Golf History

Was golf successful enough at the Rio 2016 Olympics?

By: 2016. 12. 02.

One of the key topics of the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum was the evaluation of the participation in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Did you follow the golf tournaments of the Olympics? What I see as a key challenge…

A surprising event at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

By: 2016. 10. 28.

Next week, we will see in Abu Dhabi a historical moment. The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (Gary Player designed seafront golf course: par-72 course, which will be set up at 6,337 yards / 5,795 meters for the championship) will…

How will the Prince’s Golf Club revive?

By: 2016. 04. 07.

In the near future, it is still not expected that The Open Championship will return to the Prince's Golf Club despite all hopes. The golf club has not held The Open Championship since 1932 when Gene Sarazen won the competition.  A little…

Did you see the PING Anser putters’ reincarnation?

By: 2016. 01. 25.

Just like Wilson Staff (Wilson Staff 88002 putter) in 2014, now PING revives its successful Anser putter from 1966. The new TR 1966 Anser and Anser 2 arrive as PING is celebrating the iconic Anser model’s 50th birthday. In developing the…

What would be like the Olympic Games with golf?

By: 2015. 12. 14.

I think we can agree upon that there are very few who can remember the last Olympic Games where golf was played (Paris 1900 and St Louis 1904). This is an 112-year absence. To mark this event, The Olympic…

Ryder Cup teams’ past performance

By: 2014. 09. 16.

We have got 9 more days until the Ryder Cup. So I thought it can be useful to share with you the following infographic to be able to guess who will win the Ryder Cup this year. If…

Revival of Wilson Staff 8802 putter

By: 2014. 07. 07.

It seems to me that the centenary of Wilson Staff brings back some of most successful Wilson Staff golf club models in updated version. Yes, Wilson Staff 88002 putter returns after 52 years. The original Wilson Staff 8802…

Harry Vardon’s golf club purchasing guidelines

By: 2013. 08. 10.

My girlfriend has just returned from Toronto, Canada. She brought me a very interesting and unique book written by Harry Vardon: The gist of golf. The book was written and printed in 1922. Harry Vardon wrote it in a…

How Sergio Garcia found himself on the tree?

By: 2013. 03. 28.

When I was learning for my PAT exam, I came across with really funny rules about unplayable golf balls for special cases like golf ball stuck very high in the foliage of a tree. I thought I will…

World Hickory Open Championship is coming

By: 2012. 09. 11.

Two years ago I had already written a post about hickory golf. Recently I came across with an article about hickory golf championship. As you can assume this press release was not published in a leading golf magazine…

France selected to host 2018 Ryder Cup

By: 2011. 05. 17.

What a big surprise! France was selected to host 2018 Ryder Cup. This is a great achievement to France, especially when we know who were the competitors (Germany, Spain, Portugal). The games will be played on Le Golf…

Who are the Hickory Golfers?

By: 2010. 07. 06.

I have just ordered via Amazon.com, Bernard Darwin's book: Bernard Darwin on Golf. To this point it would not be interesting, if it does not turn out that the  author of the book was member of the Society…

Death of the Hungarian golf champion

By: 2010. 05. 09.

The Hungarian golf community was shocked by the murder of Krisztina Fodor. Krisztina (pronounce it as Christina) the Hungarian golf champion was murdered/butchered by his husband (according to the police) 4 days ago in her home. Yes, butchered…

Fresh blood in golf: Powerplay Golf

By: 2009. 10. 09.

Golf seems to be constant where history could not change anything to it. Or not? We are always worried by the declining number of golf players in US and elsewhere, plus the average age of player is getting…

Golf once again Olympic Game after 105 years?

By: 2009. 08. 25.

In last couple of weeks many rumors appeared in the press both online and offline about the possibility to include golf in the Olympic Games. With G-d help it will be an Olympic game in 2016 if the…