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
July 19, 2022
Golf has long been thought to have remarkable transformative benefits for those who are open to the game, who play it with sincerity and focus. Participants in the U.S. Adaptive Open at the Pinehurst Resort this July 18-20, are proving just how far the game can open minds and attitudes about disabilities. Dr. Bern Bernacki, GHS president, was quoted in […]
July 13, 2022
The GHS hosted a golf tournament at Arnold Palmer’s Latrobe Country Club on Monday, June 27 as well as a story-filled reception afterwards. The theme of the outing was Honoring the Legacy of Arnold Palmer. The Palmer Spirit was alive in Latrobe. The following weekend, Arnie’s presence was felt just as profoundly in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Golf Club de […]
July 7, 2022
a firsthand account by john fischer jr. The Open Championship celebrates its 150th playing this year, happily on the Old Course at St Andrews. The following account of playing the Old Course is courtesy of John Fischer III who writes: I thought the attached article my dad wrote after he returned from the 1934 Walker Cup at St. Andrews with […]
July 4, 2022
John Rusbosin reports on the June 27 gathering for golf and friendship at Latrobe CC. The Palmer Spirit was alive in Latrobe this past June 27. Honoring the legacy of Arnie and golf was in the air. Dozens of GHS members, new and veterans, gathered for a great day of fun and golf. Here are some highlights. The cameras were […]
June 20, 2022
The finish at the U.S. Open concluded an exciting week that was good for the game of golf. Matthew Fitzpatrick’s win provided a dramatic conclusion befitting our national championship and the historic venue over which it was contested, The Country Club at Brookline, Massachusetts. We were reminded about Francis Ouimet’s upset over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray at this storied venue […]