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Antique Golf Club Auction

Who knew Sotheby’s had “half-off” sales on golf clubs? The Jeffrey B. Ellis antique golf club collection was supposed to bring in a figure north of $4 million, but when the final club was...

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Stuck on 63

Johnny Miller’s 63 will be revisited ad nauseum with this year’s return to William and Henry Fownes’ torturous Oakmont Country Club design. And rightfully so. On a day when only three other players broke...

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The Doak Scale

0. A course so contrived and unnatural that it may poison your mind, one I cannot recommend under any circumstances. Reserved for courses that wasted ridiculous sums of money in their construction, and probably shouldn’t...

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Evolution of the U.S. Open Single Round Scoring Record

Evolution of the U.S. Open single-round scoring record

74 James Foulis, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 1896*

73 Gilbert Nicholls, Garden City Golf Club, 1902

72 Willie Anderson, Alex Campbell; Glen View Club, 1904

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Tiger Tees

In the midst of pursuing Jack Nicklaus’ 18 major wins, Tiger Woods is now competing against the Golden Bear in course design. And if design fees are a way to keep score,...

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Tiger Woods Course Architect

How might the world’s No. 1 golfer fare as an architect? Though characteristically close to the vest about his plans, Tiger Woods recently hinted that “player-designer” soon could be part of his resume.

“I am going...

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Manmade Links

Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Arcadia, Mich. (1998)
Rick Smith and Warren Henderson clear-cut 245 acres of Lake Michigan-fronting bluffs to expose rugged terrain that was crafted into an Irish-inspired links. The 225-foot elevation change may...

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Key Shots for Playing Links Golf

I grew up in Belfast, just 20 minutes from Royal County Down, one of the best links courses in the world. Countless rounds there helped me learn to play links golf. Every years, I bring...

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Golf and Royalty

Appeared in July/August 2007 LINKS

No country takes royalty as seriously as the United Kingdom does. Although the British crown is no longer the seat of government, it still holds plenty of historic, symbolic...

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Youth Movement

Appeared in May/June 2006 LINKS

Yates Wilburn had tried just about every team sport—baseball, basketball, football, soccer—but the stocky 8-year-old struggled to keep up with his peers. Then his mother signed him up for...

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