Putting Contests are Moneymakers! Putting Contests in "Golf Tournaments 101 The Second Edition" are given their own Chapter Putting Contests in a … [Read More...] about Putting Competitions for Your Charity Golf Fundraiser Tournament
The Robertson, Morris and Anderson Families and My Life in Golf I’m Very Proud of My Golfing Ancestors. My Grandmother Margaret Alexander Anderson is My Link GREATEST OF GOLF DYNASTIES That is the way St. Andrew’s golf historian Roger McStravick describes the three golfing clans of Robertson, Morris and Anderson. Remarkably the greatest dynasty is derived from just one marriage. David Robertson I (c1660) married Margaret Fisher (c1660) in St. Andrews on the 2nd of December 1680. They … [Read more...] about GREATEST OF GOLF DYNASTIES
The Book: St. Andrews - In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris By Roger McStravick Roger McStravick is a Golf Historian living in St Andrews, Scotland. Spending most of his time researching and writing golf history articles for many different magazines and organizations. And books including the one featured here. "St. Andrews in the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris". He is also an advisor for TV productions about golf. Footsteps Author Roger McStravick has invested three years into … [Read more...] about Footsteps of Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews
They've Come a Long Way It’s not hard to be a big fan of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golfers' Association) The Ladies of the LPGA Tour. These amazing athletes when they're out on the “links” entertaining the spectators and TV audience throughout the year are certainly worth watching and learning from. Not only because of their skills at playing the “Royal and Ancient” game but also because of the manner in which they present themselves. It's obvious they appreciate the spectators and fans in … [Read more...] about Ladies of Golf: Now and in the Beginning
Antique Golf Club Restoration Antique Golf Clubs. Over many years I’ve put my clubmaking skills together to save and restore many hickory shafted golf clubs. More so with irons than woods. It seems most golf memorabilia golf collectors are more interested in irons. Part of that no doubt is the fact that you can learn a lot about who made the club and the period it was made because of all the “cleek” stampings on the back of the blade. So let’s talk irons. Many antique golf club collectors … [Read more...] about Antique Golf Club Restoration
Faces: Stamping the Faces of Iron Club Heads, the Old Fashioned Way You can’t pick up a golf magazine or watch TV these days without seeing golf equipment manufacturing companies telling you about and showing you the high-tech ways they mass produce golf clubs today. There’s no doubt that today’s clubs are created by brilliant designers, using the most amazing computer programs and manufacturing equipment. Specialist companies around the world manufacture the golf heads, shafts and grips which … [Read more...] about Faces of Golf Club Irons
“The Old Course” of the Southern Hemisphere, but it will never happen. Just in case you don’t know, I live in California. In March I spent three weeks with my brother in New Zealand. He lives in the small sea side community of Riversdale Beach, situated on the East Coast of the North Island. It’s about a two and a half hour drive from the capital city of Wellington, my old home town. My brother Ash’s home is on Harapaki the southernmost street in Riversdale. All the homes on that street face … [Read more...] about Links-Land for a Golf Course
There’s a tongue-in-cheek saying in Australia, that if you can trace your ancestry back to your early family members who were transported from Great Britain in the 1800s to the convict settlements in and around Sydney, then you can claim to be “Australian Royalty”. I live in California, but Christine one of my daughters and my two grandchildren Eromon and Ruby-Ose live in Sydney, Australia. I believe they can make claim to that dubious honor. Our family line on my mother’s side goes … [Read more...] about Are You Australian Royalty?
During the time Steve Williams caddied for Tiger Woods; It was said that he earned more than any other New Zealand sports person. When I heard that, the question I asked myself was: Is a caddie a sportsman? In professional golf he-she is certainly one half of a two-person team. A good caddie does more than just carry the golfer’s bag and keep his clubs clean and dry when conditions are wet. As most golfers know, the many duties of a good professional caddie are, calculating yardages and … [Read more...] about Are Caddies in Golf Sportsmen?