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Ideal Golf Pro

With his kind demeanor and deep love for the game, the ideal pro sets the tone for our club. From the scorecard to instruction clinics to tournament operations to the shop he oversees, he has...

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Ideal First Tee

The most famous first tees are defined by some form of grandeur—a sweeping view of the course and fairway below, or some distinctly original setting. Most of the revered first tees are small and elevated,...

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Ideal Finishing Hole

Like those useless exams in school that merely assess your ability to memorize loads of information, purely physical shotmaking tests often leave strategy and fun out of the process. The mind is only asked to...

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Ideal Clubhouse

The prototypical clubhouse should be comfortable, functional and convenient as only a well-planned residence can be, since the club is a home away from home for members.
    
Stanford White’s clubhouse at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club accomplishes...

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Colt Knost and Walker Cup

NEWCASTLE, N. Ireland—Links golf can be cruel to first-timers who don’t understand its quirky intricacies. Colt Knost has proven he’s a fast learner. 

On his first trip to the British Isles, the reigning

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Antique Golf Clubs

Have you ever found an old golf club in your attic and wondered how much it would fetch on  Antiques Roadshow? Well, your discovery probably has nothing on the collection up for sale by the...

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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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