If there was a Mount Rushmore of golf, much discussion could be had about which faces belonged on the structure. Undoubtedly much would be said for including the likenesses of Tiger, Jack, Arnie, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Seve, Miller, Watson. In a game that is rich with legends it would be a great difficulty to name four to represent the sport for all … [Read more...] about Bobby Jones
Golf is an old game with a rich and varied history. Indeed, the history of golf can be traced all the way back to mid 15th century Scotland.
From then until now, it's given us some unforgettable moments of sporting drama and theatre.
In this section, you'll find articles covering the entire history of golf, from it's early development right up to the present day, including histories of not only the game itself, but also the equipment that's been used over the years and how it has developed.
You'll also find articles on the history of the most important tournaments, including of course, golf's four major tournaments - The British Open, The Masters, The U.S. Open and PGA Championship, as well as The Ryder Cup.
In addition, we have in-depth profiles and biographies of the greatest golfers the game has ever seen.
The evolution of equipment is part of the fascinating story of golf. We take a look at the history of golf balls and golf clubs. History of golf balls The game of golf rounded into shape in the mid-1300s when golf balls began to be fashioned out of wood. They were challenging to make because they were created out of the wood of the beech tree. Beech is a hardwood that is … [Read more...] about History of golf balls and golf clubs
For fans of professional golf, there is one player that the modern game owes everything to. Yes, Arnold Palmer brought swagger to the game, and Jack Nicklaus certainly redefined what it meant to be dominant in the sport, but before either of them hit the scene there was one man demonstrating a level of skill that to this day remains legendary. Ben Hogan played the game of … [Read more...] about Ben Hogan
The game of golf has a long and proud, not to mention captivating history. Learn all about the origins and history of golf below. Origins and history of golf During the early 1400s, a new game using sticks, a pebble, and a hole was formed on the eastern coast of Scotland in an area known as the Kingdom of Fife. It wasn't wholly original. Other games involving carved sticks … [Read more...] about The origins and history of golf
While Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were shaking the world of golf on the American front, one man from South Africa was making a name for himself internationally, winning tournaments all over the planet and eventually proving to be a worthy rival for The King and the Golden Bear. Gary Player is without question one of the best players to ever live. The South African earned … [Read more...] about Gary Player
Jack Nicklaus is perhaps the greatest golfer that the game has ever known. The Golden Bear has won the third most PGA tournaments of all time (behind Tiger Woods and Sam Snead), and he still holds the record for the most majors won of all time, with a whopping eighteen championships to his name. It is safe to say that for as long as the game of golf is around, Jack Nicklaus … [Read more...] about Jack Nicklaus – The Golden Bear
There are a few people in the world that are so famous they will forever be instantly recognizable by their first name alone. Of course, it does help when your name is "Tiger." When a great athlete emerges into a sport, people will often discuss the ways in which they have changed the way their game is played. You hear it said about all of the greats, but it has perhaps … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods
Before Tiger Woods took the world by storm, before Rory Mcilroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, even before the Golden Bear, there was a legend out on the PGA tour winning titles and stoking the flames of enthusiasm for professional golf. There is a reason that they call Arnold Palmer the King. With over sixty wins including a half dozen major … [Read more...] about Arnold Palmer – The King
Join us as we take a journey down memory lane with this history of golf's major tournaments... The Open Championship On October 17, 1860 the inaugural Open Championship was played with eight professional golfers. For those handful of professionals, the format was a grueling one. The 36 hole tournament was played in a single day. As the tournament grew from that first … [Read more...] about History of golf’s major tournaments
Join us as we take a trip through Ryder Cup history... Origins Our journey through Ryder Cup history begins with the birth of Sam Ryder Jr. He was born on March 24th, 1858 in a small community located on the outskirts of Preston, England. The 4th child of Samuel and Elizabeth Ryder, Sam Jr. grew up with a strong affinity for numbers and a love of cricket. He enrolled in … [Read more...] about Ryder Cup history