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Ping Eye2 vs. Callaway Big Bertha Golf Club Iron Driver

In the ever-evolving golf-equipment industry, no two clubs have been more influential than the Ping Eye2 iron, introduced in 1982, and the Callaway Big Bertha driver, dating from 1991. Each club represented a giant...

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Common Golf Hole Designs Golf Architecture Seth Raynor

Modern architects are often criticized for repeating themselves, yet Seth Raynor—a design genius and the man responsible for such renowned layouts as Fishers Island, Fox Chapel, Camargo and Shoreacres—laid out...

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Golf Course Architecture golden age

After helping establish the U.S. Golf Association and winning the first U.S. Amateur in 1895, Charles Blair Macdonald bemoaned the state of American golf at the start of the 20th century: few players and...

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Golfers becoming Golf Course Designers

When the subject is golf course architecture, school is always in session for Ben Crenshaw and Davis Love III. When the Crenshaws and Loves go out to dinner, Julie and Robin talk between themselves, knowing...

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Old Tom Morris vs. Jack Nicklaus Golf

Old Tom Morris can never match Jack Nicklaus’ sheer breadth of accomplishments. But then, who could? Over nearly 50 years in the game, first as a player then as an architect, Nicklaus’ numbers—18 majors, 117...

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What's Ahead for Tiger

Tiger Woods has won, some would say, enough—61 times on the PGA Tour, and each of the four majors more than once, a feat only Jack Nicklaus has equaled. He took some of those...

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Arnold Palmer vs. Phil Mickelson

If history is fair, it will say the 2006 U.S. Open was not Phil Mickelson’s career nadir, but his moment of realization, that the “maturing” that produced two Masters and a PGA Championship in three...

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Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods

In simple terms, a great swing sends the ball to the target shot after shot. There is a big difference between a great swing and a pretty one. With cameras and computers, today’s golfers spend...

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The Worst Golf Lesson I Ever Gave

The retired judge asked me to fix his slice and gain him a few yards off the tee—admirable goals and more or less achievable, in most cases. Unfortunately, along with his 80 percent hearing loss,...

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A Quiet Week

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland—Tiger Woods may have loaned Annika Sorenstam his Old Course yardage book for the Women's British Open, but it's Lorena Ochoa with whom...

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