Since 1934, the Masters has been played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club. Founded by Clifford Roberts and the legendary golfer Bobby Jones, the duo teamed up with course architect Alister MacKenzie to carve the historic Augusta layout from the grounds of a former plant nursery. The rich traditions of Augusta The invitation-only event has numerous traditions that … [Read more...] about History of the Masters
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.
One of golf's greatest legends almost did not survive childhood. Byron Nelson was born into a different time, near the beginning of the twentieth century, and faced trials and tribulations that, while now outdated, were common and destructive to the age. Nelson managed to overcome challenges early in life and set records that players of the modern era continue to chase. The … [Read more...] about Byron Nelson
The game of golf as a professional sport is built around heroes. The sport is so individualized that, with no teams to root for fans have only the legacies of the game's elite to admire. If you are a fan of the game then you are probably well aware of the lives and legacies of many of the sport's best - especially when it comes to those who have teed it up in the modern … [Read more...] about Walter Hagen
Beginning in the late 1970s and stretching through the 1980s, Seve Ballesteros was one of the most exciting professional golfers in the world. Born in Spain, Seve fell in love with the game at the age of 8 when an older brother gave him a 3-iron to hit around the local beaches' shore near his home. After turning pro at the age of 16, Ballesteros made his splash upon the … [Read more...] about The life and times of Seve Ballesteros
Golf is a game of inches. Of strategy. Of grit, of determination. All qualities not designated to one age or demographic. It is why Jordan Spieth has been able to claim a slew of titles, including several majors in his early twenties, and it is why an aged Tom Watson very nearly won the British Open at the age of fifty nine in what will be remembered as one of the most magical … [Read more...] about Tom Watson
Golf is a game of icons. Without the presence of teams or institutions there are only the accomplishments of incredible individuals to faun over. Jack Nicklaus has his eighteen majors, Woods has his Tiger Slam, and Bobby Jones has the Grand Slam. However, you might be surprised to learn that none of these legends hold the record for most career victories. Before Tiger, Jack, … [Read more...] about Sam Snead
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
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