and change hands. The collection you see here is a snapshot in time from March 2015.
Click here to read the article.
News / Features
December 8, 2022
Every August, Ron Lyons of Canada hosts the annual Canadian Hickory Open Championship on his Legends Golf Course in Edmonton. He is also a GHS member and golf collector of the first order with many dozens of clubs, balls, tees, books… you name it. The item that sets him apart from most others is his passion for golf cars, especially […]
December 7, 2022
Peter Trenham, a Golf Heritage Society member for many years, was honored on Oct. 26, 2022, by the Golf Association of Philadelphia with its Distinguished Service Award. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have exemplified the spirit of the game of golf at its highest level and who have made a substantial contribution to the game locally, nationally or internationally. […]
November 4, 2022
Under the heading of rare golf collectibles comes an item with a Tiger Woods pedigree, a ball he used to score an ace during the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. Click here for a Golf Digest story about the ball and why it’s coming up for auction now.
October 1, 2022
Golf journalist John Schwarb was among the many visitors who took a tour of the trade show at the annual Golf Heritage Society convention held in Indianapolis Sept. 22-24. Several items caught his eye, among them a Phil Mickelson golf bag and a Canadian Open medal won by Bobby Jones. His is a great look at the show through the […]
July 19, 2022
The winner of the 2022 British Golf Collectors Society Murdoch Medal was announced at The Open in St Andrews. BGCS Captain Bob Chadwick said, “I am delighted to announce that Swing Time: A Celebration of Golf and Music, 1870 to 1939 by Rand Jerris and Peter Lewis has won this year’s Murdoch Medal. The book that celebrates the popularity of the game and how it […]