The Original Evangelist of Golf

When George Bahto published his seminal book on Charles Blair Macdonald he titled it The Evangelist of Golf based on an article that Macdonald’s son-in-law H. J. Whigham published as a tribute to the legendary golfer. In the Evangelist Batho

The Original Evangelist of Golf

When George Bahto published his seminal book on Charles Blair Macdonald he titled it The Evangelist of Golf based on an article that Macdonald’s son-in-law H. J. Whigham published as a tribute to the legendary golfer. In the Evangelist Batho

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Mark Frost’s The Greatest Game Ever Played, winner of the USGA annual book award, tells the story of Francis Ouimet’s upset victory over Ted Ray and Harry Vardon at the Country Club in 1913. What makes Greatest Game one of

The Greatest Game Ever Played

Mark Frost’s The Greatest Game Ever Played, winner of the USGA annual book award, tells the story of Francis Ouimet’s upset victory over Ted Ray and Harry Vardon at the Country Club in 1913. What makes Greatest Game one of

Royal Cortissoz Golf Books

Scouring the nooks and crannies of the golf world, this month we happen upon a writer whose name is as intriguing as his writing. Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948) trained as an architect and spent several years working at the prestigious firm

Royal Cortissoz Golf Books

Scouring the nooks and crannies of the golf world, this month we happen upon a writer whose name is as intriguing as his writing. Royal Cortissoz (1869-1948) trained as an architect and spent several years working at the prestigious firm

Oakmont Country Club Histories

We’ve written about the most storied clubs in the United States . . . Merion, Seminole, the Country Club and Pinehurst, but have never managed to write about Oakmont. In celebration of the upcoming U.S. Open to be held this

Oakmont Country Club Histories

We’ve written about the most storied clubs in the United States . . . Merion, Seminole, the Country Club and Pinehurst, but have never managed to write about Oakmont. In celebration of the upcoming U.S. Open to be held this

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses: Volume 2 – The Americas (winter destinations)

The new rendition of the Confidential Guide to Golf was conceived as a travel guide, as Tom Doak describes it. The new version is being produced in five volumes covering different geographic regions, and the newly issued Volume 2 covers golf

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses: Volume 2 – The Americas (winter destinations)

The new rendition of the Confidential Guide to Golf was conceived as a travel guide, as Tom Doak describes it. The new version is being produced in five volumes covering different geographic regions, and the newly issued Volume 2 covers golf

Crump’s Dream: The Making of Pine Valley 1913-1936

Pine Valley already has three club histories, does it really need a fourth? The short answer is yes, and the new entrant focuses on a very specific time period, and it is a doozy. Crump’s Dream The Making of Pine

Crump’s Dream: The Making of Pine Valley 1913-1936

Pine Valley already has three club histories, does it really need a fourth? The short answer is yes, and the new entrant focuses on a very specific time period, and it is a doozy. Crump’s Dream The Making of Pine

The Dinosaur of Golf Book Collecting

Amazon has taken the old adage in retail, “Lose money on every sale, but make it up in volume” to a new level. Who knows whether the strategy works in the long run? It is either a smart business model

The Dinosaur of Golf Book Collecting

Amazon has taken the old adage in retail, “Lose money on every sale, but make it up in volume” to a new level. Who knows whether the strategy works in the long run? It is either a smart business model