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Luckily, our course superintendent, Eric Bauer, clued me in on how Jack operates. Eric had started his career by maintaining Jack’s backyard tennis courts in Florida. He had gone on to work at Shoal Creek...

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The Global Game

In the years following that cornerstone season, the globalization of golf accelerated. American audiences thrilled to British Open coverage on ABC's Wide World of Sports as Palmer defended his title at Royal Troon,...

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We almost take it for granted now, but golf wasn't always a global game. While the first decades of championship golf, the late 19th and early 20th centuries, were dominated by Scots and Englishmen, followed...

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Foreign Master

The first of these two tournaments was the 1961 Masters. Defending champion Arnold Palmer was tied with Player, the 25-year-old South African, after 36 holes. The King slipped in the third round with a...

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Arnie's Revenge

Later that summer, Palmer would make his own statement at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, avenging not only his Masters defeat but also the previous year's British Open. Many contend it was the centenary Open...

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Blind Holes Intro

There's a segment of the golf population that hates blind holes. Unfortunately, they are tour pros, the best and most influential golfers in the world. This is a group that likes to praise a golf...

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Royal County Down

LOCATION Newcastle, Northern Ireland
PAR 4
YARDAGE 486
Players may be a bit bewildered standing on the tee, one of five blind drives on the course. But their reward...

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Pebble Beach

LOCATION Pebble Beach, Calif.
PAR 4
YARDAGE 428
Played over a cove, the daunting second shot begins a stretch of golf along the cliffs. But the challenge begins on...

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NGLA

LOCATION Southampton, N.Y.
PAR 4
YARDAGE 405
We easily could have picked several other holes at C.B. Macdonald's masterpiece, including the 2nd (Sahara) and 3rd (Alps). But Punchbowl is...

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