Summer Reading 2021

June has arrived and with it some of the best golfing times of the year, with longer daylight and slower paced days. A time when you can lounge on the back deck at Maidstone and enjoy a Southside overlooking the

Summer Reading 2021

June has arrived and with it some of the best golfing times of the year, with longer daylight and slower paced days. A time when you can lounge on the back deck at Maidstone and enjoy a Southside overlooking the

A Matter of Course: The Life of William Herbert Fowler 1856-1941, Golf Course Architect

The pioneering English architect Herbert Fowler designed several world class courses in the Surrey region outside London including Walton Heath and the Berkshire Red and Blue courses. He revised the Tom Morris layout at Royal North Devon in the early

A Matter of Course: The Life of William Herbert Fowler 1856-1941, Golf Course Architect

The pioneering English architect Herbert Fowler designed several world class courses in the Surrey region outside London including Walton Heath and the Berkshire Red and Blue courses. He revised the Tom Morris layout at Royal North Devon in the early

St. George’s Hill Golf Club

I am a latecomer to the party regarding St. George’s Hill Golf Club, which is located in the Surrey countryside. In my defense, there is so much rich golf in the sandbelt outside of London, with Sunningdale, Wentworth, Walton Heath,

St. George’s Hill Golf Club

I am a latecomer to the party regarding St. George’s Hill Golf Club, which is located in the Surrey countryside. In my defense, there is so much rich golf in the sandbelt outside of London, with Sunningdale, Wentworth, Walton Heath,

The Golf Course and Grounds of Yeamans Hall

It has been almost a decade since we first highlighted Yeamans Hall, focusing on the first book published about this exclusive club: The Cottages and Architects of Yeamans Hall, which looked in detail at the 35 cottages that grace the

The Golf Course and Grounds of Yeamans Hall

It has been almost a decade since we first highlighted Yeamans Hall, focusing on the first book published about this exclusive club: The Cottages and Architects of Yeamans Hall, which looked in detail at the 35 cottages that grace the

Burning Tree Golf Club

“Burning Tree is not merely exclusive, it is private. Its members avoid publicity as if it were a virus.” Although the words were written for the club’s first history in 1962, how appropriate an opener for our current pandemic times.

Burning Tree Golf Club

“Burning Tree is not merely exclusive, it is private. Its members avoid publicity as if it were a virus.” Although the words were written for the club’s first history in 1962, how appropriate an opener for our current pandemic times.

Golf Books by and about Caddies

There have been over seventy-five books published about caddies, with a rich history of well-known authors writing about them: Horace Hutchinson, Tom Bendelow, Chick Evans and Henry Longhurst among them. Old Tom Morris was a caddie before he won the

Golf Books by and about Caddies

There have been over seventy-five books published about caddies, with a rich history of well-known authors writing about them: Horace Hutchinson, Tom Bendelow, Chick Evans and Henry Longhurst among them. Old Tom Morris was a caddie before he won the

Golf Books by “Stancliffe”

Our subject this month is Stanley Clifford, who published books early in the 20th century under the name Stancliffe. Stancliffe is both a pseudonym and a portmanteau. The creative author contributed four books to the golf world, alternating between fiction

Golf Books by “Stancliffe”

Our subject this month is Stanley Clifford, who published books early in the 20th century under the name Stancliffe. Stancliffe is both a pseudonym and a portmanteau. The creative author contributed four books to the golf world, alternating between fiction

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Royal Portrush Golf Club has issued a new club history History Made, History in the Making . . ., and their philosophy in publishing it must have been, “go big or go home.” To make a dramatic point, we

Royal Portrush Golf Club

The Royal Portrush Golf Club has issued a new club history History Made, History in the Making . . ., and their philosophy in publishing it must have been, “go big or go home.” To make a dramatic point, we

Myopia Hunt Club

Inexperienced golfers will often mistake difficulty with length. Merion is the classic example: “Doesn’t seem long, can’t be that hard.” This bias is reinforced when they stand on the first tee and are presented with a 350-yard hole. The same

Myopia Hunt Club

Inexperienced golfers will often mistake difficulty with length. Merion is the classic example: “Doesn’t seem long, can’t be that hard.” This bias is reinforced when they stand on the first tee and are presented with a 350-yard hole. The same

One for the Memory Banks by Luke Reese

 Cheated out of a golf trip to the British Isles this year because of the pandemic and looking for a fix? Well, the timing is perfect for an insightful new book that combines golf travel with wisdom and life lessons,

One for the Memory Banks by Luke Reese

 Cheated out of a golf trip to the British Isles this year because of the pandemic and looking for a fix? Well, the timing is perfect for an insightful new book that combines golf travel with wisdom and life lessons,