Thorbjørn Olesen makes the case more team golf events

Interesting post earlier this week from the Irish Golf Desk; Olesen, with Søren Kjelds , prevailed at the Handa World Cup of Golf  said of their victory on Friday at the Kingston Heath Golf Club,

“Today on the back nine I felt like I would die for my partner. I’ve never experienced that before.”

Imagine watching the top players, cheering their team mates on, just like we country duffers do when we’re playing four balls with friends.

Read more here – on the Irish Golf Desk.

Peggy Kirk Bell, Champion of Golf’s Many (1921-2016)

“Golffari…a week you’ll never forget…concentrated and superior golf instruction” for families, boys and girls offers the ad in the February 20, 1976 issue of Golf World magazine. At her Pine Needles Lodges and Country Club, Peggy Kirk Bell, a founding member of the LPGA, Peggy Kirk Bell, who died today, offered golf, tennis and swimming in a resort atmosphere beginning in the Sansabelt era.

“In my years I’ve seen quite a lot,” she once said, “I’ve seen some take up golf because they like riding around outdoors in the cart… Some are crazy about the game play because of all the good looking clothes… Some play because they like the feel of a solid hit… But here’s the great thing – we’re all here for something.”*

We’re all here for something – what a generous vision of the game. May we honor this pioneer by continuing to grow this great game for all.

*Different Strokes: the Lives and Teachings of the Game’s Wisest Women, by Mona Vold, 1999, Simon & Schuster, p. 94-95.

Before Clubs Had Numbers…

…they had names. While reading the golf stories of PG Wodehouse, (“He strode across the fairway then reached for his spoon…”) I reached for the list of club names and corresponding numbers that I’d found in the Everything Golf Book

Woods
#1 – Driver
#2 – Brassie
#3 – Spoon
#4 – Cleek
# 5 – Baffy

Irons
#1 – Driving Iron
#2 – Midiron
#3- Mid Mashie
#4 & #5 – Mashie
#6 – Spated Mashie
#7 – Mashie Niblick
#8 – Pitching Niblick
#9 – Niblick

Mashie Niblick indeed!