1991 Ryder Cup: The War by the Shore

1991 Ryder Cup: The War by the Shore

The surf tumbled and crashed along the South Carolina coastline. The white froth lapped the tan beaches of the Kiawah Island resort community and receded into the choppy waves. Overhead, the shrill cry of seagulls pierced the roar, as the birds circled above the wind-swept dunes that overlooked the ocean. In the distance was the…

1972: Gary Player wins the PGA Championship after an amazing 9 iron on the 16th hole

1972: Gary Player wins the PGA Championship after an amazing 9 iron on the 16th hole

Gary Player wins his 2nd PGA Championship On this day, August 6, 1972, Gary Player mastered the Monster in order to win his second PGA Championship at the Oakland Hills Country Club, South Course, in Birmingham, Michigan. He finished with 72 for a total of 281, one over par at the 7,054 yards golf course…

On this day, In 1959 Ken Venturi wins the Los Angeles Open with a final round of 63

On this day, In 1959 Ken Venturi wins the Los Angeles Open with a final round of 63

Ken Venturi catches fire in final round and cards a -63- to take the L.A. Open On this day In 1959, Ken Venturi fashioned an eight under par 63 in an amazing comeback and captured the $35,000 Los Angeles Open golf tournament. Eight strokes behind the leader, Art Wall Jr., going into the final round,…

On this day, In 1988 Jeff Sluman won the PGA Championship at Oak Tree Golf Club

On this day, In 1988 Jeff Sluman won the PGA Championship at Oak Tree Golf Club

Three strokes back of the lead, Jeff Sluman’s chances were slim… The 1988 PGA Championship marked the 70th Anniversary of the event and this year the setting was Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. All the regular names populated the leaderboard like past champions Raymond Floyd and David Graham but it was the consistent…

On this day, In 1969 Arnold Palmer wins the 1st Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Links

On this day, In 1969 Arnold Palmer wins the 1st Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Links

456 days had passed before Arnie returned to the limelight at the 1st annual Heritage Classic The Heritage Classic was first held in 1969 and won by none other than The King, Arnold Palmer. It didn’t come easy for Arnie… he was at the end of his career and his window was closing. It’s truly…

On this day, In 1946 Ben Hogan wins his first major title during PGA Championship at Portland Golf Club

On this day, In 1946 Ben Hogan wins his first major title during PGA Championship at Portland Golf Club

Ben Hogan beats Ed Oliver 6 & 4 at Portland Golf Club to win the 1946 PGA Championship Ben Hogan, often thought as the architect of the modern swing, a man who worked harder and spent so much time thinking about the game won his maiden major on this day. It was in August 22nd when…

On this day, In 1949 Ben Hogan & wife Valerie survive near fatal accident after hitting a Greyhound bus head on

On this day, In 1949 Ben Hogan & wife Valerie survive near fatal accident after hitting a Greyhound bus head on

“After Hogan’s Accident, Doctors Initially Told Him He’d Never Play Again” On February 2, 1949 at 8:30 AM, Ben and his wife Valerie were driving east on Highway 80 near Van Horn, Texas in very foggy conditions. An oncoming Greyhound Bus trying to pass a truck hit the Hogan’s car head on. Ben stretched across…

1970: Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus Win National 4 Ball Team Championship

1970: Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus Win National 4 Ball Team Championship

The King & The Golden Bear win the National 4 Ball Championship On this day, In 1970 two of the games greatest talents combined forces too not only stun the golf world but their fellow peers. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus teamed up for the 1970 National Four Ball Team Championship played at Laurel Valley…

On this day, Lee Trevino gets a hole-in-one on the 17th island green during the 1987 Skins Game

On this day, Lee Trevino gets a hole-in-one on the 17th island green during the 1987 Skins Game

With Nicklaus, Palmer, and Zoeller standing behind him, Trevino aces #17 and cashes in $175,000 A hole in one is an amazing feat, I simply do not care who you are. Better players have better chances, of course, but how much skill is involved with using an instrument to hit a 2 inch ball into…

The Open Championship

The Open Championship

The Open Championship is the oldest and one of the most storied golfing events in the world. It was founded and is still administers by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The first Open was held in 1860 and has been played over the last 150 years with minor interruptions. In 1871,…

On this day, In 1930 Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship, completing the “Grand Slam”

On this day, In 1930 Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship, completing the “Grand Slam”

Bobby Jones completed the historic grand slam in 1930 by capturing his final U.S. Amateur It was on this day that Amateur phenomenon Bobby Jones captured his fourth straight national victory completing the first possible “Grand Slam” as we know it. Jones had defeated the 22-year-old Eugene Vanderpool Homans of Englewood, New Jersey to complete…

1950: Ben Hogan hits a 1 iron approach on the 18th hole at Merion during the US Open

1950: Ben Hogan hits a 1 iron approach on the 18th hole at Merion during the US Open

Ben Hogan hits a 1 iron approach on the 18th hole at Merion during the 1950 US Open.The photograph taken became one of the most famous golf photographs of all time. On June 10, 1950 Ben Hogan played in the third and fourth round of the U.S. Open (the final two rounds were played in…

On March 9, 1947: Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win their second consecutive Miami Four-Ball Tournament

On March 9, 1947: Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win their second consecutive Miami Four-Ball Tournament

Demaret & Hogan win Miami Four Ball; 2nd Year Straight On March 9, 1947 Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win their second consecutive Miami Four-Ball Tournament at the Miami Spring Course in Florida and earned $1,250.00 each. The Hogan/Demaret team defeated Lloyd Mangrum and Lawson Little 3-2 in the finals. Neither Sam Snead…

June 24 – 27, 1948 Ben teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win the Inverness Four-Ball Tournament

June 24 – 27, 1948 Ben teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win the Inverness Four-Ball Tournament

This Day in Hogan History: Hogan & Demaret… Masters of Four-Ball From June 24 – 27, 1948 Ben Hogan teamed with Jimmy Demaret to win the Inverness Four-Ball Tournament at the Inverness Country Club in Toledo, Ohio, earning $3,000 ($1,500 each). Both Hogan and Demaret won an additional $250 for having the lowest score in…

1967: Charlie Sifford wins his 1st Official PGA Tour event, the second by an African American player

1967: Charlie Sifford wins his 1st Official PGA Tour event, the second by an African American player

Charlie Sifford once caddied in his youth for 35¢, In 1967 he took home $20,000 On this day in 1967 Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to play on the PGA tour, won his first official PGA Tour event at the Greater Hartford Open. This was the first year they changed the name of the event…

On this day, In 1971 Jack Nicklaus wins the only PGA Championship held in February

On this day, In 1971 Jack Nicklaus wins the only PGA Championship held in February

Cool it down: Red Hot Nicklaus wins 1971 PGA Championship On this day, In 1971 Jack Nicklaus won the only PGA Championship held in February ever. What is usually the final major of the season was moved due to extremely hot conditions the previous year. A pretty very odd thing in a players head, that is…

1945: Ben Hogan wins the Nashville Invitational over Byron Nelson

1945: Ben Hogan wins the Nashville Invitational over Byron Nelson

This Day in Hogan History: Ben wins the Nashville Invitational On September 3, 1945 Ben Hogan shot a final round 66 to win the Nashville Invitational at Richland Golf Club defeating Byron Nelson by four shots earning $2,666.66 in war bonds. Ben finished with a total score of 265, just two strokes off the tournament’s…

1934: Horton Smith Wins Inaugural Masters at Augusta

1934: Horton Smith Wins Inaugural Masters at Augusta

On March 25, 1934, Horton Smith won the inaugural Masters Tournament held in Augusta, Georgia. Smith, shot a 284 during the four-day tournament that covered 36 holes, to gain a one-stroke victory over Craig Wood to win the inaugural Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. 3/25/1934: Horton Smith wins the inaugural Masters at Augusta National…

1935 Gene Sarazen’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

1935 Gene Sarazen’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

The Masters Tournament has become arguably the most prestigious tournament in the world. Each year it produces memories and moments that leave spectators and golf fans alike in awe. The Masters, A Tradition Unlike Any Other: 1935 Gene Sarazen’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” Gene Sarazen made his contribution in just the second edition of…

1888: St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, (America’s Oldest Club) Was Founded

1888: St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, (America’s Oldest Club) Was Founded

The St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, New York is America’s oldest golf club (1888) and a founding member of the USGA. Only 20 miles from New York City, the Membership and their guests enjoy the game in a spectacular setting, and… Play one of the area’s best-conditioned and exciting layouts — a challenging par-71…

1983: Tom Watson Wins His 5th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale

1983: Tom Watson Wins His 5th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale

On July 17th, 1983 Tom Watson came away with his fifth Claret Jug winning the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. In his only Open Championship win outside of Scotland, Watson defeated Andy Bean & Hale Irwin by one stroke for a 275, 9 under par total. Watson Makes it #5 at Royal Birkdale Watson successfully…

1894: United States Golf Association (USGA) Was Born

1894: United States Golf Association (USGA) Was Born

The foundation of the United States Golf Association (USGA) on Dec. 22, 1894, marked the formal organization of American golf. The USGA was created as a centralized body to write the rules, conduct national championships, and establish a national system of handicapping. On This Day, in 1894 the United States Golf Association Also Known as…

Bobby Cole Earned a Double Victory at The 1974 World Cup of Golf

Bobby Cole Earned a Double Victory at The 1974 World Cup of Golf

South Africa’s Bobby Cole, never one to take a big lead for granted, worried his way to a double victory in the 22nd World Cup of Golf Tournament. “I Really wasn’t very sure we would win.” said the South African after his victory Sunday. “You know, if you haven’t done it before you’re not sure…

On this day, In 1860 The 1st Open Championship is held at Prestwick in Scotland

On this day, In 1860 The 1st Open Championship is held at Prestwick in Scotland

The 1860 Open Championship was a golf competition held on this day 159 years ago at Prestwick in Ayrshire, Scotland. The inaugural event was contested on the 12 hole Prestwick Golf Course over thirty-six holes on a single day. Until his death in 1859, Allan Robertson was regarded as top golfer in the world. The…

2004: Charles Sifford is First African American Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

2004: Charles Sifford is First African American Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

On November 15th, 2018, Charlie Sifford was making history yet again. He became the first African American to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame; A 2004 Hall of Fame class that featured Isao Aoki, and Tom Kite. Sifford broke barriers as the first golfer of color to win an open event, shooting…

April 2, 1958: Dedication Ceremony for The Ben Hogan Bridge

April 2, 1958: Dedication Ceremony for The Ben Hogan Bridge

On April 2, 1958 the Augusta National Golf Club hosted the dedication ceremony for the Ben Hogan Bridge that carries the players over Rae’s Creek on the twelfth hole. On April 2, 1958 the Augusta National Golf Club Hosted the Dedication Ceremony for The Ben Hogan Bridge The bridge commemorates Hogan’s 1953 tournament score of…

1951: Sam Snead hits a golf ball from home plate over the Wrigley Field Scoreboard

1951: Sam Snead hits a golf ball from home plate over the Wrigley Field Scoreboard

On this day, In 1951 Sam Snead was up to his usual antics…clobbering golf balls. This time was different, he wasn’t on a golf course he was at Wrigley Field, home of The Chicago Cubs. He was originally in town to see a doctor & get his left wrist x-ray’d. But Snead lent his services…

1982: Craig Stadler wins the WSOG at Firestone CC over Raymond Floyd

1982: Craig Stadler wins the WSOG at Firestone CC over Raymond Floyd

The 1982 season was a flourishing one for Craig Stadler, winning four tournaments including his sole major championship at the 1982 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. In a Heavyweight Bout, Craig Stadler Outlasted Ray Floyd in Sudden Death for The 82′ WSOG Title In late August, “The Walrus” again came away with the 1982 World…

On This Day, in 2009 the 121st IOC Added Olympic Golf for the 1st Time Since 1904

On This Day, in 2009 the 121st IOC Added Olympic Golf for the 1st Time Since 1904

Though golf has not featured in the Olympics since the 1904 Summer Olympics, the session of the 121st IOC Session held in 2009 chose to re-introduce the sport to the games. With the rapid expansion and globalization of the sport, the 121st International Olympic Committee recommended adding golf back into the Summer Olympics. Ty Votaw,…

On this day, In 1945 Dorothy Campbell, 1st woman to win both British, U.S., & Canadian Amateurs is killed by a train

On this day, In 1945 Dorothy Campbell, 1st woman to win both British, U.S., & Canadian Amateurs is killed by a train

Golf Star Killed in Train Accident Mrs. Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe, the only woman ever to hold the American, British, and Canadian amatuer golf championships, was killed on this day in 1945. She was killed by a train in Yemasse, South Carolina when she accidentally fell off the train station platform onto the rails. Born…

Can a Golf Ball Kill You?

Can a Golf Ball Kill You?

Golf is a non-contact game, so people assume it is not as dangerous as other sports. This is not true. The golf course can be dangerous, and there have been numerous accidents. Unfortunately, most of these accidents have come from a stray golf ball. According to statistics, it is improbable for a golf ball injury…

Do Golf Balls Lose Distance With Age?

Do Golf Balls Lose Distance With Age?

Golf has been played for hundreds of years. Many historians agree the official game started in Medieval Scotland. However, there is also evidence the Romans played a similar game called “paganica”.  Golf balls have evolved significantly since then. The Scotts were known to use a ball called a feathery. These balls were made of leather…

Why Do My Golf Club Irons Go Right To Left?

Why Do My Golf Club Irons Go Right To Left?

Over the last few years, golf’s global popularity has increased exponentially. This has led to many inexperienced people joining the game to socialize with friends, keep themselves entertained, and increase their fitness levels. However, it is well known that golf is an incredibly challenging sport, leading to many wondering how to stop pulling the ball…

Can You Golf In Jeans? (2024 Rules)

Can You Golf In Jeans? (2024 Rules)

What you wear while playing golf is extremely important. Right clothes on the course are necessary for keeping you comfortable and protected. Plus, the proper attire makes you look more professional, which boosts your confidence. Did you know that your clothes can directly affect your athletic performance? And many golf courses have strict rules about…

Golf Wedges: Complete 2024 Guide

Golf Wedges: Complete 2024 Guide

Recent research has demonstrated that golf wedges are among the most important and influential golf club players carry. While players automatically assume that drivers, putters, and irons are impactful clubs, wedges remain severely underrated, especially by inexperienced golfers. Selecting an appropriate wedge for your swing style, posture, and ambitions is vital, with the correct club…

Do Golf Courses Allow Ride Alongs? (2024 Rules)

Do Golf Courses Allow Ride Alongs? (2024 Rules)

Golf is a social sport, and you will often see individuals accompanying players as they move along the course. Additionally, you will notice them helping players with their golf bags or engaging them in casual talks. Typically, these are golf club employees, and their job involves offering assistance to the club’s members. However, what if…

7 Reasons Why Golf Is the Hardest Sport (Mental + Physical)

7 Reasons Why Golf Is the Hardest Sport (Mental + Physical)

Close to 66.6 million people play golf in the world. However, very few achieve professional status and become outright elite players. As such, many consider it one of the most challenging sports globally. There are different metrics you can use to measure the difficulty of a sport, but what are the actual reasons why golf…

Do Golf Drivers Wear Out?

Do Golf Drivers Wear Out?

When it comes to golf drivers, how long do they actually last? In this case, the most-hated answer is the right answer: it depends. The golf driver is one of the most frequently used clubs in any golfer’s bag, so it’s important to learn how to properly care for your driver to extend its lifespan….

Do Golf Carts Use Gas in 2024?

Do Golf Carts Use Gas in 2024?

Golf carts come in two ways: gas-powered and electric carts. The gas-powered golf carts run on combustion engines with two and four-stroke engine models. While modern versions are purely electric, most golf carts still run on gas and don’t use batteries to power up. So, do golf carts use gas? Golf carts use gas and run…

Does Golf Cart Battery Repair Liquid Work? (or Scam?)

Does Golf Cart Battery Repair Liquid Work? (or Scam?)

Whether your golf cart battery is frustratingly inefficient or completely dead, battery repair liquid is one of the things that is often recommended as a catch-all solution. You’re right to be skeptical about it because it works in very specific instances. So, does golf cart battery repair liquid work, or is it a scam? Battery…

Best Clicgear Push Cart 2024: Top 4 Picks

Best Clicgear Push Cart 2024: Top 4 Picks

And the best Clicgear push cart is… Over the last five years, golf’s global popularity has experienced unprecedented growth. Due to golf’s ever-increasing worldwide prevalence, apparel, equipment, and push carts have been steadily developed. And Clicgear is leading the charge. If you’re wondering “which Clicgear push cart is right for me?”, the best and most…

How To Put Backspin On A Golf Ball (6 Steps)

How To Put Backspin On A Golf Ball (6 Steps)

Golf remains one of the most prevalent and played games globally. Yet, golf can be enormously frustrating to play, especially for beginners. However, with some research, practice, and appropriate implementation of backspin, most of the infuriation associated with the game will disappear due to enhanced ball control, shot predictability, and consistency.  Putting backspin on a…

How Do Golf Irons Work?

How Do Golf Irons Work?

Getting started with golf irons can be confusing because there are so many of them, and, to a novice, it isn’t evident how they are any different from other clubs. Golf irons use a smaller, denser club head to drive the ball with more precision. They reduce the burden of momentum, so you don’t have…

7 Best Putters for Women (2024 Rankings)

7 Best Putters for Women (2024 Rankings)

 Over the last few decades, golf has developed into an incredibly popular game for women. Traditionally, golf was dominated by men. Golf’s recent growth explosion among women has led to major golf brands designing and producing an enormous number of high-quality putters. While the increased variety of women’s putters benefits the game, it makes the…

Best Odyssey Putters 2024 (6 to Choose From)

Best Odyssey Putters 2024 (6 to Choose From)

The Odyssey golf brand has been synonymous with world-class putters for over two decades. Started in 1997, Odyssey’s indisputably iconic putters quickly rose to prominence throughout the golfing world, leading to Callaway’s controversial purchase of the company. The merger further entrenched Odyssey’s reputation for consistently producing numerous confidence-inspiring putters.  Currently, the best Odyssey putter overall…

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